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

Thank you so much for looking!


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