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

Friday, November 6, 2015

Merry Christmas...

Hello friends!!   Dropping in with a Christmas card I made using stamps and dies from the October My Monthly Hero stamp kit.   I love poinsettias and so when I saw this kit I had to have it.  As I was making the card last night I was initially a little upset with how the images were stamping, but by the third impression I got a flower that I liked.  Sometimes it just takes a little bit longer to get a good impression.   The layout is based on the current CAS(E) this Sketch layout so I will be posting it there, along with Merry Monday since I used a red and gold color combo.  The tag die is from Reverse Confetti and I had to die cut my red and gold panels with my A Jillian Vance Design Rectangle Backdrop dies.  Love the clean, crisp look you get from die cutting your panels not to mention the absolutely straight lines that you can't necessarily get when cutting your panels with a paper trimmer!   As I was finishing up the card this morning I still hadn't decided how to finish off the tag, but then I noticed the little gold circle (when I was making the card yesterday I die cut a tag from gold cardstock, cut it in half and then used the bottom half on the white tag), popped it in the hole, liked the look and went with it.  Thought I would include a close up of the flower and the little gold thread nest.  All the inks used are from the October My Monthly Hero stamp kit, as well.  Since I used Hero Arts products on my card I will be posting this to their current challenge:  holiday cardmaking.




 
 
Thanks for stopping by today...

Supplies:  Cardstock:  white, red, mirror gold; Stamps:  Hero Arts: October My Monthly Hero stamp set; Dies:  A Jillian Vance Design rectangle dies; Hero Arts October My Monthly Hero dies; Reverse Confetti Tag Me; DMC gold metallic thread;  Inks:  Hero Arts October My Monthly Hero inks
 

15 comments:

Greta said...

Really gorgeous card, Rosemary! Glad you got that stamp to finally work as it is stunning! Being a lover of gold, this card really grabbed my attention!

Valerie Nolan said...

Fab card Rosie, love that red background with the touch of gold and your poinsettia is beautiful!
Val x

Petra Swart said...

That is such a lovely poinsettia, Rosemary!!! The red and gold with the white is really beautiful!!!!
Have a great weekend!!!

Jen Mitchell said...

This is gorgeous! I love that poinsettia and the gold thread makes it a little extra special!

Marie B. said...

Gorgeous card! :)

Colleen said...

So glad you dropped by to share this at Merry Monday, you mastered that flower because it is gorgeous! Great design and love the added gold thread...perfect touch! thanks again for sharing this at MM!

Hannelie said...

A beautiful take on the sketch Rosemary!
Thanks for joining us at CASe this sketch!

Bonnie said...

This is a beautiful poinsettia, Rosemary! I see why you had to have it! Love that tag with the peeks of gold and the narrow layered mat! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Beautiful! Love the touch of gold on the layered tag!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Merry Monday.

Deanne :)

Leigh Penner said...

This is beautiful! I love your wonderful take on the sketch!

Lisa Lara said...

I love that tag with the poinsettia and that bit of gold!

Anita in France said...

So very pretty, Rosemary ... love the touches of gold with that lovely poinsettia! Hugs, Anita :)

Martha said...

What a beauty this is, Rosemary!
It's so classy and elegant.

Helen Gullett said...

Very beautiful!

donna mikasa said...

Lovely take on the sketch! I love that gorgeous poinsettia and the touch of gold behind it!