Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Quietfire Design Winter Wonderland Blog Hop - Day 3


Hello and welcome to Quietfire Design's Winter Wonderland Blog Hop!!!  I'm so happy that you've stopped by!!!  If you haven't been following along with the hop you will definitely want to check out the posts from Monday and Tuesday (schedule below).  We are on day 3 of 5 today with a post here and a post on Teresa's blog.  


I decided to get Krafty with my card as in using Kraft Paper.  I started with an older stamp - the smaller Merry Christmas snowflake stamping it with Adirondack pigment ink snowcap and drying it with a heat tool.  Next I inked around the edge with Distress Ink vintage photo and also over the stamped snowflakes to tone them down.  Merry Christmas (from the new Merry Christmas Plain & Simple Set) is stamped with Archival Ink jet black. This piece is layered to a folded natural (or off-white) card edged with Distress Ink barn door.  Also in the background I've sponged barn door ink through sequin waste but this was done at the end when I decided I needed to do something more with the card.  The poinsettia is cut from the Tim Holtz die tattered poinsettia from natural cardstock.  There are 2 large, 1 medium, and 1 small poinsettia.  All but one of the large pieces is stamped with a text background image using Versamark and embossed with Queen's Gold embossing powder. The edges of the petals are inked with either barn door or peeled paint.  I stacked the flowers, stapled them together, and added an Idea-ology gumdrop that I had inked with Archival Ink chrome yellow to the center. 



There are prizes to be won!!!  One winner will be selected from each blog and your entry is a comment - one on each blog.  We'd love to hear what you think - good, bad, or in-between!!!  All comments must be made by midnight Friday, Dec. 19th.


Also ALL Quietfire Design rubber stamps are on sale during the hop - 25% off the regular price.  Woohoo!!!!!

The schedule....

Monday: Diana
Tuesday: Robyn,  Yvonne
Wednesday: Wanda (that's me),  Teresa
Thursday: Kathy Jo, Suzanne
Friday: Sherry,  Yogi 


75 comments:

Cathy said...

Oh my word!! I love the poinsettia! Your card is gorgeous Wanda!! And it makes me want that die even more!

TracyM #6773 said...

DELIGHTFUL card Wanda!!!
LOVE your pretty pastels against the Kraft base, LOVE your layered poinsettia and beautiful font sentiment too!!!
I confess that I have not crafted with Kraft before, I'm ever so tempted now, it works for all occasions and with all the colors of the rainbow => THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION :)

TRK said...

What a great card! Really like the Kraft paper as the base.The layered poinsettia is beautiful. Enjoyed your creation ver much.

Pam said...

Beautiful card! Love your poinsettia.

Jean said...

Oh my! Love that pointsettia! Gorgeous cards!

Kathy Eddy said...

Great card Wanda! Love your poinsettia!

jcobb said...

The poinsettia is just stunning and that amazing background sets it off perfectly!

christi said...

I have a hard time using kraft papwr, so I love to see what others do with it to get some inspiration. this is just wonderful. the poinsettia really pops and I love that you stenciled it.

Polly said...

What a gorgeous card! I love your poinsettia and of course the beautiful caligraphy greeting.

CraftyJo said...

It's a truly lovely card and that 'Merry Christmas' stamp is so beautifully scripted (I dabble a little in calligraphy so always appreciate these words!).

nattyboots said...

Lovely colors and style

Saundra A. said...

Love your card. Very inspiring!

Sue D said...

Very pretty. I like all the inking details.

wendy said...

Like the poinsetta.

L. Brown said...

Just lovely! So soft and beautiful.

donna sherman said...

Love the beautiful poinsettia! The colors all together make for a lovely flower and card!!!

Felicia Aaron said...

Wanda, this is simply a BEAUTIFUL card! I love, love that poinsettia! So soft, yet makes the card! I also love that you used the craft paper for the background, I think it really made this a nice card! Just wonderful, Wanda! Blessings

Jackie said...

Wow, I love the poinsetta and the inking, oh my!

KVencel said...

Love all the texture & layers in this card. Adds so much depth to the design!

lizzie said...

Lovely

Yogi said...

beautiful. Love that Xmas Plain & Simple set from Suzanne. Have a great day

Anonymous said...

Ooooh! I love your poinsettia. I just got that die, so now I have some inspiration as well. thanks.

Jutta said...

Love your Poinsettia on the craft background and all the other delightful little details of this Christmas card. :)

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful card! I love all the dimension and that lovely snowflake stamp!

I'm a Little Teapot said...

Well, I think you are just showing off now, Wanda. LOL.
Your poinsettia is top shelf and I really like how you did the background on card base! You so rock. :)

(ps- your word verification is on...not sure if you wanted it on or not.)

cghundley said...

