Die Cut Merry Christmas and Poinsettia Card

Hi Everyone, here’s another card using the die cut Merry Christmas, this time embossed with the beautiful Red Glitz embossing powder, I just wish the photograph did justice to the beautiful glitter embossing. This card

Hi Everyone, here’s another card using the die cut Merry Christmas, this time embossed with the beautiful Red Glitz embossing powder, I just wish the photograph did justice to the beautiful glitter embossing. This card will go to my Mum in Law whose eyesight is failing, hopefully the big, bold die cut sentiment and poinsettia will be visible to her.

Hand made card with die cut poinsettia and Merry Christmas heat embossed with Red Glitz embossing powder
Start with a white 6 x 6 inch blank card, cut a 13cm square of red card and layer it with silver mirror card. Cut a 12cm square of red card and dry emboss with the diamond design, adhere this on top of the mirror card. 
Die cut the Merry Christmas twice from red card and glue one on top of the other, press it into an embossing ink pad to cover the whole surface, sprinkle with embossing powder, shake off the excess and set with a heat gun. This will give you a lovely glittery, dimensional greeting. Cut a piece of white card with a fancy rectangle die, glue the greeting to the white rectangle and adhere this to the card front.
Die cut two medium and one small poinsettia flowers from red card. Draw round the edge of each petal with either an embossing pen or a quickie glue pen, sprinkle with embossing powder and set with a heat gun. Use something like a bamboo skewer or thin paintbrush handle to roll the petals over to curve them slightly, glue the three petal layers on top of each other, overlapping, to create the poinsettia flower add three silver metal gems to the centre for the stamen.
Die cut six pine branches, trim two of them to be shorter than the others and arrange them so that they are on either side of the where the poinsettia will be and glue in position. Cut two short lengths of narrow silver ribbon, trim the ends to a point and glue in position so that they point towards the corner of the card with the other end hidden under the poinsettia. Finally adhere the poinsettia in place using a foam mounting pad so that it is not laying flat against the card.
Traditional colours with lots of texture and dimension create a classic Christmas card, I am very happy with the way it turned out. I hope you like it too, thank you for visiting, all comments are very welcome.
Debbie x
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