Dec 23, 2017

Winter Flowers

Happy (Holiday-)weekend! Hard to believe we've arrived at the last challenge of the year at the Allsorts challenge blog! I hope you'll come join us, you have a little extra time as this challenge runs for two weeks.
Mervi is our hostess and she wants to see "Seasonal Flowers". We have two wonderful prizes this time around, sponsored by Stamp Addicts  and Sizzix


I feel like I cheated on this card. The beautiful artwork is actually a re-purposed old greeting card. I picked up a set of these at a thrift store (I love looking at cards at thrift stores because most of them are (almost) vintage and I love all things vintage). I used one of the cards to fussy cut the poinsettias (there are only two on the original card) and I placed it over one of the poinsettias using dimensionals and this way I was able to add a 3rd poinsettia to the card. I then cut around the rectable which includes the holly and pines to use on my card front. I wanted to create a vintage card front, so I stamped "A Christmas Carol" background stamp by Penny Black on white card stock, inked with tea dye distress ink and distressed the edges. The sentiment is from a set by Whimsy Stamps (Crissy Armstrong collection, but I think it's retired), and I added some gold cord to finish off the card. 

Below is a comparison photo of the two cards. Isn't that poinsettia image just beautiful!! It was almost too hard for me to cut into the card. 


 I very recently made another Christmas card and I thought I'd share it as well.


This card was super quick to make, I found this beautiful embossing folder by Darices at Joann Craft and Fabric and I knew I had to have it for quick Christmas cards. All I did was run it through my Big Shot machine using shimmery white card stock (sorry the shimmer isn't showing up in the photo), then inked the raised embossing and edges using broken china distresss ink and stamped the sentiment (from Penny Black's Season's Gifts set). I finished off the card by adding a button with some silver cord and mounted onto matching card stock. 

That is all for today, and this is probably also my last "new card post" of the year. I might do a "year in review" type post sometimes next week. 
Thank you so much for stopping by, 
wishing everyone a wonderful holiday season!

Merry Christmas!

9 comments:

Wendy L said...

Gorgeous card Ellie,
Merry Christmas to you, xxxx

Mervi said...

Gorgeous poinsettias, beautiful cards.
Enjoy the Holidays;-))m

Marilyn said...

Gorgeous cards!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Sooooooooooo gorgeous!!!!!!!!

Maxine D said...

What a pair of beauties Ellie - love your 'made over' card - it is exquisite.
Christmas blessings to you and yours
Maxine

brenda said...

A rather belated visit Ellie, I put my computer off on Friday night and actually managed to stay away from it until today !

Two lovely cards, so different in style.

Hope you had a good Christmas.

B x

Tracy said...

Oh wow Ellie, I love what you did, and the idea behind it, make overs on cards, great.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Karen D. said...

just stunning.
xx Karen

susiestacey said...

Love what you have done with the remake it looks fantastic, love the quick make one too. x