Monday, November 26, 2018

Easy as ABC Day 4


I'm having fun while creating a few more Christmas cards … that's creative multi-tasking at its best!  another with one's leftovers is even better!
 
For Day 4 - Mixing Alpha dies, and stamps

 
I used my new Stampin' Up texture on the panel... my favorite new toy this season!  Keeping the Poinsettia plain gives plenty of attention, without adding any color at all.  My stash does not include alpha stamps, but one of the tiny sentiments from the Festive Poinsettia set
works a charm... I hope that isn't cheating!?
 
And here is my 'leftovers' card!
 

=]  Michele

Altenew:  Festive Poinsettia; Caps Bold Alphabet; Catherine Pooler Eucalyptus ink, MFT Cement gray card stock

19 comments:

Dotty Jo x said...

So lovely! Jo x

Barb Ghig said...

I just want to know...is it lonely at the top of the class? Cause, you are there, my friend! I am so impressed with both of these gorgeous cards, Michele! The texture on your first one with the stunning vellum Poinsettia is breathtaking, and I love your selective coloring on the 2nd card...WOW and WOW again!

lostinpaper said...

Both of these are ubcre== (oops wrong keys) incredible Michele! I especially love how you have used the negative space for the poinsettia on the second card design!

Brenda said...

I did get to sit by you...in the linky! This card is absolutely gorgeous, your sentiment works beautifully. And now I have got to have that embossing folder, so under stated but elegant! Can't wait to see day 5!

Brenda said...

BTW, you make a very elegant case for purchasing the dies, the second card is brilliant!

Anita in France said...

Sigh ... soft grey with green ... delicate embossing ... beautiful texture ... fabulous use of negative space ... Michele, these are both stunners! Hugs, Anita :)

Lisa Elton said...

These, my dear friend, are so you!! Goodness gracious are they ever PRETTY!!

Cat Craig said...

Stunning gorgeous cards Michele. Love these, especially the first.

Patti said...

If I sat reallllly close to you do you think your incredible creativity would rub off on me!! Wow! I especially love your first card with the grey poinsettia embossed in white! brilliant and so elegant... and then.... you throw in FUN with your sweet message nestled under the JOY! Brilliant in every way. I also really love the minimal coloring on your second flower!!

I have had Cyber Monday shopping fever and purchased this SU folder Thanks to you and all your inspiration!! as well as.... several other purchases I NEEDED!!

BIG (((Hugs)))

TK said...

Wow, these are stunning! Love the tonal poinsettia, lots of attention without all that color!

donna mikasa said...

You certainly get an A+ for all your brilliant homework! Love seeing all of your projects and you've made Therese proud, I'm sure!

Karen D. said...

love the gray on gray, so elegant and pretty.
I need to look into that textured plate cuz it looks amazing.
xx Karen

Jeanne said...

Such pretty cards, Michele. That texture from the embossing folder is beautiful and helps set off anything else you add to the card. Wonderful work!

Marcia HIll said...

These are both SOOOOOO pretty Michele!! Love that Cement Gray colored cs and the greens for your Poinsettia look FABULOUS against it! Both of these are beautifully done!! :0)

conil said...

Good golly, girl. You class homework is really smokin' hot. Had to go by that embossing folder...it's the bomb. (I comment like a Valley Girl.) And those grey cardbases are fantastic. Truly awesome work.

Papercraft Boutique said...

Wow, you did a fantastic job of mixing alpha dies and stamps, Michele! Love the subtle texture (I haven't used the SU eb folder yet!)and the way you showed the sentiment stamped multiple times.
The dry embossed strip on the left side of the second card is a really nice touch! Beautiful and creative twofers!
Hideko xx

Ivana Camdzic said...

Ahh I love these caps bold alphas!! I'm currently crushing on them so hard that they're practically making it onto every card! lol They're so versatile, aren't they?? I love this card, Michele! And the way you stamped the background is so awesome! Love the hues too. Big time!

Bobby said...

The little stamps behind the word cut are perfect, Michele. I need some large alpha dies.

BeverlyBL said...

I'm going to have to look for a sentiment to use behind my cut out word. I wasn't having any luck thinking up a word. Great idea. Thanks so much. Your cards are both just beautiful. I like that SU texture, too.