Keeping up with my Christmas card making and today I’ve been playing with the Lavish Poinsettia die from Tattered Lace.
I chose this die as the current theme at Christmas Cards All Year ’Round is flowers. I searched in vain for a poinsettia stamp among my collection and even for one I liked in digi but in the end am glad I went with a die cut instead. I’ve used all of the elements of the die; I just didn’t assemble it all in one. I took the base and used the negative cut to create a shaker window and layered the second filigree piece and the final centre piece. The small solid set of petals I used to embellish my sentiment flag. For a bit of interest I stamped the solid petals with a Leaf Print stamp from Tim Holtz and embossed with clear embossing powder. A bit of bling for a final touch in the centre finished off my card.
The overall layout of my card follows the current sketch at CAS Colours &Sketches. I mirror imaged the sketch not by plan but by not thinking about this when I placed my top piece of cardstock on the alcohol inked piece. My larger border ended up on the wrong side so I had to go with the mirror image. I also shifted the placement of the sentiment banner to better fit the two poinsettias.
At Fab ‘n’ Funky they happen to be looking for Christmas projects so I am also linking my card up there.
Chalks & Powders etc
Dies, SVGs & Templates etc
Tattered Lace ~ D452 Lavish Poinsettia
Kaisercraft Sparklets ~ Daffodil
Inks & Paints etc
Tim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol Ink ~ Gold Mixative, Pearl Mixative & Red Pepper
Tsukineko Encore! Ultimate Metallic ~ Bronze
Christina Re Designer Card ~ Shimmering Pearl
Core’dinations Tim Holtz Metallic Cardstock ~ Bronze
Couture Creations ~ Acetate
Maroon Smooth Cardstock from stash
Yupo ~ 200gsm White
Stampin’ Up! ~ Snow Swirled (sentiment)
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Collection ~ CMS273 Leaf Prints
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