White and Gold Christmas card

As I tend to make cards for personal use only, I have found a good way to get ideas, and a reason to make cards, is by using ideas and themes from card challenge blogs. This card was inspired by the 52 Card Christmas Throwdown – and what a good idea to make Christmas cards throughout the year, ensuring there are plenty for giving away when the time comes.

This entry into the challenge is an 8” x 8” white base card. I then used a smaller layer, and edged it in ‘Be Creative’ double sided sticky tape, added Cosmic Shimmer Detail Embossing Powder ‘Bright Gold’ to the tape – and heat set it. The sticky tape is amazing, and doesn’t burn when using a heat tool, so it is easy to add embossing to the edges of cards. I like to heat emboss from above, as I like the uneven look of it. I edged a couple of layers in this way, to give the focus elements a bit of a lift.

The main white of the card was embossed with Creative Expressions ‘Twinkle Twinkle’ embossing folder. I also used the image from Creative Expressions Sue Wilson Stamps to Die For ‘Christmas Night Bauble’, stamped in Perfect Medium, and heat embossed it with the same Cosmic Shimmer Β embossing powder, and die cut it with the matching set of diesΒ ‘Festive Collection – Sentimental Bauble’. I added that to another matt and layer, raising both elements with foam pads.

The sentiment I used was from Sentimentally YoursΒ by Phill Martin, a set a bought last year, also stamped and embossed, and layered with another edge of the bright gold embossing powder.

The poinsettias are from an X-Cut die set, and I used the second size down, two layers on each, slightly curved the leaves with my pricking tool, and cut from the card I also embossed with the ‘Twinkle Twinkle’ embossing folder for a little more interest. The finishing touch is a couple of white flat back pearls to the centre.

 

7 thoughts on “White and Gold Christmas card

  1. Your card is stunning and elegant! I really like the embossing and the die-cut poinsettias. I’m glad you found us at 52CCT, and I hope you’ll join us again soon for another challenge! πŸ™‚

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