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Thursday, 21 July 2011

A Green Christmas! (posted by Elaine)

This card uses the gorgeous Christmas Reflections A4 stamp sheet.



I randomly stamped and heat embossed the background panel with the small holly stamp in Ranger Queens Gold embossing powder on hammered dark green card. This embossing powder, recommended to me a while back by Glenda and her staff, is my favourite gold, a bright shiny finish, that gives a pleasing effect every time.

The pomander and sentiment are embossed in the same way and then I used dark green H2O paint to highlight the ribbon on the pomander. I used a favourite nestie die from the labels 4 set. I matted all the panels onto gold card and added a dark green velvet trim before matting onto the final medium green 8 x 8 panel using foam tape to give depth.

The finishing touch for this card is poinsettias die cut and embossed from green pearl vellum using a Marianne die, with leaves cut from gold paper with a Crealie die, all held together with large green pearl brads.



I hope this inspires you to get going on your Christmas cards with these lovely stamps.

Elaine

8 comments:

  1. This is such an elegant card Elaine - I've just received that stamp plate so will be having a play as soon as they are cut out and mounted. I was going to ask about those slim leaves too but see it is a Crealies die - will have to look out for that. Thanks for sharing

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  2. This is a gorgeous card Elaine I love the green colour scheme

    Hugs Jackie x

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  3. This is a beautiful card Elaine. I would not have thought about doing it in green, but it looks great in this colour combination.

    Sue xx

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  4. Stunning card, love the colours too

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  5. Super card, super colours and just love your flowers! ikki

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  6. it's beazutiful Elaine. Love the composition and layout. Specially the green vellum flowers. Splendid
    Greet Marja

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  7. Lovely card, gold and green looks so expensive, flowers are fab
    Debbie

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