22 December 2016

Decofoil Stamping: Mixed Media Poinsettia Card + Christmas Freebies!

Merry Christmas! I couldn't miss the opportunity to share my final Christmas card of the year with you! This time I am sharing a mixed media card in warm traditional colors. I got the chance to use some mediums I had almost forgotten I had, so that makes my little crafty heart happy!




Supplies:
Dies Cuts: Spellbinders - Heirloom Oval, Damask Motifs, Layered Poinsettia, 5 x 7 Matting Card Basics A, Exquisite Labels 11 / Poppystamps - Holiday Winterberries / ODBD - Fancy Foliage / Die-namites - Budding Branch
Stamp: Graciellie Design Distressed Poinsettia Digital Stamp Set
Inks: Ranger Distress Inks - Barn Door, Vintage Photo
Adhesives: Thermoweb - iCraft Mixed Media Adhesive, Decofoil Hot Melt Adhesive Sheets
Tools: Evolution Advanced die cutting machine / Mini Minc / Ranger Ink Blending Tool / Umbrella Crafts Sponge Dauber / Small brush / SU Paper piercing tool / Samsung ML2020W Laser Printer
Embellishments:  May Arts - 1" Ivory Crinkle Ribbon, 3" Olive Tulle, 5/8" Olive Green Raffia Bows / White pearls / Silver hologram jewels / Styrofoam /
Other: Decofoil Transfer Sheets - Silver, Red, Pewter / Snow-tex / Twinklets Diamond Dust / DecoArt Media Crackle Paint - White / Pan Pastel - Titanium White, Silver


I've been using decofoil so much lately and something tells me I won't stop using it any time soon! It just gives your projects such a unique look... It really takes a card to the next level. This time though I used it to stamp my flower. Of course this poinsettia is a digital stamp, which means I went ahead and printed it with a laser printer and used a laminator with some red decofoil transfer sheet to foil the flower. Once your image is foiled it works just as it would with heat embossing, so you can play with a fun foil resist technique. I colored the poinsettia with a Barn Door diy Distress Spray Ink, sponged it with ink and even rubbed some Titanium White Pan Pastel to add highlights -my new favorite mixed media technique-. To make the center of the flower I crushed some styrofoam and glued it with mixed media adhesive.


For that lovely touch of snow I used Snowtex on the leaves and Twinklets on the center of the flower. I had not used these two in way too long so I was glad to add them to this card! Clearly I layered many embellishments and die cuts to frame the poinsettia and used a bit more of foil on a few die cuts to add some interest. There are many ways to foil cardstock for die cutting but this time I used Decofoil Hot Melt Adhesive sheets. You need to run your cardstock twice through your laminator when you use these sheets, one to stick the adhesive sheet to your cardstock and a second time to foil it. I added texture using different kinds of ribbons too and finished off my card with pearls and jewel stickers.

I hope you find inspiration on today's card! I bet there's still a few cards and tags you need to put together so I hope this gives you a few ideas. But before I go, I have a little Christmas present for you, my followers... Two digital stamp sets available for instant download, both celebrate the season with fun and inspiring sentiments and pretty images! Enjoy!

Download here

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I'm also spreading the joy of the season with an awesome sale!

Grab our new holiday stamps and papers for just $8.75.
That's right the complete Christmas collection, including papers! I know these will come in handy for those late minute cards and tags, so don't miss the chance to get them now!




Here's another little idea for you! Upcycled kraft bags made into foiled wrapping paper & tag using my Black & White Patterns Digital Stamp Set and the new Distressed Poinsettia Digital Stamp Set. Teachers loved these custom wrapped XL chocolate bars! (I got a bar for myself too... shh... lol)

I send warm wishes to you, hoping you have a peaceful, joyful Christmas, full of gifts, including those for the soul, surrounded by loved ones that truly make you feel loved as well. (If you were to be alone, be alone with the certainty that the Lord's love surrounds you too on His day.) Good food, good company and if at all possible a bag of crafty gifts... That is my Christmas wish for you! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

PS: Please mark your calendars for my Blog Anniversary celebration! The big giveaway party goes up on January 1st. See you there!

Sharing with: Word Art Wednesday - AG / Cards und More - Christmas / Inky Chicks - Traditional Colors Christmas / SSS Wednesday - Make it Sparkle / Three Muses - Frame / Unicorn Challenge - Add Glitter / Shopping Our Stash - Winter Wonderland / Sunny Day Crafting - AG / Through the Craft Room Door - AG / Love to Scrap - AG / Sparkle n Sprinkle - AG / The Paper Girls - AG / Use your Stuff - AG / Love to Create - AG / Mixed Media World - AG / The Ribbon Girls - Any Image / Stamping Sensations - Floral Fancies / Great Impressions - AG / Jingle Belles - December Challenge / A Vintage Journey - Winter Magic


40 comments:

  1. This is absolutely stunning Gracie, the dimension, shine and all the special effects are stunning! Thanks for the Christmas gift. Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year to you and your family!

