Saturday, November 9, 2013

Christmas Blessings for Dynamic Duos #78

Happy Saturday everyone.  It is time for another challenge at the Dynamic Duos and it is "Subtly Yours"  week.  You are to use Crumb Cake and Always Artichoke. Neutrals such as black, white, vanilla, skin colors and kraft are also welcome.

Here is my card:
I think these colors make a pretty Christmas card.  I have been wanting to make a white poinsettia after seeing so many beautiful cards on Pinterest.  I used my Spellbinders Poinsettia dies and then sponged some Crumb Cake ink on the veins while they were still in the dies.  I layered them and then added 3 beige colored pearls to the center - they match the Crumb Cake perfectly. The green leaves are Always Artichoke CS.  I added some SU Dazzling Details to the flowers & leaves. 
Here's a closeup photo that shows the sparkle a little better. So pretty IRL.
The sentiment is a Verve single stamp "Christmas Blessings" stamped in Always Artichoke ink and matted with a Crumb Cake frame from Spellbinder's Timeless Rectangle.  The sentiment and poinsettia are mounted with foam tape on the Always Artichoke DSP.  The white panel is embossed with The Paper Studio Holly EF and the card base is Crumb Cake.
That's it for my card. 
Thanks for stopping by and taking a look.  I appreciate your comments.
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  1. Any project is welcome…paper crafts, scrapbooking, digital, or crafts…
  2. Please ONLY use the two colours listed for your project. Neutrals are welcome.
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  6. Happy Crafting!


  1. JoAnn: I love vintage Christmas cards and this takes the cake! I also love how your poinsettia turned out. Very nicely done! Looking forward to working with you at DD's! :)

  2. I love your white poinsettia!! The colors look fabulous with all of your elements and this card is gorgeous!! So thrilled to be designing with you at the Dynamic Duos- have a wonderful week!

  3. You are right! This would make a beautiful Christmas card! I would love to receive something like this in the mail! Great job!

  4. It would be a gorgeous Christmas card indeed...hope to try and make a card with a poinsettia this weekend! I am sure it won't look as good as yours though! Great job!

  5. That white poinsettia is just Gorgeous!

  6. JoAnn, you are the master of coordinating details--I just noticed the holly (?) embossing on the white card layer... Lovely card! Your poinsettia is just beautiful. Well worth all the effort. Many of these, lying amongst the greener on your mantle would look lovely!

  7. This is one of the most beautiful cards I've ever seen. Love the white poinsettia and the crumb cake on it really sets it off. The frame is gorgeous.

  8. Just beautiful! I LOVE that poinsettia die and now I really want it!


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