Saturday, 21 November 2015

Red, Green and Gold

Morning all. 
Despite the flurry of white fluffy stuff drifting down yesterday evening I awoke to green fields, blue skies and a stiff breeze! 
Anyway if you have some of the white fluffy stuff I hope it doesn't spoil your weekend.
Christmas draws ever closer so it's perhaps fortuitous that the latest challenge at Fantasy Stampers is

TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS

For my DT card I went with traditional colours and imagery, red, green and gold plus holly and the poinsettia. Not sure when that delight made it onto cards but I've a feeling it is not native to these parts!


As it's a STAMPING challenge at Fantasy Stampers, I had to use some stamping as well as this gorgeous die cut poinsettia. The leaves were stamped using my Dee's Artsy Impressions Christmas Bell Medley from STAMPlorations in green DI then coloured in Copics and fussy cut them. 
To make the base I cut a white panel and a slightly larger one in gold mirror card. I wanted an aperture so cut a circle in the two panels and base card before embossing the white one with an EF, Nellie Snellen I think. The poinsettia is the same one from LeCrea cut in red and the flowers added with yellow crystals. The holly berries were made using scraps and a hole punch. The white flowers surrounding the central aperture were punched with centers of gold Pearly Doodles.
I stamped the sentiment from Crafters Companion on the inside but made sure it was central to the aperture so you could see it when the card was closed.
OK, that's about it.
Please check out the rest of the DT here and why not take the opportunity to get another Christmas card made for your stash.

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Use at least 3 die cuts, I used a least 6!             Festive flowers and foliage

     

12 comments:

  1. This is so gorgeous, thanks for joining us at Allsorts, xxx

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  2. Love the beautiful embossing and those sweet little white flowers.....pretty poinsettias too! Thanks so much for joining us at Just Us Girls!

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  3. Beautiful... love that gorgeous embossing folder and combined with the die cuts the dimension is fantastic! Thanks for joining us at ATCAS.

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  4. Gorgeous poinsettia and the embossed background is very pretty. Thank you for sharing your lovely card with us at Stamping Sensations.

    Lynne

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  5. A lovely creation Jules, great use of dies and lovely colours as well.

    Many thanks for joining in at Allsorts challenge this week and also Stamping Sensations.

    B x

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  6. Beautiful embossing folder on your background and what is nicer than a poinsettia for Christmas. Lovely layout. Thanks for sharing with us at Just Us Girls this week.

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  7. So pretty. Love the traditional red and green for Christmas. Thanks for playing along at ATCAS. xx

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  8. Gorgeous CAS card, Jules! I love the pop of color against your embossed background, and your Poinsettia is just beautiful! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Addicted to CAS!

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  9. Beautiful card. Love the embossing and pretty poinsettia.

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  10. The flowers, the embossing, and the holly on your card look wonderful! Super job! Thanks for joining us over at Just Us Girls!

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  11. Thanks for joining Stamping Sensations with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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