Friday, October 17, 2014

May Arts Handmade Christmas Card Blog Hop



I have a confession to make.  Ready?  Seriously, you better sit down first.

 I don't make my Christmas cards.  GASP!!

I used to...really I did. but life has become a whirlwind of things to do and something had to go.  I do, however, make a few special ones to send to family so I was thrilled when the Ribbon Lady challenged us to a Christmas card hop.  I miss my paper and ink.

I decided to go elegant in ivory and gold for this one.  Super simple, super easy.  My card base is 5" square ivory card stock, corners rounded and the front spritzed with ImagineCRAFTS Pssst! Sheer Shimmer Gold Spritz.  I think I'm in love.  I sponged the edges with Tsukineko Delicata Golden Glitz.



I created the wreath by first cutting a circle with a Spellbinders Circle die then glued May Arts XL30 Gold Leaves.  The wreath circle is popped up with foam tape.

The paper flowers were sponged with gold ink  and pearl swirl was muted with some Versafine Sepia ink so they wouldn't be so white against the ivory card stock both came from my stock.  I stamped the sentiment with the same gold ink.


Inside, I spritzed more gold shimmer then pulled a string on a single gold leaf to create some texture.  A stick on pearl tops finishes it off.  Yay...one Christmas card completed!

You know the Ribbon Lady loves to give away ribbon so here we go -   2 spools of ribbon EACH day from the May Arts Christmas Section!  That's 21 pages of choices!!  Just comment to win!


Here's the hop line up in case you missed someone along the way:

Thursday
        Virginia Fynes
       Tracy McLennon
       Rhea Weigand
       Mary Brockway
       Mallika Kejriwal  
       Lalo IK 
       Karen Hanson

Friday
       Karen Baker
      Jennifer Davey
      Jenifer Cowles
      Jen Shears
      Emily Lanham
      Charlene Driggs - that's me!


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15 comments:

Ann said...

Stunning! I love the gold leaf wreath! It adds such an elegance to your card!

Missy said...

That is so pretty!

marylouh said...

this is so beautiful. I love the gold leaves. the edging on the flowers, the soft background color, all make for a delightful card.
thanks for sharing.

Anita Braddock said...

What a Stunning card love the way you used the Gold Ribbon for the Wreath and the added bling and poinsettia just adds that special touch thanks for sharing

Amy C. said...

Wow, this is so stunning and elegant! I love the wreath created with the gold leaves.

TracyM #6773 said...

ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS card Charlene!!!
WOW - LOVE your DELIGHTFUL gold leaf wreath and ELEGANT design, LOVE IT ALL, inside & out!!!
THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION - I have pinned your card to help me with my Christmas card making and will DEFINITELY be looking out for these gold leaves :)

Sherri P said...

pretty card! I don't make Christmas cards either!

Sue D said...

Love the elegance!

joy said...

Classy, elegant and just so beautiful! I love the way you created the wreath with the gold leaves. And, of course, I do love using Joy as a sentiment. :-)

Sherry Butcher said...

Wonderful, love the gold leaves. the edging on the flowers, colors, and the stamps. TFS.

stamping sue said...

Lovely golden leaf wreath card!
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

Miriam Prantner said...

Wonderful wreath! Love this card!

Lucy said...

Thus is so elegant and very pretty!

Heather Thompson said...

I really think That ribbon is my favorite of the holiday collection. beautiful card.

Judy said...

What an elegant card. So gorgeous in ivory and gold and that wreath with the ribbon leaf, gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.