Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Rejoice at His birth

For day three of me being 'Card Captain' for the Michael Strong Yahoo group, I decided to make a Christmas card for a sweet blogging friend.

 The sentiment is from Create with TLC, and the flowers are from the Mini Shapes set from Michael Strong stamps. The (flowers) mini shapes have a die set that cuts the shapes.

 I cut out a template from the die and store it in the sleeve with the die set.  Once I stamp the image, I place the template over the image.  When, after a while I cannot find the correct fit, I realize I need to flip it over to the other side.... Guess I should write this side up on the template..... LOL

 This is what it looks like with the template on top.  I draw little circles in the holes, remove the template. Next, place the die over the flower with the holes lined up and viola- flowers cut out!

 I trimmed into the flower petals and curled them with my 'pokey' tool. I mounted them on a dimensional. The rhinestone centers are silver/clear colored with Copic YR24.

Michael Strong-Mini Shapes
Sentiment-Create with TLC
SU poinsettia EF
Gold Fire Opal EP (Embossing Arts)
Rhinestones- Recollections
Copic YR24
Memory Box Stitched Circle dies
SU Cherry Cobbler cardstock, white irridescent cardstock- found this at a resale shop : )

Challenges to follow

Thanks for stopping by!


Lisa Lynn said...

WOW - that is just stunning!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Lovely work Shelley, smiled at the turning over sequence.
Thanks for sharing,
Shaz in Oz.x

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Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Shelly, this card is so rich-looking. Gorgeous!

*Vicki* said...

Gorgeous card Shelly!! I love the gold embossed image which goes beautifully with that embossed background panel!! Love all of the pretty shimmer too! HUGS said...

Love the embossing folder you used. Lovely card

Lisa said...

Oh wow, this is so gorgeous!! The poinsettias look amazing!! I love the embossing!! Beautiful card!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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Hetty said...

Beautiful card, Shelly and I love Paulettes sentiments.
Here it looks so great with the card.

Lynn McAuley said...

I love the gold embossing on your wonderful flowers!! So very pretty!

Kim P said...

This is gorgeous!!