Thursday, April 20, 2017

Smells like Christmas.....

Hello everyone: I love the smells of the Holidays and one of my personal favorites is the aroma of citrus and cloves. Here is a card I made with a Power Poppy set called Spice It Up, I will link this card to a few challenges at the end of this post.

I can almost smell the sweet aroma of this orange studded with cloves.
I stamped it with Versafine black ink and clear heat embossed it then colored it with my Sakura Koi water colors and some SU markers for shading. The "JOY" die cut word is from Penny Black Love and Joy decorative dies, I think the snow flake is from Mariane Designs, I'm sorry I can't remember.
The pattern papers are from my stash and the decorative edge is punched with an old Friskars punch.
Here is a picture of the finished inside of my card.

The sentiment and the small image on the corner are from the set, I punched the top with the same Friskars punch and put a small piece of gold wrapping paper in the back, from my stash.

I'm linking this card to the following challenges.

I used this sketch.

Addicted To Stamps Challenge #238 "Holiday"

Chirstmas at Sweet Stamping April Challenge "Anything Christmas"
The Sisterhood of Crafters "STAMP IT!" Challenge"
Inspiration Destination Challenge #126 "Anything Goes"

Thank you for stopping by, I always read every single comment you so kindly leave on my posts, I want you to know I appreciate them more than words can express.
Until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.


Darlene said...

Beautiful coloring and design Maria! Inside & out! Fabulous card! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘Stamp It’ challenge and please come back again soon!
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Patti Willey said...

Cloves! They're so wonderful! I love your blue ribbon color for this orange beautiful card you get to add to finished Christmas pile!

Brian King said...

I love citrus and cloves, too! Such a vibrant, beautiful card!

Mary Fish said...

Jinx what Brian said. I love citrus and cloves. Pretty card!

Wendy Batchen said...

Lovely card Maria, thanks for sharing with Inspiration Destination and we hope to see you again. Wendy DT xx

Chris said...

Lovely design with a beautiful image. Thanks for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin' Christmas Challenge.

Aileen Ryan said...

Beautiful card Maria, love the colours you have used. Looks fab

Diane said...

Beautifully colored and such a pretty card! Thank you for joining our challenge at The Sisterhood!
Diane TSH DT
{Nellies Nest}

Viv said...

Ooh it's soo very pretty Maria ;) hugs Viv xx

Stacy Morgan said...

You are just teasing me with the Christmas cards.... I like the gold touches with the vibrant orange, nice combo. Very festive and perfect for Christmas. Thanks for playing in our Power and Spark challenge this month.

Susan Renshaw said...

Lovely design!
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