Friday, July 9, 2010

Christmas in July!

Christmas in July! As the temperature continues to rise, take time to cool off with the Stamp Simply Friday Challenge (ssnotime147): create a Christmas design or project!

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!!!


Welcome to Explore.Dream.Discover. said...

Lovely card, Deb! Love your ribbon treatment bordering the papers. Super poinsettia!

Deb Neerman said...

This is gorgeous, Deb! Love this cool and soft color palette ... and that poinsettia is beautiful! Just lovely!

Have a wonderful weekend! Stay cool!

Becky said...

What a fabulous card, I love this poinsettia,

cbuswell said...

I adore this card, the colors are beautiful, a refreshing approach.

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Wonderful, Deb! LOVE the Poinsettia die cut in a cooler color - FAB idea!

Michele said...

This is such a beautiful Christmas card! Love that gorgeous pointsettia!

Joanne Leddy said...

Very pretty - simple and elegant design. LOVE the color combination!

Lisa said...

Beautiful card and lovely flower! Thanks for playing along this week in the Tea Room!

Audrey Pettit said...

What a beautiful Christmas card! I love the muted color palette to this, and your vellum poinsettia is fabulous. Looks great with the touches of ink and the brad center. Thanks for sharing this with us at TSTR.

Jerri Jimenez said...

this card is so beautiful Deb, I love the soft colors. Love your blog's new face lift, it's gorgeous!

Barbara said...

Simply stunning, Deb! I love blue and brown together for Christmas!

Nicole said...

Beautiful card! Great Christmas colors! Thanks for playing along with us at TSTR! :)

Janine said...

Such a pretty card Deb! Have a great week!!

Linda Bandow said...

Wow! Deb...TFS...simple IS best as you all have so beautifully demonstrated.

Debbie said...

Oh my ... this is absolutely stunning!!!! I looked really hard for the embossing -- did I miss it? Thanks for sharing your lovely creation with us in the Tea Room :)

Traci S. said...

Oh Deb~

I really hope that I am on your Christmas card list this year. I love the "different" colors used, and really like that poinsettia!

He IS Able,
Traci S.