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.