A festive Christmas present …

When I saw this week’s sketch challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown, I knew exactly what to make for my card. 

Joyful Christmas by Stampin Up 52CCT June sketch

Poinsettias, from A Joyful Christmas stamp set, were stamped in a random pattern over a piece of whisper white cardstock in frost white shimmer paint, giving the most fabulous and beautiful look to the stamped images … 

A Joyful Christmas 52CCT June sketch challenge left side

Cherry cobbler grosgrain ribbon was adhered around the card and a bow hand-tied and adhered with mini glue dots.

A Joyful Christmas 52CCT June sketch challenge right side

A label, die cut with the oval framelits, was adhered with dimensionals, and a sentiment from More Merry Messages, stamped in stazon ink, using a stampamajig for perfect placement. Some adhesive rhinestones added a little festive sparkle too…

A Joyful Christmas 52CCT June sketch challenge close up

Quick and simple to do, but so effective – I hope you agree.  Why not give the sketch a try yourself and join us at the 52 Christmas Card Challenge – it would be great to see your creations there. 

And just for fun, I am entering my card in the #33 Festive Friday challenge, where their wintery, country scene photo inspiration this week, with it’s basket full of presents, seems to fit beautifully with my card. 

Want to make this blog colours

cardstock: whisper white, cherry cobbler;

stamp sets: a joyful Christmas, more merry messages, winter post (retired);

inks: cherry cobbler, frost white shimmer paint, black stazon;

dies: oval framelits, big shot machine;

accessories: cherry cobbler grosgrain ribbon (retired), adhesive rhinestones, mini glue dots, sticky strip, stampin’ dimensionals, stampamajig.

All supplies from Stampin’ Up. 

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Thanks for dropping by today


24 Comments to “A festive Christmas present …”

  1. A stunning card Gill…love it!

  2. You are right Gill, it’s truly spectacular love the paint effect xxx

  3. Oh Gill, I couldn’t agree more, this is a stunning and elegant card -the stamping is breathtakingly beautiful and the ribbon rich and sumptuous, I would love to receive such a card at Christmas. I see that the sketch inspired you in the same way as me, it looks like a fabulous gift! Thank you for doing such an amazing job with the sketch, hope you had fun.

    Louise xx

  4. This card is lovely! Simple yet classic! I would love to be the recipient of this one!

  5. Clean, simple and absolutely stunning! I love the shimmer on the poinsettia and the richness of the ribbon. Really beautiful!

  6. Those poinsettias ARE stunning. Now I need that paint! So glad you joined us at Festive Friday!

  7. Oh Wow! This is absolutely fabulous Gill. Pure elegance. Your stamping in the silver is so awesome. Note to self “must try that soon”. Happy weekend.

  8. Oh, what a beautiful card! So glad you added it to the Festive Friday inspiration!!!

  9. This is absolutely gorgeous! I adore the fabulous shine and the beautiful bow! HUGS and happy weekend! 🙂 Mynn xx

  10. oh wow! Gill, elle est sublime, très élégante et si charmante avec cet élégant renne, superbe carte, biz

  11. What a beautiful card! I love the poinsettias in the background and how it’s tied up like a present! Thanks so much for joining us at Festive Friday! 🙂

  12. Those poinsettias and shimmer paint are stunning! I love your perfect red bow, too! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Festive Friday this week!

  13. Perfect understated elegance Gill – a truly beautiful card! I love the look of the shimmer paint stamping – and I have some in my stash so I can try this for myself, thanks for inspiring me! : )
    Ruth x

  14. Such an elegant card Gill so glad I eventually found the comment button so that I could tell you how much liked it.
    Margaret M

  15. This is stunning – so elegant – Jacqueline xx

  16. LOVELY! This really looks like a Christmas present. That ribbon is stunning! Sorry I’m late commenting. Have a great weekend!
    hugs, Asha

  17. Love your beautifully elegant card. I wish there was a way to scroll through your blog but there doesn’t seem to be a “Home” link or tab. (Maybe I just am not looking in the right place?) In any case, I love all your creations!

    • Hi D’Ann. Thank you for your lovely comments. If you click on the Lily-by-Gilly header it takes you to the home page, so you will be able to scroll back through my blog. Thanks for visiting, hope you visit again soon xx

      • Hi Gil, Thank you so much for replying….it works! Now I can scroll through your blog and look at everything! 🙂

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