Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Pearlescent Christmas


Hi everyone.  Today's card is for a few challenges ... Sparkle Christmas #27 - use a stencil, ATS&M #98 - Holiday and Christmas Stampin' All Year Round #13 - Anything Goes

I made a card about a week ago to honor my friend Peggy, and today's card uses leftovers from that card ... pear pearlescent stenciled background, white pearlescent card stock for the poinsettia - I love these together --- so soft and shimmery.  The poinsettia has such a big presence with the five layers - love how it turned out.  I added three small, clear rhinestones for the center.

Here's a close up ...



I am a big fan of Jennifer McGuire.  She has mentioned several times how much she loves the color of the Liquid Platinum embossing powder from Ranger, so I "had" to get some. :)  She is right ... it is really a beautiful color, and I used it on today's card for the sentiment which is embossed on vellum.

Looks like it's going to be a nice day.  Not sure if I'll finally get out to my front garden ... the weeds have been waiting for me for a long time :) ... or maybe hubby and I will head to the beach for a walk.  Either way, it will be nice to get out and have some fresh air and fun.

Have a great day!







Stamps:  Christmas Greetings (SU)
Paper:  110 lb. white (Neenah), 40 lb. vellum (Bazzill)
Ink:  Pear Pizzazz, Versamark
Accessories & Tools:  Big Shot, Blooming Poinsettia (Poppy Stamps), Quatrefoil stencil, liquid platinum embossing powder (Ranger), heat tool, small rhinestones



Challenges:
Sparkle Christmas #27
ATS&M #98
Christmas Stampin' All Year Round #13




29 comments:

  1. All the sparkle is just wonderful and that embossing powder was worth the buy x

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  2. Back from an extended vacation . . . and back to having fun with cards! I do so love poinsettias and you have done another beautiful one. Yes, the embossing powder is a must buy . . .

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  3. This is gorgeous! Love the pear pearlescent with the white. That poinsettia is phenomenal! 5 layers?! Wow! The embossing powder was a good buy and the perfect fit for this card. Love it! :-)

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  4. Wow, wow, and wow...I love that gorgeous poinsettia, Loll! Soft, shimmery and stunning design!

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  5. Love this card, it is so lovely!!! And take your hubby for a walk, because you have to live each day as though it was your last, I regret that my hubby and I didn't take enough walks together before he passed away, you don't know how bad it is when they are not there with you!

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  6. Beautiful poinsettia Loll such a classy Christmas card

    Anne

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  7. Gorgeous! Thank you for sharing new techniques.

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  8. This is a stunner for sure Loll! I love Jennifer McGuire too and been loving this embossing powder too, but have yet to order any. My problem is I love everything and then get overwhelmed. lol Loving that poinsettia and the platinum embossing powder looks amazing with all this shimmer and sheen. Hugs, Brenda

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  9. Gorgeous Card Loll - thought it looked familiar; well done on using up the leftovers! I'm a big fan of Jennifer McGuire as well.......fabulous result from this embossing powder, must add it to mty list.

    Karen x

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  10. This is over-the-moon beautiful, Loll! Such soft colours! And the vellum for the sentiment adds to the softness. Very elegant at the same time!

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  11. This is gorgeous. Love the pretty poinsettia and the embossed sentiment on vellum. Thanks for sharing over at CSAYL.

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  12. Gorgeous Poinsettia, Loll - love the creamy look of it! Hmmm do I need yet another embossing powder...tempting!

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  13. This is so pretty, love the shades u picked, love the subtle shimmer too :)

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  14. Hi Loll, been thinking of you lots lately....hope you are well xxxxxxx
    I am catching up with blogs slow but sure :o)
    Love the card, the pearly look is gorgeous, the shades are so pretty together.
    huge Hugs Mau xx

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  15. wow Loll, this a gorgeous card...love the white poinsettia and the stencil for your background is so pretty..:) thanks to link up your card at Christmas Card Challenges...have a nice day :)

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  16. This is gorgeous Loll. Love it! X

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  17. magnifique création Loll, sobre et pleine d'élégance, c'est un plaisir de te voir jouer avec nous chez CSAYL, biz

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  18. Lovely card, Loll. I love the poinsettia and the sparkle! Thank you for joining us at Sunday Christmas Card Challenges.

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  19. Really beautiful card Loll - I love all the soft shimmer and your flower is gorgeous:) hugs xx

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  20. Simply beautiful, Loll ... all the shimer and shine is glorious! I've had my eye on that EP for ages too ... not yet succumbed to temptation but after seeing your card, my resolve is weakening! Anita :)

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  21. this is amazing!!! LOVE LOVE the flower!!! thanks sooo much for playing along with Christmas Card challenges!!!

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  22. Gorgeous card! The flowers is amazing and I love the background! Thanks for joining us this week at Christmas Card Challenges.

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  23. This is so elegant, Loll! I love the softness of your stenciled background, and all the texture on the Poinsettia! Loving the 'Liquid Platinum' for your sentiment, too...Just beautiful!

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  24. Gorgeous Poinsettia and stencilled background!
    Thanks for joining us at CCC this week!

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  25. This is so beautiful, Loll. I love the white on white. It is so crisp and elegant! Thanks for sharing with us at ATSM. :)

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  26. This is absolutely gorgeous! Love the subtle tone on tone look. Thanks so much for playing along with ASM this week!

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  27. This is absolutely Beautiful!

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  28. Oh, my pearls, how did I miss this one, Lolly? It is the pure essence of elegance!! I am so glad I saw this featured as a winner at ATSM so I didn't miss it altogether!! Congratulations!! Hope you had a great Father's Day weekend! Hugs, Darnell

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