Tuesday, February 7, 2012

JB12:03, A Banner Holiday!


Greetings blogland friends! Happy Tuesday afternoon! One more day of work under the ole belt, three more to go! As usual, I am getting my Jingle Belles card in on the next to last day of the challenge...seems to be my habit this year! For this challenge, Stef and Lauren have asked that we be inspired by their new blog banner, in any way, shape or form that may take! I went the "easy" way, and chose to be inspired by the colors...seems to me my card from the previous challenge coulda fit this bill nicely too! But, I like this one much better!
The dp is from the Winter Wonderland pack by...(I have forgotten who!), adhered to kraft cs. The purty swirly is one of many different colored ones I found in the dollar bins at Michael's. I puchased the blossom SB specifically for the purpose of making a poinsettia, and I finally got to it! I cut the different sizes out, spritzed them with water, and then crumpled the heck out of 'em! Before they dried, I ran a darker red inkpad over them for some depth. After I assembled the flower, I thought that it needed more definition between layers, so I added some Candycane Stickles to the points. Oh, and the edge of the dp was run thru a Martha Stewart punch on one side.
I guess that's about all for this one! Make sure you all have a look over at the Jingle Belles blog and see what everyone else has created! Take care!
~Marie~

13 comments:

  1. Hi Marie!

    Wow, that flower looks awesome! I never have the patience to do anything like that, I sure wish I did because its fabulous on your card! I also love the blue swirly....I wish Michaels wasnt over an hr away from me, sounds like I need to check out the dollar bin for some of those!

    Beautiul card Marie!

    Thanks so much for the kind comment you left on my card :)

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  2. Love that big bold blossom ... so vivid and fun ... and the stickles are the perfect sparkly touch ... so very glad you joined us at jingle belles.

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  3. wow; your poinsettia is gorgeous and i love the blue swirly gem; i never seem to find anything like that at my mikes. of course our dollar bin is 1.50 - that's canadian dollars. :) i like how you openly admit you like making christmas cards year round.

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  4. Hi Marie ... this is one lovely card ... perfect for the challenge ... fabulous poinsettia ... many thanks for stopping by my blog ... much appreciated

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  5. This is beautiful, love the colour of your bling and your flower looks amazing.

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  6. This is a beautiful interpretation of the banner, Marie! I love that big flower and the bling :) Have a great day!

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  7. oh how ♥LUSCIOUS♥ is this gorgeous card?! i especially looooooooooove that amazing poinsettia... i was going to ask which prima collection it was from but HOLY WOW you made that too! brilliant, missus, in every way!!! ♥

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  8. Beautiful card.....beautiful flower. My question may seem odd but where can one find the type of card holder you use???

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  9. Hi Patricia. It's a frog...used for arranging flowers. I found mine at Goodwill. Thank you for your comment on my card! :)

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  10. Gorgeous card, I love the big flower. Thank you for the lovely comment you left on my blog.
    Sarah-Jane xx

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