Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Christmas Quilt

Today I'm sharing a Christmas card I created with a "quilt like" background. I created it using the Giga Guidelines stamp set (Papertrey ink) and three colors of Distress Oxide.
I created a 3D poinsettia to adorn one corner, but kept most of the card free of embellishments to showcase the pretty designs in the background.
 I love the look distressed (and inked) edges give a card. It's been my go-to technique this year!

Supplies and Tools:
Giga Guidelines (Papertrey Ink), Distress Oxides (Peeled Paint, Fired Brick, Walnut Stain), Sponge Daubers, Basketweave embossing folder (Darice), Festive Flower Punch (Stampin' Up), Holiday Greens Thinlits (Tim Holtz), Burlap String, Poinsettia stamp (unknown)

This card linked to:
Pinspirational - Inspiration photo (Christmas - colors)
Time Out Challenge - Inspiration photo (Christmas - colors)
Stamping Sensations - Winter Trees and Flowers
Power Poppy - Hues To Use


Kate said...

This is gorgeous, Esther!! Your background looks fabulous and I love that poinsettia too!

Julie Koerber said...

Wow Esther -- pretty and fast! Love that you already played along with this week's Hues to Use! Merriest of Christmases to you and yours!

brenda said...

I always love seeing Poinsettias at this time of year so your card really appeals and is so pretty. Many thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

B x

Pam said...

This is such a beautiful Christmas Card and I love the colors that you used!

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

I love all of the wonderful texture in this card. It is indeed very reminiscent of a quilt for Christmas. Love that 3D poinsettia and I especially love the touch of the distressed edges. I hope your holiday season is merry and bright! Thanks so much for playing with us at Time Out!

Lynn said...

Wow! I love this color combo of red, green and brown. So rich feeling. Gorgeous texture too.

Thank you so much for joining us at Time Out!

Joan said...

Lovely colours and stamping on your card.

Thanks for joining us at stamping Sensations this month


Carole J said...

Wow!!! This is stunning! I love the background you created - it's so rich and full of texture. The distressed edges are perfect! Thanks for sharing your work at {PIN}spirational Challenges . Good Luck and hope to see you again next time.
Carole x DT

Marlies said...

A beautiful card in lovely Christmas colours! Great stamping! Thanks for joining our challenge at Stamping Sensations. Marlies

Deanne Saunders said...

Beautiful! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!! *If this comment is late I apologize! I’m having major issues lately trying to leave comments due to the stupid ROBOT silliness!!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper