Tuesday, 20 July 2021

Tis The Season To Sparkle

Hello crafters!  I used the sweet Christmas Lights 3D embossing folder for the background.  Next I used a piece of pretty striped paper from my stash and cut it on the diagonal, then glued it to the bottom part of the embossed background.  I used the Poinsettia Stampcuts die and inked it with Black Archival ink then ran it through the machine to stamp and cut it out.  I did this three times.  I coloured each of the poinsettias with Distress markers (Festive Berries, Crushed Olive and Mustard Seed).  Once coloued, I used a clear Perfect Medium pad to ink the entire flower and then coated them with clear detail embossing powder and heated them to melt it.  I did each one of the flowers this way and repeated the process three times to build up the clear glossy layer on top.  (You could use ultra thick embossing crystals to achieve the same look, I just didn't have any on hand)  I attached the flowers across the diagonal of the decorative paper, then cut green leaves from the Pine and Holly Spray die set to add as accents.  I cut the Tis The Season To Sparkle die in red twice.  I glued them together then glued it in the upper part of the card.  I completed the card with white and Ruby Red mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 6 3/4"  x  8 1/4"   in size.  All for now, Sue x



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kittyedavies47@gmail.com said...

Morning Sue.
Wow this is a real beauty I love it thank you.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Marion Scott said...

Hello Sue, wow this card is gorgeous. I have this embossing folder and am looking forward to using it for Christmas cards
Marion S x

BridgetCG said...

Morning Sue, such a stunning Festive card, love the poinsettias. Gives me the motivation to get going on my festive cards. Take care and stay safe everyone. Bx

Steph Cotterill said...

Oh happy Tuesday Sue and everyone, what a stunning alarm call lol this has your name all over it Sue, from the beautiful delightful folder to your amazing stampcut designer poinsettia everything is perfection. It's weird for us up north to have the extent of heat we are having right now, it's just so odd to compliment an amazing festive card whilst melting lol so yes we get it when you tell us about designing and making your festive collection inspirational samples in the middle of the Floridian summer, next, you need to design a way of perching in a pool whilst doing the above to help keep us cool in the process. Wherever you're commenting from today, stay well, keep cool and stay safe xxx

Stella Munn said...

A real ‘Christmassy’ Christmas card. Thanks Sue x

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
This is gorgeous a perfect Christmas card. I am working my way through birthday cards at the moment I have so many of my family and friends with birthdays near Christmas. Yvonne it is lovely to see you back I am glad your mum is ok.Take care everyone x

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card.
B xx

Marie P. from Longridge said...

Good Morning Sue.
What a delightful card. Seems odd to be doing Christmas cards in the middle of a heatwave but we will be glad when it comes and we have some lovely cards ready.
I love the design on this one. Those flowers are gorgeous and 100% Sue Wilson.
Have a good day.
Marie P.


Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
A Christmas card that is a rel beauty. I love it.
Jan x

hazel young said...

Gorgeous card Sue xx

Clai01 said...

A beautiful and very special looking Christmas card x

June Horrocks said...

Hi sue what beauty to day Christmas in July the folder is stunning and the flowers are
Perfect a must have card for our favourite loved ones to keep love alwaiys Sue stay safe my friends xxxxxcccc

karenlotty said...

Great card in traditional colours I forget to use embossing powder full stop

Owlish said...

Now that is really pretty so many elements to focus your eyes onto on this beautiful card today, fantastic inspiration.
Owlish Xx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, such a pretty card, I love the stampcut poinsettias, but hadn't thought of the enamel on the top, and as a coincidence I purchased some of the thick enamel last week so got to have a go at this process. Sue if you saw the long list of things I want to do in my craft room you would be amazed ha ha.

Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

CraftyCoffey said...

Lovely card today.


Ann Topp said...

Good Morning Sue. Very traditional Christmas card this morning Sue. And very beautiful too. It seen really strange looking at festive cards while the sun is scorching down on us. It has Sue Wilson written all over it. Thankyou Sue.
We are So exited today. Another one of our classes opens back up tonight. Yes we are going partner dancing. Can't wait to hear all the lovely country and western music along with being with our friends who we have not seen for such a long time.
Sending hugs πŸ€— and best wishes to everyone who needs them today.

