Monday, October 5, 2015

CCNS105: Golden Christmas

Hello!  Diana here to share with you a golden and red Christmas card for this week's "Holly-day challenge" at CCNS.  This is a very "me" card for Christmas.  My Christmas tree is all gold, silver, and red.  I wrap gold and red mesh around it and most of the ornaments are gold, red, or silver.  And then I stick these huge poinsettias in it.  And it's the same tree every year besides the addition of special ornaments.  

To start, I die-cut a gold card base out of metallic card stock with Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics A.  The next layer is the large die from the ODBD Vintage Flourish Pattern.  I also used the next die in the set to cut another white layer and popped it up with small Joy! foam pads. I love the extra dimension and the piercing that is on that die.  I then centered and glue the Impression Obsession Merry Christmas out of the same metallic card stock with Art Institute glue.

For my splash of color, I die cut PoppyStamps Small Blooming Poinsettia several times out of red card stock.  I then sponged the edges of each petal with Seedless Preserves which is really a dark purple but if you use it just a bit on the bright red, you get this lovely shade of maroon - it really adds to the look of the poinsettias.  I then curled all of the petals with a stylus (you can find a variety of sizes in the Paper Blossoms Paper Tool Kit) and then filled the centers of the poinsettias with Champagne Stickles.  Before I glued the poinsettias down, I added a bit of  Impression Obsession Pine Branch to fill out florals a bit.

Diana Nguyen, Christmas, word die, Poppystamps, poinsettia, Our Daily Bread Designs

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  1. So elegant and perfectly layered!

  2. The script is so elegant and the splash of color is magnificent. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday in our 203rd AG challenge!
    Blessings and Hugs, Carole

  3. This certainly makes me feel like I'm at your home! :) It's lovely!

  4. Wow! Beautiful card! Such a lovely die cut background!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!



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