Monday, August 13, 2012


Another hot day (only 90s though) and another nearby wildfire.
Will this ever end?

I have a Christmas card for you today.  I have to start thinking COLD thoughts!

This card features a poinsettia stamp from Northwoods, embossed with Ranger SuperFine Detail Gold, and colored with Copics.  The dp/cs are SEI Alpine Frost, mounted on kraft.  SU! Vanilla was used for the stamping (Versamark, Encore Metallic Gold).  The ribbon die is from Spellbinders, gold metallic ribbon from Michaels, sentiment from an Inkadinkado set.  Petite scallop nestie was used for the poinsettia.  Sketch is courtesy of Jingle Belles.

I am also entering the following challenges:

Christmas Card Challenges - holiday with texture
Stampin with the Dragon - Christmas in August
Winter Wonderland - photo inspiration (color-inspired)

Thanks for stopping by!

kathy b


  1. Love the coloring with the gold embossing ... absolutely lovely ... so glad you joined us at jingle belles.

  2. So pretty with all the gold. I am with you on the cold thoughts!!! Of course we will all be complaining once it does get cold :>) Thanks for joining us at CSAYL this week - be sure to join us each week, at least you can create snow on paper ;>)!

  3. This is beautiful! Gorgeous embossing and a fabulous layout! Thanks for joining us at CSAYL! :)

  4. gorgeous interpretation of the photo super image and depth, thank you for joining us at the Winter Wonderland
    Hugs Kate xx

  5. what an incredibly beautiful and elegant holiday card! i love the cream & gold & kraft palette with those tiny dark mats that really pop each panel! and then the hit of red (& gold embossing) reallllly makes that gorgeous poinsettia shine! ♥

  6. I love this card and the colors you used. Thanks for joining us this week at Christmas Card Challenges.

  7. Wow! That image is stunning!!! Love the combination of gold embossing and the copic coloring! Thanks for playing with CSAYL.

  8. OMG - the gold embossing is perfection! Lovely, Lovely card!!! So glad you could share your creativity with us for our "Texture" challenge at Christmas Card Challenges! Dee

  9. this is a really lovely card, the embossing looks lovely

    Thanks so much for sharing your card at Christmas is just around the corner at Just keep on creating, I hope you will continue to play along :)