Monday, November 23, 2009

Church Christmas Card

Hi, everyone, have not had much time for stamping lately, but I have been working on some things, and I finally got it more or less put together! My friend Banu is very good at combining challenges; this time I managed it. This is a 5 1/2 by 8 1/2 sized card, so everyone at church can sign it and follows this week's Mojo Monday sketch, and it is also my entry for Gina K Designs first ever customer blog hop! Here I used two of their latest releases, Festive Frame and Vintage Borders. I embossed the frame and sentiment in gold on SU shimmer white and used the floating reinker technique to color the poinsettias. Very quick and easy: I just wet the area with my Aquapainter, then picked up a little color on the end of it and touched it the the wet area. The color spreads out and after it dries, this is what you wind up with. I used an Aquapainter to watercolor the rest of the image in the usual way. Colors are Ruby Red, Handsome Hunter, Soft Suede, and Summer Sun. I used the retired SU Linen BG stamped and a mask and Sage Shadow ink to add a little detail to the blank areas of the frame. Next I used my Spellbinders Grand Borderabilities Poinsettia to cut and emboss the border in Real Red. I used SU's Champagne Shimmer Paint to sponge the central poinsettia image, tied on some gold ribbon (Hancock Fabric I think, from last year). The dark green layer is the retired SU Forest Foliage, which I think is a much prettier color than the current Handsome Hunter and so I hoarded some! I stamped an element from Vintage Borders in Champagne Shimmer Paint on this layer above the frame. Hope you've enjoyed this--I enjoyed making it!

15 comments:

Susan said...

Wow! This is absolutely breath taking! Soooo gorgeous! I love all of the embossing detail. Your church will love it!!

Patti said...

Everything Susan said and more!This is way over the top gorgeous!

Tinker and JingeBear's Mom said...

Beautiful! I love using the floating ink technique too. This turned out wonderfully!
~ky

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Awesome!

Rebecca said...

This turned out absolutely gorgeous! What a great card, especially for everyone at church to get to sign.

Chris said...

this is beautiful!! love the gold embossing with the watercoloring!! it's just gorgeous, so perfect for your church! >"<

Latisha said...

Very pretty Amy!!

Jen said...

This is beautiful!

Sharri Seffens said...

Beautiful card! Your coloring is gorgeous!

Lea L. said...

Very elegant! Great job with the sketch!

♥ Lea

Allison Cope said...

Gorgeous!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh how gorgeous! And what a wonderful idea with the size so all can sign it!!

Christi said...

Wow! What a beautiful card! The poinsettia frame is gorgeous and I love the poinsettia border on the side!

Sara Paschal said...

Wonderful job on this one;) Great idea for the size, I need to step out of the box more with this part of creating.

Banu said...

WOW, Awesome card Amy. Loved all the details. Just gorgeous. I am at loss for words :)