Friday, May 31, 2013

Festive Friday Merry Christmas...

Hi all!

{This is my second post of the day, for my DeNami Designs Tutorial post click here.}

It's one day before June, and I am bringing to the ol blog my first Christmas Card of the year. Many of you have had a jump start on this, and I am late to the game. I would still be in good shape by December if I could keep up the rest of the year, but I am pretty sure that is not going to happen! :-) It's also hard to get in the Holiday mood when it's in the 90's. One week ago, I had to grab my winter coat, and now we have hit the hot and humid climate of summer! (I guess we skipped spring) Oh Mother Nature! :-)

Here is my Festive Christmas card to share!

I started with a Kraft Cover Weight base onto which I added my patterned papers from Authentique's Festive line. I took part of a doily and added to the bottom half of where the papers divide followed by adding a length of May Art's shear gold trim to the center.  

In gold, I stamped and embossed my Ornament from Waltzingmouse stamps onto red cardstock and then die-cut it with the coordinating Spellbinder die. I stamped Merry Christmas onto green cardstock in gold ink and heat embossed and added to my ornament after I hand-cut into a banner.  

A bow was tied from cream grosgrain ribbon trimming the ends with pinking shears. I die-cut some Holly Leaves which I scored down the centers for dimension adding to the center of the bow finishing off with a button and twine. Finishing touches include, crochet trim, a German Glass Glitter Star embellished with button and twine and pearls. 

Inspiration for this card was found at:
Festive Fridays- Color Challenge
3 Girl Jam - Anything Goes With Ribbon
Sunday {Fun}day - Linky Party
Craftin Desert Diva's - Anything Goes with Ribbon and Twine.
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes

Happy Stamping!
~Tammy~

29 comments:

StampArt Design by Kathryne said...

This is a beautiful Christmas card, Tammy. Way to go for your head start! Your weather sounds the same as ours in Northern Ontario, Canada. Thanks for visiting me and leaving your lovely comments. It's nice to meet you. You have a very lovely blog with lots of fabulous inspiration! xx Kathy

Lisa said...

Lots of pretty festive layers Tammy! I like the background paper with the little birds. Have a happy Friday ;)

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

A really elegant Christmas Card Tammy! Enjoy your lovely weather, its actually sunny here and just about 60 - wow a heat wave!! Suisan x

Karen Letchworth said...

What a beautiful Christmas card, Tammy. It must feel great to have a jump start on your holiday cards, and this one is just stunning. Thanks so much for sharing it with us in this week's challenge.
Have a blessed week,
Karen
Word Art Wednesday

DIANA L. said...

This is such a beautiful Christmas card! I love the embossing. These are definately the kind I like to get at Christmas hand made and beautiful.
Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes May Linky Party
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Joyce said...

What an amazing Christmas card. Love all the gold.

Maria said...

Wow! An amazing Christmas card embossed in gold, so pretty! Love the Authentique paper! It is really catching my eye lately...love it! It's difficult for me to get into the Christmas mood with hot and humid weather here, too!:-) Have a great weekend, hugs!

Charlene said...

Stunning Tammy! Love the big beautiful ornament as the focal! I want to play in this challenge but there isnt enough time in the day lol!!

Tenia Nelson said...

Gorgeous!!

Kristi said...

This card turned out lovely! It is a little weird trying to make Christmas cards so early,but you'll be ahead of the game come December!

pattyo said...

Beautiful holiday card! I need to get a start on mine. We are having the same weather here.

Lisa said...

Oh wow, that ornament looks amazing my friend!! I love the gold embossing!! I'm jealous you are getting Christmas cards done so early ;) I hope you have fun plans for the first weekend in June (eek!!) Happy Friday :)

Hugs, Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Valerie said...

What an absolutely gorgeous card!

Mary Ann said...

WOW!Beautiful card!!!

Creative M said...

Absolutely Beautiful!!!Love Christmas...
Have a wonderful day,
Migdalia
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Dawn said...

Your card is so beautiful Tammy. I love that vintage ornament; it looks stunning embossed in gold. Beautiful details.

Hugs, Dawn

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwww! This is gorgeous! LOVING that ornament!!!

Jinny Newlin said...

Oh, so pretty, Tammy! LOVE the way the gold embossing looks on red!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

So pretty - that shiny gold makes it so festive! I love all the pretty details you've added to this - it makes it feel luxurious and classic! Thanks for playing along!

Geri said...

Oh, Tammy...what a gorgeous design! You've brought every little detail together so, so nicely here! (And I do love those papers!) Just beautiful!!! Thanks so much for playing along with the challenge!

Jeanne J said...

Such a beautiful card with so many details - this is the kind of card I could stare at for hours - rich embossing - the bow with the fancy cut edges, the twine.. I could go on and on and on - nothing short of gorgeous here Tammy!

Sandy said...

Beautiful!!! Every detail is wonderful!!!! And I do mean wonderful!!
Sandy

Martha Herrera said...

WOWZA! Another beauty!

Cheri said...

This is simply beautiful. I really like the colors and the ribbon bow with the holly berry leaves. Thanks so much for joining in on the 3 Girl JAM Anything Goes with Ribbon challenge.

Cheri - 3GJ Design Team
www.djssundries.blogspot.com

Meredith MacRitchie said...

This is so SO beautiful! I love all the different elements, and what a gorgeous layout. I am so glad you found us, and I really hope you'll play with us again at Festive Friday!

Benzi said...

Wow! Fabulous Christmas card...love the gold ornament. And, now you have one made...and how many to go? LOL

Jessi Fogan said...

Your weather's like ours - two weeks ago there was snow mixed into the rain, and now (most days) it's up around 20. Oh, nature, you're drunk.
Love the gorgeous classic you've created here :)

Robin Carroll said...

beautiful card!!! Thank you for linking up with us for Tara's linky party at Craftin Desert Diva's We hope that you will join us again for the next linky party!

Robin
Cut One Designs by Robin

Madge Gillen said...

WOW... WOW... Super WOW!!! I love this card! look at all of the embellishments and the time that you have put into this card! I need to double check my Christmas list and get started! Great inspiration thanks for joining the 3 Girl Jam Challenge Anything Goes with Ribbon!
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