Sunday, November 7, 2010

Happy Holidays

I'm officially in the holiday mood now! The malls have their Christmas decorations up and the Christmas windows will be unveiled tomorrow. Plus we'll be shopping for the little guy's winter gear this week so it got me thinking about all the Christmas cards I still have to make. I'm further along than I was at this time last year. ;)

Today's card features some Unity goodness from the September KOTM. I hadn't used the framed snowflake image yet and couldn't quite figure out how to use it 'til now. I just love the background it makes! It looks almost like a vintage postcard, especially with the red and diamond sparkles. After I made this felt flower using the same leaf image, Angela suggested that the flower could be a poinsettia if done in red. Thanks, Ang! I kept that idea in my head, adding an extra petal for fullness, and it was the perfect addition to this background. I love how the shape of the poinsettia mirrors the middle of the snowflake!

Sources: GinaK pure luxury Kraft cardstock; SU Real Red cardstock; Unity September Kit of the Month - When I Am With You; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; PSX Diamond Sparkles; Ranger Xmas Red Stickles; Stampin' Dimensionals

16 comments:

Christi Snow said...

OMG! Everything about this is absolute perfection!!! LOVE that poinsettia and the background is simply AWESOME!!! LOVE this!!!

bissecat said...

This is great work!!

Karen B. said...

That is one awesome stamped background!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

This is fabulous, EMily! Love this card!

Lana said...

Hi Emily!
I'm also really getting in the mood too! I love this time of the year it's so exciting.
Adorable card and the background is fab
Lana x

jen said...

This is amazing!! That background is so pretty, and love the way you created that poinsettia! :)

Janna {Papiersalat} said...

BEAUTIFUL! Like it a lot, Emily.

Janna

Meg said...

Ooooh, fantastic! Love that image as a background and love the "poinsettia." That Angela sure is a smart one!

Lindsey said...

Your creativity is just blowing me away! What a fabulous card. The background is beautiful, and so is the flower you created.

Angela said...

Tee hee. Nice flower :) (And thanks, Meg!). It looks absolutely amazing with that snowflake -- and I'm with you on that background. Genius! Especially with the little glittery bits.
So far I've made 60 Christmas cards. None are for me, though, so I better get on the ball!

Monika Reeck said...

love your stamp background so adorable dear...Lovely card

mustavcoffee said...

Hi Emily, they work beautifully together, especially in your capable hands. Wonderful card :0) xx

Cristina said...

What a genius way to use that stamp!

Alice Wertz said...

beautiful stamped background. so pretty! and your poinsettia is so beautiful. clever idea!

Vicky Hayes said...

How clever you are to think of that stunning way of using the framed snowflake! Inspirational!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Hi Emily,

What a gorgeous idea to make the card like this!!! I absolutely love the way you used these stamps!!! Sooo pretty and very, very original!I had a lovely look around, 'cause I found your blog via FWF and I will definitely become your follower!! Love the cards you make!

Hugs, Wendy