Friday, December 10, 2010

Card Indulgence

Have you ever made a card and just took your time having fun and enjoying the process?  That was me last night.  I really really liked the Stampin' Celebration Inspiration Challenge this week so I thought I would make a card.  It has been a while since I have made a card just for the thrill of making a card.  While this is a Christmas card, this is not a design to mass produce--too much fussy cutting.  To steer my ideas which were all over the place I decided to use this week's Mojo Monday layout.
I stamped my focal point on Shimmer White cardstock for two reasons.  One because I love the shimmer and two because that cardstock holds up well with watercoloring.  After I finished painting the pointsettias I painstakingly cut out the image.
I am drawn to using at least two colors on stamps.  It creates dimension and interest
There is a bit of glass glitter in the centers of the pointsettias
At the end I felt the card was not balanced so I added the piece of Gold Cardstock punched with the Decorative Label punch.  I tucked it under the focal panel and was then happy with the balance.   

Stampin' Up! supplies:
Bells and Boughs Stamp Set
Deck the Halls Designer Series Paper
Brushed Gold, Shimmer White, and Blushing Bride Cardstocks
Black Staz On Ink,
Blushing Bride, Pretty in Pink, Pear Pizzaz, Crumb Cake, and Old Olive Classic Inks
Champagne Glass Glitter
Basic Pearls
Always Artichoke Seam Binding
Decorative Label Punch


  1. This is so beautiful Elizabeth. I can see that the challenge pictures are totally 'you'! Great card!

  2. Wow!! This is stunning!!! Love the sparkly glass glitter. And your watercoloring technique is amazing. Thanks for playing along with us at the SCIC!!!

  3. This is so pretty! Love the soft colors and bit of sparkle. Thanks for playing Mojo Monday!

  4. LOVE the pink....the way you stamped the sentiment is so pretty!

  5. Wow! So many details to look at! I love this card!!
    Erica Cerwin

  6. Oh this is lovely! Love the pink, gray and shimmers together! Thanks for playing at the SCIC blog this week!

  7. So pretty! I love all of the detail. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Stampin' Celebration!