Christmas in July

Christmas in July seems to be the theme everywhere. Getting started Christmas cards this early is not a bad thing as I’m always hustling at the last minute to finish cards. The background panel is created by brushing Red Velvet ink over a poinsettia stencil. I stamped the large poinsettia from Winter Flower by Gina K designs (2018 incentive) in VersaMark on vellum and embossed in gold. It’s a very elegant sentiment but doesn’t show well here. I used the matching die to cut it and die cut another poinsettia from a scrap of Red Velvet CS to layer behind it. The vellum really softened the red. The sentiment is from the same set, embossed in gold. The tiny poinsettia was cut using and old Spellbinders die, Holly Frame. The die cuts four at a time, so I layered them together for dimension and added a bit of bling from my stash for the center.  I’m entering this in the following challenges:

Retro Rubber Challenge Blog (RRCB162)

Mod Squad Vellum Flowers

Gina K Monthly Mix Christmas in July Challenge

RRCB 162

19 thoughts on “Christmas in July

  1. Lovely card! Perfect for the the sketch and other challenges. Love the poinsettia background you created.

    1. Thanks Lisa. I enjoyed making the background and had cut a tiny stenciled poinsettia to use as the embellishment, but decided the die cut would work better.

  2. So pretty with that gorgeous red stenciled background. Great idea to layer your die cut poinsettia. Looks like you made a great start for your Christmas cards.

    1. Thanks Gerry. I thought of using pattern paper, but it was all so busy. Then I remembered this stencil.

  3. That stenciled background is just gorgeous! And so is the poinsettia! I love to make Christmas cards all year long! Thanks for sharing this with us at Retro Rubber this week!

  4. Add me to the list of those that love your stenciled background. This is a wonderful card and I love the layers. The vellum is a beautiful layer to your center flower. Good creation!

  5. Beautiful design here. I love that you made your own patterned background paper with the stencil, and that gold embossing really makes that image pop. Great take on the challenge, thanks so much for playing along with us over at The Mod Squad.
    Judy~ MSC DT

  6. Beautiful! Thank you so much for playing along with this months Monthly Mix Challenge over at Gina K. Designs!

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