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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Heartfelt Poinsettia Christmas

Good morning!

This morning I've used the Sparkling Poinsettia Collection in combination with the Festive Holly Collection for this easel card.
The easel was made using the Holly Frame die from Spellbinders.
I also used that beautiful Crystal Clear glitter by Rajni Chawla on the poinsettias,
don't cha just love it!
Every Christmas we love to decorate our house with pretty candles, poinsettia, Sugar Pine Cones and a large Christmas tree full of pretty sparkly ornaments.  I love sparkles at Christmas, the more the better.

slight side view

I used clear glass beads dyed with green Copic refill for the 
centers of the poinsettias.

I love how each paper collection has sentiments on decorative paper.

I love the way this card stands up to display sparkle inside and out!

Heartfelt Poinsettia Christmas

HCD1-766   Sparkling Poinsettia Die
HCPC-3680  Sparkling Poinsettia Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-7144  Decorative Medallion Die
HCD1-7145  Festive Holly & Cardinals Die
HCPC-3791  Festive Holly & Cardinals Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3681  Sparkling Poinsettia Candle Cling Stamp Set
HCDP1-280  Festive Holly Paper Collection
PGM15015   Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear
HCST1-401  Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit 
HCDA1-449  Stack n Store Daubers
159723     Designer Dries Clear Adhesive 
352854     Glue Metal tip
TSMP400 Memento Rose Bud
TSMP704 New Sprout
TSMP300 Lady Bug

Instructions: Other products: Glass beads, Half pearls, ribbon, 3-M foam tape, Spellbinder 5 X 7 Holly Frame die, White card stock, pale gold card stock, Copic Markers: YG61,YG63, G21, Y21,Y32,YR24, E50, E51, E21, Y15, Y35, Y38

Instructions: Card size is 5 X 7.  Start by folding a piece of 8 1/2 X 11 white card stock in half and then place the Holly Frame on the fold so that it hangs over about 1/4".  The part that hangs over the fold will keep both pieces together as one piece.  Fold the top half of the card in half and score well, fold in toward the card.  Cut another white Holly Frame and glue the bottom half of it to the half (of the card base) which is folded down. This forms the hinged easel part of the easel card. Cut a piece of designer paper (I used the pale gold side of one piece) to 5 1/5 X 3 1/2 and use it as a base to decorate.  Stamp, die cut and sponge color on several Sparkling Poinsettia pieces, Holly and berries from Festive Holly and Cardinals and the Sparkling Poinsettia Candle (I colored my candle with Copics), and die cut the Decorative Medallion from white linen, the Decorative Medallion base from pale gold card stock.  Form Poinsettia flowers and glue layers together, staggering petals.  Make one large and one small.  Fill centers with glass beads (I actually dyed my clear beads using a YG03 Copic refill). Use Dries Clear glue an Rajni's Crystal Clear glitter on petals of poinsettias, Holly and Berries, and Candle flame. Build the card face starting with the Decorative medallion pieces, the Candle next then the Holly and berries and finally the Poinsettia .  Finish the card by gluing the front to the card base top, tuck some sheer ribbon in among the Poinsettia and add pale gold pearls to the top corners.  Now start on the inside. Cut another piece of designer paper to match the top, 5 1/2 X 3 1/2, cut one of the wonderful Christmas verses from the decorative paper using a Square Nestabilities from Spellbinders and modify as needed (I moved the die up after the first cut and cut again taking more off the bottom). You will need to pop this "Square" up as it will be the "stop" for the easel.  Decorate with pieces of Holly and a Cardinal (I sponged color on using the point of the stacking daubers). Add 2 large pale gold pearls to the bottom and 4 small to the popped sentiment panel.

Thanks for visiting today!  Comments are most welcome.

Psalm 119:30New Living Translation (NLT)

I have chosen to be faithful;

    I have determined to live by your regulations.


SussiPoppins said...

Hi, I love the frame used.

Susie Williams said...

On my gosh, another masterpiece that takes my breath away. Good thing I have Ventilin! Xxx said...

This is gorgeous!

Janine said...

Another beautiful card - you really know how to turn it up a notch!

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Artforte said...

Beautiful card. Loving all the details

Martie Rollin said...

This is the card that has really drawn my attention today!! I love every element you've chosen. Well done!

Rajni Chawla said...

Such a beautiful project!!

Jan's Paper Flowers said...

This is exquisite Robin!

Joy, USA said...

Love how the poinsettias are crafted. I have trouble with wanting to curl mine under for some reason. I like how yours look so natural with the coloring, too!

CherylQuilts said...

WOW! Robin, this is GORGEOUS and is such an amazing card with such beautiful and elegant details! I love the easel design too! It's going to be loved and displayed for years to come! Hugs, precious friend! xoxo