I was so far behind getting Christmas cards and ornaments ready for this year, it felt like a production with deadlines. I want to enjoy the creative process and avoid the mad rush. So I decided to make Christmas cards/gifts throughout the next 11 months.
Yesterday, on the 5th day of Christmas, I made a card with the Memory Box Poinsettia die; one I've had for a while but not used. (Some of you crafters out there know what I'm talking about....). I love the visual effects from layering different red card stock, mirror metallic, pearlized metallic, matt, and for the center of the flower, I used dull antique gold. The white background was die cut using the Adler Star Collage from this year's winter release, I left in some of the cut outs to add interest and foam taped over a piece of hunter's green metallic card stock to give it more dimension.
Memory Box Adler Star Collage die Style 99597
Poppystamps Blooming Poinsettia die Style 861
Poppystamps Pine Twig die Style 1659
IO Stamps Joy die DIE436-D
Red mirror paper
Metallic red cardstock
Hunter green metallic card stock
Bazill Gumdrop card stock
Stampin'Up Real Red card stock
Antique gold heavy card stock