Christmas Poinsettia

Christmas in July is happening on many websites and video channels. I am joining with Gina K Designs Challenge and Shopping our Stash Weekly challenge with a poinsettia card.

https://ginakdesigns.com/2021/07/01/july-2021-monthly-mix-challenge/?v=7516fd43adaa https://shoppingourstash.blogspot.com/2021/07/shopping-our-stash-449-christmas-in-july.html

I used Christmas Flower stamp and die set from Gina K Designs for this card. I layered the flower by stamping it 3 times and cutting layers from the flower and piecing them together with foam adhesive and glue dots. I added pearls to the center that I had colored with a gold gel marker.

Pearlescent Merry Christmas

I have been playing with Pearlescent watercolor paint. It is quite shiny and has a lot of shimmer when dry. This card will be posted to the Double D Poinsettia challenge and the Watercooler Wednesday challenge.

http://daranddiane.blogspot.com/2020/12/poinsettia.html https://watercoolerchallenges.blogspot.com/2020/12/wwc302-marshas-special-3-week-anything.html

There was challenge at Splitcoast Stampers to watercolor using black watercolor paper. I wanted to try this, but didn’t want to make the purchase till I decided if I might enjoy the process. I used Hobby Lobby Extra Heavy Weight cardstock, which is at least 100 pounds. It held the watercolor nicely. When the images were all dry, I splattered the front with gold shimmer spray. I like the card and it will be mailed next year.

Traditional Christmas

I am entering the following card in the Retro Rubber Challenge.

https://www.retrorubberchallengeblog.com/my-blog/2019/12/challenge-125-merry-christmas.html

I used the stamp set from Gina K Designs, called Merry and Bright; it was released in 2017. The colors used are Shaded Spruce, Cherry Cobler, White, and Gold. I followed the colors for this week’s color challenge at Split Coast Stampers, CC768. The flower and leaves are fussy cut. I used GKD/Thermoweb Rectangle dies for cutting the sentiment. I used the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder.

I like this card. Once I made up my mind on the shape for the sentiment, it was easy. I could see making more if I need to.

Sparkly Christmas Card

This card is being entered in the Mod Squad Challenge: http://modsquadchallenge.com/all-that-sparkles/

Merry Christmas Sparkles

The stamp set used is GKD Winter Flower. I stamped with Versafine Black Onyx ink, embossed with clear embossing powder. The flowers are watercolored with Arteza WC Paint. I finished the card by adding stickles to the center of each flower and spraying it with gold sparkle spray.