Monday 5 December 2016

All about Christmas ...

Time is running too fast for me at the moment ... Christmas Day is a mere 20 days away and I still haven't made enough cards, I'm also frantically knitting jumpers and scarves for presents!!

I created this card using one of my favourite techniques - emboss resist.

I heat embossed the poinsettia onto a panel of card and then blended red and yellow distress inks over the whole of the panel.  I die cut a rectangle and frame from the panel, added a sentiment heat embossed onto some vellum.  The frame is adhered flat to the card base and the central panel has a piece of fun foam behind it to add a little dimension.

I used:
UNIKO - Pure Florals: Poinsettia
STAMPlorations - Christmas Bell Medley
Distress Inks - Festive Berries and Squeezed lemonade.
Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangles
WOW White embossing Powder

I'm entering the following challenges:

"Less is More" #305 - colour challenge - use at least one primary colour

Happy Little Stampers CAS Challenge

TIME OUT Challenge #71 - Christmas with the optional twist of glitter/shimmer



  1. Stunning card, Elaine! Emboss resist is always a fab look, and you've made it even better with the striking and festive red/yellow combination! Having the sentiment on vellum is a great touch. Thanks for playing along with us at Less is More :)

  2. You really know how to work your magic with your Uniko stash Elaine. This is just beautiful, neat and CAS design and superb use of the primary colours. Why not link up to the Uniko Christmas challenge too if you haven't already. Thanks so much for playing along at Less is More this week. Sarah x

  3. Such a pretty card. Love that soft background. Just beautiful. Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

  4. This is stunning Elaine, love the colour and the vellum was a great idea so we can see the whole card. Thanks for joining TO

  5. What a delightful and unusual Christmas card - fab


  6. Absolutely beautiful, Elaine ... vibrant colour, striking design ... the contrast from the soft vellum sentiment strip is fabulous! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Anita :)

  7. Another great use of your Uniko florals. Beautifully blended and embossed. I'm still so far behind with my cards, I think I know what I'll be spending the WHOLE weekend doing now!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Less is More and Happy Little Stampers, Anita x


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