Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Christmas Magnolia

     I was looking through my huge collection of images from Doodle Pantry, and ran across this Magnolia Blossom.  I've had that image for more than three years and this is the first time I've used it.  It just struck me that, as a lovely white flower, it could make a beautiful Christmas card.


     I printed it twice, once on green CS and again on white.  I outlined the one on CS with white gel ink.  I also printed the sentiment onto the same green CS and then went over it with white gel ink, too.  The colored flower was fussy cut and mounted atop the green CS flower on Pop Dots.  I matted both the image and the sentiment with white CS and layered them together set at angles to each other.

     I found the background dp in my Christmas stash (something else in my stash for more than a year.)   The ribbon and the twine were scrap pieces just waiting to be used, and the holly leaves are actually shank buttons.  So, don't you agree this was a good image for Christmas?

     Challenges:
613 Avenue Create
A Snowflake's Promise
Christmas Cards All Year Round
Crafting for all Seasons
Crafting from the Heart
Craft Your Passion
Crafty Catz
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas  (posy)
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra
Digi Galore
Hiding in My Craft Room
Jingle Belles
Love to Scrap
Outlawz Greetings
Paper Minutes
Papertake Weekly
Petal Lu
Scrapper's Delights
Simply Papercraft

     My stash of Christmas cards is growing and, since I know that I'll have several more of them to do for DT projects as Christmas gets closer, I'm feeling good that there won't be any last minute rush for getting cards done in mid-December.  :-D  Happy Stamping.   NanaConnie

26 comments:

Chasing the Dream said...

OMG this is so pretty. Just love the design, simply a stunner for the holidays.
Hugs
Berni

Teresa Arsenault said...

I really like how you cut out the flower. Gorgeous.
hugs,
Teresa

Robin said...

This is just so pretty! Thanks for playing along with us at LTSCB and good luck. Hugs, Robin

The Craft Princess said...

Such a beautiful Christmas card...I love the rich colors :) Hugs...Janie

Sassy Raggedy said...

Fantastic design for a wonderful Christmas Card NC. Hugs, joann

Linda Simpson said...

So beautiful Connie, love the blossom and card layout.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Cumbrianlass said...

A wonderful Christmas card NC love the traditional colours
Hugs Janet xxx

tilly said...

a beautiful card, thank you for joining our challenge at crafty catz and hope to see you again
Tilly

Christy Q said...

Fantastic card and the details you added with the white gel pen really make it pop!

Faith A said...

Your right about the "Christmas magnolia" it's beautiful and perfect, love the details on the card.
Aren't we bad for getting and not using? at least I am LOL.

flossbite said...

Great card. Thanks for playing along at Crafting for all Seasons.
Fiona DT x

jimlynn said...

It's a perfect image for Christmas and a beautiful card too! Love that big magnolia!
Lynn

lauren bergold said...

what a beautiful card, so very elegant! thanks for shopping your (holiday!) stash with us at JINGLE BELLES! ♥

Heike said...

this ist a beautiful classical christmascard....loveley.

hugs, Heike

Planetsusie said...

Such a pretty card - very elegant. Thank you so much for entering the CCAYR (Country Christmas) Challenge this month, lots of luck to you. Hugs Sue Pxxx DT

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

Hazel said...

Thanks too for sharing your lovely crafting for CCAYR September challenge - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, CCAYR design team x

*Vicki* said...

Wow Connie, this is really stunning!! That image is gorgeous and you've done a beautiful job using it on your design here too! Love everything about it! :)

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at HIMCR, good luck!!! Amy DT

Helen Haines said...

What great card love it. Thank you for joining us at Crafting for All Seasons. Helen DT xx

Dawn Lancaster said...

Such a stunning traditional Christmas card NanaC! Love the image & the colours too!
Hugs
Dawn xx

Bettina L. said...

Beautiful layered Christmas card and I love the colours and bow too. Thanks for playing at 613 Avenue Create and sorry for my a bit late comment. Hope to see you back joining our new challenge. Bettina DT Member 613 Avenue Create xx

Kandy's Krafts said...

Gorgeous card. Loving the colours. Thank you for joining us at Crafting from the Heart challenge.

Annemi said...

I also have img that I've never used... either they scare me or I just forgot them... hehe. Magnolias are lovely on a christmas card and you have made a beautyful card. Thx for joining us at Scrappers Delights and good luck xx

Helen said...

A great card - thanks for joining us at A Snowflakes Promise.

Helen x

Heather said...

Oooo . . . it does make a beautiful flower for Christmas! Love the tilted panels. Thanks for playing with LTSCB. (sorry I'm so late in commenting)