Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Muse Christmas

Morning all.
It's been a pretty hectic few days chez Beech. We hosted our Grandson's 7th birthday complete with  Marvel superhero bouncy castle and assorted friends and family. Luckily the weather was kind after a shaky start. The rain cleared by 10:30am and the first guests arrived just after 11. My Grandson's face was a picture when he saw what was in the garden, he missed the guy coming to erect it completely!
Anyway I managed to make a card for this weeks new challenge at Cardz4Guyz where our theme this week is -

CHRISTMAS IN JULY

Here is my inspiration card.


There are two ways to go with masculine Christmas cards, funny or traditional, I think. So I went trad with this fab Uniko poinsettia. The name always reminds me of an old school friend who called then pointsetters, visions of bright red gun dogs!
The main inspiration was the gorgeous card over at Muse by Jessica Frost-Ballass. I stamped the large flower head onto a plain white card base then embossed with Gold EP and then again on some scrap so that I could decoupage the center and pop it up on pads. The flower was then masked and some foliage added and embossed to match. I used my Zig pens to colour and used the faux metal technique on a die cut celebrate from STAMPlorations. A small greeting strip stamped in black from the same set as the poinsettia completes. 
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12 comments:

  1. Beautiful poinsettia Jules. Love the traditional red and gold for Christmas. I can just imagine how excited your grandson was when he saw the bouncy castle! :) So fun! xx

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  2. This is absolutely gorgeous...... ☺

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  3. Such a very pretty floral creation, it's a glorious Poinsettia, many thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations.

    B x

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  4. This is a stunner Julie, the gold makes the pointsetter (lol) look really lavish. Glad the sun shone for your superhero party. Hope you managed to get a bounce!! xx

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  5. A very beautiful and eye-catching poinsettia, and a great take on the MUSE card too!

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  6. A very striking and elegant design! Thank you for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations.

    Lynne

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  7. Stunning card. Love the design.

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  8. Love the elegance of the red with the gold embossing! This is classic and gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining us at MCV, Julie!

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  9. This is one gorgeous Poinsettia! A real eye candy with the gold embossing! So festive! Thanks so much for playing along with us at MCV, Julie!

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