Wednesday, 2 November 2011

A Passion for Stamps new Christmas images



Good Morning, it's a tad chilly here and I can see white tips on the grass so another frost by the look of things which is sure to bring more leaves tumbling off the trees, but the Autumnal colours are still so beautiful and I could make cards on that theme all year, but I need to get a grip on Christmas.

So it's just as well that my good friend Ruth at A Passion for Stamps has been busy with her pencil again and  created some lovely new images, here are a couple I came up with using her new Poinsettia and Holly images.


The red and green one uses the holly and poinsettia images printed twice onto Farbiano watercolour card, coloured with Aquamarkers and decoupaged. The sentiment is Stampandous CRQ146 and the DP Kaiser 25th December collection.

For the blue card I printed the poinsettia image onto pearlescent cardstock and pored detail gold embossing powder over it quickly so I could heat emboss and was really pleased with how well it showed up the lovely detail of the image. The DP is Magnolia and the sentiment Penny Black 3995F.

39 comments:

  1. Wow, these are beautiful. I especially like the blue one, it's gorgeous!

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  2. These are wonderful! I especially love the shape of the second card and the little bell you attached to it.

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  3. Обе открытки замечательные ! Но вторая , в синих тонах, просто великолепна !

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  4. oh wow brenda hun these are just stunning oh just love them to bits,hugs cherylxxxx

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  5. Both cards are gorgeous but my favourite is the blue one :o)
    Jackie xx

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  6. Brilliant! Great idea to use 2 different colours too. The layering and sparlke really brings them to life. Thanks! Ruth x

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  7. Love these cards, & Ruth's images are brilliant. Jx

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  8. Lovely Cards as always Brenda xx

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  9. wow beautiful cards... Love the layering..

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  10. Hi Brenda, wow two fabulous cards love that flower it really makes a stunning pair of cards. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

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  11. просто чудо! очень красивые открытки!

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  12. very nice, I really love the blue one, its a nice change from seeing red all the time, love it!!!!
    Paula

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  13. Beautiful cards, Brenda. Ruth's stamps are gorgeous, I have a few tucked away on my pc. The holly leaves are lovely and I love the untraditional blue poinsettia. I never thought of printing onto pearlescent card and it may be too thick for my printer but will try it sometime because I do like the effect you've got. Elizabeth x

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  15. absolutely beautiful adore the blue poinsetta so stunning
    judex

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  16. Beautiful cards Brenda,hope you are ok, was lovely to spend time with you both on Saturday.
    Hugs louise xx

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  17. Two beauties Brenda, love the papers on the first and the colurs on the second, fabulous work!
    Take care of yourself,Hugs Jacee

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  18. These cards are so beautiful. I love the fact that youve used blue for the flower too. These are really gorgeous. Its right and nippy here too Brenda but we being battered by gale force winds and rain. Its freezing!! Lee x

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  19. Love both cards Brenda, the poinsettia image is one of my favourites. Your blue and white circle card is stunning. Your BG on the first combines well with your image.
    Smiles:)

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  20. Stunning cards, love the ponsettia's and that cute snowflake punch! Cold here as well, got my winter coat out of the closet today!
    Crafty Hugs from Minnesota,
    Pendra

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  21. Very pretty and Christmasy! It's getting colder too here, time to pull down the Christmas supplies!

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  22. Two absolutely gorgeous cards Brenda.
    luv
    Debby

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  23. The red poinsettia makes a very pretty and festive card. I really like the idea of the blue one as well! It looks great on the easel card.
    Thanks for sharing! :)

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  24. Hi there B., thanks so much for popping voer and making my day with your cheery little congratulations on my blogaversary - you are wonderfully kind!
    And wow dont I love how cour and technique alter a stamp - have just done similar things with one stamp have done seven totally different looks - or was it six - anyway God willing going to post next week - love both yours and the dimensional look you give them on the card is beautiful, love Shaz in oz.x

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  25. Brenda deze zijn zo mooi. Vooral de tweede blauwe vind ik schitterend.
    groetjes Marja

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  26. Beautiful cards again Brenda. xxx

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  27. Thanks for the visit. It's cold and rainy here. Love your cards,they are both beautiful. Love the idea of printing onto watercolour paper. Hope you are doing ok. Hugs Anesha

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  28. Wow, both cards are gorgeous!

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  29. Hi Brenda!Your cards are amazing as always!!
    Thank you for stopping by in my blog,sweetie!Hope thing goes better with you :)
    Have a lovely week!

    HUgs,Kari :)

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  30. Hi stranger, sorry it's been ages, not been blogging half as much lately. just been catching up, All your cards are beautiful!!!!!

    Must email you with a catch up

    So sorry to hear about you loosing Abbie this week, thinking of you
    X
    Vicky

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  31. Amazing how different these two cards are using the same poinsettia image - I just love poinsettia flowers. I'd never have thought of using blue - but I have to confess it is my favourite of your two cards - quite stunning & the particularly love the way you have trimmed those ribbon ends so they reflect the shapes the flower petals create for the flower's head.
    Paula (PEP)

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  32. Beautiful Xmas cards Brenda - the Poinsettia looks fabulous in red, but I really like the "alternative" blue version too. The round easel card is one of my fave. designs and this one is totally gorgeous!

    Hope all is well with you and yours Brenda - hugs, Sylvia xx

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  33. Beautiful Xmas cards Brenda. Easel is one of my faves too. Too bad I don't do it often!

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  34. Both of these cards are beautiful. Wouldn't have thought to use it with blue though and it looks stunning.

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  35. Sensational! I especially love the blue.

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