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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Addicted to Stamps with Holiday

Hello friends!
Just popping in this evening to share a card for the new
Addicted to Stamps Challenge
The theme for this week is Holiday - so create something with any Holiday or "vacation" theme.

The sponsor for this week's challenge is:
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The winner from this challenge will receive a $10 gift certificate to their store!
So be sure to play along for your chance to win this cool prize! :)

The sponsor has kindly donated images for the team to use and here's what I've made:
I have printed out this Framed Poinsettia twice, but have sized them differently to layer them on top of each other to get this look.  I didn't want to color in the poinsettia, so I sponged on some ink for coloring and then cut it out and layered it onto some gold foil paper.  I had a decorative paper with poinsettia print that I black embossed the sentiment over. (Sentiment is from my older SU! stash of course!)  :)

For a finishing touch, I added some gold dazzles corner stickers to it.
It was very simple to put together and I like how elegant it looks with little effort!

Here is a closer view of the design:
Here you can better see the shine from the gold foil paper as well as a closer look at the poinsettia coloring details.  I've colored the center with my gold gel pen.  The top layer was also popped up with some foam tape over the larger image.

So I hope you will stop by the challenge blog to see the rest of the inspiration and join in the fun!
Thanks so much for stopping in today!! :)

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jimlynn said...

The poinsettias are stunning! I love the way you sponged on them instead of coloring too. They're perfect with that backdrop of print paper. The gold corners made the entire card pop with elegance! GORGEOUS!

Dr Sonia S V said...

Your poinsettias look gorgeous and love the gel pen idea
Dr Sonia
Cards Crafts Kids Projects

Susan (rainy) said...

Awesome design, Vicki! Your card is stunning and I'm loving that poinsettia image, too.

Barb Ghig said...

I love how you sized the Poinsettia to create layers and how you added texture with your gold gel pen! I also love your double gold frame! Gorgeous card, Vicki!

Sarah said...

What a stylish christmas card Vicki and I love the inked technique on that fabulous poinsettia xx

Greta said...

Just stunning! I adore your design & beautiful use of gold!

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Vicki, such a beautiful design and I love the gold layering.
hugs Sue xx

Tanja said...

love all the layers and the sponging of the poinsettia

Bad Kitty said...

amazing project
very nice coloring

alexandra s.m. said...

Gorgeous Christmas card with fabulous shading!!
Thanks Vicki!

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous creation it's a stunner and colours are perfect.xx
{The Journey Is The Start aNNie my personal blog}

cm said...

Such a classy showcase of this beautiful poinsettia! Stunning!

NanaConnie said...

Love how you used the different sized images to make this fantastic layered card. That's an idea I have to try. The gold foil is a classy touch.

Beth said...

absolutely gorgeous Vicki loving all the layers a such a pretty image.

Pia S said...

This is so stylish and I really like the effect of your sponge coloring and how you cut and paneled the image. Looking fabulous!

Shannon McComb said...

Oh wow!! This is such a beautiful card!! I just love those poinsettias! The gold layers make it look so glamorous!! Stunning card Vicki!!

Darnell J Knauss said...

This would become Christmas room decor if I had it, Vicki! It is truly sensational!! Enjoy your day!! Hugs, Darnell

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

What a card - just fabulous!!!! ""Love the different sizes you printed the poinsettia - gives it so much dimension!

Céline said...

amazing !!!!!

coldwaters2 said...

WOW, WOW, WOW Vicki this is so beautiful those Poinsettia's are stunning I love the sponge effect also the gold frames I love this so much.
lorraine x

Lola said...

Your card and technique are so elegant! Gorgeous effect.

Bobby said...

So amazing, Vicki. I love the layering and all the gold. Fabulous card!

nwilliams6 said...

Vicki! This is GORGEOUS!!!! Love the gold and the beautiful bg and flower. Lovely!!!!! Impressive!!! Hugz

Chrissy said...

This is outstanding Vicki..beautiful design and love how you have coloured the poinsettia...gorgeous.


Shelly Schmidt said...

I could not remember if I had stopped by or commented on FB- this is just stunning! Love your coloring technique and the beautiful gold corners- just fabulous!

Monika Reeck said...

and Adorable
Oh Vickiiii I again amazing looking at your idea..
this looks like a card from Hallmark in Dept Store
it looks like fabrick made but its yours
I LOOVEE this adorable card
save for me pleaseee
at December you can send me...I am moslem this is better than Christmas card for me Vicki..
I ADORE all in here
Hugs, Monika

Donna said...

Wow Vicky, this is such a beautiful and elegant card. The layers look amazing and I love the gold accent, finishes the card perfectly! :) Donna ♥ x

vic said...

Gorgeous card Vicki I love the huge flower wow!
Have a lovely day
Vic xx

MiamiKel said...

Wow! This is so vibrant and gorgeous - and lifelike! A stunning holiday poinsetta and paired with the gold, this is just dazzling! Hugs!

Olga Jewell said...


Sheryl said...

OMG! I just adore this. The design and colours are sublime. Good to have you drop by at 613 Avenue Create this week. Hugs Sheryl DT xx

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful card and love the poinsettia images love how you layered them and just sponged the colour on a great result and very elegant
Carol x

Tammy said...

Oh WOW this is stunning Vicki!! I love the layered image and your fabulous sponging! What an elegant Christmas card!
Hugs, Tammy

Pollard Carole said...

Fabulous this is just so beautiful a wonderful card love and hugs Carole x

Regina said...

Vicki your card is fabulous! The poinsettias are very pretty!
big hugs Regina

Lynn McAuley said...

Stunning work on this gorgeous holiday design, Vicki!

Alica Ziakova said...

Love the poinsettia and the gold accents make it really festive.

Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Hugs, Alica :)

Neets B said...

I love the way you've just sponged the red colour over the image, and that background paper co-ordinates wonderfully with it x

Julie B said...

Love the soft effect you created hear, such a change from colouring in the lines! Like the your idea of doubling up the image as well. :)

Sue said...

Gorgeous card, Vicki. What a beautiful poinsettia, and love how you layered it with two different sizes. Very clever. Inking of the flower looks awesome. Pretty holiday card for sure.


Shona Chambers said...

Wow, this is amazing, and all with a digital image!! Absolutely love the 'framed flower' idea, especially with all that glorious gold.

Shona Chambers said...

Wow, this is amazing, and all with a digital image!! Absolutely love the 'framed flower' idea, especially with all that glorious gold.

Miriam Prantner said...

I love the softness from the sponging. So pretty!

Asha said...

Oh my! This is super duper stunning, Vicki. LOVE it. So beautifully framed.... awesome!
hugs x Asha

VanessaB said...

WOW! gooooorrrgeous!!

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