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Gesso Stencilled Sentiment. Christmas Card

Hello Bloggers,

Looks like I am kind of stuck in this layout for now. My... third "foliage - left, sentiment - right" Christmas card this season. I definitely need more chocolates, or something...
Marianne Design COL1393 Lr0191 Crealies CL EF 05 CraftEmotions Stencil Joy!Crafts 6002/0358 6003/0035 6003/0059 Creative Expressions Sue Wilson CED304 CED3013 Ced1426
Yet, there are a couple of interesting details on this card.

I tied embossing the Marianne Design COL1393 Poinsettias with the Crealies Flower Embossing CL EF 05 thing (I cannot call it a folder, because it's a sort of metal disk for embossing) What looks like "spots" in the photo, is actually embossed and accentuated with some chalks on the flowers. I don't know if I am going to use this combination again, but it was interesting to try it out at least for once. :) Another example of Crealies flower embossing is here - the native Crealies Flower Embossing CL EF 03 is used on the native Crealies Creative Flowers die no.3 - CLCF03.

I like 3D elements on cards. So here is my 3D tribute:
Marianne Design COL1393 Lr0191 Crealies CL EF 05 CraftEmotions Stencil Joy!Crafts 6002/0358 6003/0035 6003/0059 Creative Expressions Sue Wilson CED304 CED3013 Ced1426
The scroll is a real rolled-up piece, the jewels in the top right corner are rather big, and the tiny berries amidst the foliage are liquid pearls. A warning to those unaware - let liquid pearls dry for a _very_ long time. One whole night may not always be enough! I've had incidents when they got flat tops from being stored at home inside an envelope under quite favourable conditions!

The last but not least - the gesso stencilled Merry Christmas sentiment. The letters turned out quite dimensional once the gesso was dry.

  • Marianne Design COL1393 Collectable Eline`s Poinsettia 
  • Marianne Design Lr0191 Creatables Lantern and Sign
  • Marianne Design Lr0269 Creatables Anja's Vintage Decoration
  • Crealies Flower Embossing CL EF 05
  • CraftEmotions Mask Stencil - text UK 185070/1232
  • Joy!Crafts 6002/0358 - 8 Point Star
  • Joy!Crafts 6003/0035 Vintage Flourishes 
  • Joy!Crafts 6003/0059 Vintage Flourishes Holly
  • Creative Expressions Festive Collection - Winter Trees Die Set by Sue Wilson CED3041
  • Creative Expressions FESTIVE COLLECTION Holly Sprays by Sue Wilson CED3013
  • Creative Expressions Craft Dies By Sue Wilson - Finishing Touches - Delicate Fronds Ced1426
Sparkle, Bling & Embellish with Crafty Calendar! (Sequins, Gems, Glitter, Liquid Pearls)
Use Your Stuff - #201 - Lots of Layers
Artistic Inspirations - 145 Anything goes/ Twist of Pearls (Liquid Pearls for the berries and some more random around the card)
Scrap & Craft #15 Challenge - Shabby Chic or Vintage
Noor!DesignUK - # 12 - Anything Goes
Hobbywinkel De Egel - Kerst
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Take Your Pick (Colour theme - Red and/or Green; Technique Theme
Glitter it up)
Christmas Card Challenges #51 -- Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner - #47: Anything Goes
Winter Wonderland - Add Some Sparkle and Bling  (Sequins, Gems, Glitter, Liquid Pearls)
Cut It Up! - Christmas - Make it Sparkle with Sequins!
Brown Sugar - #174 - Use Pearls (Liquid Pearls for the berries and some more random around the card)
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Sparkle  (Sequins, Gems, Glitter, Liquid Pearls)
Marianne Design Divas - use at least two dies

Thanks for stopping by!



  1. Lovely card. Thanks so much for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges.

  2. Super that you join our Christmas Challenge !
    Thanks for your participation and good luck.

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    {Hobbywinkel De Egel}

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  3. So pretty! Love all the details. Thanks for joining us at Cut it Up for our Christmas - Make it Sparkle (sequins) challenge!


  4. This is a beautiful card! So many pretty things to look at! Thanks for joining our lots of layers challenge this week at Use Your Stuff!


  5. What a lovely card, beautiful colours ☺
    Thanks for joining our "Christmas" Challenge at De Egel !
    Hugs Erica
    {DT De Egel}

  6. Very pretty! Love the attention to detail, great design. Thanks for playing along at Crafty Gals Corner Anything Goes Challenge. Lisa DT

  7. What a great card - love all the die cuts

    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner
    Erika, DT

  8. This is so pretty, Lena. I love your colour combo and all the little details on your card. Thank you for joining us at the Winter Wonderland Challenge.
    Alison x

  9. I do like the fact that you used liquid pearls instead of the stick on ones.. This is a great way to think outside the box... This card is cheerful, festive, and wonderfully made.. Right down the poinsettia details, trees, and holly.. Thank you so much for joining us at BSCB..
    Shawna DT

  10. Hi Lena,
    Wat een prachtige kerstkaart in deze traditionele kleuren! Je sentiment is heel mooi met de gesso letters!
    Alle hulst takjes en besjes zijn schitterend! hele mooie details!
    Groetjes van Gerie

  11. Great card I love all the detail and colour combo. Thanks for joining in our "Sparkle, Bling & Embellish" challenge at Crafty Calendar this month.
    Bev x

  12. Very cool card. Love all the details. Thanks for sharing with us at Cut It Up.

  13. This is so pretty, those embellishments are a fantastic idea. Thank you for sharing this with us over at Artistic Inspirations. Sue DT x


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