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Saturday, 24 June 2017

DL Poinsettia Card

Cant believe I'm actually doing  blog post, the last time I blogged was back on the 6th September 2016. Iv been meaning to get into blogging again but it can be a time consuming thing to do. I have taken photos and written instructions of previous cards and projects iv made with the intent to blog them, but i never did get round to it.
So here we are, fingers crossed and all going well, the start of many blog posts. This one I have kept quite east and straight forward but as I continue over time they will get more detailed with better photos and instructions including step by step instructions.

So for this blog post, I have recently received the new Poinsettia dies by Tattered Lace, well its from the flower forming range that purchased off Create and Create. When making some Christmas cards from previous Hunkydory Crafts Christmas collections, I came across a strip of background card left over that was a perfect size for a DL card so the idea of mixing the 2 together just instantly popped out at me. I was really pleased with the end result. The Ruby Red card stock is by Papermill Direct and the Gold Mirri card is from the Mirriboard brand. The Card blank and adhesives are by Stix2 anything including the DL cello back to keep it safe once finished. 

Hope you like the end result and feel free to leave a comment. 

I couldn't craft without my Stix2 products. For this card iv used their DL card blank, 3D foam pads, Silicone glue, double sided tape and their pokey (piercing tool). I also used their pva glue with metal tip which I forgot to include in this photo.

To create the Poinsettias i have used the flower forming poinsettia die range by Tattered Lace. I used Papermill Directs ruby Red 240gsm for the flowers  and dark Green 240gsm card stock for the leaves. the leaves didnt come with this collection. They came with a previous flower collection also by Tattered Lace. For the centre of the poinsettias I have used gold Mirri card by the Mirri Board brand. 

I made 2 sets of Poinsettias and on 1 of the sets I used Pebeo renaissance Gold gilding wax and lights rubbed the edges to give a slight distressed look to the Poinsettias. I really loved the look if these however I did choose to used the un gilded Poinsettias for my finished card.

Photos of different views of my finished DL Poinsettia Christmas card.


Thank you for checking out my blog post.                                                      I appreciate you taken the time to look.

Craig x 


Cathy Clowes said...

Hi Craig, great to see you blogging. Your card is stunning, beautiful poinsettias and an elegant design. Cathy x

craig laird said...

Thank you Cathy. Appreciate you taken the time to leave a comment. Glad you like it. X