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

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Wonderful Christmas...

Hello friends!!  Saturday has arrived and that means a new Less is More challenge.  This week Chrissie and Jen are asking us to use a handmade flower on our project.   So many different directions you could go in with this one.  As I contemplated what I could possibly make for the challenge I settled on paper piecing and I had the perfect stamp to use... Penny Black's Christmas Star.


I stamped the flower in watermark ink on red and green designer papers from Stampin Up!, applied black embossing powder and then heat set.  The flowers were then trimmed out and the green version was cut apart so that I could arrange the pieces as leaves behind the red flower.   Since Christmas Star is a Christmas stamp (although I have used it to create non-Christmas type flowers) I continued the Christmas theme and used a gorgeous Penny Black Christmas sentiment.  The flower was adhered to the cardstock piece and a green sequin was added to the center and a few more underneath the sentiment.  I just love the glossy shine of the black embossing against the red and green papers.

Thanks for stopping by...

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI kraft; Stamps:  Penny Black Christmas Star & a wonderful Christmas; Inks:  SU! Cherry Cobbler, VersaMark watermark ink; Ranger black embossing powder; Sequins:  Ellen Hutson; DP;  Stampin Up!

18 comments:

Gillian R said...

Oh wow Rosemary this is stunning. Love it!

Gay Peplow said...

Soo wonderful Rosemary, it's kind of vintage too, I think that's because your card base is kraft. I love this :D xx

Jen said...

fabulous card rosie.. love the colour combo

Thanks for joining us this week
Jen x
"Less Is More"

Chrissie said...

Just super Rosemary!
Thanks as ever for another stunning card this week.
Chrissie
Less is More

Martha said...

Rosemary, what a FABULOUS card!
The pretty colors work beautifully with the kraft! I love it!

judkajudi said...

Beautifully done!! Christmas in July is more relaxed than the real December one!!

Tenia Nelson said...

Ooooooooh....LURVE!!

Greta said...

Saw this on SSS & marked it as a fav, but then your gallery is my fav! This is at the top, though, for now!

Loli said...

Hola Rosigirl, what stunning poinsettia!!!, fantastic and the sentiment is gorgeous!!!great card Rosemary as always.
A warm hug from the melted island.

Valerie said...

Gorgeous poinsettia Rosie, has a great vintage feel to it:)
Val x

Michelle said...

Wow! Fabulous poinsttia!!!!

jintyoo7 said...

Magnificent :) Looks perfect on the light kraft!

Nat said...

wow, I need this PB stamp!!! gorgeous card :) !!!!!!

Suzi B said...

Fabulous flower, the sentiment is gorgeous!
Suzi B x

Deepti said...

Oh my goodness, this is absolutely beautiful :) love the flower

Jenni's Jems said...

Absolutely gorgeous that all i have to say! x

Linby said...

Great flower! Fab xmas card.
Linbyx

Viv said...

Oh wow Rosie, fabulous card and flower and stamping...fabulous everything in fact :) Viv xx