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  2. I love what you are doing with the foiling technique. I need to see if I can do this! It's such a sparkly and lovely technique for the holidays. Thanks for the Christmas gift. Have a very merry, merry and a happy, happy, happy! Blessings! kReN@afourthlife

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  3. Oh my gosh Gracie, I love this freebie moose, but the moose doesn't show up on the downloads page. I just love your beautiful project with this amazing poinsettia. What lovely and elegant layers! Merry Christmas, Autumn

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  4. Thanks so much Autumn! <3 Problem has been fixed and now everyone can view and dowload all images! Thanks for the heads up! :) Merry Christmas to you too!

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  5. Beautiful poinsettia cards. Thanks for sharing. Happy holidays!

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  6. Oh, my....your card is absolutely gorgeous, Gracie!!! I had rarely given digis a second glance until I started seeing what YOU do with them. Wow! I am totally thrilled to download your fabulous freebies!! Thank you, thank you, thank you for this sweet gift! Have the most wonderful Christmas and New Year!!! I am super-excited to see what new designs you share with us in the coming months!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  7. Gracie your card is just beautiful!! and when did you find time to make it?? Thank you so much for the freebies to, I love each of them and I know I will use them - I will probably start me cards for next year in January! Merry Christmas!! Thank you for joining our anything goes Word Art Wednesday Challenge! Ginny M, DT

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  8. Love your card, Gracie! Your flower is gorgeous and the white pan pastel is a beautiful, subtle highlight. Thanks so much for sharing and for the Christmas freebies! Merry Christmas :-)

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  9. Hi Gracie, thanks so much for these freebies you kindness is really appreciated.
    The dear LORD bless you and your family this Christmas time as we celebrate the birth of the LORD Jesus, Our Saviour.
    Shaz in Oz.x

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  10. Absolutely stunning! I guess I need a laser printer! I would love to be able to do this foiling! Thank you for the beautiful freebies! Wishing you much joy and many blessings over the holidays!

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  11. Your card and gift packaging are beautiful. Thanks so much for the free digi-stamps. They are beautiful.

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  12. Love the foiling...Pretty card there....Thanks much for the freebies. Wishing u and urs a Merry christmas and Happy New year!!

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  13. Lovely card. Thank you for sharing.

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  14. What can I say, Gracie! Your cards, digi stamps and papers are gorgeous and so elegant and vintage. Love the foil on the flowers, too! TFS

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  15. Beautiful. Thanks for linking up at Use Your Stuff.

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  16. Thanks so much for visiting my blog. I've always enjoyed your work and now your stamps and papers. Let's stay in touch! Again, thanks for visiting!

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  17. thank you for the inspiration and for the freebies! merry christmas to you! xo

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  18. So lovely... just love your colors-- bright and natural! The focal poinsettia is awesome, as are all of the delicious layers! Thanks for sharing at Shopping Our Stash this week-- and don't be a stranger! (It feels great to use neglected products and snippits.)

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  19. Stunning card and I love all the layers that really gives the card dimensions. Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Regards,
    Ann-Marie
    TTCRD DT
    Annemi {My Blog}
    Through The Craft Room Door
    ttcrd.blogspot.com

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  20. This is beautiful. What great worked with that mixed media.
    Thank you for joining at Stamping Sensations this month.

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  21. Thank you for the free links. You are so generous. I love following your blog (I'm a bit behind my subscriptions at this time of year). Your card is stunning. As always, it's full of dimension and embellishments. Your work is so professional. I hope you had a Merry Christmas.

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  22. A beautiful creation! Love the use of the decofoil. Thanks for joining us at the Creative Challenge of Sparkle N Sprinkle.

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  23. Very pretty
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week ! Wishing you a very happy Christmas and best wishes for the New Year.

    Jo x

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  24. A stunning card. I love the way the flower stands out from the margin. Thanks so much for taking the time to post it at The Three Muses this week.

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  25. A beautiful card! Very elegant. Thanks for joining our challenge at Stamping Sensations. Marlies

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  26. Beautiful!! It's so rich and elegant looking with all the foiling. Thanks for playing with LTSCB. And thanks for the free downloads; I already downloaded the flower set; so beautiful!

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  27. It's a super floral creation for this months theme, many thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

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  28. Wow ... Wonderful christmas card. Thanks for joining us at cards and more. Good luck. Hugs, Daniela

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  29. Gorgeous card. Love the flower cluster. Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. Happy New Year to you! Gayatri xx

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  30. lovely card!Thanks for joining us at cards and more and good luck! Hugs,Beate

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  31. Amazing card, Gracie! I hope you had spent a beautiful Xmas! Thanks for these amazing gifts! Happy New Year!!!

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  32. Gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions!

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  33. Stunning card! Thank you for joining our Great Impressions Challenge this month. Wishing you a Prosperous and Crafty Happy New Year!
    Ruza
    Ruza's Craft Corner

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  34. This is gorgeous! I have never used decofoil before but sounds like something I should be trying! Thanks for sharing with us at Use Your Stuff! Happy New Year!
    Tammy DT Co-ordinator.

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  35. Bold and beautiful - I love the glamour of the gilding with the foil. Thanks for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
    Alison x

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  36. Beautiful card. I love the foil. Thank you so much for the freebies.

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  37. Thank you for the freebies! Have a blessed New Year.

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  39. This is really pretty, Gracie. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Word Art Wednesday. I'm always delighted to have you play along.
    Blessings,
    Karen

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