Monday, September 25, 2017

Poinettia Christmas

Hello friends, it is a Public Holiday here - apparently not all of Australia but definitely the Nations Capital - Canberra for those of you who don't know!!  I am continuing on with the run of creating Christmas Cards - and being conscious of  how many Christmas Cards need to be posted and therefore the bulk needs to be kept to a minimum - a challenge for those of us who like layer upon layer! 

I have stamped the image from the Spellbinders Nativity Holiday 2017 by Stephanie Low Stamp & Die Set  repeatedly onto white card stock using Imagine Memento ink in Memento Black.  The background has then been sponged using Imagine Memento Ink in Bamboo Leaves and Rhubarb Stalk, using a Sponge Dauber to blend the inks together.

Next stamp cleaner has been spritzed onto the inked card front - don't you love the effect that it has - gently dab with  tissue to remove excess.  The Poinsettia's have then been coloured using Chameleon Pens.  

 The sentiment from the Nativity Holiday 2017 by Stephanie Low Stamp & Die Set has been stamped using Tuxedo Black Ink, trimmed, a dove tail added and adhered to the card front using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: E-Z Adhesive Runner.    The card front has been cut/embossed using the Spellbinders Nestabilities Hemstitch Rectangles Etched Dies Venise Lace by Becca Feeken and the Platinum Die Cutting Machine.  This has been popped up onto a pre-cut card base using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Crafty Foam Tape.
This card is linked to the following challenges:
WordArt Wednesdays - Anything Goes
Come and Get It - Anything Goes
Christmas Card Challenges - Anything Christmas/Holiday / Optional theme: Photo Inspiration
heARTful Stamping Challenge - Anything Goes + a Stamp
Penny Black and More – September - Christmas
The Corrosive Challenges Always Anything Goes
The Mixed Media World Challenge - Anything Mixed Media
We Love 2 Create  - Always Anything Creative/Mixed Media Goes
Scrap and Craft Inspiration Autumnal Colours
Craft for the Craic - Autumnal Coloured Project
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - Anything Goes for Christmas
Stampaive and More - Lots of Flowers
The Merry Christmas Challenge -  Anything Goes Christmas
Star Stampz Challenge - Colours of FALL/AUTUMN 
Crafty Awesomeness - Always Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Extra - Always Anything Christmas Goes
Eclectic Ellapu - Flora and Fauna and/or Nature
House of Cards  - Add text and/or colours

Thank you for your comments and all of the support you give me - you make blogging such an amazing place to be!! Your encouragement is such a blessing for me - it makes my day! God bless you!

{{{hugs}}} and happy crafting


  1. A very beautiful Christmas card, love the stamp and the fabulous background. Thank you for sharing with us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'

  2. A lovely creation. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Penny Black & More.
    Lynn x

  3. Cute! Thanks for sharing.
    The Merry Christmas Challenge, Owner/DT

  4. Linda- This ia a simply stunning card! That is a beautiful Poinsettia. Thank you for sharing it with us !

  5. A beautiful card Linda - I remember using a spray household cleaner once to get this effect too.

  6. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Eclectic Ellapu, good luck!!! Amy DT

  7. This is beautiful, lovely background and technique. Glad you joined us at House of Cards. Donna DT

  8. Beautiful card! :)
    Thank you for joining us at Scrap and Craft Inspiration Challenge this month. Hope to see you back here again soon.
    Randi DT :)

  9. This is beautiful, Linda. Love the background. Thank you so much for joining us this month at Penny Black and More!

  10. Stunning card. Very beautiful. Thank you for joining us at Eclectic Ellapu this month. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

  11. Lovely! Thank you for playing with us on Mixed Media World challenge blog!

  12. Thanks for playing with us at Christmas Card Challenges this week!
    Monica - CCC DT

  13. What an amazing artistic effect you have achieved - well worth the effort. Thank you for playing in the HeARTful Stamping Challenge!

  14. Beautiful background, lovely card! Thanks so much for sharing at Stampavie and More Challenge!

    Hugs, Marja
    Stampavie and More DT


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