Friday, 4 August 2017

Clearly Besotted Most Wonderful Christmas card



Hello everyone, and welcome to the August Christmas Challenge over at Happy Little Stampers. This is always an anything goes as long as it's Christmas challenge, but each month we have a fun optional twist to whet your appetite, and this time it's Poinsettia!



Our winner for this challenge will receive a $20 coupon to spend at the shop! Check out all the details HERE.

I love poinsettias at Christmas. We always get one in early December and last year we tried a creamy white one instead of the red. I really liked it, and it still looked great at Easter, but I think the red ones are more festive.



1) Take a square of cream card and stamp and emboss the sentiment from the Clearly Besotted Most Wonderful stamp set. I stamped with red dye ink and embossed with clear embossing powder.

2) Take a piece of gold card and emboss a lattice panel using a strip embossing folder. My folder was a freebie with a magazine ages ago.

3) Cut a double layered poinsettia from red card and shape the petals. I used my Silhouette Cameo for this.

4) Die cut some Sue Wilson holly leaves.


6) Layer everything up and finish off by adding little gold dots around the card. These were waste from a die cut that I couldn't bring myself to throw away. A bit fiddly because they are so small, but I like the look they give.

You'll find lots of inspiration over on the HLS blog, and do you know that we only have 20 weeks until Christmas? Why not pull out some supplies and join us this month.

I'd like to take my card to play at

Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - anything goes

Sparkle's Forum Chrsitmas Challenge - a festive sentiment

Shopping Our Stash - countdown to Christmas


Thanks for stopping by

Hugs
Carol x

28 comments:

  1. I love this card Carol...really festive and yes I agree on the red poinsettias! Fabulous sentiment and you have the patience of job wit the little dots! hubby is ready to strangle you I think...20 weeks!!!! it's 5 months he says and that sounds much longer !!...LOL Guess it's time to start thinking about making some Christmas cards! Have a good weekend. xx

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  2. So sorry Carol. Having a senior moment!. Barbxx

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  3. Classic & stunning! Wonderful use of dies!

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  4. Wow, such a stylish card Carol xx

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  5. Very elegant and stylish! That gold panel adds a lot of interest and I love all those stunning dies you used!

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  6. Just got home from vacation and playing catch up on what I missed. This card is STUNNING!! I love the poinsettia and the lovely gold border. Such an elegant card!!

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  7. A beautiful card Carol, such an elegant design and great sentiment.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
    x

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  8. This is so gorgeous and that gold embossed strip behind the poinsettia really adds elegance to the design.

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  9. Wow what a beautiful card Carol!!! So elegant, so stunning. Hugs, Brenda

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  10. This is so elegant, love that hold embossed strip X

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  11. and your -your card has the perfect sentiment and I love that you've used red, white and gold....very classy! Thank you for joining the Sparkles Christmas Challenge.

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  12. Gorgeous....love your beautiful poinsettia!

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  13. Love this combination of traditional colours and design. One gorgeous card.

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  14. This is so elegant and what a pretty poinsettia!

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  15. Gorgeous card Carol. I love all of the elements you used. Your beautiful poinsettia looks wonderful on that embossed gold strip, and I love the different fonts in the sentiment. The gold dots were worth the effort in finishing off this beauty.

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  16. A beautiful and elegant Christmas card Carol - the embossed sentiment is gorgeous - Michelle x

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  17. what a gorgeous holiday card, so very elegant! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR (xmas in august!) STASH with us this week! :)

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  18. Beautiful and traditional .... love the sentiment xx

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  19. Beautiful Christmas card, Caroll. I love the deep red poinsettia and golden accents. Beautiful design.

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  20. Just gorgeous Carol. Love that background in gold those little gold dots fabulous bold sentiment and your poinsettia is so bright and beautiful.

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  21. So so beautiful, striking really! Hugs, Autumn

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  22. Beautiful and elegant Christmas card Carol!

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  23. Love the red and white with a touch of gold!
    Thanks for counting down to Christmas with the crew from SHOPPING OUR STASH!

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  24. I LOVE how you have breathed life into that Poinsettia Carol! Red, white and gold, so classy! I too, have used waste to decorate a card! Have a great week! Luv & Hugs. Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

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  25. This is just the cutest card ever and just perfect for our challenge over at Sparkles Christmas Challenge "A Festive Sentiment" good luck and hope to see you again next time Dt Member Sandra H xx

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  26. Carol, This is such a pretty card! Love the bold color scheme and that lovely poinsettia. And, the way you showcased the sentiment is perfect for our Sparkles Christmas Challenge. Thanks so much for playing along. :)

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Carol x

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