Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Pearls and Swirls

Pearls and Swirls -  This fortnight our challenge at Creative Card Crew is Pearls and Swirls. I have had these Inkadinkado swirly, Christmas images for several years without using them very much, so and now was my chance!

We are sponsored by Simon Says Stamp, where you can find many of the products that I used on this card.
My DP is from The Paper Studio's Holiday Wonder. I loved the teals in this paper pack.

My image is Inkadinkado's. They have a series of Christmas images with swirls. I think I bought all of them. I really like how elegant they look.

I stamped my image with The Rubber Cafe's glue and then rubbed on their Hunter's Green glitter.

Everything was inked using Ranger's winter distress inks Iced Spruce. This is my new favorite distress ink color. It just seems to go with everything.

I finished off the image with a white pearl as my tree topper.

My sentiment is also an Inkadinkado stamp. It is from another of the swirly image packs. I added a pearl that I make with my Viva Decor icy white pearl pen.

My poinsettias are made using SB poinsettia die. I cut, dry embossed, color embossed with the paper still in the die. I then shaped them using a tiny embossing tool. They were stacked and then another small pearl was added to the flower centers.

My teal diecut is made with a Marianne designs die. I also used some pearls swirls that are Want 2 Scrap's.

Charisma Cardz #25 Anything Goes
Phindy's Place Challenge #78 Song Inspired - O Christmas Tree
Chocolate Coffee Cards #16 Anything Goes Card
Stampin For the Weekend #12 Your Style
All Sorts Challenge #161 In Bloom
52 CCT Anything Goes Christmas
Stampin Sisters in Christ #147 New Products - Poinsettia dies, Green glitter


  1. oh this is gorgeous a lovely Christmas creation, thank you for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
    Hugs Kate xx
    ps I have 1000 follower candy if you are interested :)

  2. A very beautiful creation - thanks for joining in this week at 52CCT - Jacqueline xx

  3. Beautiful card Mari. Tree is gorgeous xx Jan

  4. Oh, how pretty! Your image is gorgeous and I love all the pearls too! Thanks for playing along at 52CCT this week!

  5. Gorgeous Christmas card with a beautiful stamped image and stunning details!
    Thanks for using flowers on your creation for Allsorts this week and good luck!
    Hugs Nicola xxx

  6. Such a stunning creation! This is amazing--love the colors and the swirls and pearls!!! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :)

  7. This is lovely, Mari...I love your "pearly swirls"!

  8. A stunning card, I LOVE it...those swirls are very elegant and the colour combo is perfect. Thank you for joining in with this week's challenge at 52 CCT
    Louise x

  9. Beautiful Christmas Card. Love the tree and design. Thank you for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week. Good luck. Hugs, Jill x

  10. Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Charisma this challenge!

    Lisa xox

  11. Another X-mas card! Been seeing a lot of them lately in Blog Land...must be the miserable weather... :-) The tree is so elegant, and the sentiment is a perfect match! Thanks for joining the Sketchy Girls.


  12. WOW, This is gorgeous ♥
    Thank you so much for entering our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!

    Hugz Fleur xXx

  13. How beautiful. Love the pearls and swirls. Just so lovely. Thanks so much for joining us at Stampin' Sisters in Christ this week. Hope you will join us again on Sunday!

  14. Wonderful creation
    Thanks for joining us at Secret crafter challenge this week
    and good luck!


  15. beautiful card sweetie
    Thanks for joining us at Chocolate, Coffee and Cards Challenges!!

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  16. Such a pretty card. Thank you for joining us at CC&CC this time.
    Debbie x