Wednesday, October 31, 2018

One for Christmas

I just realized today is Halloween.  You'd think I might share a Halloween card, but I'm fresh out of those and moving along through the remainder of fall and onward to Christmas.  Today it's Power Poppy's Wreath:  Felt Leaves and Fruits digital stamp.




A little heavy on the design today.  Honestly, this started out as clean and simple, but I wasn't happy with it, so it grew layer by layer, die cut by die cut, until I ended up with the card you see here.  It can be mailed in an envelope, but will require extra postage, tsk tsk.

I Copic-colored the wreath in softer hues of blue-green, pink, and gray.  Added Stickles glitter and three tiny crystals.  I'll list ingredients below my signature, and that will probably explain how everything was layered and put together.




Back to it now!  Lots more coloring and card designing needs doing.  Happy Halloween!


Stamps:  Power Poppy Wreath: Felt Leaves and Fruit digital stamp  Paper:  X-Press It Blending Card, SU Soft Sky, silver-white glitter card stock, Mintay Christmas Stories designer paper  Ink:  Printer, Copics for coloring  Accessories:  Crystals, Stickles Stardust glitter glue  Dies:  Memory Box Stitched Circle Layers, Spellbinders Basic Lattice, Cottage Cutz Fall Vine, Poppystamps Prim and Proper Bow

22 comments:

Glenda Brooks said...

What a lovely card. It's a quiet card and that makes me happy!

Pauline said...

Ack! Leslie this is gorgeous! I do not think this is a heavy design at all. Your layering has so much detail, I squealed when I saw this. The copic colours are very pretty paired up with the soft blue papers. Your glittery die cuts just add that extra and pull everything together. I wouldn't change a thing on this! Thanks for sharing today, a great way to start my day. I love when you create! Have a fabulous day, Happy Halloween!

Sherri said...

Absolutely gorgeous! And LOVE it in the non-tradional soft colors! You just continue to amaze me with your creativity and design skills! Awesome card, Leslie!!

Ros Crawford said...

You can be as heavy as you like... this is STUNNING!! Everything abut it has me swooning...

Nanny's Pansy Patch said...

This is such a pretty card - I love the colors that you chose! The die cuts amake this card - beautiful job! Happy Halloween!

Yogi said...

pretty. love that basic lattice underlay. Have a great day

Verna Angerhofer said...

This is so beautiful. What wonderful colors and great dies used on it.

nancy littrell said...

So feminine and pretty with the non-traditional Christmas colors. TFS Leslie. Hugs...Nancy

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, sweet Leslie, I'm with Pauline in agreeing that it is NOT too heavy at all. I love the beautiful layers and wonderful elements you've added to make a stunning card! Just love this darling wreath (one of my favorites and one that I almost went with today as I am working on a Christmas card). What a gorgeous color combination, and I love the DP you've used. Totally in LOVE with this card!! Hugs and love! xoxo

Cindy Beach said...

This takes my breath away, Leslie! I LOVE the softness of the colors and layers and the sparkling glitter. Your additions make a gorgeous image into one very special card. I love it! The vines die cut and the prim and proper bow are perfect together.

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful wreath image and love the die-cuts
Carol x

Margaret said...

This is just so lovely. I love non-traditional Christmas cards.

Pam Sparks said...

Truly lovely Leslie! Beautiful coloring and design elements all fit together seamlessly! Love it!

Conniecrafter said...

That is such a gorgeous card, I so love the softness of the coloring, the vine dies and the bow is such a beautiful way to top it off and pretty wood and lattice background to it!!

Evelyn S. said...

This is so beautiful and elegant...and all-around gorgeous! Your cards simply amaze me; even your "simple" ones have so many wonderful details. I love the dreamy colors and "glitz" on this Christmas card. Actually, I love everything about it.

Christine Alexander said...

I know what you mean with a CAS card loosing it's CASness over the evolution of the card :) this one was worth it. I love the beautiful colour and all those wonderful die cuts :)

Darlene said...

Not heavy at all ... it's PERFECT! Love the soft colors and your design is exquisite!

Diane said...

Layer upon layer of gorgeousness!! Soft, dreamy...beautiful...and the colors are amazing! Wouldn't it be fun to have a real wreath just like this one? I have a plain 'cotton' one over my fireplace, but I sure like this one better!!

laurie said...

Oh this is so soft and pretty. and the blue is gorgeous.

Lynette said...

I love the soft, subtle colors on this magnificent card, Leslie! As always, you have layered it up so wonderfully!!

Stacy Morgan said...

I don't think its heavy on the design myself, its GORGEOUS!!! You know I love these soft colors and the wood grain is perfect. Fantastic card.

Traci M said...

This is worthy of so much applause...I love it!! I had just fiddled with one of those wreaths and it didn’t come out nearly as pretty! You’ve outdone yourself and no, it’s not too heavy on design. I am drawn to the soft colors and white, the bow in the corner really sets it off!

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