Kind regards Ann Toppcards in Leeds

Anonymous said...

A beautiful classy card, thanks for reminding us about using detailed embossing powder over our flowers to make them shine. WakeyL

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Fabulous card Sue x I love how you have placed the beautiful poinsettia stampcuts on a diagonal x thankyou Sue x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

Handmade by Donna x said...

Hi Sue and everyone such a beautiful card today and yph all know I love Christmas cards. Although I haven't started mine yet. Gorgeous traditional colours and the embossing folder is fab I saw it on TV a while ago, just hope they get it in my local craft shop.
Higs Donna xx

DeCor said...

A Wonderful Christmas card. It really is time to get started? Have a Wonderful day.

NannaShaz said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a beautiful Christmas card today

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Hope you all have a good day and stay safe
NannaShaz54 in MK

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card and I love your treatment of the poinsettias. Christmas here we comeπŸŽ„πŸŒ²πŸŽ„πŸŒ²


Beryl said...

Beautiful card.

Crafty Vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful card today with my favourite Poinsettias flowers. Yvonne xx

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
A big happy (albeit hot and sweaty), Tuesday to everyone x
Wowzers - what a beauty. Your poinsettia stamp cuts die is something else. This is a true Sue Wilson card in all its Christmassy glory and I love it x
I will not usually entertain the idea of Christmas before November but for you Sue I will make an exception. No-one else would be allowed to get away with it in my world πŸ™„
Pat L, Fluffycat and Crewe Trish it’s good to be back thank you x
Crafty hugs
Yvonne x

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue Fabulous Christmas card those poinsettias look amazing
Yvonne it's good to have you back

djfromkettering said...

A great christmasy card today, love the poinsettias
going diagonal across the card too.

Stay safe,

Doreen x

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful Christmas card and your stampcut poinsettias look amazing with the embossed detail

Love and hugs to everyone

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

A lovely festive Sue Wilson special card. Love it.

Love Helen xxx

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Fabulous design, so inspiring! Love that EF and the gorgeous poinsettias!

Yorkie girl said...

Hi Sue
Oh my how lovely is this card
I love the embossing folder i think i need to go crafty shopping. Again
I’m missing all the craft shows and meeting up with like minded friends
Thank you Sue for all you do on your blog
Take care my friend
Hugs πŸ€— Theresa G

Crafty Cruiser said...

A really lovely card, so pretty.
Doreen R

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue, a great card, love poinsettias they just about Christmas x

lindyloo12Somerset said...

A lovely card!

Suzzette Yandle said...

Gorgeous card in Christmas colors. Great texture with the embossing powder. Thanks for sharing. Hugs

Muriel said...

Hello Sue and all
This is the most beautiful poinsettia - I just love it and the shine wow! Lovely embossing folder too, just a perfect Christmas card.
Muriel x

Jackie T said...

Hi Sue this is a gorgeous card. I just love it. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Eunice Astle said...

Beautiful card Sue, is this a hint about Christmas cards!!!!!!

Maria said...

Love the card Sue. Have made a good start on the x-mas cards
but need a loads more. Good to get some ideas.
Maria x

sued99 said...

Stunning! X

Betty McAlister said...

A beautiful Christmas card Sue. Love that embossing folder background xx

zoemo said...

I love that folder! It might seem strange…Christmas in July but the kids will be back in school soon enough and then the countdown begins! And we all know how fast time flies…

Zoe in Pencoed x

ursula said...

So very pretty and apt for the occasion, Christmas cards, I hate making them....but this is really great...luv Ursula xx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
such a striking card..........

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Love this post...Quite traditional in content and colour but beautiful....

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, a stunning card and really traditional. The poinsettias are gorgeous and I love the way the embossing powder works on them.

Barbara V

CCM said...

Gorgeous card, Sue! Love everything about this card: the colors used, the EF, the cutting dies, the striped paper … everything works so well together. Thank you for sharing.

Hugs from Toronto to you all.
Stay safe and healthy.

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
I’m catching up on yesterday’s post and Wow what a beautiful card! I love everything about it.
Hugs x
Heather T

SHARICA said...

This absolutely Amazingly Awesome.