Season's Greetings

Today's card is a mix of two challenges, the colors are from The Paper Player's challenge #72, the layout is the Mojo Monday 215 challenge.  Two of the hardest parts of coming up with a card are already done for you, so grab your provisions and play along with both of these great blog challenges.

I will start out with my beautiful background and the fabulous paper that is unfortunately retired SU DSP.  The Christmas paper had both of my challenge colors, river rock and always artichoke, I added Love Letter DSP for my riding hood red color choice.  The sentiment was stamped with Curly Cute stamp set and backed with the dotted scallop ribbon border.  An itty bitty punch flower caps off the ends.  Beautiful pearls add some much needed pop to the scallop border.  The background DSP was embossed with the tulip frame EF.

The ribbon flower was made using the new very vanilla velvet stitched ribbon. I ran a stitch along one side and gathered the ribbon and bundled it all together. Two mini jingle bells were added to the center. The riding hood red ribbon was made the same way, but was loosely gathered for the base of my flower. It is pretty big, so this card will not fit in a regular envelope. This card will be wrapped in tissue and will accompany a gift.

There you have it another Christmas card.  I usually make two related "WOW" cards for my personal mailed cards, but maybe this year, I will make a bunch of different single cards.  I now have a few in my stash, so it is a good start.  I hope you were inspired today, enjoy!

Ink:  Always artichoke
Paper:  retired SU Christmas DSP, Love Letter DSP, riding hood red, very vanilla
Stamps:  Curly Cute
Tools:  big shot, ribbon, pearls, scallop border punch, dotted scallop ribbon border punch, itty bitty punch pack, mini jingle bells, tulip EF


irishgalkelly said…
Hi Sandie! Wow, what a gorgeous card! Love those colors, dsp you picked out, and that beautiful flower! SO PRETTY!!
LeAnne said…
This truly IS a WOW card! Love that velveteen flower! Thanks for playing with my Paper Player Color Challenge this week!
Mary Fish said…
Love all the added detail!

Hugs, M
Nance Leedy said…
Oh that velvet flower IS gorgeous! Beautiful layering of all the DSP and I like the way you've added all the scallop detail! So glad you joined us at The Paper Players!
Ann Schach said…
Very pretty and unique! Wonderful paper! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!
Julie Marshall said…
So pretty! Love all the wonderful layers and that gorgeous flower. So glad you came back to play with the Paper Players this week ;)
Anne Marie Hile said…
Ohhh, look at that pretty layered flower! *swoon* Beautiful layers and pretty pearls! What more can you ask for? Gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining us this week at the paper Players! :)
Lesley said…
Wow Sandie, you were very creative with your pretty flower creation! Great to see you playing! Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players.

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