Hello friends! It is that time of year when all of us card makers are busy making Christmas cards. I don't think I am alone in this adventure. My daughter's baby shower is coming up later this month so I will have to make another baby card but primarily it is Christmas cards on my crafting table.
Today's card was one I had been thinking about for a while. Years ago, I received a beautiful poinsettia plant that was the most gorgeous cream colour with reddish pink in the center. I have not seen one as beautiful ever since.
I started with a card base of Very Vanilla Thick cardstock. On top of that I added a piece of Real Red cardstock that I embossed using the Wintry 3D Embossing Folder. This embossing folder is a set of 2 - one is snowflakes and the other is pine boughs. I used the pine boughs one on this card. It is also a narrow folder so I needed to run it through twice to emboss the entire piece of cardstock.
I thought I would try using the Pearlescent Specialty paper to make the flower. I stamped the three different sized flower images from the Poinsettia Petals stamp set using Versamark ink. I added gold embossing powder from the Metallics set and heated it to melt using my heat tool. I then used the corresponding dies from the Poinsettia Dies set to cut out the images. I used a sponge dauber to add some Real Red ink to the centers of the flowers. I am really pleased with how it turned out. The Pearlescent paper is so sparkly and pretty. I layered the three images on top of each other and attached them together using Tombo multipurpose glue. I added this flower to my card front using dimensionals. I used the leaf dies to cut out two leaves from some Garden Green cardstock. I added these to my card front using Tombo multipurpose adhesive.
Here is a close-up of the pearlescent paper flower. It is kind of hard to see how sparkly it is but in real life it is very glittery.
I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set using Versamark ink on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock. I added gold embossing powder and heated it to melt. Once it had cooled, I used the label die from the Seasonal Labels Dies set to cut it out. I added this to my card front using dimensionals.
To complete the card, I added three of the red jewels from the Wonderful Gems set to the center of my poinsettia. These gems come with two colours in the package - red with gold sparkles and clear with gold sparkles. They are so pretty!
What I used for today's card:
Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed this card. I don't know who will be receiving this one as I haven't started writing my cards yet. They were saying on the news that if you want your cards to arrive on time this year, you will need to get them in the mail really early. That is always hard for me since I am always last minute Lucy with my Christmas cards. I will have to set a goal to get them done earlier this year. Are you the early person or are you late like me?
Stay well and keep creating!