Saturday, February 12, 2011

No Red, She Said!

Every Friday Jingle Belles has a new Christmas card challenge; this week is "no red, she said." I have never had so much fun making holiday cards...perhaps because the stress is off and it is one card a week...no mass production! This is my fourth week participating, so that is 4 fewer cards I need to make next fall :) I decided to go with blue and silver metallic Christmas papers for iris folding. I framed it using my new SU embossing folder "Framed Tulips." I layered on metallic blue card stock and on a SU Whisper White base card.

Today I started making my teacher valentine gifts. I forgot to buy candy, so hopefully I can get them finished tomorrow.

17 comments:

KatheD said...

well, your blog is certainly well-named, as this card truly is simply elegant! the color combination is stunning and the iris folding is fabulous!

SmilynStef said...

Iris folding ... I did ornaments one year for holiday cards, and I laugh because I think every recipient still displays that card at the holidays ... which is obviously evidence (together with this gorgeous masterpiece) that I should try it again. I also love the cool embossed frame ... must go check those out. So glad you're enjoying our jingle belles fun.

alienanessa said...

Holy moses, lovely lady, this is stinkin fantastic!! I so need to try that technique - been meaning to for 3 years now!! You knocked this one completely out of the park, just completely!!! <3 <3

les said...

This is STUNNING! I need to come over and get an iris folding lesson, because I can't get mine to work.

leslie (crookedstamper) said...

GAH! That last comment was me. I hit enter too soon. :(

~amy~ said...

WOW...super gorgeous work...love the iris folding...I haven't ventured into yet...love the look!!!

lauren bergold said...

ooooooooooh!!! ok, now THAT is such a very "JUNE HOUCK" (aka simply elegant) card that i think i'd've know it anywhere! and just goes to show that you don't need MUCH...if what you have is totally ♥PERFECT♥ which this is!!! ♥♥♥ (wow!)


ps: yeah, i'm pretty sure it's the "relaxation factor" that is making xmas cards a delight again for me, too! just the feeling of being able to think about each one separately...what a LUXURY, eh?!?!??

Jeanne said...

WOW WOW WOW this is GORGEOUS!!
TFS!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Gorgeous! love that embossed edge, the ornament really stands out!

Lisa - papergrace said...

Ummm... would it be rude to just say "WOW"? I obviously need to learn how to do this!!! THAT is one gloriously GORGEOUS card!!! Love the striking metallics, the folds, and the elegant embossed frame that sets of a one-of-a-kind card. Amazing!

Gina said...

Verry elegant. That iris folding looks so clever. Great colourway too.
Gina x

Just Call Me Grammy said...

LOVE this card. I agree with the earlier comment about how well the embossed edge sets off the beautiful center. Gorgeous card.

Deanna Cosgrove said...

Great card---you are really good at that technique. Love the embossed frame, such an elegant touch.

Deb Hickman said...

What a great technique,love the iris folded bauble and embossed border.

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Rosemary said...

Oh my gosh, what an exquisite card! It is (as your blog is titled) SIMPLY ELEGANT!

Amy Sheffer said...

Oh my heavens!! Yep, your signature touch all over this one! TFS!