27 December 2015

-Glittered Vellum Poinsettias-
Encouragement Cards for the Holidays & the New Year

The new year is upon us and I thought I'd share an inspirational card with you. I decided to use an encouragement sentiment instead of the usual "happy new year" message on today's card. (I think this could also be great for the Holidays in general.)

White and gold continue to be my favorite colors of the season, but this time I also added golden brown!




I love Spellbinders dies and the way you can coordinate different sets to layer a card! Here I used around 5 different die sets to layer the background, but the dies coordinate so well together they look like they belong to the same set!

Matte gold paper, golden brown, sand beige and off white cardstock... I love how the color combo ended up looking! The gold glittered poinsettias were stamped and heat embossed on 50 pound weight vellum and cut using coordinating dies. I love this glitter embossing powder and I know I will be getting it in silver in the future (love the sparkle)!

The encouraging sentiment is from CAS-ual Fridays, it has a fabulous font that goes nicely with the card design. To finish off my card I added pearls, rhinestones, crinkle ribbon and some deco foil branches.

Here's another card and tutorial 
using a different technique on glittered vellum 
that you might want to check out! 

I hope you have a fun New Year's Eve surrounded by family and friends! Remember to mark your calendars and stop by the blog on January 1st. for an exciting giveaway (over $200 in prizes)! Thanks for stopping by!

Sharing with: Card Mania - Christmas, Mod Squad Challenge - AG, Craft-Dee Bowz - AG, Paper Girls - Celebrate, 2 Creative Chicks - AG, Word Art Wednesday - AG, Glitter 'n Sparkle - Glittery Sparkly Christmas, That's Crafty - Season's Greetings, SSS Wednesday - Make it Sparkle / Let's Craft & Create - Christmas


19 comments:

  1. Quite a lovely creation! Great layering of your die cuts! I particularly like the long tails on your bow draped down the side of the card....nice shabby chic touch! Nice job embossing!
    Hugz,
    Chana Malkah Harris
    Redora Lee Designs
    613 Avenue Create Challenge Blog

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  2. Rich classy card!!! Love all those pretty layers and those gold, sand beige, browns harmoniously synced with each other...Stunner!!!

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  3. I just ADORE your card! I wanted to let you know that I’ve chosen your creation as one of my Favorite Picks and linked back to your blog! Thanks so much for sharing your talent. Kathy at stampsatplay.blogspot.com

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  4. Gracie, your last card of the year is just amazing!! Love everything you have done to create this stunning card and I want to thank you for taking the time to share your work with us.

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  5. Pretty! Thanks for joining us at 2 Creative Chicks.
    Janis, DT Member
    Pause Dream Enjoy
    PDE Linky Party , Owner & DT Member

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  6. Gorgeous cards...they leave me speechless!

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  7. Such a GORGEOUS card, Gracie. Thanks so much for sharing with us this week. I love your art, and always greatly appreciate your participation in our challenges. God bless your week. I hope to have you share your wonderful art with us again soon.
    Blessings to you,
    Karen
    Word Art Wednesday

    P.S. You're also welcome to stop by and play along with us at any time you can at CropStop. We would LOVE to have you join us!
    www.cropstop.com/blog

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  8. So beautiful - it belongs in a frame. The gold is just so luxurious.
    Happy New Year and thanks for playing along at Simon Says Stamp this week.
    Hugs,
    Caryn xxx

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  9. Stunning!!! There really are no words to describe these cards other than stunning. 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. Thank you for joining us at Card Mania Christmas Challenge:) Good luck:)
    Mira DT

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  11. Both the cards are so rich and classy. The golden color is stunning.

    Happy New Year Gracie.

    Hugs,
    Sara.

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  12. Wow, this is a masterpiece! I love how you used dies!
    Thanks for playing at Card Mania Challenge.
    (Sorry for the late comment)
    Ileanaxx

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  13. gorgeous !
    Thanks for joining us at Let's Craft and Create challenge blog and good Luck !
    MARYVONNE DT member

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  14. Your vellum blooms look stunning - beautifully layered card! xx

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  15. Just stunning! The colours are blended so well together. Lovely card. Thank you for joining us at Lets Craft & create challenge. Hope you will join us again for another challenge. Mary DT member x

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  16. Absolutely gorgeous. I love the texture and layering.

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  17. L8ike how you foiled the flowers! Will have to give this a try!

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Thanks so much for your kind comments!

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