Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Christmas in July

Temperature is in the ninties and I am making a Christmas card...maybe this will keep me cool ...at least I have something to do in my cool basement studio!
Stamped this image of a frame with poinsettias using versamark and  embossed with gold EP. Then I stamped the verse and also embossed in gold. Used a lustrous oyster pearl CS as base but photo does not really show the shine of this lovely CS. Inside, the CS has a white matte finish making it great to stamp an inside sentiment. Finished with a sparkly gold bow made with Bow Easy. ...not too much sparkle for a man.
Challenges:
Stamp TV: Giovana's challenge is to make a Christmas project and used some kind of glitter, sparkle, bright items.
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday: Maki's challenge is to Celebrate Christmas in July.
Sentimental Sundays: Week's challenge is Celebrations!
Beary Sweet Challenge: Emboss it!
Cards for Men: Christmas in July..think any man would appreciate this card for Christmas....not too feminine.
Christmas Cards All Year Round: Anything goes

Stamps: GKD "Festive Frame" by Melanie
             Creative Clear Stamp "Holiday Sentiments"
Ink: Versamark
EP: Ranger Gold
Papers: Oyster Pearl and GKD Rocket Red

Hope you are keeping cool where ever you are in the USA.
Theresa

20 comments:

Olga said...

Love the gold embossing, gorgeous card! Stay cool.

Nannieflash said...

Wow I wish it was that hot here its in the 20s in Uk. Fabulous card love it the simplicity of it is gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Cards for Men, good luck with the challenge. With hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Alicia a.k.a. Crafty Al said...

Beautiful. This reminds me of vintage hardback book covers. Thanks for playing along with us at Sentimental Sundays!

Patti said...

Such an elegant Christmas card! So pretty!

issy said...

Very classy, The colours are perfect, and it looks so professional. Great job.

Thanks for playing along with Cards for men this time around, and good luck in the challenge

issy

Monika Reeck said...

very elegant Christmas card...love the gold embossing so adorable...I just join too the cards for men...my card is number 16, would you mind to see my blog?Mny thanks before, hugs, Monika

Kym Weber said...

Absolutely stunning! Love the gold embossing - works fabulously with Gina K's stamp - one of my favorite sets! Beautiful bow! You've done an outstanding job! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Cards for Men! Hope you’ll be joining us for the next challenge!

~Hugs~Kym

Anesha said...

Beautiful elegant card. Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays.

Jamie said...

BEAUTIFUL embossing, what a nice job. I hope you stay cool! Thanks for joining in our challenge!

Jamie from The Beary Scrap DT

Patricia said...

This is so cool love the card. Thanks so much for joining us at The Beary Scrap Good luck.
~Patricia
TBS

Silke Ledlow said...

Theresa what a BEAUTY!!! I love this simple yet elegant card!!! The gold embossing is perfect for this image...I love it!!!

Thank you for celebrating x-mas in July with us!!! Stay cool!!! Hugs ~S~

Elise said...

What a BEAUTIFUL card!!! Thank you so much for playing with us at The Beary Scrap!!

big Hugs,
Elise

Makiko Jones said...

Beautiful embossed image, Theresa! Gorgeous Christmas card...I love it!
Thank you for playing along FTTC with us.

Donnas Den said...

Great card. Love the simplicity of your deisgn, Good luck in the challenge over on Cards for Men and thanks for stopping by.

Donna x

beadz said...

What an elegant card. I love the embossing! Thanks for joining us at the Beary Scrap! Good luck.
hugs,
Gini

Betty Wright said...

Teresa, this is so gorgeous and rich! The gold embossing on the red is very striking! Lovely card! Thanks so much for playing FTTC!

Colleen said...

Wow! Gorgeous! Thanks for playing with us at CCAYR and I can't wait to see more!

Patricia St Martin said...

Just love your card. How fun, Christmas in July! Wonderful layout. Cute image. Thanks for joining us at Donna's Den of Crafts. Good luck on the challenge.

Susan ~ Killam Creative said...

Beautiful, Theresa! Thanks so much for joining our Beary Sweet Challenge - good luck!

Cheers,
Susan
The Beary Scrap DT

Pat said...

Wow...this card is so elegant!