September 24, 2014

Festive Friday #40

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A card for Festive Friday!

It feels so good to get back into making Christmas cards again. That is where it all started for me about 28 years ago when I bought my first Hero Arts rubber stamps.  Looking back at it now my stamping was very amateur but it is a big part of my history. The beginning of doing something I really love. 




I used the inspiration photo as a springboard and cracked open my new Simon Says Ornaments stamps and dies to create a sparkly and shimmery card using the colours from it. I popped two of the ornaments up with foam tape and added the elusive Wink of Stella to them (honest), the smallest ornament was die cut from white glitter paper and the ornament tops were die cut from silver glitter paper. Then I stepped completely out of my comfort zone and added not my usual three sequins but FIVE!


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Have a fabulous day, by the way Christmas is in 91 days!

27 comments :

Lynn said...

Perfect! I love the silver on the ornaments Tracey. So glad you could play with us at Festive Friday!

Jen W. said...

5 sequins! You wild and crazy gal!! LOL! These ornaments look fabulous in pink and I love the touches of sparkle!

Lisa said...

OoooooooH how I love these pretty little soft pink ornaments! Tracey! The silver glittered tops are the icing on the cake, PRETTY PRETTY PRETTY!!!

Lyn Wallan-Smith said...

This is a lovely card I love your pink ornaments and the silver tops are awesome <3

icardeveryone01 said...

So pretty, Tracey... I also bought this set from SSS and cannot wait to play with it - now that I've been so well inspired!
=] Michele

Alanna said...

Wow Tracey this is gorgeous. I love the colors and I have this stamp set so I will be remembering this when I finally get a chance to use it.

Barb said...

Stunning ornaments, Tracey - wow! Just love the pink and silver with all the shimmer! Beautifully done!

Cathy Weber said...

It's obvious you have really grown your talent in those 28 years! Those are gorgeous ornaments...love the trendy patterns and I agree...I am looking forward to making Christmas cards too!

Kelly Griglione said...

FIVE sequins ... that is so funny! I am so uncomfortable using more than three myself. I try, and then I usually end up taking them off. It always looks great when others do it ... I think my spacing is off. Yours look perfect nestled in between your ornaments! Way to be a fiver!

sandie said...

I just loved this photo and had wanted to make another card for it but you know how time goes!! I do love the soft colours here and all that sparkle and I too began with Xmas cards, encouraged by the lovely Lynn!

JD/ Jill said...

What a pretty Christmas card! In my opinion...You can never go wrong with PINK!

Anita in France said...

Don't think five instead of three sequins is toooooo rash, Tracey ... adds such a gorgeous sparkle to an already delicious card! Anita :)

Barb Ghig said...

Five sequins? You go, girl :) I love, love, love all the sparkle on this card! Your ornaments are so elegant, and the soft color palette is just beautiful!

It may be 28 years since you started stamping, but I'll bet even your earliest creations were just as pretty as those you create now! You are such a 'Pro', Tracey!!!

Kara said...

gorgeous Tracey!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Love how you've CASified the inspiration to make this beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Festive Friday!

Marybeth said...

This is stunning! Love the silver toppers! You are the pro! I love the 5 sequins, Its either 3,5 or 7 for me.

Sharron said...

Your beautiful pink and silver ornaments definitely deserve a couple of extra sequins! Your card is awesome!

Joyce said...

Way to go nuts with the sequins. Better run out and get some more. Love this stunner of a card. So very pretty and glittery, too.

Lindsey said...

Beautiful! Love that you added those two extra sequins. :) And I'm not sure how I feel that Christmas is less than 100 days away...

cm said...

So incredibly stunning...pretty pink and silver ornaments (glitter...yummmm), cas layout and FIVE sequins! You're going wild! Love this!
Hugs~c

Deepti said...

This is gorgeous, the subtle pink looks amazing !

KayM said...

Ooooooh this is soooo pretty Tracey!! Those sparkly ornaments are stunning! Very beautiful Christmas card!!

Kim Heggins said...

Such a sweet pink holiday card...I love that soft shade of pink and your ornaments are so beautiful.

Virginia Lu said...

I can not love this more! The pink and silver are simply stunning! You rock this one, obviously!!!!!

Michelle said...

Oh my goodness!!!
Tracey, this is one of my favorite cards! EVER!!!
Love it!

natashakara said...

Ohhlala! Love how elegant the is. I'm all about glitter and shimmer. You rocked this :)

Lindsey said...

Congrats on having this super gorgeous card be "Spotted" at SSS!