Saturday, December 16, 2017

A couple cards for CASE This Sketch #252, Time Out Challenges and Merry Monday #269

Hello everyone!! Today I am just posting quick.

I created two Christmas cards for some challenges.



First, the layout of the card was inspired by the sketch below from CASE this Sketch:


Instead of the circle, I used the poinsettia as the focal point on both cards, along with some pine boughs and mistletoe.

The colors that I was inspired by came from two sources. One is the image from TIME OUT Challenge #98and the second is three colors from the Merry Monday image #269. I think you can see what inspired me from both.

 

Here is a close up of both. I used the same poinsettia that I used on yesterdays card. I die cut a few to get rid of some scraps.


I also used two different sentiments on each card but both were heat embossed with gold embossing powder.


That is all from me today!! I thank you for stopping by. Have a FABULOUS day!!


Supplies: 
(Affiliate links are used when possible at no extra cost to you.)

Paper-PaperTrey Ink-Rustic White, Parakeet, Pure Poppy, and Linen card stock, Paper Studios Kraft, Crate Paper "Bundled Up" patterned paper, Bazzill Sugar Cookie
Dies-Sizzix Thinlits Die (Pillow Box and Poinsettia), Stampin Up! Pretty Pine Dies
Ink-Vintage Photo Ink and Versamark
Stamps-Mama Elephant Merry Greetings and Uniko Most Wonderful
Other-Darice Sequins, Gold Stickles, Pink Fresh December Days Stickers, Foam AdhesiveRanger Multi Matte AdhesiveScotch Dot AdhesiveSizzix Big Shot, Wagner Heat GunRanger Gold Embossing Powder

17 comments:

Nonni said...

Two amazing, beautiful cards! I love your use of dies and the golden sentiments look so elegant. Love the touches of sparkle too! Thanks for joining us at TIME OUT!

Jean said...

Both are fantastic - the foliage in the background really makes that poinsettia pop!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, these are so pretty! Wonderful takes on the sketch!

JoAnn said...

Pretty cards. Love the pretty poinsettia. Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday.

Je@net said...

Two lovely cards, Nora. With the beautiful poinsettia's as an eyecatcher!

donna mikasa said...

Wonderful takes on the sketch, Nora! The red poinsettias on both cards are just stunning!

Stef Perry said...

Both cards are so pretty,love both backgrounds to the pretty poinsettia spray!

Colleen said...

Beautiful card and I can see the colors you used to join in the Merry Monday challenge! Thank you for joining us at Merry Monday!

Gerrina said...

Beautiful card! Like the 'wood'panel and the way that it is classic and modern at the same time! Thanl you for joining us at TIME OUT!

Anita in France said...

Your wonderfully layered Christmas floral arrangements are both so pretty, Nora ... equally lovely against both the polka dot and woodgrain backgrounds! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Hugs, Anita :)

Joyce said...

These are both lovely, and perfect interpretations of our inspiration photo. Thanks so much for playing along at Time Out.

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Beautiful cards Nora. Love the rustic feel! Thanks for playing with us at Merry Monday.

Lisa Elton said...

A pair of beauties Nora! Love the fancy poinsettias and the natural backgrounds. These are wonderful!

Jen Camara Mitchell said...

These are wonderful! I love poinsettias on Christmas cards and you've used the sketch perfectly to show them off.

donna mikasa said...

Congrats on your CTS win, Nora! Hope to see you guesting with us next year!

Jan Clothier said...

Absolute stunners and a well-deserved win!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Congratulations on your win at CTS251, Nora! This is a fabulous take on the sketch! Love your poinsettia - very festive and perfect for this season! Hideko :-)