Sunday, November 23, 2014

baby, it's cold outside




Adding 2 more cards to my Christmas card pile...

cardbase:  american crafts  cardstock:  stampin' up cherry cobbler/pretty in pink  stamps:  reverse confetti/seasonal sentiments  ink:  gold embossing powder, wplus9 white  other: japanese book, dcwv cork


I actually started with a completely different design, worked on it much too long and it ended up in the recycle bin.  Don't you hate it when that happens?

I've had that MFT Poinsettia die set since last year but never used it.  I'm definitely going to make more cards using that die, I really love the detail work on the leaves.  On the pink version, I inked up the leaves with white ink to soften the color.

Yup, still having fun with the japanese book pages.

I was inspired by



This week I'm only working on Tuesday...yahooo!

29 comments:

Laura Norris said...

These are just beautiful! Love that die cut too, wonderful details!

Sylvia said...

What sweet cards, Amy, I love the Japanese writing in the background. Your Poinsettia die cuts do have a lot of detail, looks like you are moving right along with Christmas cards, 70 that is a lot to do! My friend in south Austin said she got 4 1/2" yesterday, I think we got that as well. It sure was nice, I know you have rain all the time and you think it gets old, but I will never think that way again as we will be the ones to run out. Have a beautiful week, glad you are off for most of it...lots of crafting, right? Happy Sunday!

wendipooh13 said...

ahhhh LOVE the flowers!!!! gorgeous!!

Ashley Newell said...

So beautiful! I love the soft pink one!

Rose said...

So pretty!

Becca Cruger said...

These cards are really lovely! Those Japanese prints are stunning in the background. Thanks for sharing this awesome design!

sandi said...

So sweet! Love the use of the flowers for these!

Lesley said...

Pretty!

Lyn said...

Really lovely <3

Kay Miller said...

Ooooooh these are beautiful Amy!! Those big flowers are so pretty and I love the writing in the background too!

dstandard said...

Love the cards and love the pointetta die!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Gorgeous! LOVING those flowers!!!!!!

donna mikasa said...

Super pretty! Love the pink poinsettia--so soft and sweet!

Annette Allen said...

totally gorgeous.. love those flowers.. great job..

Toni said...

You're right about that great die. Love its boldness on these!

Miriam Prantner said...

Beautiful flowers! Love all that dimension!

wienerhoneymooners said...

LOVE it... I am loving poinsettias too though I have little to none.. great thinking on adding a touch of white, LOVE the Japanese book pages so elegant!!!

I Card Everyone said...

I bought the poinsettia dies from SSS and haven't opened the pkg... LOve this one though. and those book pages? I. want. I. want...
=] Michele

Audrey Pettit said...

Oh, these are stunning, Amy! Those poinsettias look amazing! Gorgeous with the cork centers, and I am smitten with the pink version. Softening the color with the white ink was so clever. Really loving the Japanese book paper background, too!

lauren bergold said...

ooooooooooooooh!!! i LOVE that die and of course you *KNOW* i loooooove the japanese text paper, what a fabulous combination... i love that you've embossed the sentiment right on top, as well. these are FAB! ♥♥♥

so if you only work tomorrow, that means today is (metaphorically) both sunday AND thursday... tomorrow is tuesday AND friday... anyway you slice it, you're going to need extra treats to accommodate the doubling up of days! :)

Kristie Goulet said...

So pretty, Amy! Love the poinsettia's and that paper! xo

jessica said...

This is so beautiful!!!! LOVE the design Amy!!!
AWESOME job!

Jingle said...

These are super pretty!

Celeste Goff said...

These are gorgeous Amy! I just love that die-cut poinsettia.

Ardyth said...

I love that you've shown two different looks with the same die - I love the different feelings that you achieved just by changing the colour! So glad you joined us at Festive Friday!

artful-notions said...

So smartly done, Amy! Great look to that poinsettia . Love the center and book page too!
Thanks for playing at Festive Friday!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love the background paper, I've got something like that in my stash...

Lynn said...

Okay...how did I miss these? I am so in love with these soft poinsettia leaves. Gorgeous Amy! Thanks so much for playing with us at Festive Friday!

Geri said...

Oh, I love those poinsettias!!! (And I NEED them, too...as you've seen1;) These are beautiful, Amy! Thanks for adding them to our Festive Friday inspiration!!!