Another two-fer

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Hello everyone. I hope you are all well, and enjoying this time of year. I have had time to play and make some last-minute cards, so I will be posting a couple today, and probably a couple tomorrow.

The first card is basically a red and white card, with a pop of green, and all glittery. I love doing glittery cards when it is Christmas, and you can see I really went to town on this one!

The card is 8 inches square, with a white glitter card as base – from Crafters Companion – with a red glitter card frame. The trees are from a Sue Wilson set I have had for a few years, again cut out of glittery card, this time in green.

The red poinsettias are from an x-cut die – again I have had this for many years and is my go-to die for poinsettias. This time cut out of a shiny red card instead of glitter. I layered a couple of the die-cuts together, giving some dimension to each leaf, adding a small gem to the centre.

The flowers were stuck down with 3D glue, and I also inserted some holly branches – Sue Wilson again – just underneath the petals.

The sentiment is die cut in green glitter – I know, lots of glitter – and stuck down after passing the words through my Xyron machine.

I shall be entering this card into the following challenges:

Double D challengesred and white Christmas with optional pop of green

City Crafter ChallengeChristmas Tree

Try it on TuesdayTwinkle, twinkle – lots of shiny things

Watercooler Wednesdayall about occasions

Time Out Challenges photo inspiration – used colours and tree

QKR Stampedeanything goes with twist Christmas

The Holly and Ivy Christmas challengeanything goes Christmas

The second card for today is a much more simple and flatter card:

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I used the Altenew layering Bells and Bows stamp set, as I am entering this card into the current Cards in Envy challenge – to use bells. I have the matching die set, and cut out the bells, and also cut some red bows out of red glitter card.

I stuck them down onto a polka dot embossed panel, for some interest in the background, and added the sentiment as you can see.

So – a couple of cards, each one different to the other. I hope you can call back tomorrow when I post another couple of cards……

28 thoughts on “Another two-fer

  1. Such beautiful cards! I love the embossed background and clean design with a pop of red color for the bell card. Thanks for playing with us over at Cards in Envy!

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  2. Beautiful red and white design. Thanks so much for sharing us at double D Challenge Blog. We hope you will join us in future challenges.
    Kathy
    DD DT

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  3. Wow, Linda, I absolutely love the colour combination of that Poinsettia card! The foil is a wonderful choice for the flower, making it even more dazzling than it would otherwise be. Love the counterbalance of that soft green you’ve used for the trees and the sentiment. And, of course, the lacy die-cut holly and berries is the perfect addition. Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

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  4. These are both so very pretty, Linda … the ornaments are fabulous against the textured background … and the dimension and shimmer from those layered poinsettia and Christmas trees is fantastic! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Anita 🙂

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  5. WOW! Both cards are fabulous but I really LOVE your 1st card with the beautiful poinsettias! LOVE the ‘scene’ you’ve created … gorgeous design! Happy Holidays! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Red & White with optional touch of Green’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

    Darlene
    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

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