Friday, December 15, 2023

Beautiful Blossoms Dec 2023

Hi friends! Welcome to The Beautiful Blossoms Dec. 2023 Challenge where we love all things floral. I've made 2 cards, very similar but not quite the same.
Here is our lovely inspiration photo:
I was inspired by the pine cones. I knew I had a Sizzix Thinlit #666067 called Holiday Brushstroke #3 which I haven't had a chance to use yet. I just cut it from red, green and yellow card stock in my stash for a pleasing design.
The pine cones were die cut from Honey Bee Winter Bouquet Honey Cuts out of brown card stock and ink blended a deeper brown around the edges.
The 2 background panels are retired, one from A Jillian Vance Designs and one from MFT Stamps. I layered them over gold glitter card stock.
The sentiments are from my stash, one is foiled and one is stamped in brown and sprinkled with clear embossing powder.
I tried to capture the pretty gold peeking through the dots.
Easy cards to make, but I think they are eye-catching!
Thank you for stopping by, staying to the end and I hope we will see your lovely work at the Beautiful Blossoms Challenge!
I will also be submitting my card to NBUS Challenge for as I mentioned the Holiday Brushstroke #3 is new to me.
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Hello, welcome to Stampin With Anita. I love crafting in all forms. It gives me great joy to create something special. I hope you enjoy your visit.


  1. You've created 2 absolutely stunning CAS Christmas cards. Well done Anita and thanks for a beautiful team project for The Beautiful Blossoms Challenge!
    Donna xx
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  2. Oh Anita these are STUNNING! So love that set and on my wish list. Best get it early for next years cards. Love the shades of reds and greens and oh that background is just perfect.

    1. Thank you so much, Ina! You always leave the sweetest comments!!!

  3. You definitely captured the gold and schparkle in your fabulous photos of these classic poinsettia Christmas designs, Anita! It's cool that you can either make them the same or have a fun play to make them different, but equally eye-catching! Thank you for inspiring everyone to use their NBUS! Happy Holiday Hugs, Darnell

    1. Thank you so much, Darnell! You are always an inspiration!!!

  4. Stunning cards. Love those backgrounds. I thought they were both the same at first, but now I see they are different. I love the glitter peaking through xx

    1. Thank you so much, HilaryJane and have a very Happy Holiday!



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