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Sunday, March 2, 2014

Christmas Card with Sparkle, Sequins, Rhinestones and Pearls

Seeing the sketch over at I knew exactly what stamps I wanted to use! I love when that happens!

The stamps I used are two different sets from Panduro. I decided to heat emboss the circles with gold and black, the sentiment with gold. For the stars I chose silver EP.

I added sequins, also from Panduro, in the same color tones as well as white, and I added red rhinestones and pearls from Bo Bunny in the sequins' centers.

I machine stitched around the edges using a gold metal thread, and I mounted the background onto silver mirri card.

It's tricky to photograph, but this is a sparkly, clean Christmas design.



I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
1) 52 Christmas Card Throwdown - Sketch
2) Sparkles Forum Christmas - #38 More than 3 Embellishments
3) Completely Christmas - #1 Anything Goes
4) Charisma Cardz - #5 Something Not for Crafting (Sequins)
5) Divas by Design - Sparkle
6) Fab 'n' Funky - #205 Christmas
7) Make it Monday - Anything Goes

50 comments:

Sue Bridesmith said...

Hi Pia
Gorgeous creation... thank you for taking the time to join in with the fun,over at Completely Christmas, we would love your company in next week’s challenge as well…..
Hugs
Suzy B ~Owner~ Completely Christmas
Xx

Wendy McCarthy said...

Oh this is fabulous Pia! This looks like it would be found in a very posh shop and cost a fortune!! Gorgeous design and colours, love the stitching too. xxx

Sue said...

WOW! This is wonderful Pia. The design is so stylish. I love embossing and fabulous colours.
Sue xx

chrissy xx said...

Oh My! What a FAbulous take on the design Pia..So different. LOve your colours and Wonderful stitching..I LOve the gold thread.{shelve this idea lol}
Chrissyxx

sandie said...

Fabulous Pia, I love this design and it is CAS!!

Chrissy said...

Very elegant and classy Pia..fabulous take on the sketch and love the gold thread..really lovely.

luv CHRISSYxx

Laine said...

Fabulous design and detail Pia. So very elegant.
Laine
xx

Sue B said...

Oh this is gorgeous Pia… what a beautiful design! I love your stamping and the pretty sequins and gold stitching are very pretty!
Hope you're having a lovely weekend!
Big hugs
Sue B xx

Jackie said...

Hi Pia!

I knew you were going to make something with this sketch when I saw it LOL!!!! I thought it would be right up your alley & you totally rocked it gf!!!!

I LOVE how your card came out...TFS!!!

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous card Pia, I love your brilliant stamps and your sequins are beautiful.
Pauline
x

Lisa S. said...

So in awe of your stitching skills Pia and the wonderful design of your Christmas card. I love it!! Hugs, Lisa

Sandy said...

Hi Pia, this one is gorgeous - so simple but very elegant.
Hugs,
Sandy

Shirley-Anne Barber said...

Great take on sketch .A beautiful CAS card and perfect gold stitching . Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

Cat's sCrap said...

Absolutely fabulous ! I like your simple and clean design. Good idea for the sequins ! Bravo !

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.

Hugs from France.
Cat's sCrap.

Katherine K :) said...

Lovely CAS card Pia! Stopped over from MIM!

xx Katherine

cropnkathy

Asha said...

Very modern with an urban vibe. This is just totally trendy! I am in awe, Pia!
xxx Asha - Sunny Summer Crafts
p.s. Thanks for joining the 52CCT March sketch challenge.

Lau W said...

Oh lovely card ! wow ! A fab design !
xxx

Marlies said...

A beautiful card Pia. A fantastic design, very stylish and original! hugs, Marlies

2amscrapper said...

love this card design, Pia! Here from MIM #181 where I'm #40. Helene

Meihsia Liu said...

This is such a gorgeous simple and clean card, Pia. I love your beautiful stamping and those cute sequins. :)

KraftyKoolKat said...

Really gorgeous and so stylish sweetie.
HugsCathy
Xxxx

Hazel said...

Thank you so much for entering our first 'anything goes' challenge on Completely Christmas with your beautifully elegant card - we hope we'll see you again soon, Hazel, DT - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for March - I'd love to see it there too. x

Wishcraft said...

Fab design Pia, love the colours and stamps you've used :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Mynn xx said...

Pia, this is AMAZING! LOVE the grungy feel of the circles and I adore your awesome bling! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :) HUGS and have a wonderful rest of the week! Mynn xx

Darnell J Knauss said...

Pia, you are so productive! If I miss a few days, I gets lots and lots of inspiration from my visit!! Your work is always unique and so very well executed!! Hugs, Darnell

theresa dickinson said...

less is more, unique, thanks for joining us over in divas by designs x

Donna said...

Gorgeous elegant design, great colors!

Bubbles said...

This is one very sylish card!! Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz.
Joanne x

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

very designer chic. janex

Lisa M said...

Just stunning! The simplicity but the details are so captivating. Beautifully rendered :)

Pink-Crafty-Devil said...

Lovely card I love how stiking it is with just the circles and different colours to them.
Thanks for joining us at Fab n Funky Challenge Blog
Crafty Hugs Kelly
DT XXXX

Tammy said...

Gorgeous Christmas card Pia, I love the embossed circles and your beautiful sequins!
Tammy x

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

Great card hun love it fabulous work - thank you so much for playing along at Completely Christmas x

Heather said...

A fabulous card Pia, I love your design and wonderful stamping with the gorgeous with the black, your sequins and gems finish it beautifully!!

hugs
Heather xx

Patricia Hays said...

You've pulled off an impressive mix of grunge and elegant simplicity here with the stamps and colors you chose! Excellent job! I also love the stitching. Thanks so much for sharing your work with us this week at 52{C}CT! :) I hope you'll join us again soon for another challenge.

downrightcrafty said...

such a wonderful card love the grunge feel
Hugs Kate x

PoppyKCrafts said...

Beautiful Card Thank you for joining in with us at Charisma Cardz xx Keeeeeeeeeep Crafting Katie DT xx

Shirley said...

Great card. Thank you for joining us at Fab'n'Funky!

Deborah Frings said...

I really like your contemporary, monochromatic take on the sketch - very fresh! Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week!

Loz said...

Fabulous card and design Pia. I saw this on MIM..Loz

Teresa Arsenault said...

Lovely contemporary design. I saw this on MIM and came over for a closer look.
Blessing hugs,
Teresa
PS - Mine is #157

Skye said...

This is a lovely card and a very stylish take on the sketch. I like your use of sequins and rhinestones.

Darcy Schroeder said...

What a unique Christmas card!! I love the metallic rings and the bling!!! I saw it at Make It Monday!
Hugs
Darcy

Danielle Vincent said...

Oh my gosh Pia - how awesome is it that you had the perfect stamps to use for this sketch! I get what you mean - love when that happens :o) Fabulous clean and sparkly card - very modern, very elegant - very wonderful!! Thanks for joining us this week at 52CCT. Hugs D

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

You have worked this sketch really well and I like your image choices too xx

Deepti Stephens said...

Perfectly clean and stunning, Pia.. :)

Sandra H said...

Hello and welcome to our challenge over at Sparkles Christmas Challenge "More than 3 Embellishments" thank you for joining in and good luck hope to see you again next time your creation is so beautiful Dt member Sandra H xx

Ema M said...

Love this!

Saw it on MIM and had to come get a closer look! :)

Stacey Schofield said...

Gorgeous CAS card. really stylish. Thanks for sharing with us at Charisma Cardz xxxx Stacey S xxx

Pumpy said...

Love the circles, such an elegant card, I saw it at MIM. xx