Thursday, December 22, 2011

Season's Greetings

This is my last design team post for Jane's Doodles. :( It's never easy to leave a team and I would stay with all my teams forever if I could. Jane and Judith have been so sweet and when they invited me to join the team, I was very honoured. I'm so appreciative of what they've given me and I will miss designing for them. I know they will continue to impress you with their future releases!

For this card, which I designed for my parents, I used Vintage Christmas. The outline poinsettia was stamped and heat embossed twice, fussy cut and adhered together. Then I die cut the banners and stamped the sentiment in two parts. After determining the placement of all three pieces, I used the three tiny snowflakes to stamp a partial background and adhered everything on to the card base. Once I finished the card, I added some rhinestones and burlap string.

I hope you're all having a great time with holiday preparations! We are having the best time with my brother-in-law and eight-year-old nephew. They both think our little man is loud, which he is, but it's so cute to see my nephew patting my son on the head and looking at him with such sweetness! Considering the fact that they only met each other last night, they are getting along really well. :)

Sources: Gina K Designs pure luxury kraft & white cardstock; SU Real Red cardstock; Jane's Doodles Vintage Christmas; SU Whisper White pigment ink; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Hero Arts Snow chalk ink; PSX Snowflake embossing tinsel; PTI Double-Ended Banner dies; May Arts forest burlap string; SU Basic Rhinestones

17 comments:

Meg said...

What a great card to serve as your final DT card! The poinsettia is just so gorgeous, and I love the trail of snowflakes you stamped.

Glad to hear everyone is playing nicely!

Karen B. said...

Beautiful card! And that burlap string is perfect. :} I love burlap string.

Annette said...

This card is beautiful...I bet your parents will just love it...So glad you are enjoying your company...

Karin (PeppermintPatty) said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!

Julie E said...

So pretty and the twine makes great "leaves"!

onecraftymama said...

Such a gorgeous & elegant card, Emily! Love the effect of the burlap string :)
Awesome that your son & nephew are getting along! We not-so-affectionately refer to our kids' youngest cousins as "the demon spawn" since, well, they're really not fun to spend time with. Ahem. And we get to see them on Christmas this year - yay! (not)
Merry Christmas!!

Lynn said...

So glad you are having great family time. Hope your first Christmas in your new home is going well! Your parent's card is beautiful.

Wendy ten Hove said...

Good to hear you are having fun and that you son and nephew are having fun as well! Always exciting how kids will react to each other! Love your card! Gorgeous flower!
All the best to you! Wishing you and your family a lot of fun this Christmas!
Hugs, Wendy

Creations by Shirl said...

Very pretty card Emily~
Happy Holiday's to you and your family!

Glenda J said...

Really pretty! Great CAS card.

Cheryl said...

This is beautiful! I love the clean design and the white snowflakes on the kraft.

Emily Keaton said...

This card for your parents is amazing, Emily! I love how you put together that lovely poinsettia, and the trails of burlap are just the right touch. Merry Christmas!

Rachel W K said...

the white embossing is so gorgeous, everything really pops! have a great time with the family :)

-rachel w k
rwkrafts.blogspot.com

Julie Hoffman said...

This is so pretty Emily! I'm sure you're parents LOVE it ~ I do! Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!

Angela said...

Love those loopy leaves! What an elegant card -- perfect for the parents!

dahlhouse-designs.com said...

stunning!

Lindsey said...

A beautiful and elegant card! The burlap string is perfect with the awesome poinsettia image.