Tuesday, November 2, 2010

MMSC78-Holly Hurricane

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Hi everyone and welcome to another week of Midnight Madness. Christmas is fast approaching-before you know it, it will be black Friday. My favorite shopping day of the year!!! lol This week I used an image from our Sponsor DRS Designs called Holly Hurricane. You can find this image here . We also have the pleasure of working with Papertemptress papers and my gold paper can be found here. Patricia has such yummy papers, I highly recommend you try them. You will be so pleased by the quality and service.

This is my card inside an acetate box I created with a belly band. I decided to make my belly band close with Velcro and I am so in love with that idea better than gluing it.

This is the luscious gold paper from Papertemptress. I embossed it with my cuttlebug swirly folder. I got the Lotus pendant for my Birthday which has been on my wish list forever!!! I cut two of those out and layered the image. I also got adventurous and tried a different stitch on m sewing machine!!! lol These gold sparkley leaves are from my stash from last year.

This is the inside of my card. I used a Martha Stewart PATP punch and the sizzx dies called Decorative Flourishes. I am loving this set as it is the perfect size for cards.
This is another picture of the box with the card outside. Thank you for stopping by today. I sure do appreciate it. Make sure that you start making your Holiday Shopping List for the special weekend coming up soon!!! lol


Lovely Linda said...

Hello Carol - you have done it again! I love the image you have used and created the most divine projects! Love the idea of velcro - you are so creative Carol and take crafting to the max! Your details are wonderful - your new Nestie is perfect and the Sizzix Swrils gorgeous! I love the embossed Gold CS - divine! Thanks for sharing Carol - you never fail for inspire! {{{hugs}}}

Emily Keaton said...

That is super sparkly and glittery and shimmery and FABULOUS, Carol! You really rocked that sketch. And I LOVE seeing my new FAV MS PATP set on the inside of your card. That design just has so much graphic punch!!! Love this--great work, Bearzi :)

Denise said...

This work of art is absolutely gorgeous. So many beautiful details. Love the embossed gold. From the box to the inside of your card just amazing. Nice work!!!


ps. Go 'girls' allowed at our camp during the month of November:) I cook meals in advance and freeze.

marsha said...

WOW Carol, you constantly amaze me! This is just so gorgeous, vibrant and rich with embellishments! The gold paper gives this such an striking background and you have so many elements, every time look I see something I missed before! This is just fantastic work!

KarinsArtScrap said...

your card is looking great again carol.
beautiful embellishments and colors.

greetings karin

Unknown said...

This is truly breathtaking! I love the idea of closing the belly band with velcro also, I shall have to try it :)

Marlene said...

WOW! Beautiful!

Phyllis said...

Carol this is outstandingly beautiful!! What a delightful Christmas card!! Beautiful colors and embellishments!! Great job!!

Phyllis MMDT

Gunn (MsPlum) said...

Hi Carol!
This is gorgeous! Love the image and the goldribbon and leaf arrangement looks soo good!
Gorgeous christmascard my friend!


Anonymous said...

Oh wow Carol!!! This is just amazing!!! You've done such a stunning job with the sketch and I love everything about it....ALL of it!! :) HUGS

marilynprestonn said...

Very well done Carol. What a fine vintage Christmas card this is. You sure know where and how to add beautiful elements. I looooooove the swirls! :)

Jeni C Slack (^0^) said...

Carol, Oh that hurricane sitting among the dahlia shape is knockout! Love it! xox ~Jeni

Colleen Dietrich said...

Bearzi, I like your new rustic Christmas-y blog look! And on your card, what really catches my eye is the gold corner pieces that have embossed swirls on them. So elegant!

Whimcees said...


This is so beautiful! I absolutely love the way you created the inside of the card! Love the colors!

Wishing you a happy week!


Barbara Diane

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Carol, your card is a real sock knocker offer this week! A true WOWZER card! Love all the gold trim, the envelope box, details on the inside of your card.....absolutely stunning! Can we say "displayed in a shadow box". Award winning creation for sure! Love it!

Connie M. said...

Oh wow, Carol...this is just so stunning! I so love the image layered on these pendents and your leaf/holly/ribbon treatment is just WOW!!! Hugs!

martha velasco prieto. said...

wow!!that card its beautiful!!love all!!

Tracy Vinson said...

You always go the extra mile on your cards. I LOVE how you have packaged this all up. Great holiday blog design too!

Darsie Bruno said...

WOW! There's so much going on in your card! So many elements combined resulting into a magnificent creation!
Hugs, Darsie