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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Lotsa Patterns

Tosha is the CCEE Stampers hostess for the month of November, and she's indicated that we're going to be doing a countdown this month!  For this first Thursday in November, Tosha asked that we use four different embellishments (buttons, rhinestones, lace, twine, flowers, etc.) in our design.  I used olive green brads, ivory pearls, ivory lace, and a poinsettia flower as my embellishments.


I believe this is the Jolly Holiday Christmas paper that Stampin' Up came out with last year (or maybe the year before).  I love the colors!  It is a challenge for me to coordinate more than two designer papers into my card, but I did use four patterns from this set of paper.  The reason I mention this is because this is also for Lydia's Hope You Can Cling To challenge on Splitcoaststampers to "wear a costume," that is, design a card that is not typically our style.  I also don't typically use different Nestability shapes with one another either, so I challenged myself to do that with these Big Blossoms Square and Petite Scalloped Oval dies.

The cute little tree is a die by Sizzix.  I made the poinsettia with the Layered Poinsettia die by Spellbinders.  I used a stylus in the center of the poinsettia to help give it some depth and then I shaped the end of the petals by rolling the ends of them around a skewer.  The wavy-like border on the striped designer paper is a Tim Holtz alterations die called Brackets.

Wanna play along?  Check out the details on our CCEE Stampers blog.  You can also see what Tosha, Joanne, Shirley, Cindy, and Frances came up with, too!

7 comments:

StampOwl said...

fabulous Christmas card Charlene

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh so PRETTY Charlene!!~

Joanne (jojot) said...

what a masterpiece of paper crafting, gf...fabulous use of dies/punches.....classic and beautiful

wannabcre8tive said...

I love your card, it is beautiful.

Lorraine said...

Great mixture of all those patterns and embellishments. You aced this one big time.

Pat (mspfd) said...

I adore this fabulous card. You did an exceptional job combining the patterns and colors. Love the tree -- yes, you enabled me to look for that die -- the tree is sooo cute! Have a great weekend, Charlene.

Ellen said...

Beautifully done!Love that pointsettia die! thanks for reminding me that I should use up some of the dp I have been hoarding~LOL