August 4, 2012

Compliments of the Season

I'm here today with my Waltzingmouse Christmas Card Challenge submission for July.  I almost forgot it!  And, boy, the July challenge is a doozy!  Make a card that features ORANGE.

Okay, I can do this!  I decided to also use this week's Waltzingmouse sketch challenge for the card.  It's been a while since I played along with the sketch challenge.

I recently got Authentique's new Festive paper collection and found a pretty green pattern that I thought make a good background. Then I looked through my WMS holiday stamps - when I saw Big Bloom Poinsettia, I knew what to do.  Next, I needed to find the perfect orange.  I pulled out my new A Muse Studio inks and chose Burano - I think this is my new favorite color!  I pulled a couple other WMS stamp sets, and did lots of stamping and then lots of cutting and ...  

Voila!  An orange christmas card!  I am really happy with how it turned out.  It was definitely worth all the fussy cutting.

If you love Waltzingmouse Stamps, be sure to check out the Waltzingmouse Christmas Card Challenge.  It's a great way to get your Christmas cards done early!

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!

Cardstock: PTI Rustic Cream, A Muse Studio Burano, Fern
Patterned Paper: Authentique Festive collection
Stamps: WMS Compliments of the Season, Big Bloom Poinsettia, Nordic Winter
Ink: A Muse Studio Burano, Papaya, Fern and Onyx
Other: Nestabilities Octagon dies, October Afternoon Woodland Park velvet trim
Size: 5" x 5"


  1. lovely card. Love from Holland.

  2. Just beautiful Linda!! Love the colors and I love how the flowers pop off the card!! Happy Sunday!

  3. I just love the colours on this and the clever way you creeated the image to look circular even though it's not! Beautiful!

  4. Superb combo! Orange for Christmas? But it truly works!!! Thanks for sharing.

  5. What a stunning card and those flowers are just fabulous.

  6. The clustered flowers are fabulous! Definitely did lots of cutting but it's so worth it! This card is a stunner!

  7. Wow! This is a real stunner - can't tell you how long I stared at this sweet card - love those poinsettias and all that fussy cutting. So worth all the effort - simply stunning! Amazing card!

  8. This is just gorgeous Linda! I love your orangey poinsettias and your wonderful layout of them around the sentiment!

  9. Oh yes sirrreee you did it, Linda! BEAUTIFUL Christmas card in this tricky color scheme. Can I say that I agree that Burano is an amazing color! I am definitely purchasing a re-inker for it the next time. It is such a pretty hue and coordinates with so many of those tricky patterned papers that have pinky-orange-red :) LOVE it with the olive green in the background!

  10. PS...Your fussy cutting gets an A+++++++ just like in the Christmas Story (my fave movie ever ;))

  11. WONDERFUL take on the sketch! Love your design and perfect stamping! Thanks so much for playing with us at WMSC!
    Hugs, Karin

  12. Wow! The technique used on this card is so rich, I love the orange and green too!! Beautiful.

  13. Stunning as always Linda, fabby use of the flowers for this sketch, and the colours are beautiful too, well done and thanks for playing along with the Mischief Makers this week!



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