Saturday, May 24, 2014

Flowers and Dots! Yay!

I cranked out another Christmas card. Yay! I'm playing along with Merry Monday #109 (use a flower(s)), and DD Wanna Sketch #16. Here's what I came up with:


Here's the inside:

I've had these Prima poinsettia flowers for a while, and I've used one or two before. It was great to use three more of them. Oh! See the centers? Get this: those are gold glitter brads inside a flocked flower shaped brad! I know, right?! The flower brads have a small hole in the centers, so I thought, why not put another brad in there? It worked! Then I added some enamel dots around the flowers. I was going to put the sentiment on the front, but I just decided to leave. it. be. I like how the flowers take center stage on the front and didn't want to take away from them. I just added the sentiment on the inside. Easy peasy!

Challenges:
 


Well, that's all for now. Got to go get ready for the day. The hubby and I are going to a Caribbean themed wine festival today! Can't wait!  Have a great day!

Chris
Supplies:
Stamps: Hero Arts - Celebrate Everyday
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black; Ranger DI - Walnut Stain
DP: MME - Signature Christmas
CS: DCWV
Accessories: Grand Calibur; Sizzix/TH EF; Prima flowers; brads; MME- enamel dots
Adhesives: SA by 3L - MyStik permanent; Ranger - Glossy Accents



13 comments:

Sari said...

Really sweet card, I love the layout!

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Gorgeous flowers!! Love how you used the sketch, too! Thanks so much for playing with us at Merry Monday!

Barbara Godden said...

Great card, love how the flowers are center stage. there are just times when you don't want to clutter the front with a sentiment. Awesome.

JaynEryn said...

Wow - this is beautiful!

Jen Mitchell said...

Pretty card! The poinsettias are just beautiful!

Bonnie said...

Love these pretty poinsettias, Chris! The centers are extra special and I love the effect of the enamel dots! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

Lindsey said...

What a WOW card, Chris! Those flowers, with the extra-added-bonus centres, are gorgeous. The entire card is!

Notes by Nina said...

Lovely card, your flowers are so pretty. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

Unknown said...

Chris, you are doing Fantastically with all of your Christmas cards!! You've almost got me inspired to get participating in some Christmas card challenges...I said almost ;) And LOVE how you even take care of stamping and 'decorating' the insides of your cards! Totally Awesome! Happy Memorial Day!! XOXO-Shari

Debbie Bonczek said...

This is a beautiful card. I love the angled front and those flowers are fabulous.

Donna said...

So pretty! You are going to be sooooooo far ahead on your Christmas cards!

Audrey Pettit said...

Seriously, seriously gorgeous card! I LOVE it!

Jessi Fogan said...

ermagerd, those flowers are gorgeous! Love the brad-inside-a-brad centres, too - you smarty pants! I want to pet this one!

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