Reverse Die Cut Poinsettias

it’s my turn to share my Rudolph Days Challenge design team card and encourage you to set aside the 25th of each month from January to November to create your holiday cards.

white poinsettia Christmas card copyright linda

I originally was going to showcase this die with foil but after a few frustrating attempts, I quit and created this card very quickly. I die cut the Sizzix Tim Holtz mixed media Christmas poinsettia corner twice from white cardstock and sponged with distress inks: scattered straw, salty ocean, twisted citron, and evergreen bough. The envelope was placed underneath to get a light impression with the same distress inks.

I finished off by stamping the sentiment from the Visible Image Sentimental Christmas stamp set. I love this set; it’s perfect to send cards to those who might not be so merry during the holidays.

You only need to create 1 holiday project and leave a comment on Maureen’s blog to be eligible for a lovely prize and you have until September 30 to join in. Countdown to mailing those holiday cards – 2 months!

I’m also playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Card and Matching Envelope challenge.

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My Sentiments Exactly

it’s time for the October Rudolph Days Challenge hosted by Maureen and I’ve created something different this time for my design team cards.

As a bereaved parent, I searched for years for sentiments that were sensitive to people dealing with grief during the holidays. Sometimes it can be hard to hear that the holiday season is the merriest, most wonderful time of the year because we’re grieving and missing our loved one(s). It can also be hard to keep up with sentimental family traditions because they make us too sad.

I found a few stamps and one die that I felt were suitable; these Christmas cards are a great way to show extra sensitivity towards people who have experienced a loss.

Memory Box Holiday Greenery stamp set:
thinking of you at christmas greenery card copyright linda

I painted this image with twinkling H2Os on hot press watercolour paper, stamped the sentiment, added a thin Burgundy linen cardstock mat and attached it to a matte gold foil yardstick that covered the white base. I spritzed with gold sheer shimmer spray.

Creative Expressions Sue Wilson Designs – Die Thinking Of You At Christmasthinking of you at christmas die cut sentiment floral paper copyright linda

I used the same burgundy linen cardstock to cut the sentiment and inlaid it on the green dotted holiday paper so it’s nice and flat for mailing.

Visible Image Sentimental Christmas: did not arrive in time to use on a card for this post but I love that it has a ‘thinking of you’ sentiment for the front of a card in a lovely typeface and a verse for the inside as well.

Hero Arts HOLIDAY MESSAGES AND ICONS: also did not arrive in time but I like the ‘thinking of you this time of year’ sentiment.

if you know of any others, please let me know.

visit maureen’s blog for the simple rules to play along.

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