Tuesday 24 November 2020

Merry Wishes


Hello and Welcome
Meet today's card.
Not your traditional red and green but I like how it turned out a bit different and I had fun creating it too.

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I began with a large piece of heavy white cardstock.  Using some Gesso, I spread it over my paper using a palette knife as though you were spreading butter onto a piece of toast.  I let the Gesso dry completely before moving onto the next step.
  • When my cardstock was completely dry, I rubbed some Tumbled Glass and some Seedless Preserves Distress Oxide inks onto my glass mat and sprayed with water to dilute.  Using my brayer, I rolled into the diluted ink, then onto the Gesso.  I love the mottled look it created.
  • Next, I cut out my card panel that would become the front of my card and set the other piece aside for die cutting the poinsettia.
  • I ran the card front panel through my Cuttlebug with the Rectangle Hemstitch die to create a border effect.
  • Using my Misti I stamped the sentiment from Penny Black set called Love and Peace with some Versafine Clair Noir ink then clear heat embossed it.  I splattered using my white Posca pen.
  • Using the other half of the gessoed,inked cardstock, I die cut the poinsettia from Penny Black called Scarlet Season.  It cuts a solid and a detailed design which is great and can be changed up in a few different ways. (I used the solid die to cut some heavy white and the detailed pieces using the inked paper.)
  • Assembly:  I glued the inked main panel onto a heavy white card base, then added the layered poinsettia into the corner.  
  • I added a black dome to the flower center and a few sequins for shine and interest.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says Wed.- CHRISTMAS
Papercraft Challenge- CREATE YOUR OWN BKG
Love to Craft- ANYTHING GOES

Stamps- Love and Peace (PB)
Inks- Versafine Clair Noir; Distress Oxides (listed above)
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook)
Accessories and Tools- Scarlet Season die (PB); Gesso; Speedball Brayer; Cuttlebug; palette knife; black dome; 
Hemstitch die (Spellbinders); sequins; clear eb powder; Posca pen


Crafting Queen said...

Beautiful card, love the colours you used. Beautiful Christmas flower. Thanks for joining Stamping Sensations. Anesha

Viv said...

I love this Karen and as I have a tub of rarely used Gesso I am going to try this!

Mac Mable said...

Leaving the solid part of the poinsettia white shows how beautiful it is x. A striking non traditional Christmas card, which I love Karen x. Thank you for the steps by steps x.

Susan said...

What incredible beautiful non-traditional Christmas colours! Love that blend of blues and purples. Wonderful card design with the use of the hemstitch rectangle to accent the sentiment.

Verna Angerhofer said...

This is so gorgeous.

cuilliesocks said...

Such a beautiful card Karen, lovely poinsettia image and gorgeous colours, Kate x

marilyn said...

So lovely and always fascinating! Thank you for the step by step instructions...greatly appreciated!

nancy littrell said...

wow..Gorgeous non-traditional Christmas colors for your stunning Christmas card, Karen. I love how you brayered the background instead of smooshing. Your 3D poinsettia is Gorgeous and your hemstich border brings the beautiful sentiment into focus. Another amazingly creative and original Christmas card, my friend. Thank you so much for describing all the steps. Love and Hugs...and Happy Holidays. Nancy

Pat said...

This is definitely a wow card Karen, and love the blue and purple tones, and love the look of the die cut poinsettia with the white lower layer showing through the watercoloured upper more open petals. The ornate die cute pattern works well to frame te background and love the black sentiment which stands out beautifully. x

I Card Everyone said...

Karen, if Poinsettias came in purple, they should be just this exact shade of gorgeousness!!! WOW this is so fabulous!

Art By Wanda said...

A beautiful card!! I love that background!!!

Bonnie said...

I love traditional colors on Christmas cards, but this is jaw dropping, my friend! I LOVE these colors!

Christine Alexander said...

wow those non traditional colours are stunning and the touch of white behind the leaf cutouts is perfect :)

brenda said...

Loving the alternative festive colours, thanks so much for sharing and joining in at Stamping Sensations November challenge.

B x

kiwimeskreations said...

Oh Karen this is superb - fabulous colours and a wonderful design.
Stay safe

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Wonderful winter colors! Very pretty!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

LOVE love love the Winter colours, a gorgeous die also.
Faith x

Mrs.B said...

A lovely card, and the colours you used look fabulous.
Thanks for sharing at Stamping Sensations,

Stempelomi said...

great colours,great card.Thanks for joining us at papercraft-challenges.

Jules said...

Hi Karen

Bright and beautiful colours .. .. I love it. Great sentiment too.

Hope all is well at your end.

Love Jules xx

Ida said...

Another fabulous card. Love the different colors you used.