Saturday, December 6, 2014

Clean and Somewhat Simple Christmas Card

Hello everyone,
another busy weekend ahead of me...so this post will be short and simple...

Here is my creations:


I used a silver shimmery piece of cardstock for my base and added a layer of vellum ontop of it. Top part of the vellum piece was embossed with brick wall embossing folder.


The wreath was created using one of those floral decoration stems in pearly white color and to add some contrast to it, I painted a few pearls with gesso that was stained with turquoise ink. After that layers dried I sprayed some frost shimmer, which is hard to capture in the photo, at least for me... The bow is grey seam binding ribbon embellished with jumbo crystal.


The sentiment was created on my PC and printed on the silver cardstock. Two birds were attached to silver cardstock as well. Everything looks kind of frosty due to the vellum layer...


One more look at the card...

I am entering this card into following challenges:

City Crafter Challenge Blog Week #240 "A Wreath for this Season" with an inspiration photo


Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge "Clearly Christmas" with inspiration photo


Just us Girls Week #270 "Sparkle" for which I added some crystal sparkly embellishments :)

Merry Monday #137 "Feathered Friends!" for which I added those two birds :) Here is the inspiration photo:


and last but not the least:

Simon Says Challenge "Holiday Cards"

I hope you enjoyed this post.
Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by...
Samra

12/08/2014 UPDATE
With great pride I announce that my card was chosen to be one of the honorable mentions at Merry Monday Challenge!

45 comments:

  1. WOW Samra! I am always so blown away by your creativity! You are always finding new ways to make or alter embellishments and new ways to add interest and dimension! The vellum layer with the embossing is simply inspiring and those aqua berries, gorgeous!!!! For a simple card, it sure is full of beauty! I hope you have a wonderful weekend my dear crafty friend, see you out on the dance floor! big hugs :)

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    1. Thank you so much Pamellia! I had my eye of some challenges, and just could not figure out the way to make a shabby card and still fit into challenge requirements, so I went the other route...I have plenty of friends that prefer modern and clean design over my usual shabby and chic, so the card will still find a happy home :) Have a wonderful weekend!

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  2. LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE this card!!! Thanks for playing at the Curtain Call!!

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    1. Thank you so much Tenia :) I am glad you like what I "whipped up" :)

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  3. Wow! Such an amazing creative wreath...so pretty!!!

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  4. Such a great card Samra, great element and design!

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    1. Hi Kirsty :) Thank you for stopping by and leaving me such a spirit lifting comment :) Hugs :) Samra

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  5. A simply stunning wreath design !!

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  6. Very pretty card! Love that gorgeous wreath! Thanks for joining us this week at Just Us Girls!

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  7. This is stunning! I LOVE that pearl wreath! Your design is beautiful. Thanks for playing with us at JUGS!

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    1. Thank you Sue :) I am glad you like the wreath :)

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  8. So pretty Samra! Love the pearl wreath and textured background! Happy Holidays!

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    1. Thank you so very much Mona! It is always such a treat to see you left me a comment! Happy Holidays to you and your family!

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  9. My goodness this is stunning!! Simple I think not ... I adore the wreath and the colours ... Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

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    1. Awww Ros, you sure know how to make my day with your comments :) Hugs :)

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  10. What a beautiful card! I love the wreath and the small pops of color! Thanks for playing along with this week's Merry Monday challenge!

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    1. Thank you Brian :) I am glad I found Merry Monday Challenge Blog, it is sooo much fun!

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  11. What a beautiful card -- your details are amazing and I just love that pop of turquoise! Thanks for joining in at JUGS!

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    1. Thank you Vicki :) I am glad you like my card. Thank you for stopping by and taking time to leave me such a sweet comment :)

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  12. This is stunning! And so elegant! Thanks so much for joining us at Merry Monday.

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    1. Thank you Karren :) I am glad you like my card :)

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  13. stunning card!!! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! Happy Holidays :) - Ashli

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    1. Oh my goodness, thank you so very kindly! I am glad that you like my card Ashli :) Thank you for stopping by and taking time to leave me such a sweet comment! Happy Holidays to you too :) Hugs! Samra

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  14. Everything about this card is gorgeous! I love what you used to make the wreath and adding the texture was the icing on the cake! Congrats!

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    1. Beautiful card. Love the wreath and the touch of blue... those doves look so pretty. The vellum layer is amazing. Thank you for playing along with us at the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge.

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    2. Thank you so very much Monika! I am so happy you like my card :) I am glad that I found Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge, I'll make sure I join in on fun some more in the future.

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  15. A wonderful combination of textures. Delightful card! Thank you for sharing with us last week for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. I hope you'll join us this week too! Thanks again. ~Michelle

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    1. Oh my goodness, thank you so very much Michelle! I am thrilled to hear you like my creation! I never dared to enter Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, I felt it was WAY out of my league. I don't know what had gotten into me last weekend to go ahead and join in! I am soo glad I did :) I'll be sure to come back and play more :)

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  16. I want a wreath like this in my living room. My oh my I am smitten. Your take on our challenge is pure perfection and I am drooling over this. Geesh girl you got a LOT of talent! Thank you so much for joining us at CCCB this week! I am happy you found the time to join us!

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    1. Thank you my dear Stella! I feel like floating above the ground! You sure know how to lift my spirit :) It is always sooo much fun playing at CCCB, I try not to miss it EVER!

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    2. I always enojoy being here and this card made you a Spotlight Artist. So well deserved. It's such a gem. Love it! Congrats!

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  17. Wow! Such an amazing creative card! We are thrilled that you joined us at Just Us Girls this week. Your work is incredible! Sure hope to see you again soon!

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    1. Oh wow!!! I am so humbled by your comment! First of all, thank you so very kindly for visiting my little blog and then for taking time to leave me such a spirit lifting comment! I truly appreciate it and am grateful more than the words could ever tell!

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  18. Now, that's one very beautiful card. Not that I expected anything less when I came to your blog. I know you are very talented and all your creations are a treat for the eyes. I love how you used vellum (I agree, it really adds a nice frosty look) and that you painted some of those pearls so that they would stand out. Looks amazing! Hugs! xx

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    1. Awww Thank you so very much! I truly appreciate your visits and sweet comments! You made my day!

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  19. So so pretty Samra........I really love the look of simplicity! Your card is so elegant , with beautiful details. Have a wonderful week!

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    1. Thank you so much Tracey! I am so glad that you like my card! I wish you a wonderful week!

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