Spirit of Love

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Hi there! Today's card is for two challenges: Flourishes' Christmas Spirit Challenge #17 and the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #132. The Christmas Spirit Challenge is an inspiration challenge using this photo:

Isn't that a gorgeous scene! I love the deep reds and pure white combination, so I used it as my main inspiration for this card. I stamped the stocking image from Flourishes' Christmas Classics set because I felt like they would look perfect hanging from that fireplace mantle in the photo.  I used a Snow Marker for the first time on this card on the white "fur" of the red stocking. You can't see it in the photo, of course, but it's looks great peeking out between the holly leaves. 

Maria, over at Maria's Merry Makings made the prettiest flower for a baby card this week using this tutorial, and I tried my hand at it, too. It was so easy to make, and it's only about half an inch high.   

The two sentiments inside the card are both from the Christmas Classics set, and the swirl stamp is a Studio G stamp I picked up at Michael's in their dollar bin. I thought the "spirit of love" sentiment fit the inspiration photo scene perfectly.  

Thanks for visiting tonight. Hope you have a fabulous evening!

Stamps: Chirstmas Classics (Flourishes); Studio G
Paper: Susan Winget Glad Tidings (K&Co); Recollections
Ink: Copics, Memento; Colorbox, Tim Holtz Distress Ink; Craft Smart
Dies: Lacy Squares; Blossom Two, Labels One; Curved Rectangles (Spellbinders)
Accessories: Parisian Edger (EK Success); Dots, Circles & Stars Embossing Folder (Sizzix); Raffia (Michaels); Snow Marker (Marvy); Mulberry Paper Holly Leaves (Recollections); Corner Chomper; rhinestones; brad; Stickles; glitter (Martha Stewart); Perfect Pearls
Size: xA2 (4.25" x 5.5")
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Karen Giron said...

What a gorgeous Christmas card and your flower really is the prettiest flower - stunning! Thanks for joining us this week!

Theresa said...

Beautifully done!! Wow love that flowers and your colors are fabulous. You are very talented my friend. I just love your cards.

Bernie said...

Wow this is a fantastic card! That flower is amazing!
Blessings Bernie

Auntie Em said...

Your card is gorgeous! The stockings are so pretty and I love the flower. I am going to have to go over and see how to make one of those!
Thank you for sharing and inspiring! :)

Elizabeth said...

Absolutely beautiful. Great minds think alike, I chose the same stamp!!!

Stacy Morgan said...

beautiful, very sparkly and awesome job with the flower.

Shannon White said...

Wow miss Cheryl! this is So Beautiful1 love your take on the inspiration pic. and that flower is to die for! I think I need to check out that tutorial! lol and try to make a few myself! Just a Fabulous card Lady! So how many Christmas cards are you up too? I am still stuck at 7.. lol but I do have a few more Christmas images colored up..

Happy Long weekend to you!

Shannon 8-)