Tuesday, November 12, 2013

This is my first CHRISTmas card of the year! I don't send a lot of cards but I enjoy making them and putting myself in the holiday mood.  I was very anxious to make this card.  Why?  I've had the Tim Holtz poinsettia die for about a year and I just felt so-so about it.  Then I was tipped off to the fact that there was a matching embossing folder and I think you can easily see the difference it makes.  The texture is superb!  I used the same die for the leaves.  If you look at a poinsettia, the leaves and flower petals are the same. I added just a tiny amount of Distress Ink in Bundled Sage to the leaves with markers.  The cardstock is Whisper White (SU), the pink is K&Co and is very shiny but I don't think you can see that.  The background square doily is Spellbinders Lace Doily.  This die always gives me trouble getting the right "sandwich".  I think the secret is to use a little thinner paper .  I then sprayed this with Mister Huey Color Mist called Shine and it really does! A little silver ribbon (looks like a package don't you think?) and some silver Stickles finishes it off.  Back soon with more CHRISTtmas projects!  Be sure to double click on the image for a close up.

1 comment:

Diane said...

Beautiful, so soft and pretty...I LOVE that die and matching EB folder...can't wait to see more of your awesome cards!!