Monday, November 19, 2018

Challenge Me a Christmas Card

Blogging friend Michelle Lupton invited me to join her Challenge Me a Christmas 
Card and I accepted the challenge. I chose "floral" as the theme for the both of us
and here's what I came up with.

I considered using a poinsettia but opted for a single red rose. Altenew's
Fantasy Floral 3D Dies were cut from watercolor card stock and smooshed with
Distress inks. The leaves were colored with Zig markers and a water brush.

A watercolor panel was trimmed and spattered with black paint, then adhered
to a card base covered with striped patterned paper. The bloom and leaves were
adhered to the panel and finished off with the stamped sentiment.

Big thanks to Michelle for the challenge invitation. Be sure to visit her blog
to see her floral take on the challenge. I haven't seen her card yet, but I know it
will be awesome! Thanks so much for stopping by today.


  1. Gorgeous card! I love the way you’ve coloured the Rose die with ink smooshing, the splatters of Ink, and the diagonal border stripes. Thanks so much for being my guest for Challenge me a Christmas Card!

  2. What a fun challenge! Your card your card is beautiful ��

  3. This is amazing!! I LOVE that you used a rose rather than a poinsettia. It is so unexpected!! Lovely design!

  4. GORGEOUS! We are blessed by your talent and sharing!

  5. This is so lovely, Donna. The watercoloring on the rose die cut adds wonderful dimension to the floral. tfs

  6. Donna, my mind is challenged imagining a more beautiful Christmas card! OH. my. fabulousness.

  7. OMG! Donna, now this is my favorite Fantasy Floral 3D die card! Your smooshed watercolord (DI) rose is exquisite, and the Zig watercolored leaves are amazing. Love the way you left the white part and added shades! You inspire me to pull out the dies!
    Hideko xx

  8. stunning Donna, love that rose and the colours used.

  9. What a beautiful clean and simple card Donna!