Hello there, and happy Thanksgiving-eve for my US-based friends who are celebrating tomorrow! No matter what those celebrations look like, I hope you all enjoy some well-deserved relaxation, delicious food and some quality time with loved ones – even if it’s via Zoom, FaceTime, phone, text, or via any other digital (and socially-distanced) means.
Even though Canadian Thanksgiving was back in October, I’m feeling exceptionally grateful in this second-to-last month of the year for many reasons. I talked a lot about this topic here upon returning to blogging, but I will say it again: I’m beyond thankful for everything about the crafting community and the joy that comes along with creating – this year more than ever. My favourite weekends lately have been those when I can get completely lost in card making (with some crochet projects in the mix too!), and these hobbies have certainly made this odd, uncertain quarantine situation more manageable. Do any of you feel the same?
Holiday card making is still going strong over here – largely because my list of recipients seems to be getting longer and longer! The pointsettia card I’ve got for you today features The Stamp Market Pointsettia stamp set, the coordinating dies, and a heat embossed sentiment.
To begin, I stamped the elements of my layered pointsettia with Color Crush ink, using Raspberry for the petals and Jade for the pine boughs. After die cutting each piece and adhering them together, I placed a dot of matte finish adhesive in the center of the flower, then followed with a sprinkle of chunky gold glitter. I set this aside to dry, then carried on with the rest of the card.
On a white card panel, I heat embossed the words “Wishing You The Happiest of Holidays” towards the bottom third, leaving space for the large pointsettia above. I chose ultra-fine detail gold embossing powder for this because I find it’s my most reliable option for sentiments where very thin type is used. Next, I layered this on top of a piece of Jade Color Crush Cardstock on my white card base.
I waited until the next day to finish the card because I wanted to be super sure that the liquid adhesive used for the glitter was dry. It worked really, really well to keep the little bits secure, and even after sliding this card in and out of an envelope a few times, none of it came off. Crafting win!
That wraps up another holiday card, but as you probably anticipated, there’s plenty to come. Thanks so much for stopping by, and I’ll be back this weekend with more!