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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Christmas Country Door

 Another card thinking of cooler weather... Maybe I will do this all year long ... Cool cards when we are steamy hot and warm cards when we are freezing. :)

Playing in the Simon Says Stamp and Show your embossing, Moxie Fab World Fanatical about Botanical and the Class Act Challenge Christmas in July.


I stamped the Snowflakes Plate (Class Act, Inc. Chapel Road Artstamps) background using Versamark on tracing paper.  I then embossed using the white embossing powder. I distressed the edges of the vellum with a distressing tool and sponged Vintage Photo to highlight the edges.

The background of the card is a combination of kraft paper, white acrylic paint and vintage photo dragged across.  I was trying to give the effect of a rough wooden door with a wreath/door hanging of poinsettias.

The flowers (Poinsettia Plate) were all stamped using Ranger Archival ink on white cardstock. They are colored using watercolor pencils.

The fun additions were some glittery pieces of pine and a sheer ribbon.


Thanks for stopping by..

Suzz

17 comments:

  1. My goodness, Sue, your creativity knows no bounds! This is wonderful, and I swear I'm feeling cooler just looking at it :) I think you're on to a good thing here, switching up the seasons on us! Hugs!

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  2. Oh wow, Suzz! This is simply STUNNING!! Just love those gorgeous flowers! Amazing card!

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  3. This is just incredibly lovely! You are so talented!

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  4. I love this card, great combination of glittery and shabby. Just great.

    Elaine x

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  5. Love the use of the tracing paper, the snowflakes really pop and the background really does look like a piece of wood for the wreath to hang. Lovely seasonal card. Tracy x

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  6. Super elegant Sue - love this design even though I´m not thinking christmas yet ;)

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  7. absolutely beautiful Suzz. just don't want to be reminded of Christmas yet lol

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  8. such a wonderful combination of colours and textures - makes a stunning card full of creativity...
    Thank you for joining in with the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week !
    Sarah.

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  9. This is such a beautiful Christmas card.. I really need to get started on mine.. Hope you are having a happy Friday.

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  10. Beautiful Christmas card - sure to make one feel cooler on these hot days! Love the colors, added snowflakes and touch of tinsel!

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  11. It's exquisite! You are so creative.

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  12. You crack me up, that is too funny about the reverse psychology for your stamping ;-) This is beautiful and would make a great framed image for an entryway during the holidays. (or any day for that matter).

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  13. Wow Sue, would anyone be pleased to receive this fabulous card at Christmas? You bet your life they would. I love the Kraft background and tracing paper and your patience at cutting out the gorgious flowers knows no bounds. A stunning card!

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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  14. Suzanne
    This card is a knock-out! I love it. So nicely done. Won't the person who receives this like it? Merry Christmas in July.
    Blessings...Leanne

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  15. That is lovely!!! The flowers are awesome and love the door swag look!

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  16. wow! your card just blew me away! it is so beautiful...i love all of the detail...the snowflakes, the glitter, the layers!

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  17. Hey Suzanne! Thanks again for linking up to the Fanatical About Botanical challenge in the Moxie Fab World! :)

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