Sunday, June 26, 2011

Christmas Flowers For Midsummer

Hope you're all having a fabulous Midsummer weekend. Mine has been very traditional, I even danced around the May Pole, lol.
I know, it sounds like a mix up between Midsummer and May celebration, but that tradition goes some hundred years back. I can only guess, maybe it's because we live in the cold north and all the wild growing flowers are at their best around Midsummer.

Talking about flowers, for the card I used Christmas flowers from the Penny Black Christmas Treasures clear set. The flowers in the oval are heat embossed with clear powder and coloured with Aqua Markers.
I used Distress Inks for all the other flowers and background pieces. The faux stitching is made with a Sakura pen and I also used Antique Linen Distress Stickles for some glitter. The Antique Linen gives a soft golden touch, can recommend it.

The brilliant sketch is from Mojo Monday, it was great to play with, I changed the card base to a square, hope it's ok.

I'm also entering:
Penny Black Saturday Challenge: Stitch It Up
ABC Christmas Challenge: M is for Monochrome
Charisma Cardz Challenge: White plus one colour
Christmas Card Challenges: Die Cuts (I used Nestabilities)

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!



  1. Very pretty card! So glad you joined us for this weeks CCC!

  2. Gorgeous card love the Christmas images.....:) Sandra H

  3. Beautiful card and love the flowers

  4. Love your card so different and love the stitching too! thanks for playing along with us on the ABC Christmas Challenge this time! hope you can come play again too! hugs Samantha :0)

  5. gorgeous in red and white! lovely flowers, stickles and stitching.

  6. Wonderful card Maarit.

  7. Wow this is pretty
    thanks for joining us this week at Charisma Cardz
    love Jan

  8. Rigtig dejligt julekort du har lavet. Flot farvevalg med rødt og hvidt. Tak for du deltager hos ABC Christmas challenge denne gang.
    Midsommar i Sverige er helt speciel !
    klem fra Dorte

  9. So pretty, I love poinsettias & I love your card. Jx

  10. Gorgeous shaped card x
    I have not made any Christmas cards yet!!! It will be upon us before we know it Lol

    hugs sally x

  11. wow stunning card maarit...thanks for joining in the fun at Penny Black Saturday...hugs kath xxx

  12. a lovely creation, thanks for playing along at Charisma Cardz this week! Gemma :)

  13. So simple - yet so beautiful!

  14. Gorgeous card!
    Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x


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