Saturday, January 16, 2016

Blue and White Elegant Christmas Card

Hello everyone,

Just a quick post of a Christmas card I made this season. I made very few Christmas cards this time and this is one of them:

I inked the edges of the base patterned cardstock with Faded Jeans Distress Ink, also the embossed parts of the Spellbinders Fleur de Elegance die cut, the Poinsettia flowers and the shabby bow...

I wanted to keep this card relatively simple, so that the beauty of the die cuts show off...

As you can see I tucked in here and there Branches by Martha Stewart ( I am quite disappointed with that punch, since it pretty much stopped working for me after maybe two hundred punches! It just does not want to cut)

I would like to enter this card into following fabulous challenges:

Card & Scrap Challenge #110 White and Blue

RRR challenge #132 "Look what I've got" Poinsettia die is something new

Retro Craft Shop Frost

with this gorgeous moodboard

I hope you enjoyed this post...

Have a fabulous day and thanks for stopping by...

01/22/2016 UPDATE

I made Top 3 at RRR challenge with this card!!! Woooohoooo!!!!


  1. This is stunning! I love blue, it´s my favorite color. This card is very elegant.
    Hugs Lisa

  2. Gorgeous :) you have such an eye for elegance !

  3. Oh my gosh, this is stunning, Samra!! The colors are so beautiful!! I love those amazing flowers and the die you used!! The matching box is gorgeous, too!! Love, love this my friend!! I read once that if you used either aluminum foil or sandpaper, you might be able to sharpen the punch again. I haven't tried it so I'm not sure if it works. Have a great day my friend!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  4. Try punching through foil to sharpen it and waxed paper to lubricate it. Beautiful card.

  5. Samra, Gorgeous flowers and love the delicate blues throughout your card. Thank you for sharing your gorgeous card with us at Really Reasonable Ribbon and can't wait to see your next beautiful card or project with us soon. Nancy Hill, Really Reasonable Ribbon Design Team Member

  6. Also read you have problems with the Martha Stewart punch. I had the same problem and ended up getting the Impression Obsession die that almost looks like this punch. Very disappointed in Martha Stewart punches now and I ended up throwing my Martha Stewart punch away since it was too much of a hassel and really couldn't cut much of anything. Try foil, etc. but if it was what like what I had, it was an easy pitch to the trash. I am happy with the Impression Obsession die that I got from Scrapy Land for less than this punch and it works on any card stock, etc.

  7. This is stunning! Love the blue and white color combo.

  8. Nydelig kort.
    Tusen takk for at du deltar hos Card and Scrap.

  9. Gorgeous, Samra! Such soft blue color, and beautiful flower arrangement! Hugs, de

  10. Amazingly elegant and feminine card, Samra! What a beautiful flower arrangement and such delicate design! Stunning, my friend!
    Huge hugs to you! Branka xxx

  11. Beautiful work, very wintery! Thank you for joining our frosty challenge at Retro Kraft Shop!

  12. A stunning blue Christmas card Samra, love the pretty die cuts and inking too. Your beautiful floral arrangement is very eye-catching.

  13. Absolutely gorgeous love the beautiful flowers-I have a Martha Stewart border punch which stopped working pretty quickly too
    Carol x

  14. This is absolutely stunning!! I adore the soft blue and white combo. Your handmade flowers are exquisitely beautiful. Such a wonderful card.
    Thank you for coming to visit my blog and leaving your lovely comment!
    <3 J

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  15. What an absolutely STUNNING card. Thanks so much for sharing your adorably sweet art with us at Realy Reasonable Ribbon. We really appreciate you taking the time to link up, and hope you will join us again soon. Have a blessed week!
    Really Reeasomanle

    P.S. Here are some more FUN challenges where you can also link up if you are interested. We would sure LOVE to have you to play along here:
    Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes

    CropStop - Anythig Goes

    V's Sweet Ideas - Non-Traditional Christmas Colors

    I really hope that you will stop by to share your amazing talents with us. I would REALLY appreciate it. You have such lovely cards.

  16. I am drooling over this one Samra! You sure did make those die cuts front and center. I need a new word for gorgeous-finger lickin gorgeous! This is my new fave of yours. The recepient must have fainted with joy over this one. Wowzers WOWZERS WOWZERS and amazeballs! Marvelous flowers and of course your keepsake box is perfect. Hugz to you muffin! ~Niki

    PS-Sorry so late, Blogger has been giving me so many problems. Blah.

  17. Absolutely gorgeous card! I love the color combination and your flowers look awesome!

  18. This is soft and exquisite, Samra!
    Happy New Year!

  19. Wow Samra! What a gorgeous card! Your handmade flowers are so beautiful! Obviously made with a whole lot of love! Thanks for the inspiration!

  20. Hello
    Stunning fabulous card... Love the colour....
    I am your 100th Follower...
    Hugs zsylvie xx

  21. What a beautiful project with so many wonderful details! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us in the Really Reasonable Ribbon's "Looky What I Got" challenge this time!
    Leslie, RRR DT
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  22. Love the soft blue and the pretty design of this card.

  23. Your flower clusters are always so beautiful, combined with the gorgeous crinkle ribbon. Stunning work Samra!

  24. So beautiful Samra!! Blue is just my favourite this year, so perfect for a wintery card! Love the fancy frame and your poinsettias are stunning!! I hear you regarding punches, I quit purchasing them because sometimes they didn't even work straight out the package! I have drawers of them I don't use, because it seems every time I pull one out, it doesn't work, and they're not cheap either!! Oh well, die cuts it is for me! hugs :)

  25. This is a lovely card. Thanks so much for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon! Huggs

  26. Hi Samra! You have really outdone yourself with this blue Christmas card! The color is stunning and really shows off those amazing poinsettias and that elegant frame and punched foliage. I feel your pain with the MS punch; I've spent good money on Creative Memories punches only to never have them work properly, and they are not even intricate. Then I pick up some cheapo at a yard sale and it works beautifully! I've heard about sharpening with aluminum foil, but sometimes it's more in the mechanics that makes them go phooey! At least you were able to salvage some beautiful punches for this amazing card! PS If you haven't seen it yet, I've used some of your beautiful blossoms on my 3rd casket They are lovely to work with! Big hugs and muchas gracias por las flores!