Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Winter Centerpiece

Here is my post that is on the Classy Cards 'n Such blog today.
Remember, you can use my code DIANE-10 at any time
to receive 10% off at the store.

Hello Classy Friends,
Diane here with you today on the Classy Cards 'n Such blog.
This week our challenge is Candy Cane Christmas
using red, white, and a touch of green.

I have to say I have had this idea for this card for quite some time,
so it was fun when I finally got to pull it all together!

I started with a Memory Box Winter Large Snowflakes stencil.
If you haven't tried stenciling yet, give it a go as it is a
beautiful way to make backgrounds!

I applied it to my stencil with a Palette knife.
I quickly removed the stencil and immediately covered my
stenciled image with Crystal Ice glitter.
A tip when stenciling is to have a small pan of water nearby to
drop your knife and stencil in.
The embossing paste dries very quickly, and this way it protects
your tools and stencils until you can clean them up!

For the centerpiece I cut Memory Box Vintage Apothecary Jar
and filling it with Impression Obsession Fir Sprig Set which I coated with 
a chunky, snow-like glitter.

The candy canes are from Impression Obsession Christmas Icons.
The white twigs I cut a tree die, then cut it apart to give me twigs.
The holly was a die I had on hand.
I finished with Christmas Red Pearls and White Pearls.

Are you inspired to join in our challenge?
We would love to see your creation!

Entering the following challenges:

Crafty Cardmakers .... Cut It Out
Christmas Card Challenges .... Anything Goes
Allsorts .... Christmas
Festive Friday .... Inspiration Photo
Fab 'n Funky .... Christmas
The Paper Shelter .... Is it too early for Christmas?
Simon Says .... Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday .... Anything Goes


Ros Crawford said...

So lovely!! I love your glittery snowflakes there too! Glad your little gift arrived ... Have a fun day!

Lisa said...

Wow, this is absolutely gorgeous, Diane!! What a perfect take on the inspiration photo!! The snowflake background looks amazing!! The jar full of candy canes and twigs is fabulous!! I just love this!! What a stunning card my friend!! Have a great evening :)

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Leslie Miller said...

Wow! That's a pretty amazing and beautiful arrangement right there on your card! The snowy glitter is so pretty and the snowflake backround perfect. What a wonderful Christmas card!

Graciellie Design said...

Love this! The snowflakes on the background look awesome!

Viv said...

I simply love this card! The stencil background is fab and the jar of candy canes and twigs are awesome. Great Job and hanks for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers - Good Luck!

Cards By MI said...

Stunning! Lovely card. Lovely use of the photo inspiration. stunning! Thanks for joining us over at the paper shelter this week.
Love n hugs

jenn shurkus said...

a beautiful recreation of the holiday centerpiece! AWESOME job thank you for playing along with us at simon says stamp!

Alison said...

This is absolutely stunning, Dianne. Gorgeous background and the jar with the candy canes and sprigs makes a wonderful centrepiece. Thank you for playing along at Fab'n Funky this week.
Alison x DT

Kreatief met Maria said...

What a wonderful card. Thanks for joining us over at the Paper shelter this week.
Greetings Maria

Jill Norwood said...

Diane your card is so beautiful! Love the background you created and those adorable candy canes! So lovely! :) Jill

Cindy C. said...

Oh my what a fun and festive card!! Love the classic elements in this design!!

Kim M said...

What a marvelous creation! Thanks for joining us over at Festive Friday! :-)

Ardyth said...

How fun! I love the burst of colour in the centre of your card! What a great way to combine the two inspiration photos! So glad you joined us at Festive Friday!

Karen Letchworth said...

This is STUNNING, Diane. I really want you to know how genuinely grateful I am that you share your wonderful creations with us each week. It means so much to me, and I can't say thank you adequately. Have a great week, and I hope to see you share with us again soon.
God bless you,
Word Art Wednesday

Sally Dodger said...

A stunning card. Your stencilled background is really pretty and the candy cane vase is a work of art. The way you adapted the tree die to work for twigs is a great idea. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and More. Sally D.x.