Thursday, August 19, 2021

Inspired By: Flower Me In Christmas

Hello crafty friends, happy Thursday! 

I have one more card for you this week. It's time for the new theme at  Inspired By.... Flower Me In Christmas. 

I was excited to be able to use the Christmas option for this challenge! In between travels and other events happening lately, I was able to just die cut and stamp some bits and bobs of images. I absolutely LOVE having some of these ready to go so that I can take my time arranging the elements and adding other details to a card. 

Today's card uses many of the gorgeous images in WPlus9 Designs Poinsettia Builder and Bells and Bows collection. 

There is a disadvantage to having elements made up ahead of time - I can't remember whether I used Distress or Altenew inks. 

 I used the Lavinia dies to emboss the card front. I love how this really adds a rich and elegant look without distracting from the focal point. Wrapping a nest of gold thread, I layered the die cuts with foam squares stacked singly or doubly to add dimension. The die cut sentiment is gold embossed, with a second phrase stamped in black ink. Both are from the Poinsettia Bouquets set. 

Inspired By...Flower Me In Summer, 

or Flower Me In Christmas, which will you chose? 

I know you'll be inspired by the team's samples, so be sure to check them out! I am so happy you popped in to see me today. I thank you all so much for the warm and heartfelt comments on my recent posts, they encouraged me greatly. 

 Be yourself

          Have delight in your craft 

               Make something beautiful!