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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.



  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

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

    Hugs Jackie x

  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

  4. Stunning card, love the colours too

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

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

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


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