Saturday, November 7, 2015

JUST US GIRLS #318 - Word Week!

Hello and good morning! It's Word Week at JUST US GIRLS. Sue is your hostess and she's picked the word STRIPES for you to create with. Here's my card:

 Here's the inside:

That die cut panel behind the poinsettia is gold foil card stock, but it's really hard to photograph. Here's another angle showing the shiny gold:

I went a bit nontraditional with my colors: a soft green striped background, coral for the poinsettia and the gold panel. I kind of like this color combo.  ☺ I used a gold brad to keep the two flower layers together and then popped it up with foam squares.

So, got striped paper or a die that makes stripes? You know you do! Why not make something with it and link up at Just Us Girls! We'd love to see what you created! While there, please check out what the design team have come up with to amaze you! Also, we have a new Guest Designer crafting with us this month: Louise Hodge! Welcome Louise! I look forward to seeing your designs with our crew!

FOR OCTOBER & NOVEMBER ONLY: If you win Chic of the Week in any of our October or November challenges, you are in the running to be chosen as one of two Guest Designers for the month of January 2016! The Team will be taking a two week break in December, and therefore, will not have a Guest Designer for December.

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope to see you in the gallery! Have a great day!

I'd like to enter this card at:
Case This Sketch #148
Color Throwdown #367


Stamps: MFT - Seasonal Sentiments
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
DP: MME - Chalk Studio; American Crafts - #Summer
CS: Darice; DCWV
Accessories: GC; SB - Tile Works Nesties; Poppy Stamps - Luxe Poinsettia dies; Fiskars - corner rounder; brad from stash
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, 3D foam squares


  1. Lovely card, very pretty poinsettia, great take on the sketch. I love the non-traditional colours.

  2. LOVE the gray stripes! Awesome card~

  3. Oh so pretty! Love the coral poinsettia and the soft green stripes! That gold panel is awesome as well!

  4. Thanks for the second angle, I don't think I would have realized it was gold foil! Love the intricate design in the poinsettia! Great card Chris!

  5. I love non traditional colours on Christmas cards and your is so lovely. Glad you took a second photo to show us the beautiful shine on the background. Great poinsettia and that soft coloured striped background. I am a big fan of corner rounding.

  6. Pretty card. Love the poinsettia and the pretty striped background.

  7. Pretty card. Love the poinsettia and the pretty striped background.

  8. Beautiful and elegant card Chris, love the gold foil and stunning poinsettia...the pale grey stripe papers are the perfect backdrop for such a stunning card! :) Donna ♥ x

  9. What a great Christmas card. The stripey background is so classy. Love it with that beautiful poinsettia!

  10. The geometric die and graphic poinsettia combine to make a cool modern look! Very nice. :)

  11. Love the soft green stripes and your beautiful poinsettia! Lovely card!

  12. Chris, I love this awesome design! That poinsettia is so cool against that gold foil background and I love the soft stripes on the base.

  13. Ooooh, awesome card, Chris! I really love your soft color palette here, and love that pop of gold, too. The poinsettia flower is amazing. So, so pretty!


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