Sunday, June 09, 2013

A Bold Bloom for Christmas

Hello everyone !   I hope you had a great weekend.     We enjoyed a lovely sunny day today.

Two of my favourite stamp sets from Chocolate Baroque  -  Bold & Fresh Blooms are on special this week.  I decided to to create a Christmas card using these designs as it's never too soon to get started on them right?


I stamped & embossed the flower (five times) & the leaves with gold on Basic Grey Paper that was hanging out in my stash, I think it's from the Wassail collection.  

I'm not sure if it's called paper piecing or decoupage but I cut the flowers & layered as shown.  I added a metal flower & pearl at the top.    I stamped the mistletoe fragment from Pears & Baubles with Black Soot Distress Ink on the background.  I painted some of the design on the leaves with Vintage Mica Paints.    Noel is a clear stamp and this is the first time I've used it ! 

I decided to add gold around the edge of the background with a gold leaf pen after the card was assembled.   NOT a good idea, it ended up wobbly, certainly not as straight as I would like.   

Here is a look at the two stamp sets that are currently on special.   They are sold individually or with a multi-buy discount if you purchase them together.   I especially love the leaves.   




I'll be back soon with another Peacock Design!
Thanks for stopping by,
Shirley 

28 comments:

  1. Absolutely so lovely & the red is marvelous. You should check out http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ ...her challenge is to use a diecut. This would be perfect!!! TFS & hope your wkend was a good one. Hugs

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  2. This has a lovely eastern feel to it Shirley, both the colours and intricacy of the patterns.

    B x

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  3. What a great colorcombo. Beautiful BGP. Love the layers of the flower and the golden embossing. Great page on your previous post too! Love your doodled glam lady. And I like the vibrant colors very much.

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  4. Beautiful colours and a great use of the stamp.

    Chrissie x

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  5. Love the colours and great idea to use this stamp for a X-mas card! The golden line somehow fits great; it let it look a little bit if you used fabric underneath... Hugs, Gerrina

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  6. christmas in june, beautiful card! Love the gorgeous rich colors!
    Have a great week! Groetjes Karin x

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  7. You almost popped out of the sidebar of my blog.
    This looks realy great, Shirley!
    What a Christmascard this is.
    I always think about the person who's receiving this in their mailbox!!!
    What a great pleasure that must be?
    Groetjes Gery

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  8. WOW what a stunner Shirley, I love the red, such a christmassy colour. I agree, it's never to early to think about making Christmas cards, something that I should do, as I'm away from halfway through December. I hope you had a great weekend.


    Sue xx

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  9. As Brenda says - an exotic eastern touch with this & very striking indeed. The gold edging is very effective - I hate adding gold edging with a pen for I tend to ruin the whole project.......that was a bold step. I love the gold & aqua floral centre & I think it's a combination of the two - paper piecing & decoupage.
    Paula (PEP)

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  10. Beautiful Christmas medallion, Shirley - Love the rich gold embossing against the fabulously rich colors. Not only elegant and eye-catching, but very exotic and magical -- perfect for a Christmas card! Very pretty rich colors, and wonderful combination of shapes with the dramatic background. Love your Christmas card! congratulations for getting started on Christmas! hugs, de

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  11. What a beautifull Christmas card, dear Shirley , I love the colours and the beautiful flower!!

    Greetings
    Maria

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  12. What an elegant Christmas card Shirley...great idea, you did so well!

    kind regards, Alie :-)

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  13. Stunning Shirley!! huggles Sue xx

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  14. Soooo gorgeous and wonderful, Shirley.

    Have a lovely week

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  15. Love that rich Christmas red and the fresh teal, yum! :) xxx

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  16. Very very beautiful Shirley and the colors and stampa are great
    Greetings Janny

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  17. Ooooo I just love those stamps! They look so rich stamped in gold. Love what you did with this Shirley :)

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  18. Wonderful colors and card design.

    Regards diane

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  19. Beautiful Christmas Card ! Great colours !


    Palm Tree Julia :)

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  20. Great minds think alike. I'm starting Xmas cards this week, I have no sense of time, so I'm usually late for everything, even Xmas, so I decided I should be early! That red is divine ! This is such a lush colour combo and those stamps are stunning.

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  21. Wow!! Just such Rich and Beautiful colors Shirley!! Love the embossed gold too! And know it's never to early to start working on Christmas cards, lol If I was smart, I'd follow your lead! ;-)

    Hugs
    Shannon

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  22. WOW dear Shirley, what a fabulous unique christmas card, I'm excited.
    xox Anja

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  23. Fabulous luxury Christmas card. Inspiring as always.
    Hugs, Florence x

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  24. Elegant, rich and stunning! Wow an amazing creation Shirley!! Love the red and teal!! hope your day is marvelous!!
    Big hugs,
    Ellen

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  25. Love this... such a beautiful card from super stamps! ...Lovely work from you Shirley as always.
    E xxx

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  26. Wauw.....what a beautiful creation!!! I enjoyed looking ;-)
    Groetjes, Anja

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  27. There's nothing like being ready for Christmas! This is just beautiful with your 3D flower and your borders and excellent colours. I enjoyed reading about your process.

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  28. Eine so wunderbare Weihnachtskarte, liebe Shirley! Die neuen Stempel sind sehr schön.

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Your kind comments are always appreciated !