Sunday, November 27, 2011

Purple Christmas Shadow Box

I had fun creating this card today.  I love to work with purple and and I also love to work with Heartfelt Creations stamps and matching dies.  This card was created using the Heartfelt Creations "Petite Poinsettia PreCut Set (HCPC 3415) and the "Carnation Florals 2 PreCut Set" (HCPC 3438) that just came out in the new release.  Both these sets have matching Spellbinder dies so they are super easy to cut out and create dimensional flowers.  I'm sure you know about the poinsettia dies by now, so I have taken a picture (below) of the new Heartfelt Creations Carnation Florals and the matching Spellbinder dies.   These new Carnation Florals stamp sets and matching dies are available from Joan's Gardens.


Pictured above are the Heartfelt Creations "Carnation Florals" stamp set, the matching Spellbinder "Carnation Creations" dies, and the Carnation Florals 2 stamp set.

My card today is a shadow box that started off with a white and a purple piece of card stock that measured 6.5" square.  Both pieces were scored down opposite sides at 1/2" to create the shadow box.  For the opening I used the Spellbinders largest "Label 8" Nestability.  The pretty background down in the shadow box was created with the Sizzix "Winter Botanicals" (657261) embossing folder. This is a beautiful embossing folder to create a background. The poinsettias were gold embossed on white vellum and colored with a purple marker.  The Carnation Florals were white embossed and also colored with a purple marker on the back of each flower. All the flowers were lightly spritzed with water so they could be shaped.  In the background, up the side and across the bottom I used the Memory Box "Woodland Branch" (98187).  I know you will love this branch for lots of things. 

Here is a picture of the die in the envelope and below it is the actual die cut.  Isn't is realistic looking.

I know you can't see much of the branch on my card because I ended up adding lots of other elements.  I used it because I wanted to add berries to the branches, it but it is hard to see that in the photo.  The other branches I used on this card are the Cheery Lynn "Olive Branches" (B147) and the "Pine Branches" (B146).   Both these branches were added down in the shadow box and under the flowers along the side and bottom.  For the backing on the shadow box I cut a border with the Martha Stewart "Apen Snowflake" punches.  Purple Stickles was used for berries on some of the branches.

All the products listed in "bold" can be purchased from Joan's Gardens.

I entered this card in this challenge:  http://www.hidinginmycraftroom.com/

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14 comments:

Olga said...

OH WOW!!!! Selma this is breathtaking!!!!!

The Other Patti Sue said...

Another absolutely amazing and beautiful creation!

Gail said...

a masterpeice!!!..wow..tfs..loves ya

Auntie Em said...

Your card is so pretty. I love all the leaves and branches you used to full it out around those sweet blossoms. :)

Edilza Teixeira said...

Oi Selma !!!

Cada dia fico mais encantada com seus trabalhos, são delicados, harmoniosos e criativos.

Beijos do Brasil

Joan Fricker said...

Selma, purple and white certainly makes a gorgeous card. you really out did yourself on this one. I love all the details!! Great job!

Joan
www.atjoansgardens.com

Nan G said...

Fabulous stunning WOW there just aren't enuf adjectives for this one.!! Thank you for showing us how to put our branches and twiggy leaves to good use. I'm going to cut a bunch to have on hand LOL

Janett said...

This card is sooooo beautiful!!!!!!!!! Great job Selma

Chrissy said...

Stunning Selma, so delicate, feminine, and gorgeous,

Luv CHRISSYxx

Jose said...

Beautiful work as usual, and purple is one of my favourites, love this one.

Memaw said...

As usual my envy is so with your talent. You create the most breathtaking cards. I am so glad I have you in my creating world to look up to.

Judy I said...

This is an awesome project. Thanks for the great details.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

THUD- this is amazing Selma!!! I kept staring, because it looks like the center of your card is shaped like a lid on a porcelain box. The dimension is gorgeous!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Absolutely stunning Selma ... and my favorite color too!! Your work always takes my breath away and this was no exception! Just fabulous inspiration!!
Hope you are doing well!! Hugs!

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