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Sunday, November 29, 2009

Pine & Holly Berry Basket



This was one of the hardest cards to photograph. There was no way I could get the colors and glittery affect to show up correctly. So, all I can say is, "This card looks so much better in person."


I used Sketch #7 from Friday Sketchers for the design of this card.

This card fits with the Corrosive Challenge Blog for Red and Green. I just love those colors for Christmas.

This card also fits the challenge over at Rosie-Dee's  Challenge Blog to use Red, Green and a bit of BLING!!! Well, there's lots of Bling here. Wish you could see it better.

The papers I used are from Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses. I pulled the light blue from the background to use for the card base, matting of image, and the basket.

The image is a Digi image called Pine Cones & Holly from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps. If you've never tried Digi stamps, they are so fun and easy to print. My first love is to stamps, BUT, Sweet 'n Sassy has some of the greatest Digi's as well as stamps. I colored the image with Copic Markers and then topped it off with Stickles glitter.

I also used the Holly Sprigs from Sweet 'n Sassy clear stamp set called Christmas Owl Add-ons. I combined them with a few punched blue pine sprigs, and a red flower. This was also topped off with Stickles glitter. Glittered images are very hard to photograph and see the beauty of it.

I colored white pearls with my Copic Markers to match and also used matching embroidery floss for the Hand Stitching around the card.

13 comments:

Merry said...

Oh wow...this just pops out at you. I bet it is even more stunning in real life.

Butternut Sage Designs said...

oh such a perfect Christmas Card!

TexasGrammy said...

What a beautiful work you have created! Lovely job with this image for sure!

~Bev

Michelle ~ daydreams505 said...

Wow! This is a real show stopper! I can only imagine how it sparkles in person. :) Gorgeous!!!

Saskia said...

This card is so beautiful and elegant!! Lovely to see your work at Rosie-D's Challenge, Thanks!!

Sweet greetings,
Saskia :)

brenda said...

Hello Nancy

Understand the photo problems, the light is so poor lately. But your card still looks lovely and the shading of your colouring purfect.

Thank youfor joining us at Rosie D's.

B x

Rosie (Freycob) said...

What a beautiful card Nancy! Perfect for our challenge this time.

Thanks for joining us at Rosie D's, we hope to see you again soon.

Rosie
x

Karen said...

oooo this is sooo beautiful!!! Thank you for joining us at Rosie-Dee's XXX

Leah said...

Beautiful Nancy! I love your use of pattern paper without overwhelming the image:)

cjsmom said...

wow! what a stunning card! breathtaking!

Dawn Mercedes said...

This is gorgoues. Thanks for joining us at the Corrosive Challenges by janet!

Korin said...

This is wonderful, Nancy! Oh my goodness...my mouth actually dropped when I scrolled down! Love it!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Yowser, this is GORGEOUS!!!