I've also entered this design on Splitcoaststampers Friday "Free for All" Challenge: to use something for the first time; and the Shabby Tea Room's Challenge "Let's Make an Impression": to use embossing somewhere in your design.
My Christmas in July design features nontraditional, coooool colors...perfect for skyrocketing temperatures! The designer paper that I used today is My Mind's Eye Signature Christmas Holiday Glitter Book (Hobby Lobby). Most of the sheets in the pack have a subtle glimmer as well as a bit of texture.
May Art's tan gingham ribbon (the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store) acts as a border between dp prints. A sentiment from Our Daily Bread designs (Joy to the World) was stamped with Versafine Sepia ink (Stamp Simply Ribbon Store), then die cut with a Spellbinders Long Rectangle die.
Spellbinders also has a lovely "Poinsettia" die set (Stamp Simply Ribbon Store)...three different sized dies to create layered poinsettia blossoms.
I cut five layers from vellum, then sponged and textured them with Stampin' Up's Itty Bitty Background Stipple stamp dipped in Soft Sky ink.
A Martha Stewart punched snowflake and Michael's copper decorative brad finish the center of this poinsettia.
The following gals have more Christmas designs to show you:
Sharon Johnson: Stamp Simply and the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store
Deb Neerman: Paper, Ink, Scissors & Stamps
Barbara Anders: Paper Pursuits
Jenny Gropp: One Krafty Kat
Janine Orchard: 2bKrafty
AJ Otto: The Willow Garden
Barb Schram: Explore. Dream. Discover
July's Guest Designer, Clare Buswell: Clare's Creations
If YOU plan to play with us this week, be certain to link to Mr. Linky on Sharon's blog.
Thanks so much for stopping by today...have a GREAT weekend!
Edited to add: Oh my! When I checked my blog this morning, I realized that the cute little bow that I had on my sentiment was NOT in the picture! It had fallen off before it's photo session! So, it's back on...cute little bow using the same May Art's gingham check from the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store!!!