Tuesday, 15 December 2020

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas ..........

Good morning ...... Happy Tuesday!

Ten days to go until the big day ...... are you ready?
I'm getting there ..... all the decorations are up now, presents are bought.  I've made a start on the gravy for Christmas dinner with the help of Jamie Oliver.  The cranberry sauce will be made later this week, and guess what ...... the Christmas cards are finally finished ... yeah!   
There's just a few more to write then I'm off to get them in the post, and hopefully they'll be delivered in time.

(Note to self ..... don't leave things so late next year!!!!)

For the last few cards I decided on pretty poinsettias ......... Christmas wouldn't be the same without those glorious blooms

and some festive foliage ........ not exactly a Christmas stamp set this one but, I think it works in the festive shades

The poinsettias are from the Colorado Craft Company ...... and are perfect for slimline cards.

I stamped and heat embossed in gold, and then used Twinkling H2Os to colour the blooms ......

A simple sentiment in the centre and a few splatters of gold onto the background ...... very festive!
But, how elegant do those poinsettias look left without colour and just a touch of sparkly glitter ..... gorgeous!

On these ones, I stamped the sentiment in red and added a few dots of white enamel accents onto the background

For the foliage cards I used a Stampin Up! set which I've had for a while (one of those MUST HAVE stamps, then when it arrives it doesn't get used ...... you know the ones) 

I used Distress Inks to stamp the pretty foliage around the edge of a square piece of card

Added my sentiment across the centre, and added some gold splatters ...... easy!

To finish, just a few touches of glitter here and there to add a little Christmas sparkle

And that's it ..... this years Christmas cards all done!   
Next job, post office.  Coffee is needed first though.

Thanks for popping by ..... enjoy the rest of your day.

Cheerio until next time .......

Products used .......
Poinsettia cards 
Stamps: Big & Bold - Slimline Poinsettias (The Colorado Craft Company)
Inks: Versamark ink; Versafine - Crimson Red (sentiments); Delicata - Golden Glitz (splatters)
Other: Gold Embossing Powder (WOW!); Quickie Glue Pen, Fine Crystal Glitter

Foliage cards
Stamps: Forever Fern (Stampin Up!); Season's Wishes (Mama Elephant)
Inks: Distress Inks - Evergreen Bough, Pine Needles, Festive Berries; Delicata - Golden Glitz (sentiment & splatters)
Other: Quickie Glue Pen; Fine crystal glitter


Bonnie said...

I love poinsettias on Christmas cards and these are truly gorgeous, Linda! Love the rich red with the gold embossing! Then I saw the gold embossing with no coloring and the bit of glitter! Both are jaw dropping! I love how you've used the Forever Fern stamps and that beautiful large sentiment! Beautiful festive colors!

Loll said...

Beautiful cards Linda! LOVE those amazing poinsettias. They shimmer with the Twinkling H2Os! And I love the gold outline. Both are beautiful and elegant.

The SU foiliage stamp really works for Christmas. Love the design. Looks like you had fun stamping these! xx