Friday, August 26, 2016

Not so white Christmas!

I was eagerly anticipating the release of the White Christmas collection from Bird's SVGs as I just fell in love with the preview photos and all of the layering and different types of cardstock used in the projects. 

White Christmas from Bird's SVGs
I started sifting through my stash looking for some nice pearl, glitter and mirror cardstock to create my own version of the lovely poinsettia card. I've recently been admiring some beautiful Christmas trees and decorations done in brown, green and teal. As I had some of those colors in my supply, my project went from white Christmas to peacock colors in the blink of an eye!


My love of paper might be matched by my love for glitter and shimmer in crafting. I'm still undecided if I went overboard on the glitter here, but I figure if you can't go all out glitzy for Christmas then you never can!

The base of the card is a cream pearl layered with brown glitter and a brushed gold for the lacy layer around the oval. The teal colors are from glitter, foil (as seen in the leaf veins) and plain cardstock. Here's a picture at a slight angle so you can see the shimmer from the foil on the teal leaves.


The berries and center of the poinsettia are cut from gold glitter and the poinsettia itself is the same brown glitter cardstock used in the background. I edged the brown poinsettia leaves in gold so the layers would stand out as they are dark in color and the shadows from the layering didn't show up as much as I wanted them to. This also ties in the gold berries and center piece.

One of my favorite things about this card is the dimension from layering. This isn't the best photo, but you get the idea. Layers of goodness here! 


In the process of auditioning papers for this project, I made a second poinsettia from a patterned gold glitter paper. It obviously didn't end up this card, but it might just go on another one! Other ways to use this poinsettia might be as an ornament for a Christmas tree, a lovely addition to a bow on top of a gift, or maybe even with a pin glued to the back so it can be worn as a piece of jewelry over the holidays. 


So be sure to check out all of the wonderful holiday projects at Bird's SVGs, many of which are completely free. I made this card from the Let It Snow collection last year. There are lots of lovely designs to choose from.


Happy weekend and thanks for stopping by!

20 comments:

  1. Love love love your colour choice - fabulous card! I love your ideas for the second poinsettia especially wearing as jewelry.
    Your winter wishes card is so pretty too.
    Great job Lee 😊👍🏻

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  2. Gorgeous Holiday card! Love your papers and colors. Great idea for the Poinsettia pin! Also love your Winter Wishes snowflake card! Super job!

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    1. Thanks so much Misty! I was just enjoying your chicken cards this morning. I really love how they turned out. :)

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  3. I totally agree, you can never have too much glitter at Christmas!
    I love both of your cards and your photos really show off the glittery layers. Your other ideas for your spare poinsettia are so clever!
    - Bird

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    1. Thanks Bird! It always helps to start out with a stunning design!! :)

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  4. Lovely, intriguing color combinations! Love her items, always! ;-}

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    1. Thank you Lynden! I couldn't agree more on Bird's designs. :)

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  5. Great job on these, they are so pretty.

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  6. Your poinsettia card is absolutely beautiful. I always love the combination of earth colors. It's really fabulous!!

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    1. Thanks so much Maria! I love these colors too. :)

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