Tuesday, 22 November 2011

The Christmas Flower

Here's a card made with one of the images I've coloured over the last couple of days.
I spotted a layout similar to this while blog hopping and thought it was beautiful - so thought I might have a go at my own interpretation!

The flower has three layers and the top two were finished with glossy accents. I used some gold Stickles on the flower centre and dotted some red glitter onto the holly berries.
I am really pleased with the way the glossy accents has dried on the petals - they're shiny and bright - just like a Xmas card should be!

White pearlised card was used for the embossing and I put some broad red ribbon between the two embossed designs.
Am undecided whether to add a greeting or not - I quite like the starkness of this card as it is.
Shall pop it in the stash and decide when I come to send it!

Make My Monday - Flowers, Foliage or Snowflakes
CardMadFairy - Texture
Digi Doodles Best - Red and Green (and although there's more red than green, there is some green on the leaves!)
Digital Tuesday - Sparkle and Shine
Pile it On - the letter 'P' 


  1. Hello Viv. This is ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS.
    Happy crafting my friend.
    Love Sandra xxx

  2. Wow beautiful card! Thanks for playing along at Cardmadfairy's texture challenge. Carol Ann xx

  3. This is beautiful Viv... love the flower and the red accents on the white.

  4. A beautiful card - thanks for joining us this week at Make My Monday - Jacqueline xx

  5. Beautiful card, I love the design and the flower.
    Yvonne x

  6. fabulous card ,love the clean design and gorgeous flower....thanks for joining us at DDSB and digi days and good luck
    tracey x

  7. Oh, this is stunning!!! I LOVE the CAS feel of it--it's amazing! Thank you for joining us at MMM! :)

  8. Absolutely beautiful!! Fabulous coloring. Thank you for playing along with us at Digi Doodle Shop!

    xx Star

  9. gorgeous! I love your embossing on the white cardstock, and the poinsettia is so pretty, thank you for joining our challenge at Digi Doodle Shop's best, hugs, martina

  10. Hi Viv

    A beautiful finished look.

    Loving all the embossing and the red really pops!

    Love Jules xx

  11. Nice clean layout with great embossing - love the flower too

  12. What a wonderful card, I wouldn't add a greeting, the white space is great as it is :o)
    Jackei xx

  13. so gorgeous viv.i love the striking design and gorgeous poinsetta :D

    xx coops xx

  14. Gorgeous and so elegant.Love the clean look with the splash of colour.Thanks for joining us at DDSC.Hope to see you again next week :D
    Lisa x

  15. Hiya Viv, hope you are keeping well, this is beautiful and so elegant, love the embossing. Joey x

  16. A gorgeous card Viv. Sue.x

  17. Super elegant card... no greeting is needed. It looks very festive! Thank you for entering the Make My Monday challenge. Suzanne

  18. Hi Viv, A stunningly beautiful card, so elegant and fresh. Many thanks for sharing with us at MMM. Cazro

  19. Gorgeous card. Just love it. Kim

  20. Lovely traditional Christmas card, love all the embossing too, thanks for joining us at DDSC.

  21. A really Beautiful and striking card,love it.xx

  22. Love the poinsettia!! Thanks for joining us at Cardmad fairys digi days this week...

  23. wow..its stunning hun!!
    hugs and xxx

  24. Beautiful card - love the embossing!
    Thanks for joining us at Pile It On!
    Helen x

  25. Gorgeous card and such an elegant image. Lovely embossing too.
    Thanks for joining in over at Make My Monday this week and hope to see you again.
    Fliss x


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