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Thursday, 30 November 2017

Gold Poinsettias

Hi all.  This is a very quick Christmas card I made to enter into the Rudolph Days Challenge run by Mo over at Scraps of Life by Scrappymo.  This is the last monthly challenge of the year which I am only just in time for but didn't want to miss.  It sounds as though there will be something going on over there in December so watch this space.


I bought this 3D Pretty Poinsettia Embossing Folder just recently, which is made by Crafters Companion, and I think you'll agree that the embossing really is beautifully three dimensional.  This is the first use so a NBUS item, and I think I will be making some more cards with it to get the card numbers up as it only needs a sentiment added as I have done here, plus after looking at it I decided to add the little flowers. You can of course do lots more interesting things but for speed of production this is probably how I will make some more, maybe using different colours of card and adding some gilding wax or ink.  

I embossed it using a snippet of gold mirri card, and besides the card I had decided to mount it on I had another left from the same pack which I have had for years and which was a bit dog eared, so not suitable to us as is, so I cut the card apart and used part of it to make three little poinsettia flowers using a NBUS die by Sue Wilson which I got recently called Poinsettia Cluster.  I used my versamark pen to add the ink round the edges of the flowers and then heat embossed using WOW Gold Glitter Embossing Powder and added a gold sequin to the midde of each flower. 

I completed the card by adding the embossed layer to the 7" x 5" gold pearlised base card, and cut a double sentiment mat using two of the dies from a set I bought from The Works with some more of the gold pearlised card.  I die cut the sentiment from another snippet of gold mirri backed with Stick It adhesive and added it to the card.  Lastly I added the three little flowers to the corner of the sentiment mat.  I am not totally sure that the flowers are quite right but they were stuck with glossy accents and once dry there is no going back so I'm stuck with them...lol, sorry for the pun.  For some reason the gold pearlised card looks white in the photo but in real life it is a soft gold colour.  The daylight was beginning to go so we'll put it down to that.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today and I hope to be back soon.  






I am entering the following challenges:

Rudolph Days November Challenge - Anything Goes.
Pixie's Crafty Workshop - Week 309/10 where we use snippets of card and paper etc.
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - Anything Christmas Goes.
Muse: Christmas Visions 90 - Anything Goes.

19 comments:

  1. That is definitely a beautiful dimensional e/f, Pat! Doing it in gold and adding the layered label sediment and flower corsage is all this card needs (and way more than I do on my batch makes, lol!)! Hugs, Darnell

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  2. Wow! This is stunning. The embossed gold background is fabulous and your pretty poinsettias and sentiment pop off the gold background!

    Thanks for taking part in the November Rudolph Days Challenge.

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  3. Oh so beautiful Pat, love all the gold and what a wonderful ef, great dimention. Your design is gorgeous.
    It's lovely to hear that you are a singer too, doesn't lift the spirits. will you be singing at Christmas??, Kate x

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  4. What a golden beauty Pat! LOVE white and gold, so classy! Have a lovely weekend my friend! Love & Hugs. Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

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  5. Beautiful card, Pat. Perfect for Christmas! Kisses, my friend.

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  6. A lovely card - bright but understated and classy. Thank you for playing at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'. Tracey

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  7. Love your gold and white card, the embossing folder is beautiful.

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  8. Wow, embossing mirror card looks amazing! Thanks so much for joining us at MCV!

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  9. Wow! The 3D poinsettia embossing looks really gorgeous and elegant!!! And in gold it looks perfect for the festivity! The little floral cluster was a great touch! Have a wonderful weekend, Pat!

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  10. Amazing 3D embossing folder and such cute poinsettia flowers.... Classy and eye catching card x

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  11. This is so gorgeous and festive, Pat! The 3D embossing on gold paper worked out wonderfully. The gold sentiment die-cut echos the background. I'm sure the gold pearlised card base looks even more beautiful in real life. Hideko xx

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  12. Totally gorgeous Pat! I adore the EF you used. And the way you prettied up the flowers with a Versamark pen and gold EP is so clever. A truly beautiful Christmas card.

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  13. Beautiful design Pat. Love the embossing folder design used with gold. Your cluser to white poinsettias is so pretty with the gold edging. xx

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  14. Beautiful look with the fab 3d EF, and the gold shows it off so elegantly. Love the addition of the tiny white poinsettias, which compliment that double layer sentiment tag so perfectly. Well done! TFS & Hugs

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  15. WOW the embossing folder looks amazing and so clever of you to emboss it in gold...simply stunning and elegant
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia

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  16. Beautiful and elegant card,Pat.Love this embossing folder.I've become your new follower.

    Gr,Sylvia.

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  17. I'm not sure how I managed to miss this beautiful card when you posted it Pat. It really is very classy. I love the embossing folder you've used and the tiny poinsettias are a perfect finishing touch. xx

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  18. Aaaah lovely and sorry for my belated comment, thanks for joining us at Rudolph's Day Challenge for November, Luv Sam x

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  19. It's a lovely embossing folder Pat and your card is beautiful. The tiny flowers are a lovely addition too. Barbxx

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