"We do not remember days, we remember moments." Cesare Pavese

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

a christmas wish...

hello friends!!  happy wednesday!  here with a little circle card that i made for several challenges:  dynamic duos (pool party & soft suede), flourishes (winter cards) and catered crop (circle round challenge).   and can i just say that i'm really, really pleased with my little card??



inside of card
the idea for this card came when i saw dynamic duos dt member kim's beautiful christmas card.  i would have never thought to make a christmas card with these colors, but i really think the combo is actually perfect for christmas... icy yet warm at the same time.  anywhoo... i knew i wanted to use my new stampin up! set christmas blessings.   i got the set because i love poinsettias (and thanks to some very helpful tips from the gal in the floral dept. of my local grocery store i now know how to keep them alive all through the holiday season!) and the poinsettia image in the set is just gorgeous!  i stamped the image using pool party and then added the little pearls that a shade lighter than soft suede.  there is a sentiment in the set that i wanted to use for the front of the card, but it didn't fit on my fishtail flag so i used this lovely sentiment from the flourishes set petals and peace.  it went perfectly with the sentiment that i used on the inside of the card.  after stamping and die cutting the sentiment with a fishtail flag die i trimmed the end, adhered it to the card and added the button and twine embellishment.  the card base was cut using the largest die in the spellbinders lacey circle dies set and then dies from the small and large plain circle dies from spellbinders.

supplies:  cardstock:  pti white; su! pool party & soft suede; stamps:  flourishes & stampin up!; inks:  hero arts latte chalk ink & su! pool party; dies: spellbinders and my favorite things; button:  pti; twine:  the twinery

15 comments:

Lisa said...

Soft and lovely Rosemary I like the pretty centers you added to the flowers. Thanks for playing along with us at Dynamic Duos!

joy said...

I agree, these non-traditional colors made a very pretty Christmas card, Rosemary! Circle cards are always so eye-catching!!

Lisa Lara said...

Oh this is an absolute beauty Rosi. Love the outline image in the aqua.

Anni said...

Great shape for a card! The pearls you added are so beautiful, fantastic color!
Thanks for playing along with us at Dynamic Duos!
Anni

Christine said...

It's just perfect and very nice to see something else than all the other Christmascards!
Hug
Christine

Saints Rule! said...

As well you should be! It is perfectly lovely! Hugs and blessings...

Lori

Robin K. said...

This really is a wonderful color combo for a Christmas card-and one I'll be lifting:). Your card is so lovely both inside and out! The composition is perfect!

kingstonmama said...

Gorgeous! Those colors are so pretty. It's a beautiful card inside and out. ann

Melissa said...

Beautiful, Rosemary! I love the card's shape and the softness of the main image you created by leaving it uncolored!!! Perfect little embellishments too! :) Thanks so much for joining us at Dynamic Duos!

Greta said...

Beautiful colors & I love how you put them together here, Rosemary! Gorgeous card!

Viv said...

Another gorgeous creation Rosie :) Viv xx

Bonnie said...

This is so pretty, Rosemary! I love the shaped card and the non traditional colors for a Christmas card!

Michelle said...

Wonderful shaped card, Rosemary! Love your soft stamping!

Allison Cope Israels said...

What a gorgeous card Rosemary! Love the shape and the simple colour scheme - just beautiful! Thanks for playing along with our "winter inspired" theme this week for the Timeless Tuesday Challenge at Flourishes!

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

Subtle and beautiful!