Sunday, 3 December 2017

Stamping Sensations December Challenge

Not long to Christmas now so our Challenge at Stamping Sensations is a related theme of Winter Trees and Flowers.

I was going to do another winter tree scene but changed my mind and ended up using one of my 'go
to' Christmas Stamps which is this Poinsettia stamp from Creative Expressions. The set has several different sizes of the flowers but for this card I just used the largest one.

I stamped and gold embossed onto white vellum then fussy cut each one.

On the base card just stamped and embossed few blobs (!!) (SU Timeless Textures) on the left - (on reflection may have been better just spattering with gold paint as I think they look a bit 'bulky')
Positioned the flowers folding in and securing those that overlapped the edge.
Sentiment from my stash again gold embossed.

Originally thought about pearls for the centres but them found these lonely glittery bits in the Blingy Box so used them instead!
And another bonus - this is quite a flat card despite the blingy centres so in keeping with my promise not to make OTT multi layered cards to save postage!

Our prize this month is all these goodies and to be in with a chance you need to link up your creation.
Please remember we are a Stamping challenge and so we must see a stamped image sentiment etc as the FOCAL element of your submission. Stamping must be the central point of attention! Hope you will find time to join in with us!

Have a great day whatever you're doing. x


brenda said...

Your gold Poinsettias look really luxurious Viv and with lovely layered dimension as well.

Three nice ones on the road yesterday.

B x

Lynne K said...

A very classy and elegant design, Viv. You must have plenty of patience to cut out all those flowers, but worth the time I'm sure it took as they are beautiful!



Beautiful card Viv
Dianne xx :)

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

A very elegant card Viv and the gold embossing looks superb against the white card, it's beautiful. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

Julie B said...

Love the gold embossed vellum poinsettias, very classy.
Shame you didn't make it to Stockport for the retreat. Keep an eye out for the latest news on the HLS blog. Do you go to Port Sunlight? :)

pinky said...

This is just perfectly beautiful Viv. Very soft and as as Julie B says above, classy!

Joan said...

Beautiful card Viv, I love the gold embossing on vellum


Marlies said...

A gorgeous card Viv. I like the flower stamp you used and the gold embossing has a fantastic effect, elegant!! hugs, Marlies

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous flowers and love all the gold embossing, lovely design too.

Kath x

Sally H said...

A very classy and elegant card! Beautiful design and those velum poinsettias are just stunning!

Meggymay said...

A beautiful elegant card Viv
Yvonne xx

Cara said...

This is so stylish and elegant. The vellum flowers are stunning. I must make it a resolution to use more vellum in the new year x

Loll said...

Gorgeous card Viv!! Love the gold embossed vellum poinsettias ... they look so pretty and delicate. Great design overlapping them slightly. xx

Pat said...

This is so so pretty Viv and the gold embossing on the vellum is fabulous, and love the little dots of gold too, and the gold sentiment keeps unity of tone which looks perfect. A really elegant card. x

aussie aNNie said...

Stunning card using the vellum. xx[aNNie]🎄

Dora said...

Great effect with the vellum. Beautiful and elegant card!!

Pia S said...

The gorgeous border of poinsettias remind me of vintage lace, so beautiful!

Tracy said...

Wow Viv, your poinsettia's look amazing, such a beautiful creation.
Happy crafting
Tracy x