Thursday, 21 June 2012

Christmas in June!!!!




























Oh my goodness I can't believe I have made my first Christmas card in June...  The challenge over at "A 
Blog Named Hero" is to use the "Kissing Technique"  and after I had played around with a few stamps, this background was my favourite using my  Hero Arts Friend definition stamp and the leaf and floral background.  The silver and red together immediately made me think Christmas and this is the resulting card. The poinsettia is made using a sizzix die, the petals have been dry embossed using a herringbone embossing die for texture, I have also used lots of Old Paper distress ink.




















Hope you are all having a great week, and once again I would like to thank all my visitors for all the lovely comments you are leaving me.


12 comments:

Kara Lynne said...

Your background is wonderful! You really found a perfect design combination for that technique. Great texture on the poinsettia too! Old Paper is one of my favorite go to inks.

Lin said...

I love it, Sally! We're broiling here, and it made me think "cool" thoughts!! Good luck!

Barb said...

Sally, your "kissing" turned out perfect! Love this pretty Christmas card! Your embossed poinsettia is gorgeous! :)

onecraftymama said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Sally! And congrats on getting started early this year :) Love the texture, and that fab gold flower centre!

Lisa said...

ACK!! Christmas in June!?? Oh Sally- I just can't go there!
Love that texture on the poinsettia- it's such a pretty card! You'll be sitting pretty and the rest of us will be sweating it come December if you keep this up!

Disp6194 said...

Wow Sally your background is gorgeous! I love that big background with that big bloom, beautiful :) Thanks for playing along with us at A Blog Named Hero!

Cindy C. said...

So beautiful! Always nice to have a head start on the Christmas cards!! :)

lenny said...

Wowza!!Gorgeous card!
I really love it!!
What a beautiful
"kissing technique bacground"!

Michelle said...

FABULOUS card! I thought I was the only one that did Christmas in the summer! :) That flower is AMAZING! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at A Blog Named Hero!

Lucy Newton said...

Gorgeous cars, love the way you kiss-stamp the background and the poinsettia is beautiful! Thanks for playing with us at A Blog Named Hero!

Brenda said...

You are very brave doing XMas in June! I love how that kissing technique worked out on this gorgeous card Sally!

A Blog Named Hero said...

Gosh you're organised!!! Beautiful card Sally--i love how you did it! Gorgeous kissing technique

Thank you so much for playing along with our challenge!~

Linda
A Blog Named Hero