Mar 282013

Each month Splitcoaststampers hosts a Christmas Card Challenge in the Fan Club Forum.  I decided to play along for the month of March.  Hopefully this will get me going again with some creations for this year’s cards.

It is so nice to have a collection of Christmas cards all ready to go once the holiday season arrives.

Card 1:

Stickles was added to all of the flowers’ centers for some sparkle.

Card 2:

Here’s some faux stitching just for fun.

Card 3:

A little bit of the image was cut out to give that out-of-the-box look.

If you are a member of the Fan Club over at Splitcoaststampers, come join the fun and get those Christmas cards started!

Happy Crafting!

Card 1:
Stamps: Penny Black “Winter Glow”; Rubber Soul “Merry Christmas”; SU “Sanded”
Papers: PTI Vintage Cream; SU Bravo Burgundy
Inks: SU Bravo Burgundy, Always Artichoke, Elegant Eggplant and Apricot Appeal
Accessories: Grosgrain Ribbon; Gold Stickles; Masking Tape

Card 2:
Stamps: Penny Black “Winter Glow”; Rubber Soul “Merry Christmas”; SU “Aida Cloth”
Papers: PTI Select White: SU Not Quite Navy
Inks: SU Bravo Burgundy, Always Artichoke, Elegant Eggplant and Apricot Appeal
Accessories: Grosgrain Ribbon; Gold Stickles; Masking Tape; Piercing Tool and Template

Card 3:
Stamps: Penny Black “Winter Glow”; Art Impressions “Merry Christmas”; SU “Aida Cloth”
Papers: PTI Vintage Cream; SU Bravo Burgundy; My Mind’s Eye “Oliver” Designer Paper
Inks: SU Bravo Burgundy, Always Artichoke, Elegant Eggplant and Apricot Appeal
Accessories: Grosgrain Ribbon; Gold Stickles; Masking Tape



16 Responses to “Poinsettia Trio”

  1. These are lovely — and what a good idea to start now! Thanks so much!

  2. These are beautiful, Susan! You are really get a jump on your Christmas cards!

  3. Truly beautiful cards, Susan! This is one poinsettia stamp that I don’t have n my collection… yet! Love the colors combo, too – it really says Christmas to me 🙂

  4. Beautiful trio of Christmas cards. Your color choices are so fresh and look amazing paired with your stunning poinsettia image. Inspiring work, Susan!

  5. All I can say is WOW!!!

  6. Gorgeous image and lovely arrangements. I like the color choices. Those are particularly challenging to work with, I think. You did a marvelous job. I really thought that faux stitching was real!

  7. Great Susan, I love to start early with Christmas too and in fact, just did it as well!
    Love your colors and the Poinsettia motive – I still keep my real on alive from Christmas time! I do not have the heart to throw it away, although they never really make it to the next Christmas through…

  8. These are gorgeous – I need this stamp!

  9. They are so beautiful! I love how you stamped the background and cut out some details of the flowers! It is always nice to start earlier on Christmas cards. 🙂

  10. Love the artsy/watercolor feel to this image, such pretty color, and like how you did the out of the box with the image, neat details. You would think one of these years I would do some Christmas cards ahead of time, will see if that ever happens 😉

  11. Those are some very pretty variations on the same basic sketch! I really like how the stems are slightly out of the box!

  12. All three are really wonderful. What a great idea to play around like that and get three different looks.

  13. Beautiful cards. Every year I say I will start my cards right away and do them through out the year. Again I’m saying that, who knows if I will get them all done early. I did pretty well last year and had most of them done early, so who knows, maybe this year they will all be done early. These are just lovely, I love the similarity and the differences! TFS.

  14. I just love the PB Poinsettia stamp and what beautiful colors!!! The out of the box cutting looks fantastic, too, and the distressing gives the cards a real vintage look!! All three are gorgeous, Susan!!!!

  15. Truly elegant Christmas cards, Susan! A beautiful poinsettia image, and I love how you added the SU! backgrounds. I’m watching my Christmas card pile grow and I’ll be so happy as the season draws near.

  16. These are absolutely gorgeous, Susan!! I love the colors, images, and your touch of sparkle! I SO need to follow your lead on getting ahead.

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