I decided to make a start on my Christmas cards as I usually make around 30, and make 2 or 3 different designs. This year I was itching to use the Heartfelt Creations Sparkling Poinsettia and along with the Brusho Crystals.
I laid a Prima Doily stencil on my piece of cardstock, sprinkled on some Ostwald Red Brusho crystals, then spritzed with water. Lifted off the stencil and left to dry. To make the flowers I stamped the poinsettia flowers using Versamark ink pad onto white cardstock then embossed using white embossing powder. Then cut out the flower with the poinsettia die.
I sprinkled Ost. Red crystals on the flowers and again spritzed with water, dabbed with a paper towel to remove some of the colour. Then repeated the process until I had the desired colour.
For the leaves I cut out more white flowers and coloured them with Peeled Paint Distress Oxide and edged with Pine Needles Distress Ink. In the centre of the flower I glued in some gold beads. Then cut out Merry Christmas in black cardstock and assembled.
Have to say I'm quite happy with how it turned out and really enjoyed making it.
For the card below I wet my cardstock and sprinkled the crystals on (I may have got a little carried away with the water and crystals, as it ended up being quite a big splotch). For the flowers I stamped and white embossed the flower onto white cardstock and then inked it with Delicata Pigment Ink, Silvery Shimmer. It is such a beautiful silver. I added some beads to the centre.
I cut the 'Merry Christmas' (Memory Box/Poppystamps die) out of some silver cardstock and put a little bit of the Prima Snowflake Paste on the top of the 'Merry' to give it that snowy look. The leaves were just cut out of some green card and I added a bit of silver cord. That's two down, one more to go!
Thanks for stopping by and I hope these give you some ideas for your cards.
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