Thursday, July 15, 2021

July Mid-Month Reminder - CAS Christmas Card Challenge - Poinsettias

 Just a reminder you still have time to link up your CAS Christmas Card Challenge poinsettia card!  Mr. Linky is open through 7/24!

Here's my reminder card.  It's 4 1/4" square.

I pulled out an old Nestabilities/Spellbinders Layered Poinsettia die set, die cut the pieces and then embossed them using an Impression Pad and Silicon Rubber pad with my Big Shot (the dies have the design on them but don't show up unless you run them through again with the two pads).  I die cut the background frame using Cross Stich Nesting Squares from Tutti Designs and layered it over a slightly larger square of Brushed Gold paper
I put a foam dot in the center of each of the poinsettia layers so it is really dimensional.  I added a red rhinestone to the center of the bloom for a touch of color.

I made a second card very similar to the first but used shiny metallic gold paper, less layers of the poinsettia and framed it with pieces cut using Nordic Circle Dies from The Greetery. 
This is also 4 1/4" square.
You get quite a different look using brushed gold paper and metallic gold paper - both are pretty I think!

So please join us at CAS Christmas and use a poinsettia on your CAS Christmas design!  
You have until 7/24!

1st Card
Paper:  Brushed Gold - SU, white - PTI
Accessories:  Layered Poinsettia - Spellbinders, Cross Stitch Nesting Squares - Tutti Designs, foam dots, red rhinestone, Impression Pad, Silicon Rubber Pad - Sizzix

2nd Card
Paper:  White - PTI, metallic gold paper pad - Joann.
Accessories:  Layered Poinsettia - Spellbinders, Nordic Circle Dies - The Greetery, foam dots, red rhinestone, Impression Pad, Silicon Rubber Pad - Sizzix


Linda said...

Julia, two beautiful gold poinsettia cards. So lovely. Have a great day.

Christine Alexander said...

two gorgeous poinsettia, the brushed gold is such a classic look, although I love the bling of the shiny metallic gold. Awesome die cuts :)

Cathy said...

Love the poisettias in the matte and shiny gold, those detailed borders in both cards are gorgeous too, Cathy x

Susan said...

I love both the brushed gold and the metallic gold - equally lovely. I have that old poinsettia die and must pull it out again. Wonderful layering on both cards!

Loll said...

Both the brushed gold and shiny gold make beautiful poinsettia cards Julia. It's amazing the difference in the look. Lovely and elegant cards! xx

Barb Ghig said...

Two gorgeous Christmas cards, Julia! I love all the layers and embossed pattern on the first one and the beautiful shine on the 2nd card! Great idea to use the Nordic Circle dies, elegant! xx

Marcia Hill said...

Two absolutely GORGEOUS cards Julia!! I'd forgotten all about that Poinsettia die and am pretty sure I have it...somewhere!! I love both the brushed gold and the mirror gold, but I think I like the brushed gold just a tiny bit elegant!! Lovely, lovely cards my friend!! Hugs. :0)

Bonnie said...

This has long been my favorite poinsettia die! Love, love, love the flower in brushed gold and in the shiny gold! Very elegant!

Papercraft Boutique said...

These two poinsettia cards are so pretty and I love them both, Julia! The brushed gold and the metallic gold give a very different look to the cards. The Nordic Circle frames the smaller poinsettia perfectly!
Hideko xx

Trina P. said...

Two beautiful poinsettia cards, Julia. I love the shiny look of foil, so I was drawn to your second gold metallic card! Adding foam dots in between each layer gives fabulous dimension.

Brenda in IN said...

Oh my, Julia. These are both gorgeous. You got two great looks from the same die and using different papers. These are so elegant.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Just love both of these, Julia - so elegant in the gold foil and especially love the Nordic layers!!

Mac Mable said...

Stunning cards, both of them and the gold and white with the tiny pop of red looks amazing x.

Colleen said...

Wow Julia, you really made stunning cards in gold, I can't pick a favorite because they are both so striking!