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Christmas Poinsettias

Hello, I had a chance yesterday to play in the studio and I knew I wanted to join in with the latest challenge over at The Color Throwdown, so that is what I did. I fell in love with the colors they have this week as soon as I saw them. The colors are Pink, Mint and Grey. I will definitely be filing this color scheme away for future use. I loved it so much I made two cards! I now have 30 Christmas cards done for this year! Woohooo! I have to stay ahead of things personally, so when the Holidays roll around I will have time to make cards for the stores. I am pretty proud of myself considering how many other things I have going on right now.

My swirly wreath looks black in the photo but in actuality it’s grey.

Here is card number two.

Card Details: On the first card I had a great time making the script paper that you see in the background. First, I embossed a very light grey sheet of card-stock with a script EF, then I took a mixture of white and silver ink and dragged it over the raised letters. Then I came back with some grey ink and distressed it a bit. It looks way better in person. The dotted background die is from Sunny Studios. The Poinsettias are from Memory Box and made with some gorgeous ombre DSP I came across. The leaves and the free form wreath are from Stampin Up. I have used sparkly silver paper for all my accents. I love the way these turned out and I think I will be making more!

I am also going to link up over at Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge.

Thanks for dropping by and please stay safe, Nanc’


Beside the Seaside

Hello, Theme Week is starting today at The Paper Players and sweet Joanne is our fabulous hostess. She has chosen Beside the Seaside as our topic. I was just delighted when I saw this challenge as it fit nicely with a stamp set I still had sitting on my desk. I posted a tag yesterday of this cute little Surfing Santa by Sunny Studios for the first time, and I wasn’t quite ready to put him away. I paired him with another great Sunny Studios set called Sending Sunshine. Two great purchases for this Florida girl!

I had this Oxide Ink panel also laying on my desk and I was itching to put it to use. I think next time I make this card I am going to just mask off the background and do it right on the card base itself. I added the sand piles as an after thought as it looked a bit stark when I was finished. It was a bit tricky as I had to work around all the die-cuts that were already glued down, so it’s definitely not perfect. Santa has some glitter on his hat and pop-pom, If you can’t tell.

Card Details: Sunny Studios-Surfing Santa and Sending Sunshine-stamps, Background was made with Oxides and a Spellbinders deckled edge die. I used Copics and Prisma Colored Pencils as my medium.

For more amazing inspiration, be sure to visit the rest of the Design Team!


LeAnne Pugliese

Claire Broadwater

Joanne James

Laurie Schmidt

Anne Marie Hile

Ann Schach

Amanda Mertz

Debbie Crowley

I sure hope to see you at The Paper Players with all things Seaside! Take care, Nanc’