Thursday, October 15, 2009

A Season for Santa and Holly

Ho ho ho.... Merry Christmas...... to Santa, I believe and Holly background! I have to tell you that my hubby said this is a *classy* Christmas card and I have to make these for our cards this year. How cool is he!!!! I simply embossed with gold embossing powder and added some poinsettia flowers to the hat and some gold cord with some scoring around the border. I have to agree with hubby though, I love how this turned out. Some exciting news behind this set also... Flourishes has a new designer, Becky Fleck who in turn designed this Santa, I believe set. She is a superstar in the scrapbooking world and you might know her from her site Pagemaps.com.
Here is a side view for you to see the gold embossing a little better. These pictures really don't do this card justice honestly....

For my Holly background I went with the rich velvety ribbon and a gold slider for this Christmas card. I stamped the holly in old olive and used a marker to color in the berries. Very simple.

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31 comments:

Yvonne said...

GASP!!
These cards are pure elegance, Stacy!!! I love everything! I`m so in awe, you talented girl!
Hugs.

Tasha said...

Wowzer these christmas cards are stunning i love the top one its so so elegant i love that its mostly all white!
love tasha xx

Lois said...

Awesome!!! I'm loving this wonderful Santa, and I like how the scoring looks around the edges of your card. Great job, Stacy!

Peggy said...

Fabulous cards Stacy!!
Love the scoring and embossing on the first one. The second one is so festive with the pretty holly!

chercroppin said...

GOR-JUSS Stacy! That gold Santa is FANTASTIC as well as your holly card...love that velvet ribbon...love both of them...awesome job hun! : )

Robbie said...

Love the elegant look to both of these cards! Looks like I'm gonna have to pull out some cash for several of their new sets!! Love the nutcracker image, too.

Betty Wright said...

GASP!!! These are both just WOW GORGEOUS, Stacy!!! I love the elegance of the gold embossing and fabulous score frame detailing!!!
The background holly is beautifully elegant, too!!! Stunning work!!!

Cammie said...

These cards are so beautiful and elegant. Who wouldn't want to receive and display these?
Thanks for the inspiration!

Crystal said...

WOW Stacy these are two very beautiful holiday cards....WOW WOW WOW Love them both!

Cindy Haffner said...

Stacy these are GORGEOUS!!!

NancyK said...

GORGEOUS! I was in awe with your santa card, then scrolled down to see that beautiful and elegant holly card! Simply stunning!

Connie M. said...

I sooo agree with your DH...so very classy, and it would be wonderful for this year's christmas card!! How fun!!

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

Beautiful, Stacy! I love this image. What great releases Flourishes has and what beautiful cards I'm seeing.

Tricia said...

Ooo, I like the one with the holly background! It's elegant!!

Makiko Jones said...

ITA with Yvonne!! You are so talented, Stacy! Both cards are simple & gorgeous at the same time. I love your style!

ChristineCreations said...

Such a classy Santa card Stacy! WOW gold and white and total elegance. And I SO love that velvet ribbon on the holly!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

These are both amazing. That elegant Santa is sheer perfection and the second one is perfect for mass production!! I love that background stamp and wondered when Flourishes would come out with another!! This one is a must have for Christmas cards!! Hugs,

acreativeneed said...

They're both so rich and elegant! This Santa is so wonderful, and you've just made him even more so with this gold embossing!
Smiles,
Deena

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

These are fabulous, Stacy! I love the scoring and gold embossing on the Santa card and the holly card is wonderful.

Julie Koerber said...

I agree with your hubby.... very classy indeed! Both cards are!! :-)

Susan (rainy) said...

GORGEOUS!!! Looks like Flourishes is going to have some fabulous Christmas sets!

Dawn B. said...

Wowzers these are amazing Stacy.. I love the Santa.. So elegant and classy.. The holly is perfect for a holiday card too.. Great job...

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

These are both stunners! FAbulous Santa card...love the embossing on white and you used the holly background fabulously!

Leslie Miller said...

I had to look and look at your white and gold Santa card. It's so darn clean and elegant, but in a very comfortable, cozy kind of way. The scored edges on the white remind me of the walls and trim of a very nice home and, with the Santa and poinsettia flower, it's all dressed up for Christmas! Love how you used the holly background, too! It looks fabulous with the velvet ribbon!

Latisha said...

Love the embellishments you have used on both of your cards!! Beautiful Stacy!

Silke Ledlow said...

Okay - Stacy - I literally GASP when I saw the SANTA card!!! It's FANTASTIC...love the gold embossing and the scoring!!! The second card is sooooo gorgeous too.....love the elegant simplicity of it!!! Hugs ~S~

DB said...

Love these cards! Simple but very elegant looking.

Marisa said...

Fabulous Christmas cards, Stacy :D Love the gold embossed Santa and the second card with the holly is lovely with that velvet ribbon and buckle.

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Oh My Word - Stacy you are on fire!!! Both of these cards are gorgeous!!! LOVE the classy Santa card - the gold embossing, white card and embossing are all stunning. Love that Holly BG and wonderful sentiment on the second!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Loooooove these! That Santa is my favorite from the release and I love him all done up in gold.

Love Love LOVIN' the velvet ribbon with the slider and the layout to show off the holly. So beautifully done!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

absolutely breathtaking. That santa card is so neat.