Monday, December 3, 2012

Sweet Stamps- Winter Greenery

The Sweet Stamps Challenge this week is Winter Greenery.
 I colored the image with Copics and added a highlight of Sakura Gelly Roll Pen. The center of the Poinsettia I used clear glass microbeads with Copic YR24 that I colored on the side of the glass bowl to stain them. For cardstock,  I started out with a white background, and it was too stark, so I painted a thin layer of Carmel Creative Inspirations paint on the layer behind the Poinsettia- Oohhh the shimmer.  I used silver metallic thread in my sewing machine for the 'ornament hanger' and to outline the card. The greenery is a Cheery Lynn Die called Pine Branches Die.The Christmas Patterned Paper is by Bo Bunny.

Here are the Sweet Stamps products I used on my card:
Image-Poinsettia Bold HERE
Holly Leaf HERE
Cheery Lynn Pine Branches Die HERE
Creative Inspirations Paint -Carmel HERE
Double Line Tape HERE
Coordinations Cardstock Classy Reds (Poinsettia) HERE
Bo Bunny Father Christmas HERE
Nellie Snellen Eastern Rectangle Die HERE
Copic Markers- Sets- Tea Rose, Rosy Reds, Victorian Green, Harvest Gold HERE
Sakura Gelly Roll Pen-Stardust- HERE
Micro Beads HERE

I hope you will join in the challenge!  Every entry qualifies you for a chance to win $20 of items from the store at  Sweet Stamps, and if you use a Sweet Stamps image- you will receive an additional chance to win! Please note- there is a limit of 10 challenges for each entry.The winner is chosen by so everyone has a chance to win!

***Don't forget our Monthly Technique Challenge- November challenge- suspension cards HERE

 Stop by the Sweet Stamps Challenge Blog HERE to see what the rest of the DT has created for the Challenge or click on the links below.
Sweet Stamps Design Team:
*   Bonnie Calypso *
 * Dawn B  *   Jacki   *  Joni 
                                     *  Kendra  *  Linda                                             
                                          Shelly  (you are here)  Tamara 

Make it Monday- Anything Goes
Oozak- Anything Goes plus Red
Amusing Challenges- Die Cut
Fashionable Stamping Challenge- To Die For
Cheery Lynn Designs- Happy Holidays
Bloggers Challenge- All Stitched Up
4 Crafty Chicks- Ornament
Moving Along with the Times- Three things that start with the same letter- Poinsettia, Pine Needle die and Paint

As always- I so appreciate you stopping by! 


toni said...

Lovely Christmas make x

Anne Temple said...

This is gorgeous. I bet that CI paint really shimmers in person.

Rita said...

Shelley, what a gorgeous card. Hugs from Scotland. Rita xx

Terry said...

Shelly, Love the hanging poinsettia! It looks just like an ornament! Beautiful Christmas card! Happy Tuesday!

Anonymous said...

WOW! Such an amazing design!! Love the papers and stitching details! HUGS

jimlynn said...

Gorgeous! Love that big sentiment on here too.....and the flower, and way it's framed, is beautiful!

Sue B said...

Wow! this is gorgeous Shelly… what a beautiful design… love the rich colours and the wonderful stitching detail… and the ribbon… it's a stunning card!
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week!
Hugs Sue xx

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Shelly, this is STUNNING!!! So pretty!

~ Kendra ~ said...

Lovely card!! I love that poinsettia stamp!!

Renee said...

Wow this is so pretty! What a wonderful card!

Anonymous said...

Beautifully coloured to evoke that old worlde, nostalgic feel.
Thank you for sharing this special card with us at FSC this fortnight.

kiwimeskreations said...

Shelly this looks great in the photo, but it must really shimmer and shine IRL!!

jonim52 said...

Lovely card and design.

Penny said...

Gorgeous card, Shelly--love your pretty poinsettia, love the design, the die cuts, the fab bow, the stitching, & the shimmer! :^)
Hugs, Penny

2amscrapper said...

This is a beautiful card!

loz said...

Fantastic card and colors Shelly. Loz
Visiting from MIM...

Sandie said...

Shelly, this card is just gorgeous, love the colours, and all the beautiful details. Thanks for joining in the Cheery Lynn Designs challenge this week.

MiamiKel said...

Oh this is a beauty!! What a regal card - so much richness and color! LOVELY, Shelly!! x0x0

Linda Palmer said...

Shelly, your card is beautiful. I love the ornament and love the design. Beautiful job on this creation.

NanaConnie said...

Oh, this is so elegant, Shelly! Great idea to use the Creative Inspirations paint. I know how it shimmers but it's so hard to photograph. Love that Jingle Bells dp. I have some of that and couldn't remember that it was Bo Bunny! :-D

Donna said...

Gorgeous card Shelly! Love that festive look.

Donna Ellis said...

Shelly, what a lovely card - your metallic stitching looks awesome, and the colors are so festive!

trisha too said...

Beautiful card, Shelly, and a perfect challenge for this time of year!

Marilyn said...

This is so elegant and pretty Shelly. I do love those traditional Christmas cards and this one is fab.

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful holiday card! Love how you embellished the die cut and your added metallic stitching!

khairul044 said...

Thank you for sharing this special card with us at FSC this fortnight.

khairul044 said...

Hello, I think this is the coollest blog I`ve seen. I really like your theme.

Lisa Minckler said...

Shelly...WOW!!! This is terrific. That poinsettia pops and the showcasing of it is amazing. Beautiful card. :)

Thank you so much for taking the time to link up your talent and creative ideas with us at Make It Monday!
Happy Crafting...
Lisa xx

Jodi said...

very pretty card! Thanks for joining in the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs!

Lisa Minckler said...

Hi :) Me again,
Just wanted to pop back in and tell you congratulations. I think your card is gorgeous and I've chosen it as my Pick Of The Week. You'll see it run on my blog as soon as the new Make It Monday linky party opens.
Thank you for sharing this with us!
Lisa x

Brenda Brown said...

A gorgeous card Shelly, I love the vintage colours and feel to this. Great use of dies and perfect for the challenge at FSC, thanks for sharing it with us.
Hugs Brenda xxx

Sandy Fredrick said...

Gorgeous design, I love the vintage look and the colors you used. Love the Jingle Bells on the paper and the added stitching, it really makes for an old fashioned look.

Juliet A said...

This is the kind of card that has made you famous!

cabio's craft corner said...

Pretty & elegant Christmas card. Thanks for joining us at Oozak Challenge and hope to see you again for the next ones :o)