You guuuysssss, I am overexcited to share today's card with you! I think I made my very favorite Christmas card last weekend! During the holidays, I have always decorated the living room of our house in silver, blues and white. Every year I find these beautiful blue dyed poinsettia's at my local Agway store and it would just help complete the room. No, don't worry, I haven't started decorating yet - I'm a wait until after Thanksgiving girl! But, that color scheme inspired me to create a card using the Altenew Poinsettia & Pine stamp set, and I think it came out simply gorgeous.
The base of this A2 sized card is made from Blueberry Bushel cardstock. I cut a piece of 5 1/4" x 4" gold foil paper and adhered it to the base of the card at an angle. The gold foil paper is key in making this card sparkle with a touch of elegance. I cut a 5" x 3 3/4" piece of Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock and stamped the berries, branches and leaves in Blueberry Bushel and Marina Mist inks. I heat embossed the sentiment in the lower right corner using gold embossing powder. On a scrap piece each of Blueberry Bushel and Marina Mist cardstock I stamped the large poinsettia in Versamark ink and heat embossed it in white embossing powder. Using the coordinating dies, I die cut the poinsettia and adhered it to the center of the card using 3M foam adhesive. I also stamped the pine cone in Versamark ink on kraft cardstock and die cut it out adhering it behind the poinsettias. Lastly, I added some blue rhinestones around the card for added sparkle.
Here is the Altenew Poinsettia & Pine stamp set (with coordinating dies) that I used to create today's card:
And, just in case you like things a little more traditional, I also made the same card in red, green and pink. This one is equally as pretty too, but, the blue is still my favorite!
I hope you have enjoyed today's cards. Do you prefer one color over the other?
Thanks for visiting and have a wonderfully creative day!
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