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May Your Season Be... All of the Things!

by Emily Midgett September 26, 2019 9 Comments

Hi there! Emily Midgett here with you today, and I have a super layered, textured, and non-traditionally-colored holiday card for you! I have been struggling to get into the "red and green" mindset for the holidays... it's just been SO warm here the last several weeks that my mind is still in summer colors! If you watched the Emmy's (or just stalked the fashion pages to see the pretty dresses, like I did), you might have noticed that pink and red was the color combo de rigeur for several of the ladies attending. I thought I'd translate that into a holiday card, adding in a pop of purple! Let's get started with the details on this uber-layered project. 

I began by heat embossing the From the Vault Poinsettia stamp onto some vellum using Clear Embossing and Watermark ink and some White Detail Embossing Powder. I then used my detail scissors to fussy cut the image. Because the white embossing on the heavyweight vellum is practically tone-on-tone, I wanted that to be the focal point on a super vivid and colorful card base. I used an A2 panel of Cherry cardstock, first blending Raspberry Jam around the edges with a blending brush, then blending Grape Juice around the edges, creating a small halo in the center. I then placed the Poinsettia Stencil over the top of the blended panel and used the same colors to blend the poinsettia pattern over the top. (Layers, layers, and more layers on this project!) 

Next, I die cut the Holiday Greenery Fancy Die from some Plum cardstock and adhered it to the edge of the blended panel using foam adhesive. Because the Plum is so similar to the colors on the blended panel, it almost creates a tone-on-tone textured effect! I also stamped one of the labels from the Holiday Seals by The Stamping Village, creating an ombre effect by stamping with Raspberry Jam and Grape Juice inks. I die cut the seal with the Nesting Circle Infinity Dies

I adhered the seal to the vellum poinsettia, then hid my foam adhesive behind the solid cardstock seal to prevent it being seen on the semi-transparent poinsettia. I adhered the die cut pieces to the card front, adding some white glitter flourishes that I die cut using the Snowflake Cluster Fancy Die. The final touch was to add a few sparkly gems to finish it off! 

Well, that's all for me today! This project has lots more layers than I normally add to my cards, but I kind of like the effect! Thank so much for stopping by today, and have a marvelous day! 





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9 Responses

GLenda M Sultan
GLenda M Sultan

September 28, 2019

Amazing Christmas card. It was worth the effort to add those layers.

Shirley Wallen
Shirley Wallen

September 27, 2019

Beautiful card

Henriëtte
Henriëtte

September 26, 2019

Wow Emily, that awesome vibrant background with the white from the veluum and the sentiment circle, it fits all perfect and is stunning!
Thank you so much for sharing your great inspriation.

Patricia Wilson
Patricia Wilson

September 26, 2019

This card is so lovely that it took my breath away. Sorry, but I may steal some of your ideas from that one. Thanks for sharing your talents!

mary
mary

September 26, 2019

I love the analogous colors of red, with the white focal point. I have the from the vault poinsettia stamp (before it went into the vault), it is a Christmas favorite of my mothers. I love to see new ideas for it!

Cindy C.
Cindy C.

September 26, 2019

Absolutely gorgeous, love the deep rich shades of reds!!

Karthikha Uday
Karthikha Uday

September 26, 2019

Super pretty!! Love the red <3

Lagene
Lagene

September 26, 2019

Gorgeous creation! I love all the tone on tone!

Anne
Anne

September 26, 2019

These colors are gorgeous together! and the layering is perfection! I am waiting patiently for my set . not!