Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Adding Some Glitter

The Double D's Blog Challenge is entitled Glitter-Glitter-Glitter! So I made a new Christmas card using a brand new set from Gina K. Designs called Perfect Poinsettia which is illustrated by Claire Brennan. This is a multi-step type of stamping set but since she has an outline you can use it as just an image to color in as well. And, also included in the set is some sentiments. So not only is the stamped poinsettia from that set but so is the sentiment. And I glittered it up by adding strips of red glitter paper from Stampin' Up!


I added some green gingham paper which is from the Gina K. Designs Winter Whimsy paper pack. When I fussy cut the poinsettia and leaves out I left an outline of white card stock showing as I thought it would make the image pop more against the background. All was assembled together and added to a white card base.

The red inks I used were Lipstick, Red Velvet and Cherry Red. For the green I used Jelly Bean Green, Grass Green and Fresh Asparagus. And, for the center I started out with Lemon Drop then added Sweet Corn followed by Prickly Pear last. The sentiment was stamped with black ink. All the inks were from Gina K. Designs.

Well, I am still quite busy these days with garden and then over the weekend we had company which was nice. I even sent some of my garden stuff off with them so that I could find a small frame of time to make a card. When this set arrived in the mail yesterday I knew I wanted to try making one with it.

Now tomorrow I have a check up on my leg and also want to do some shopping so that will take care of most of the day.

And, it was quite cold this morning. Our thermometer showed 40 degrees. I am so glad we shut all the air conditioners off. It still was quite chilly in the house overnight but it did make for great sleeping.

I hope all of you are having a wonderful beginning to your week. And that you enjoy the rest of it too. And my thoughts and prayers are with all in Texas and for those who are facing the onslaught of Irma too.

God bless,
Verna

16 comments:

Darnell said...

This is a classic and gorgeous Christmas card, Verna! Poinsettias make such a great focus pocus and good for you immediately using your NBUS!!

Aaah, that temperature sounds so great and I'll bet you really did sleep well! Thanks for the encouraging words you left for me today!! I hope your appointment goes well! Hugs, Darnell

Diane said...

Beautifully created Verna, I can see why you wanted to use your new set right away as it makes a beautiful card!! I hope your appointment goes well, too and you have a wonderful day of shopping (want my list?...lol) Thank youf or joining our challenge at Double D!
Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

Brenda in IN said...

Lovely Christmas card with the pop of shine from the glitter paper. I like the background of gingham paper. It has been in the 40's in the mornings here too.

Darlene said...

Oh Verna, you have made such a delightful holiday card! Yes your white outline of the poinsettia was PERFECT and really makes it POP! Love the gingham and your added sparkle is just beautiful! Well done my friend! Hope the check up goes well and you get to enjoy some shopping. Getting pretty cool here in Ohio in the evenings also (still upper 40s) but I would say Fall is surely upon us!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘GLITTER’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

Darlene
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Sheri Gilson said...

Gorgeous poinsettia card, Verna! Love how you used glitter paper!

Patti said...

Beautifully done Verna! you are off to a wonderful start on your holiday cards!

We had our first hard freeze the other night so that's it for our gardeners in the Hills - fall is coming!

Patti

Vicki Dutcher said...

Pretty with the added glitter

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,love the fab image and design.xxx

Shona Erlenborn said...

Fabulous make Verna. Love that you left a little white around the image it really does make it pop! Love the red glitter stripes too. Beautiful job!

laurie said...

So pretty Verna! I love the touch of glitter...makes it so festive for the holidays!

Judy Woodland said...

So, so pretty. I love what you have done with that poinsettia stamp, and the gingham patterned paper is perfect with the glitter. A little glam, a little rustic, just the right combination. Thanks so much for playing along with us over at Double D!! Always love to see you there!

Vicki robertson said...

Lovely and elegant holiday card! Beautiful papers and design. Thanks for joining the Double D, "Glitter" Challenge!

Macimbalo said...

So pretty! I love your layout for this card and the colors too. Glad your leg is getting better!

Kathy Krug said...

Verna, that poinsettia is fabulous and The glitter boarder is a nice touch without taking away from the flower. Thanks for sharing with us at Double D Challenge blog. We hope you will join us for future challenges.
Kathy
DD DT

scrappymo! said...

Your poinsettia pops off the page. Lovely card!

Downsouth said...

Verna, I can tell that you are playing with Christmas cards to send this year; good idea! You were smart to leave the white on the edges of the poinsettia; it makes it really stand out from the other colored elements you used. The image is colored perfectly, as your coloring always is and I love it that you worked in some green and the two lines of red glitter certainly add glitz to the spirit of the Christmas season.