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I love Designer Series Paper (DSP) which has been designed to go with some of the dies from that bundle. Poinsettia Place DSP falls into this category and I die-cut four of the red berry branches and two poinsettias that I have featured on today’s card. My plan was to use two poinsettias and two or three berry branches. Once I had identified which poinsettia was the one that would fit the die I carefully cut it away from the surrounding flowers. Then I identified the second one and carefully cut that away as well. I put the poinsettias to one side and started looking for the berry branches. Like the poinsettias, it wasn’t difficult identifying which ones I needed.
I did the same with the branches, i.e. I cut around the branches I needed without cutting into other nearby branches. I lined the poinsettia and one berry branch up on my Magnetic Plate and ran them through my Cut & Emboss machine. I reached for the second poinsettia and it was nowhere to be seen! I carried on die-cutting the berry branches. When I sat at my desk I had another look for the missing flower and then I started thinking maybe I didn’t cut two out! I knew I had because I could see the two gaps in the sheet of DSP where I’d cut them out. I didn’t have time to worry about the missing poinsettia and decided to make a card with just one! As I picked the die-cut up the second one fell away from behind it – I’d die-cut the two of them at the same time!
Needless to say, the one underneath hadn’t been lined up and I was cross with myself for being so careless and wasteful. Fortunately, the five smaller petals on the inside hadn’t been damaged so I fussy cut them and used them as a second layer to the main image! I would not have deliberately damaged a complete flower just to use the smaller five centre petals so it turned out to be a good result! I don’t have precise measurements for my card except to say the centre Very Vanilla Cardstock (CS) panel measures 2 3/8″ x 4″ which is 1 3/8″ shorter on both sides to a regular top layer – that was luck, not judgment! The Crumb Cake CS layer underneath is just a tad bigger and the larger Very Vanilla CS layer is the regular middle layer size with the Crumb Cake layer underneath just a tad bigger.
The two Very Vanilla CS layers were embossed with the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder. Using Dimensionals I adhered the poinsettia to the card front and also the smaller piece in the centre. I cut half of the stems off the berry branches and then adhered them in place, again using Dimensionals. In the centre, I added a Beaded Pearls. I stamped HAPPY CHRISTMAS using Crumb Cake Ink on a scrap of Very Vanilla CS; it’s from the Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp Set. I used a stitched die from the Ornate Frames Dies which matches the Perfectly Framed Stamp Set. I finished the front of the card by adhering tiny and small Basic Pearls randomly all over the small panel!
To decorate inside the card I added a top layer and a middle layer both in Very Vanilla CS! I had a die-cut berry branch leftover and adhered it in the bottom right-hand corner using Tombow glue. The layout of this card, with a change of flower and sentiment, would make an excellent wedding card!
That’s it from me today. I look forward to being back with you tomorrow and in the meantime, please take care and stay safe. Happy crafting.
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Cardstock Layer Sizes: A4
Card base 8¼” x 5¾” scored and folded at 4 1/8”
Middle layer: 2 pieces 3 7/8” x 5½”
Top layer: 2 pieces 3¾” x 5 3/8”
Cardstock Layer Sizes: Letter-size
Card base 8½” x 5½” scored and folded at 4¼”
Middle layer: 2 pieces 4” x 5¼”
Top layer: 2 pieces 3 7/8” x 5 1/8”