Friday, 28 October 2016

Silver and White Die Cut Poinsettia Christmas Card

This is the third card using the die cut poinsettias that I made. The poinsettia for this one is a little more elaborate, made from vellum and edged with silver, so I made the background for the card a little more elaborate too with die cut white and silver layers.


The base for the card is made using the Spellbinders Majestic Labels 8 die cutting set, cutting them in alternating white and silver. The die for the silver layer doesn't actually cut the shape out it just cuts a decorative border into your card so I hand cut around the border to get the same shape as the other layers. The dies for the other two layers cut the shape out so there was no need to trim them. I like to leave the fancy edges of these shapes unglued so that they lift off the card a little and add a bit of dimension. These die cut shapes were mounted on silver card and then onto a white card blank which I made to size.
For the poinsettia I die cut it from white vellum, cutting two sets of the largest petals and one each of the smaller petals. I edged each petal using a Quickie Glue Pen and then heat embossed them with silver glitter embossing powder. It wasn't as time consuming as it looks, I put the glue and embossing powder on petal by petal so that the glue didn't dry out before I got the powder on and when all the petals were done I heated them all. Once the embossing powder was fully set I curled the petals by bending them gently round a bamboo skewer and glued the layers together, adding silver metal gems in the centre.
The greeting for the card is stamped and heat embossed using the same silver glitter embossing powder.
Thanks for calling in, I hope you like it.
Debbie x

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