Thursday, October 16, 2008

This is my 1st Christmas Card for the 2008 season...

and I have to thank the ladies at the Splitcoast Stampers site for my design inspirations, which were created for Tuesday’s (October 14th) Color Challenge CC188 and Wednesday’s (October 15th) Sketch Challenge SC198!!! I love them both. I know that pink, black and white seem like strange colors for a Christmas Card, but I personally think they are great! The beautiful pink poinsettia blooms that I cut using my Pazzles Inspiration were designed by a very talented lady in the UK named Sharon Long, but better known as “The Scrapbook Lady”. Here is a link to her site where you can find about 19 free GSD files for download, although I’m afraid that I don’t see this file any longer: http://www.thescrapbooklady.co.uk/catalog/gsddownload.php. I used Photoshop, “Santa’s Sleigh Full” font and my Canon Pixma MP530 inkjet printer to do “Happy Holidays”. I paper sculpted the poinsettias and filled the center with Stickles and some black fun foam that I punched with my tiny hole punch. By the way, I once again pulled out my sewing machine and some thread…..check out the “sewn” leaves on the bottom black panel on my card! I think I may be getting addicted!LOL
Finished Card Size: A2/4.25”x5.5”

Supplies

Papers: Westrim Crafts (Black CS), The Paper Company (White CS), Bazzill (Pink CS)
Tools: Pazzles Inspiration, Brother i6000 Sewing Machine, Cuttlebug
Accessories: Spellbinders Nestabilitis Small Standard Circles, Mark Richards “Pearls Perles” Crystal Stickers, Offray Black Satin Ribbon, “Black Diamond” Stickles, Fiskars Hole Punch


9 comments:

mommaidwf said...

Oh Pam, that is absolutely gorgeous! Stunning! I wish I had half the talent that you have. Did you sew the leaves?

Shirley said...

Just stunning! How absolutely vibrant and so gorgeous too! Love the the color combo and those poinsettia's are just beautiful!

Gibson_girl5 said...

Fantastic Pam! I really like that sketch and color combo too....Great job.

Teri

AUsome mom said...

Beautiful card Pam! I love those colors together, no matter the season! You are so very talented.

southernbellescrapper said...

Wow Pam! This is just spectacular as always!!! I love it!

Hugz~Dixie said...

Very lovely card Pam. You have a great eye for detail and color.

E.T said...

Oh my... this is total BRILLIANCE! I love the bloom and the sweing is just to die for. I will have to CASE this one for sure! I dont think that i will be able to do the sewing part tho! LOL

Klo said...

this is so beautiful....I'm glad I didn't see it before I did my poinsettia's or I probably would have decided not to do mine, you make me look like an amateur. Thank you so much for sharing your talents, you are amazing.

Silke said...

WOW - Pam - this is truly a striking christmas card!!! Absolutely gorgeous!!!

Thank you for linking me to it and for stopping by at my blog!!!

We love your Yorkie - she is too cute :)!!! Have a great weekend!!! Hugs ~S~