Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Card Concept #44

Hello everybody!
It is time for another inspiration challenge here at

Here is our beautiful inspiration photo:

I was inspired by the green, red and gold in the photo, as well as the poinsettias.

I began this card by stamping the poinsettia onto vellum paper and heat setting it with gold embossing powder. I then colored it with my Zig watercolor pens. Next I used the matching die and cut a gold glittery poinsettia. It made the perfect shadow around the stamped poinsettia!

I once again wanted to honor our Guest Designer for this month Julee Tillman, owner and creator of Verve stamps! The beautiful sentiment is a Verve stamp called  Unto Us.  And the die is also by Verve. It is called Classy Label. I think this looks so elegant!

Thanks for visiting my blog today!
And please go visit my team mates
 for some fabulous creation!
Our team is divided into different styles and each designer explains how they were inspired by the challenge!  So come and join us and try your hand at a brand new "style" of card making or work in your comfort zone, it is totally up to you!
The styles are explained HERE.

Clean & Simple
Sandie Munro
Debbie Petersen

Clean & Graphic
Shabby Chic
Freestyle Collage

Classy & Elegant
Vicki Burdick
                  Mackie <You are here

Mixed Media
*Julie Gearinger
Lilian Forsyth

Stamps: Poinsettia (Sassy Stamps); Unto Us(Verve)
Dies: Poinsettia (Sassy Stamp); Classy Label( Verve); Tattered Pinecone (Tim Holtz)
Other: Versamark ink; Gold Embossing Powder; Vellum; Gold twine


Anonymous said...

What a beautiful card! I love the rich lush greens and the vibrant red. The gold embossing is fabulous too :-)

Lisa Elton said...

Beautifully done Mackie, this is marvelous!!

sandie said...

Gorgeous gold embossing, love the poinsettia x

Mona Pendleton said...

So pretty Mackie! That poinsettia is gorgeous! Love the gold embossed detail!

laurie said...

So classy and elegant Mackie! Your poinsettia is beautiful!

SewPaperPaint said...

I absolutely LOVE this card, just so very beautiful! The stripes, the gold, the red - all work together so well! <3

Jen Mitchell said...

Wow, this so so beautiful. I love how the poinsettia looks embossed in gold and the Zig pens make it look so vibrant!

Unknown said...

This is gorgeous Mackie!! I love your gold embossed poinsettias. SO pretty!!!

Michele K. Henderson said...

There is so much to love about this card! The colors are amazing and it has a great vintage feel to it. LOVE it!
Take care!

Lilian said...

Beautiful card!!! Love the traditional colors with gold!
The Leaf Studio

Monika/Buzsy said...

Beautiful card Mackie. Love the pretty poinsettia and all the gold. Very elegant.

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

This card is positively glorious, Mackie! The perfect Christmas card!