December 13, 2010

Bells and Boughs Winter White {PPA72}

Today's post is a QUICK one! Whew... I got home from work and wanted to participate in the Winter White challenge at Pals Paper Arts so I had to hurry and get a card put together fast. It's not my favorite but it will work for the challenge. Here is the inspiration photo...isn't it great. I was drawn to the fringe on the shawl and the trees.


Here's my card.

It's hard to see, but I stamped Scenic Season background on natural vanilla CS in crumb cake. I stamped just the trees and staggered the right hand side of the stamp in the upper left.

Then I stamped the poinsettia from the Bells and Boughs stamp set in Versamark on vellum and heat embossed with white embossing power,... but before I put the heat to it, I "lightly" sprinkled some fine glitter into the powder. It's really hard to see though.

The sentiment was stamped from the same set and was heat embossed  the same way without the glitter.

I used the edge punch on the bottom of the vellum then adhered the vellum to the card  with two cream colored large eyelets.


I doubled up by combining the fringy string with a fine piece of gold thread. I ran them both through the eyelets and tied in a small bow. Can you see the thin gold thread?


The finishing touch ?.... What else but those gorgeous PEARLS!!!! Oh how I LOVE those Pearls!

I'm so bummed that the sparkle from the "light" glitter doesn't show up, but believe me, it's there. I also know there should be three berries in each poinsettia, but ..... NOT today. I have all my cards done for Christmas so I think I'll just save them for now.  .


So that's it. Hope you like it
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8 comments:

Linda Callahan said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! Love the embossing on the vellum and that gold thread through the fringy stuff is wonderful!

Cards by Gina said...

Wow! What a stunning card, Diane! I love the embossing and the way you stamped the trees. Your details are terrific! Thanks so much for playing with us!

Ann Schach said...

Wow! Not your favorite? I love it! The vellum, the pearls, the embossing, the fibers! It is STUNNING!

Carla Bazhenow said...

Oh Diane, every detail is amazing!!! I especially love that Poinsettia stamped like that. I will remember this card, thats for sure. Awesome!!! Hugs,

Butternutsage said...

oh my goodness of all the cards I have seen this is the winner for the ENTIRE SEASON!!! Drop dead gorgeous!!!!

Nancy said...

Di,
This is beautiful, I love the vellum and the way the tree peeks through, casting a snowy vision.
Just perfect.

rebecca said...

this is one of the loveliest cards I have seen this season...

T2 said...

This is just beautiful. Love how you used the vellum. I am your newest follower from Stampin Connection. You can find me at traciscraftbookers.blogspot.com

Thanks for sharing your creations :)

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