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:

  1. Really sweet card, I love the layout!

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

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  3. 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.

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  4. Pretty card! The poinsettias are just beautiful!

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  5. 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!

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

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

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  8. 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

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

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

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  11. Seriously, seriously gorgeous card! I LOVE it!

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  12. 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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