Monday, November 19, 2012

Christmas Greetings on the elegant side!

Hello friends!  I hope you enjoyed a fabulous weekend!!! 

 Today I have a card I created for today's Feature Focus over on the Our Daily Bread designs blog.... the ODBD Elegant Ovals Dies, which were custom made for ODBD by Spellbinders.  I love these dies and so I was happy to use them for this pretty elegant Christmas Flourished Verses sentiment.  I stamped the frame with  Elegant Oval Frames.    I also used the Poinsettia Background stamp to create my own dp.  I used  a Spellbinders Fancy Weave Frame and a Cheery Lynn Victorian Romance Flourish Die.  The poinsettia background and sentiment are stamped with Brilliance Platinum Ink and then the frame and sentiment are clear embossed.  The shimmery paper is from Michaels. I aplogize for this photo... I took sooooo many tries but could not capture just the exact tone of ink on this card, but I hope you liked it anyway. Sometimes, no matter what you do, your camera just does it's own thing! LOL!  

Here are the ODBD products I used:

I am submitting this to the following challenges:

 For more inspiration using the Elegant Ovals dies at ODBD and some of the coordinating stamps, please visit:

Have a wonderful week... and if you didn't come here from the Our Daily Bread designs blog, hop on over there to see other samples from the talented design team using this awesome custom die set!



BEARKIS said...

So,so elegant,I love it!!!

Patti J said...

Lovely card, Grace - truly it is a vision of elegance! Thanks for sharing :)

Carla S. said...

Stunning card, Grace! The silver is so very elegant! Wonderful design!

Angella D. Crockett said...

Grace, this is absolutely stunning!!! The Platinum Ink is amazing! I love the dies you used too! Gorgeous-ness all around!! Thanks so much for helping out with a sample for the Feature Focus! Mwaaah!!!

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Grace I wanted to thank you for your lovely comment that you left on my blog I have been having a look at your work and I am wowed by the beauty this particular card is so classy and elegant, truly wonderful.
lorraine x

Rosietoes said...

Loving that platinum ink Grace. Beautiful classy card x

Edna x

Karen Letchworth said...

Your cards are always breath-takingly beautiful, Grace. I just love how you use your gifts to make such glorifying cards, and how you share them to bless others. Thank you SO MUCH for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday. Please know how much it means to me, but most of all - how much I praise HIM for the beauty of what you share.
Karen L
Word Art Wednesday

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wowzer Grace!! This card is simply stunning!! I just love the sheer elegance with the silver embossing and your flourish detail. Just d-bomb my friend!

kiwimeskreations said...

Grace this is beautiful - so full of texture, and yet so subtle because of the simplicity of the colours.

Unknown said...

Yes Grace it is elegant. I had just decided that I wanted that set from ODB and voila here you have made this luscious entree for us all to enjoy. Thank you for sharing with us.
Psalm 103 Blessings
Carole Robb Bisson
Word Art Wednesday

Clare Curcio said...

This is so beautiful, Grace!

scrappingnana said...

Wow, this is very elegant and so pretty. Love the stamps & lattice panel. TFS

Kelley said...

Grace, this is one the coolest cards I have ever seen!! I HEART it so much!!!

kathi17 said...

Oh Grace, this is amazingly beautiful. I love the shimmer in your card, that paper is gorgeous.

I'm also excited because my mother bought that brilliance ink for me for either my birthday or Christmas, and I didn't know until now how beautiful it is! I can't wait to get it!

I love all your die cuts, flowers, and that beautiful sentiment. It's such an elegant card.

Marjorie said...

Oh my! This is so elegant Grace, Gorgeousness everywhere...Beautiful!!
Thank you so much for sharing with us this week at "Make it Monday"...

Monica said...

This is a truly classy card... love the soft gentle hues to it. EVERYTHING is beautiful and befitting about it. I loved what you said about card making - that it is not self focussed. That is a lovely way of looking at it.
Monica xxx

wannabcre8tive said...

Wow, Grace, this is beautiful.

Dawn said...

Your cards are always soooo elegant! Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Pad for our challenge this week!
Good Luck
Dawn xx

Berry said...

Such elegant work thanks for playing at Divas by design hugs rebekah xx

Toni Herron said...

Ooooh This is Beautiful!!
Certainly ELEGANT in every sense!
Wonderful card! Thanks for joining us this week at Glitter n Sparkle..
Toni - DT

Jo Ann said...

Wow! I agree, this is truly elegant. Love the combination of papers you used and the flower is awesome. Thanks for blessing us with your artwork this week at Word Art Wednesday. God bless!


brenda said...

Totally elegant Grace, a quite delightful creation.

Thanks so much joining in our Any Die Will Do theme at Penny Black and More challenge this month.

B x

jane stillman said...

A beautifully elegant card, thank you for joining in the challenge over at Glitter n Sparkle

Michelle said...

This card is very elegant. Lovely color.
Thanks for joining us at Fairytale.
XXX Michelle

Mervi said...

Hi Grace, wow stunning card and so stylish!
Thank you for sharing at Penny Black and more Challenge,
good luck;-))m

Antonella said...

Grace, your card is lovely! I love the dies you've selected, the flourish is beautiful! I am joining in on MIM this week, so glad to meet you!
Hugs, Antonella :-)

Conniecrafter said...

Lovely elegant feel!!

Nela said...

Gorgeous creation, very elegant!
Thanks for playing along with us at Fairytale Challenge!
Hugs Nela

Bianca said...

You that´s so elegant and stunning! I love it! Thank you for joining us at Fairytale Challenge! xx Bianca

Pinkies Sparkly Creations said...

fantastic card love the layers thanks for joining us at glitter n sparkle and good luck emma xx