I have been working on trying to make a number of Christmas cards in a short amount of time. It would have helped if I had started the process earlier! My goal for next year is to make at least one Christmas card a month in an effort to avoid making them in a rush come December.
The cards I'm sharing today both use the Tim Holtz Tattered Poinsettia die and the Catalina Wreath die by Memory Box. The word "noel" is a Tim Holtz die, and the leaves were made with a Prima die. I simply added glitter to all the diecuts. Stamens were used for the centers of the poinsettias. Background papers are from an older line of My Mind's Eye (I love this glittered stack). Pearls are by Recollections.
I did try to mark veins onto the poinsettia petals but it doesn't really show up once the glitter was added.
For the second card, I simply changed the background paper and added snowflakes instead of the pearls. I also inked the edges of each diecut to give them a more aged look.
If you click on each photo, you can see the details a bit better.
Here are both cards side by side so you can see the difference. I really enjoyed making these cards. It was a fairly easy process.
I found out there was an embossing folder made for the poinsettia die. I tracked it down at Sizzix, and it arrived Friday evening. Needless to say, I cut out a few more poinsettias and embossed them. I'll share those in the next post.
Well, dear blog followers, in case I don't get a chance to post again this week, I want to wish all who celebrate a Merry Christmas. Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by. I appreciate your kind comments.