Friday, 3 January 2014

Sparkly Embossed Poinsettia Card

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Happy 2014 everyone!  I've still got a couple of Christmas cards to share, I meant to post them earlier but time got away from me again!  I'm not quite sure where the last few weeks have gone - they absolutely zoomed by!  Anyway, this card is the one I made for Alan to give to his wife Jan.  I based it on this card I made earlier but I made some small changes.

I made the 5 3/4" square card base from Bermuda Bay CS and used Coastal Cabana CS for the mat layer.  The snowflake dry embossed panel was made using white Centura Pearl CS - it's lovely and embosses beautifully!  I heat embossed the poinsettia and sentiment with aqua tinsel embossing powder.  I fussy cut four layers of the poinsettia and I popped each layer up.  I added a gorgeous sparkly embellishment to the flower centre and added a rhinestone to the Bermuda Bay ribbon bow.   

Here's the inside of the card where I've used a lovely Ivy Corner Joanna Sheen Signature die.  I cut the whole shape from Bermuda Bay CS for the bottom right corner.  I then cut two of the centre portions from Coastal Cabana CS and after a bit of snipping I used these pieces to frame the sentiment. 

I made an envelope using some pretty Winter Frost papers and I popped up a die cut name label to finish.  I am happy to say both Alan and Jan loved the card!

Stamps: SU! 'Joyful Christmas' set,  inside sentiment from Penny Black
CS: SU! Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana & Whisper White, Centura Pearl Snow White Hint of Silver CS

Patterned paper: SU! Winter Frost DSP
Ink:  VersaMark, SU! Coastal Cabana
Tools: SU! Northern Flurry embossing folder, Ivy Corner
Joanna Sheen Signature die, Memory Box Bistro Label & Chadwick Label dies, SU! Simply Scored & Diagonal Plate, heat tool, Stamp-a-ma-jig
Embellishments & accessories: Stampendous Aqua Tinsel embossing powder, SU! Bermuda Bay ribbon, SU! Frosted Finishes embellishment, SU! jewel rhinestones, SU! Dimensionals

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Deborah Frings said...

Love it! The sparkle on the vellum poinsettia is stunning! As always the inside and envelope are beautiful.

BTW - Love the new look blog!

Margaret said...

Beautiful! The poinsettia is absolutely gorgeous with the vellum!

Radhika said...

Beautiful cool blue card Ruth the poinsettia and inside of the card.. envelope is cool.. love it :)