Tuesday 28 July 2015

Warm Wishes

Hi Bloggers.

Another Christmas Card today folks -

This card features the new Spellbinders Holly Frame 5 x 7 Card Creator Die Set.

I started by cutting the largest die in the set out of Rich Plum Card. I added a Spellbinders 5 x 7 Matting Basics B Die to the centre to make the frame.

I cut the largest die in the Spellbinders 5 x 7 Matting Basics B Die Set out of Milk Card and then ran it through the Grand Calibur with the Creative Expressions Frosty Swirls Embossing Folder. I edged it with a little Plum Archival.

I stamped the sentiment from the Creative Expressions Peace Joy Love Clear Stamp Set onto Milk Card using Plum Archival. I cut it out using Spellbinders 5 x 7 Matting Basics B and cut another die from the same set out of Rich Plum Card. I trimmed down some Cream Pearl Corners ro make them a little smaller and added them to the sentiment panel.

Using the dinky dies in the Holly Frame Die Set, I cut some little poinsettias out of Rich Plum and Vintage Gold Card, shaped them and added a 3mm Cream Pearl.

Using the Spellbinders Layered Poinsettia Die Set (still a favourite), I made a larger flower and added a 5mm Cream Pearl. I tied a knot in a piece of Cream Tulle, trimmed it a little and added it to the back of the flower.

I made a couple of Stick Pins using Cream Pins, Cream Pearls, Bead Spacers - one with a Frosted Amethyst Teardrop Bead and one with an Amethyst Teardrop Bead all stuck together with Glossy Accents.

I assembled the card as shown piercing around the edges using my Tim Holtz Ruler with a Precision Probe on a Piercing Mat.

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  1. Morning Julia.
    Wow this card is simply stunning beautiful colour. Thank you.Kitty.

  2. Very elegant, in lovely colours.

  3. Lovely card great colours xx hazel

  4. Morning Julia, a fantastic card very unusual colours for a Christmas card but I really do like it used this colour a lot recently but never thought about using it for Christmas but I will now.
    Nancyd xx

  5. Gorgeous Christmas card-love the colour choice.

    Congrats to Beryl on winning last week's card.


  6. Beautiful card, very elegant!
    Rosemary xx

  7. Hello Julia, such a beautiful card, love the colour combination, love the holly frame and your poinsettia is fabulous. Have a good day. Bx

  8. Hi Julia,
    Really pretty card today, just love the plum colour and the poinsettia....you are brilliant at making flowers!
    Love Janet x
    from Wakefield

  9. This is so stylish, Julia.

    Anne (Northampton)

  10. Morning Julia, Love it !! I love the gold and plum together, very effective, and the layered poinsettia dies are my all-time favourites.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  11. Morning Julia, Love it !! I love the gold and plum together, very effective, and the layered poinsettia dies are my all-time favourites.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  12. Morning Julia,
    A lovely card, I do like the colours you have used, would never have though to put plum with gold.

  13. Hi Julia. Beautiful card. I especially like your flowers and the colours you have used. SueL x

  14. Hi Julia
    A really elegant card, love the colours and the poinsettias look so rich.
    Heather Treble

  15. Love the plum and the way you've created the layers

  16. Love the card Julia it's beautiful plum is the Christmas colour thank you love June horrocks xxxx

  17. I love the plumb colour, looks great. A very elegant card for Christmas. Lovely embellishments.

  18. A beautiful card. Love the colours.

  19. Fabulous design and gorgeous colour Julia. I love the uncluttered look and your poinsettia is stunning. I thought I didn't need any more Christmas dies but that holly frame is calling to me... Pat x

  20. Hello Julia.

    I think this is lovely and such a great colour. I'm thinking the Holly Frame die set may have to go on the wish list, the little poinsettias are delightful. Thanks for sharing.

    Congratulations Beryl Treble.

    Best wishes.

  21. Hi Julia,
    Love the colour you used for this card, also the
    holly framed die is very nice !
    Congrats Beryl !
    Have a good Tuesday,
    Maria x

  22. Hi Julia
    Another stunning card. Love the Holly Frame card creator. I love how you've made the poinsettia out if rich plum and vintage gold.

  23. Hiya Julia, very nice!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy Lynda xxx

  24. Hi Julia

    Beautiful. Those colours are lovely. Amazing what a difference shaping the leaves on the layered poinsettia makes. Must do that this year!

    Hugs, T x

  25. Hi Julia
    A gorgeous card today. I do love the colour combination and the layout too....xxxx

  26. Hi Julia, beautiful card love the holly frame die an the poinsettia looks lovely. Take Care Melody xXx

  27. Hi Julia, beautiful, beautiful, beautiful, love it amazing. I wish I had just a little bit of your talent, you are truly very clever.

    Hugs, June Smith xxx


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