It was Karen P at Stamping in Pink's turn to choose the theme for our fortnightly Christmas Card Club. She chose Poinsettia's!
I was caught a little off guard with this card as it is only a week since our last challenge. We had to adjust and tighten our timeline down to a week this time, to accommodate our yearly schedule.
In decided to keep with my current goals to use my stash on hand, and to incorporate NBUS (never before used stash) as well as VOS (very old stash). I chose this NBUS embossing folder, Couture Creations A Magical Time, for the background of my card.
I embossed a piece of Co-Ordinations black card and then used the green flip side, to showcase my focal point. I lightly sanded the embossed piece of Co-Ordinations black card, and the lovely green showed through.
I have wanted to try this type of embossing for a while...and I really like the outcome. Kept the rest of my card quite simple as the embossing sort of steals the show.
Die cut Penny Black Holly leaves die out of a snippet of white card, and inked it with Ingvide Bolme Gunsmoke chalk ink...then over inked it with some of her dark green chalk ink as well. Added some 3D K&Co branches, required poinsettia, and their 3D Cardinal, to create my focal point.
I used Marah Johnson Christmas Swatch Impress Ons (rub ons) to create the inside. They are my VOS item. I have had these for a few years now and have been trying to remember to use them on my cards this year. Had a little trouble with the rub on not completely transferring...so I did a little fine ink pen touch up. You can see a slight difference in the sheen. Thought I might try a little hairspray to even out the sheen, after I sign the card!
No recipe tonight as I have given it in the descriptions above!
****************This is card #12 of 50. I am on a consumables spending freeze until I have made 50 cards (Sook Wang tape and heavy weight card stock are exempt).***************
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Christmas Card Club - Poinsettia
2. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets
3. MFP Speedy TV Christmas Card Challenge - must be Christmas
4. Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Card Challenge Extra - must be Christmas