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Friday, August 25, 2017

Gold Poinsettia Burst - Merry Christmas



Here is another card made using the FSJ Poinsettia Burst, in Gold. 




I sponged some blue onto the background of Whip Cream Cardstock. Then stamped some evergreens
Splattered the background with Gold Silk.
Laid down a strip of what with Gold dot Washi Tape and a smaller strip of Black Licorice Cardstock then tied it all up with some Journey Gold Thread.

The Poinsettias were stamped with Journey clear pigment ink and embossed with Gold EP. The leaves were stamped with Green Journey True Color Fusion ink and embossed with clear EP.
Merry Christmas was stamped in black and embossed with Clear EP. This stamp set has a fabulous die set with it.

All assembled using  foam squares and Journey Fashion Gold Pearls added to center of Poinsettias.

Then to tie it all together, added three Green Embellishments.

All Products used are from Fun Stampers Journey.
If you see something you want, please visit my website or click on items below.
Holiday Wishes Stamp Set
Poinsettia Burst Stamp Set and Dies
Journey Gold EP
Journey Gold Silk
Simply Gold Journey Tape
Fashion Gold Pearls
Journey Gold Thread
Berries and Holly

Challenge Blogs I entered this card in:
4 Crafty Chicks - Washi Tape
Creative Knockouts - Sparkle and Shine
Starstampz - Twine
Tic Tac Toe Challenge - Die Cuts, Sentiment, Floral
Sweet Stampin - Anything Christmas
Crafty Gals Corner - Punches and/or Dies
Watercooler Wednesday - Christmas
Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge - Christmas
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Christmas

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Red Poinsettia Burst - Merry Christmas

Here is the first of my August Class cards. We did Christmas In August with some great new stamp sets and Dies.


I stamped the Poinsettias in Cranberry Bliss Fusion Ink and the leaves in Fresh Forest Fusion ink and heat embossed all with clear detail embossing powder. I them fussy cut them all out and popped with phone tape. On this card, I used Journey Whip Cream Thread, but in my class cards, we used Journey Candy Apple Red Twine. I just thought the red made it pop more. 
Gold Silk was used to splatter gold on the card front.
The centers of the Poinsettias were adorned with the Red berries from Berries and Holly accessories. 
I LOVE the trending Black and White used in the Christmas Cheer Prints Paper. 

All Products used are from Fun Stampers Journey.
If you see something you want, please visit my website or click on items below.

Christmas Cheer Prints 
Holiday Wishes 
Berries & Holly 
Gold Silk 
Journey Whip Cream Thread 
Journey Candy Apple Twine 
Journey Candy Apple Fusion Ink Pad 
Journey Fresh Forest Fusion Ink Pad 

Challenge Blogs I entered this card in:
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes
Merry Monday - Christmas Card
Sparkle Creations - Christmas
Fashionable Stamping - Use Your Inks
Christmas Card Throwdown - Embossing
Crafty Hazelnut's - Christmas
Happy Little Stampers - Christmas Poinsettia
Rubber Dance Stamps - Embossing
Sparkles Christmas Challenge - A Festive Sentiment
12 Months of Christmas - Traditional Christmas colors
Winter Wonderland - Embossing
C.R.A.F.T Challenge - Christmas
Star Stampz - Twine
Creative Knockouts - Stamp, Sentiment, Twine

Friday, August 11, 2017

Poinsettia Burst Black & Gold Easel Card



I love to make Easel Cards. I just think they are so much fun and great for the recipient to display easily.
I have to say though that I actually struggled with this one. I just planned on Black, Gold and White. Didn't like it. So, I added some green leaves, still didn't like it. Then added just a touch of red. Still didn't like it, but I gave up and am posting it anyway. I am my own worst critic.

I started with a Black Licorice card base. On the separate Black panel, I dry embossed it with the NEW Love Letter Embossing Folder which is actually a FREE Bloom Benefit with a $100 order. 
I wanted the design to stand out just a little. So, I took my finger and added just a small amount of the Journey Brush Gold Panpastel

I used the Ornamental Label Die and cut two with Whip Cream Cardstock and the Ornamental Medallion Die with Black Licorice CS. They match perfectly. After adhering the black to the white, I splattered it with Gold Silk. I adhered the other white panel to the bottom section of the card base.

The large and small Poinsettias and the Pine Sprigs from the Poinsettia Burst Stamp Set were stamped onto whip cream cs with the Journey Clear Pigment Ink Pad and sprinkled with Gold Embossing Powder and heat set. The leaves and the Holly, from the same set, were stamped with Lemongrass true color fusion ink. All were then fussy cut and layered. 

The Merry Christmas is from the Holiday Wishes Stamp Set & was stamped onto the  Mirror Gold Cardstock with the Clear Pigment ink and Black Embossing Powder used on top and heat set. The small Holly is also from this same stamp set.

After constructing the card, I added three red berries from the Berries and Holly accessories and scattered the self adhesive Fashion Gold accents around the top. 

I made a triple bow using the Journey Gold Thread and added a small holly on top. 

The Berries on the large Holly was colored with Cranberry Bliss reinker, then I made matching glitter using just a little of the Journey Sparkle Dust in a small container and adding just a drop or two of the Cranberry Bliss Silk and mixed it all up. After letting this dry, I added it to the berries with the Journey Craft Glue

This card will be entered in the following challenges.
Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes
Simply Create Too Challenge - Flowers
Winter Wonderland - Ribbon, Twine or Lace
C.R.A.F.T Challenge - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Embossing
Southern Girls - Stamping
Sweet Stampin - Christmas

Crafty Gals Corner - Bingo,  Bow, FREE, Sentiment
Sunny Day Crafting - F is for Flowers
The Merry Christmas Challenge - Anything Christmas
Ike's World - Anything Goes With Embossing
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge - Anything Christmasngo-Bow
Craft-Dee Bowz - Anything with a hand made bow.