I have mentioned on a previous post that I like to get ideas to make cards, and I do tend to concentrate on that topic. I have another card here which I will be adding to another challenge – Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas challenge – with the theme being ‘green’.
I made this card by matting a green layer onto an 8” x 8” card base. The next layer is a sheet of acetate, covered with a double sided sticky sheet, and applied gilding flakes. I then turned this upside down, the smooth side of the acetate to the top, as I liked the way the gilding flakes glittered through the acetate. I adhered that to the green matt with double sided tape.
The focus is the Creative Expressions/Sue Wilson Noble Ornate Pierced design die, taking out the inner part as I wanted as much of the gilding flakes to show through as possible. The middle oval I stamped and embossed a Christmas greeting in silver, which I thought would tie-in with the gilding flakes.
I added a poinsettia from the X-Cut die set, cut out of red card, three layers to the flower, and added Glossy Accents to the leaves for extra shine. I shaped each of the leaves of the flower for added dimension. The middle of the poinsettia is a shiny dazzler.
I then die cut several of the Creative Expressions/ Sue Wilson festive Holly Sprays, and added a red Stickles dot to where I thought the red berries would be, and inserted the die cuts beneath the oval, only sticking them down underneath the oval, so there would be some movement of the holly sprays. I added some die cut holly, again adding red to the berries.
I also made the two stick pins with colours to match the card, as a bit more sparkle.
I enjoyed making this card, and it did take longer than I usually spend, as it involves quite a few different techniques, but I’m happy with the result. I may have to make more using similar techniques as I enjoyed it so much.
I have recently also entered this card into CHNC challenge extra for April, as per recent comment from the challenge organiser.