Friday, November 16, 2012

Season's Greetings

Today I created a card using the traditional Christmas colors.  I have a drawer that has extra pieces I have die cut and today decided to use some of them up.  The ivory frame is the largest of the new Spellbinders "Romantic Rectangles".  I placed it in the Sizzix "Winter Botanicals" embossing folder.  There is an embossed poinsettia below the red poinsettia I added.  That poinsettia was created with the Poppy Stamps "Blooming Poinsettia" dies. 

The bird cage is from the Tim Holtz "Caged Bird" die.  I use Ranger's grunge paper to die cut it and it was distressed with the Sizzix "Woodgrain" embossing folder, then colored with Distress Stains.  To give it a metal look, it was covered with VersaMark Ink and clear embossed.  

The holly leaves below the cage were die cut using the Cheery Lynn "Holly Leaves" strip.  The branches are the Cheery Lynn "Wreath Strip" branches.  For the small poinsettias, I used the Spellbinders flowers from the "Moroccan Accents" die set.  Small gold seed beads were added to all the poinsettias.  The small bird is from the Impression Obsession (C8589) bird stamp set.  To give the scene a more winter like look, I added some "Twinklets Diamond Dust".  The sentiment is from an old Penny Black stamp set.

It was fun to use up some of my un-used die cuts.  Do you have a bunch you could create a card with?  I received a package from Joan's Gardens yesterday so I have some new things to work with this weekend.   Some of the products are the new embossing folders for the eBosser.  I am excited to create some new things this these larger embossing folders because they will emboss an 8.5" x 11" sheet of card stock.  I almost always create cards that are larger than A-2 size so I am excited to have embossing folders that will emboss the entire front of my cards without having to run them through twice.  

All the products in bold print can be purchased from Joan's Gardens.
Spellbinders "Romantic Rectangles" (S5-090)
Sizzix "Winter Botanicals" embossing folder (657261) This is one of two in this pkg.
Poppy Stamps "Blooming Poinsettia" (861)
Tim Holtz "Caged Bird" die
Ranger's Grunge Paper
Sizzix Woodgrain" embossing folder
Distress Stains
VersaMark Ink
Rangers Clear Embossing Powder
Cheery Lynn "Holly Leaves" strip (B183)
Spellbinders "Moroccan Accents" for the small flowers
Impression Obsession "Bird stamps" (C88589)
Twinklets Diamond Dust



Laura said...

Okay, now that's just stunning. The recipient wouldn't want to put it away all year!

Unknown said...

O what a lovely card.

Grt. Tonny

Rita said...

Selma, your card is so beautiful. Hugs Rita xx

Sheila - Ginger said...

Another beautiful card's just amazing how you come up with so many fabulous designs. I would never have thought of using a birdcage with a Christmas design but this works so well.

Love Sheila xx

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

This is so pretty Selma! I do look at your site daily!


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