Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Big Bloom Poinsettia; PTI - Wet Paint Holiday
Inks: Stampin' Up! - So Saffron, Pistachio Pudding, Pink Pirouette; Memento - Grey Flannel; Versamark
Dies: Lil Inkers - Stitched Rectangles #5; PTI - Wet Paint Holidays
Accessories: White Lustre Card; SU Card - Pistachio Pudding; Ranger Watercolour Paper; Gold Embossing Powder; Gold Mirri Card; Spray 'n' Sparkle - Gold; SU DP - Pink Pirouette
I took inspiration for my card from the new Muse: Christmas Visions Challenge - MCV#1 - Kimberley's card is just stunning. I'm also submitting to Merry Monday - MM#157 where the team would like us to use dry or wet embossing on our card. I pretty much kept to Kimberley's layout and I also used poinsettia. I created a watercolour background using SU inks and then stamped the poinsettia in Versamark, heat embossed with gold powder and cut both flowers out. I made the base from pale green card and die cut two panel to go on top. I die cut the greeting from gold mirri card, stamped the ampersand and then adhered the words. Before attaching the flowers I sprayed some gold sparkle over them both. On the inside I cut a panel of white card, added a couple of small poinsettia and finished with a bold Christmas greeting.
I made this card yesterday afternoon just as we hit a record high temperature for the day - 30°C (86°F) - sunny and humid - not the kind of weather that makes me think of Christmas :) Do visit the blog and check out the cards from the rest of the team. Have fun!