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Dreaming of a White Christmas
gilded & elegant christmas card

I have a confession to make... This year I've been drawn to make white and gold Christmas cards. I can't even think of traditional Christmas colors when I want to make a project! So today's poinsettia card and tutorial translate very well what Christmas is gonna be like this December at home.

White and gold look so elegant together! Since the holidays are all about sparkle too, I used one of my favorite glitter techniques and I'm sharing a quick and easy tutorial with you HERE.



I created the background myself, layering snowflake stamps in different designs, first in a very light beige, then in gold embossing. Afterwards, I dry embossed the stamped mat with a sutile polka dot design and used a brayer to apply light beige paint to the raised pattern.

As for the very layered and beautiful center of the card, I started out with an intricate die cut (see tutorial HERE) and continued building layers, with large snowflake die cuts and finally with a large handmade poinsettia (that I tried to color as natural looking as possible). I added several pearls and stamens and also crinkle ribbon around the poinsettia to give the card an even more elegant and delicate look. I mounted this very embellished mat on a gold layer (after I distressed it's edges) and finally I mounted it on a white 5 1/2" card base.

On this card I'm using for the first time a sweet, sweet sentiment from one of my favorite stamp sets released by Unity Stamp Co., JOLLY WISHES. Don't miss a chance to check it out (here)!

So, let me sign off reminding you of Bing Crosby's White Christmas song... Who knows? Maybe you'll catch my mood!

Thanks for visiting. Until next time.

Sharing withCreative Card Crew - Ribbon / Everybody-Art-Challenge - Flowers / Craft-Dee BowZ AG with Handmade Bow / Lauralcraft Dragonfly Dreams Ribbons and Bows / Let's Craft and Create Ribbon or Twine / Mod Squad Challenge - Winter & a Die / CAS-ual Chic - Tic Tac Toeing / Southern Girls Challenge - Let's Celebrate / Card & Scrap - Vintage or Shabby Chic / Word Art Wednesday - AG / Flonzcraft Vintage Stamping Challenge - Use a Die

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  1. Sooo gorgeous. I feel a CASE coming over me LOL. I l love white and gold and frilly

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  2. Beautiful, love the flower in the center of the snowflake - clever!

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  3. Very beautiful. Anyone who receives this will be blown away. I believe in non traditional colours. In fact, my cards are using Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise and Crushed Curry. Off to see your tutorial.

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  4. Ohhh, just lovely, I think the colors are just great may have to use the idea. Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crews ribbon challenge. Vicki DT

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  5. wawwww så super flot ♥

    10000 tak for at du deltager på Card and scraps udfordring.

    knuzzzz ♥

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  6. So so pretty! Love the gold on white. It’s just gorgeous. Thanks for joining in the fun with the Southern Girls this week. Love what you’ve done for the challenge. Hugs, Wends x SGC DT

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  7. Gracie, this is stunningly beautiful!

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  8. Gorgeous card ! Fabulous !
    Thanks for joining us at Let's Craft and Create challenges blog and good luck !
    Matyvonne DT Member

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  9. What a lovely card. So elegant looking.Thanks for joining us at the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month. Join us again soon. Hugs, Barbara { Craft-Dee BowZ}

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  10. Oh so elegant, love the white and gold. It is so pretty and very Christmassy/wintery. Thank you for sharing with us at Dragonfly Dreams, hope we see you again soon...
    Love and Hugs ~ Lady Anne
    Dragonfly Dreams
    Anne's Paper Dream's Blog

    Lady Anne Milnes-Howard of Glencairn, Caithness Scotland.

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  11. Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for Let’s Craft and Create challenge 106, Hazel, DT - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for October - I'd love to see it there too. x

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  12. YOWZA!!! This is absolutely stunning! I can't even imagine the hours it took to create, but looks like a labor of love! Fabulous background you created and that beautiful poinsettia flower you made is gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Mod Squad Blog!

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  13. Absolutely stunning! Beautiful card! Thank you for sharing your project at Lets Craft & Create challenge Mary DT x

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  14. Wow, this is truly amazing...Love the colors and the lush flowers. So delighted that you joined us at Word Art Wednesday. A new challenge is starting today and I hope you visit us again. Leaving you with the inspiration of God's Word found in Jeremiah 29:12-13 and the Lord tells us, "Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart." Have an awesome day!

    JO ANN
    http://jatterburycreations.blogspot.com

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  15. OMG! This is awesome! Thank for entering the CAS-ual Chic challenge. Hugs, Susanne.

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  16. Beautiful card :-) Love the background.
    Thanks for joining us at Card and Scrap.
    Good luck :-)

    Hugs, Astrid DT

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  17. A super creation for our theme this month Gracie and a stunning Poinsettia, many thanks for joining us at FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping Challenges.

    B x

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  18. Gracie, we have a little surprise for you over on the Southern Girls blog. Congratulations! Wends x SGC DT

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  19. A gorgeous poinsettia! Love it against the gold snowflake!

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