Your Christmas card
is so pretty, love
the background!
Carla from Utah

Robyn said...

I love anything poinsettia, and now I'm adding kraft to what I must try next!
Lovely!

Shirley said...

Love the layering and texturing feel to this card.

Mary Holshouser said...

I love poinsettias and this one is colored so nicely.
thanks for sharing a great card.

Mickey Drake said...

I LOVE your take on the tattered poinsettia, it's very pretty.

Mickey Drake

Karenladd said...

The soft subtle colors of your beautiful die cut poinsettia look wonderful against the kraft card! Just gorgeous!

Yvonne said...

Love love love your project!

Carolina Kathy said...

I really like your card! Love the soft colors for the holidays! Thx for sharing and your inspiration.

Rena Sawatski said...

Great card!

Wanda Hentges said...

Testing again.

Anne said...

Simply stunning!

Judy said...

I'm a big fan of kraft paper too. I really like your poinsettia, so pretty with the reds and greens. Thanks for sharing with us.

Sandi Lou said...

I love the soft pink and green with the Kraft, very feminine.

Beach Girl 115 said...

I love the poinsettia with its layers, and the choice of natural kraft stock. Thanks for sharing, and Merry Chrisrtmas to you!

Dorina D said...

Gorgeous, elegant and so unique. Love how you did that poinsettia, It's stunning. Your tutorial is so easy to follow. Thanks

peaches234 said...

Love the use of Kraft paper.

Lafinsol said...

Love your poinsettia on kraft paper, it is simple but very lovely, tfs.

Nikki C said...

Your poinsettia looks just wonderful and it really shows you can create something so pretty with just a few stunning stamps

Candy said...

Lovely card Wanda!!
Merry Christmas......

Linda Carson said...

Beautiful Wanda! Love the background and the poinsettia is stunning!

newfiecrafter(Marilyn) said...

Love your card the pastel poinsetta on the kraft background is stunning

Nancy Carroll said...

OH, the card is awesome, the snowflakes, the poinsettia, shows off the Stamps!

Amy C. said...

What a stunning poinsettia!

Daphne said...

Wanda, you never cease to amaze me with your art. Beautiful!

Janet L. said...

I never thought about using script on the petals and I love it!! Pretty, pretty card!

beadz said...

Great card! Love the flower :)

Rebecca Billard said...

Beautiful card!

EVE WALDNER said...

such a beautiful poinsettia.

Janis said...

Absolutely LOVE the pastel sponged poinsettia and how you have stamped text across the bracts. Everything looks so pretty. I love the punchinella stencil, too. I need to try that!!! Thanks for the inspiration.
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Charity Chamberlain said...

Very pretty!

Unknown said...

The Kraft Cardstock gives the card a very lovely Victorian look. Nicely done.

Dorthy

Bon Neeley said...

Love the snowflake stamp in the background. Soft enough to let the poinsettia to shine.

Beth Akins said...

I love the kraft paper- I've used a lot of it this Christmas wrapping things. The stamped poinsettia is fabulous I wish I had one on every package! I never tire of my snowflake Merry Christmas stamp of Suzanne's. i used it this year to wrap my 12 Days project. Merry Christmas!

Dawn S. said...

Love the poinsettia and the way you sponged the background!

Becky said...

Love the poinsettia!

CraftyViolet said...

Love this card. The poinsettia looks incredible. I don't have that die but it is now on my wish list.

LeeBeth said...

This is a delightful, rustic looking card. Everyone will like it but it would definately be one to use for a man.

Maureen Ellis said...

Love your card design!

Pat said...

Love the poinsettia. What a great card.

Joni said...

So very pretty - I sometimes forget about using Kraft paper, and you've done it so well here. That poinsettia is beyond pretty, and it sets off the text well. Love this!

stamper said...

Beautiful card Wanda! Love the poinsettia!

Ina Good said...

Beautiful Poinsetta card Wanda!Thankyou for the great easy to follow tutorial!

Mei N said...

Awesome project!! love it, thanks for sharing

grammypat said...

What a lovely poinsettia-- love the touch of colour on the petals . Thanks for the inspiration.

Anonymous said...

Lovely different use of colour and love the Kraft paper. Linda Tanaka

donna said...

love the poinsettia

C. M. Taylor said...

Wanda, you have done it again..........Stunning use of the old and new! Always out of the box. TFS.

BarbaraW said...

Wonderful card. Love the treatment on the poinsettia.

Jo4Him said...

WOW-your card is lovely. Very creative; love all the details. Thanks for sharing

McStamper said...

Love the beautiful poinsettia.