Monday, February 18, 2013

Elegant Christmas


Today, at Merry Monday, Lesley and her team are looking for elegant Christmas cards.  I lucked out and had these two embossed pieces on my desk already - just asking to be used.  (Next week, I'm going to have to move away from Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla, 'cause I used them last week too)
Embossing is always elegant (and magical) so this wonderful Snow Swirled tree came out to be used.  I had tried to stamp the greeting on a piece of ribbon, but it just got too messy, so I stamped a piece of Vanilla, cut the strip close to the words and then ran my craft scissors over the paper as though I were curling a piece of gift wrap ribbon.  It breaks down the fibers wonderfully and they curve.

Now I'm off to add some paint to a canvas for another mixed media piece....we'll see how it turns out.

Hope your day is flowing along wonderfully - thanks for stopping by!
Joan

12 comments:

Divinity said...

very pretty and elegant. i love that tree stamp!!!!!!

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Allisa said...

Gorgeous card, love your unique banner! Thanks for playing with us at Merry Monday!

Wendy said...

Beautiful card, Joan! Love all the embossed layers and your gold embossed tree!
Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Mondays! :)

Bonnie said...

Oh, Joan! This is so elegant with both the dry and heat embossing! And I love the curvy banner! I'll have to remember that trick. Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

Julia said...

Love your gold embossed tree!!! You're right embossing is always elegant!!

Susan Joyce said...

Awesome card Joan, I like how you made the sentiment banner. Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday.

Notes by Nina said...

Very pretty Joan, these colours are wonderful together. Thank you for playing along with us for Merry Monday this week.

Sherry Eckblad said...

Love the gold embossed tree and the banner with the sentiment. Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday.

Judy May said...

Red and gold is a very elegant combo, Joan. The Snow Swirled tree is one of my favourites and it looks fabulous embossed in gold. Love your sentiment flag as well. Thanks for playing at Merry Monday this week.