Monday, October 5, 2015

Golden Christmas

Hello!  Diana here to share with you, a gold and red Christmas card for this week's "Holly Day" challenge at CCNS.

This is a very "me" card for Christmas. My Christmas tree is all gold, silver, and red. I wrap gold and red mesh around it and most of the ornaments are gold, red, or silver. And then I stick these huge poinsettias in it.  It's the same tree every year, besides the addition of special ornaments.

To start, I die cut a gold card base out of metallic card stock with Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics A.

The next layer is the large die from the ODBD Vintage Flourish Pattern. I also used the next die in the set, to cut another white layer and popped it up with Joy! Small Foam Pads. I love the extra dimension and the piercing that is on that die.

I then centered and glue the Impression Obsession Merry Christmas out of the same metallic card stock with Art Institute Dries Clear Adhesive.

For my splash of color, I die cut PoppyStamps Small Blooming Poinsettia several times out of red card stock. I then sponged the edges of each petal with Seedless Preserves, which is really a dark purple, but if you use it just a bit on the bright red, you get this lovely shade of maroon - it really adds to the look of the poinsettias.  I then curled all of the petals with a stylus, (you can find a variety of sizes in the Paper Blossoms Paper Tool Kit), and then filled the centers of the poinsettias with Champagne Stickles.  Before I glued the poinsettias down, I added a bit of  Impression Obsession Pine Branch to fill out florals a bit.

Thank you so much for looking! 

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Thanks for stopping by!!! Until next time...

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