www.beelinestamping.com-Joyful Christmas1Joyful Christmas  (#131805) was one of the first sets from the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog that I just HAD to have.  I got a chance to play with it this week and here’s the first card I came up with.  The simple color combination of Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White sets the stage for the beautiful poinsettia which was stamped twice in Versamark ink on White Vellum Cardstock (#101856)  I made a custom mix of  White embossing powder (#109132) and Silver Stampin’ Glitter (#132205) and heat embossed the poinsettia.  I then cut out one full flower, and one with the smaller flower petals and layered them over two panels of Whisper White cardstock – the top one was embossed with the Perfect Polka Dots folder (#117335).  The bottom panel was stamped with the greeting from Joyful Christmas (#131805) and stamped in Illuminate Glimmer Watermark Ink (#126857) with a snowflake from the Endless Wishes Photopolymer set (#133455).  A piece of Cherry Cobbler seam binding (#120992) was used to conceal the seams in the panels.  The last touch was to add some Champagne Glass Glitter (#120997) to the center of the flower.

www.beelinestamping.com-JoyfulChristmas2Sure wish the camera could capture how pretty the silver glitter on the poinsettia actually is.  It kind of looks like dark speckles in the photos, but believe me when I tell you it is stunning in real life!  Oh, and did I mention how much I love the soft shimmer of the Illuminate ink on almost any color cardstock?!

Alrighty then – now that I’ve had some quality play time in my studio, I get to go figure out what’s clogging my vacuum cleaner – I really need to deglitterfy (yes, that is a word…) the desk and floor!

Have a great week!  I’ll have some more Christmas cards for you in a day or two using the Endless Wishes Photopolymer stamp set.


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