Saturday, 25 February 2017

Inlaid Merry Christmas

A scheduled post today - I just have to remember to link it up to the challenges! 

The Rudolph Days February Challenge starts today and runs until the end of the Month.  I decided to do a slight twist on the 'hidden message' card I made last month and inlay a white 'Merry' and a patterned paper 'Christmas' in the opposite colours. 
The patterned paper came as a freebie with a magazine some time ago and was a snippet I had left over from a previous card.  I used another snippet to make the SB poinsettia die cut.  The poinsettia is raised up on foam pads and tiny gold peeloff circles added to the middle.  It was fairly quick to make, so I think this may be one of my designs for batch making this year.

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29 comments:

Jane Willis said...

Lovely, bright and fresh and perfect for batch baking. I've often wondered how to add a centre to my die cut poinsettias, this is a great way to do it
Jane

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely CAS card Liz

Anne

Dr Sonia S V said...

Oooh you have pulled off the inlaid die cutting so beautifully . Love the contrast of colors and designs
Thank you so much for joining us at the Rudolph Days Challenge!
Rudolph Days Challenge DT
Dr Sonia

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow! Love your clean design! This Christmas card is so beautiful and elegant!

Pat said...

This is very pretty Liz and the red and gold foiled background is a lovely contrast to the white poinsettia and card base and the inlaid die cut sentiment works well using the opposite colours and makes it really stand out. x

Barb said...

A really lovely Christmas card Liz. What lovely freebie paper and I like the way you've done the centre of your poinsettia. Barbxx

theras kartenblog said...

Wonderful and great!
I like your Christmas card...
Ilse (thera)

sally said...

Nice use of snippets for the Rudolph challenge!

Sally

Lisa said...

This is so beautiful!! I love the papers you used and the pretty poinsettia!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Jenny L said...

Hi Liz,
Happy Rudolf Day.
what a wonderful card, and I love your design.
Such a great idea the inlaid Christmas, and beautiful poinsettia also.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Cute Rudolph Day card! Thanks for the reminder! I need to get started!

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Beautiful Liz, love the inlay and the wonderful white poinsettia.

Sue xx

scrappymo! said...

Very striking card. I like the inlaid Merry.
Great look and perfect for batch baking!

Thanks for taking part in the Feb. Rudolph Days Challenge.

Kathleen said...

Great idea with the sentiment and love the paper.

Kath x

pam said...

Beautiful Christmas card Liz, love the colours.
Pam x

SARN said...

What a gorgeous Rudolph Day card xxx

Gerrina said...

Great card! And that just with two colours! Enjoy the sunday!

Megan J said...

Hi Liz, a super card for this month's Ruldolph day challenge, love the patterned paper you have used and the inlayed diecut looks great... have a great week... Megan

Brenda said...

Ha, I'm glad that I'm not the only one who schedules a post and forgets to link to challenges sometimes! lol Love your card Liz and love that you did the opposite of the "hidden" word. Your "merry" stands out so bright in that beautiful pattern paper. Love your white poinsettia as well! Hugs, Brenda

Jean said...

Lovely card Liz, I have just used my last piece of this paper on my card too.
Jean x

Shona Erlenborn said...

This is a super batch making idea! Thanks for the inspiration. Very simple yet very creative - love it!

Kath said...

A lovely card - I had some of that paper too, but sadly all I now have is a snippet about 2" square! Thank you for sharing your card at the Rudolph Day challenge.
Kath x

Di said...

What a great idea Liz! Loving the rich red combined with crisp white and touches of gold.

inlaying the words as you did is such a neat trick - it reminds me very much of the Memory Box Grand Merry Christmas etc, dies only without the additional expenditure. This idea would work so well with lots of word die combinations :)

Hugs

Di xx

Joan said...

Lovely card, really like the colour combination and the inlaid sentiment

linda said...

oooh, such pretty papers and i love how you offset and inlaid the sentiments! the red and white are striking and i love the poinsettia too - a great idea to use the peel offs in the centre!

thank you so much for playing along with the Rudolph Days Challenge!

linda
Rudolph Days Challenge DT

Elizabeth said...

Lovely card, Liz. I like the patterned paper you've used and that SB poinsettia die set is one of my all-time favourites. xx

Brenda in IN said...

This is a gorgeous card. I love how you inlaid those gold circles, that really caught my eye and looks labor intensive. The poinsettia is really pretty too. I'm so happy you got to visit with my California friend, she is a dear.

Jane said...

This is a classy card Liz and a worthy pick by Di! xx

MaryH said...

Gosh, it looks like I've missed this one at Rudy Day, so I'm happy I spotted it highlited at the Snippets Playground. Love the festive colors and the creative use of those dies. Good job on this one....Congrats on being a Snippets highlite too! TFS & Hugs