Saturday, December 2, 2017


This card was born of items from my new Christmas stash, some experimenting with watercolor backgrounds and my new Kuretake Pearl and Starry paints, and a wonderful combination of challenges for inspiration.

Stamps: Hero Arts Holiday Florals Bold Prints Cling, SSS Believe.
Accessories: SSS Believe dies, SSS Rose Gold Embossing Powder, PTI Banner Die, Kuretake Gansai Tambi Pearl & Starry Water Colors, Fun Foam.
Paper: PTI Limeade Ice, Tim Holtz Destress Watercolor Cardstock, DCWV Foiled Cardstock.  
Ink: VersaMark.

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Heidi Weaver said...

Oh my goodness, Stephanie, you certainly got some wonderful items in your new Christmas stash. I love the gold embossed flowers and leaves. That combination of Kuretake Pearl and Starry paints is breathtaking and makes a wonderful background for your two-piece die-cut sentiment. You've created a magical card. Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

SmilynStef said...

Wowza ... that is a stunning background & I love the metallic sentiment ... so very glad you added your magnificent metal creation to our Jingle Belles gallery.

Penny Hanuszak said...

Love those embossed background flowers Stephanie. The background is stunning. Thanks so much for sharing at this week's Anything Goes challenge at the Watercooler.

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is beautiful! Wonderful take on the sketch!

Ardyth said...

Love the watercolour wash over the embossed background! Thanks for linking up at MCV, Stephanie!

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous watercolour background, fabulous card.
Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

Lady Joyful said...

Your card is just gorgeous! I love the beautiful watercoloured background and all the detail of the heat embossing. Thank you for joining us at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge - Charlotte/Lady Joyful, DT

lauren bergold said...

ohhhhhhhhhhhhh what a fun, festive and fabulously artistic card! so pleased you could join our "heavy metal" holiday fun at JINGLE BELLES ♥♥♥

AlisonC said...

What a beautiful rich and festive feel to your card. Thanks for playing along at Christmas Card Throwdown.

Marina said...

That background is really beautiful. Thanks for joining in at City Crafter.

Anonymous said...

You've used some wonderful techniques to make your gorgeous and very unique background, shown off by the shiny die cut sentiment. A truly beautiful piece of art work.

Thank you for joining our Christmas Card Throwdown challenge.

Gill DT