Champagne Poinsettia Christmas

This is the second card I made with this beautiful stamp set. I used Copic Markers to color it like a champagne poinsettia. For this one I stamped in VersaMark and heat embossed with gold.

Products Used:

  • Gina K. Designs/Simon Says Stamp Festive Flower
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Copic Markers: YG67, YG03; YG99, YG95; G99; YG17, YG05, YG01; R02, R01, R00; R05, R02
  • American Crafts Metallic Gold Marker
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive

Ink Blended Champagne Poinsettia

I saw this beautiful stamp set part of Simon Says Stamptember and knew that it would only be available for a short period of time. I decided to make it look it a champagne poinsettia. For this one I stamped in VersaMark and heat embossed with white. I used Gina K. Designs Inks to ink blend the image. It turned out lovely.

Products Used:

  • Gina K. Designs/Simon Says Stamp Festive Flower
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Gina K. Designs Ink: Tomato Soup, Peach Bellini, Innocent Pink
  • Copic Markers: R22, R20
  • American Crafts Metallic Gold Marker
  • Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Rectangle
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock

Joy to the World Ink Blended Edges

This time I decided to use only Altenew Inks to ink blend the edges to the “Joy” panel and like it much better. I think this is the card I am going to create for this year’s Christmas card.

Products Used:

  • Spellbinder Joy Die
  • Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Christmas
  • Altenew Inks: Jet Black and Velvet
  • Copic Markers: R89, G46, YG99
  • Gina K. Designs Cranberry Tart Base Weight Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Brushed Gold Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Cranberry Tart Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape

Joy to the World Oxide Blended Edges

This time I decided not to use the background word stamp. I wanted to set off the “Joy” panel from the cardbase and so I ink blended it with Distress Oxide Inks, but it was too muted for my taste, so I also used some Altenew Inks and like it much better.

Products Used:

  • Spellbinder Joy Die
  • Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Christmas
  • Distress Oxide Inks: Barn Door and Candied Apple
  • Altenew Inks: Jet Black and Velvet
  • Copic Markers: R89, G46, YG99
  • Paper Accents Brushed Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Glitter Carstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Cranberry Tart Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape

Joy to the World Red and Gold

I usually make several renditions of my Christmas cards before I finally settle on one. This time I made the card the same as the previous one, but with a red background. At first I added red rhinestones, but it still needed something more and so once again I colored it with Copic Markers, but only the leaves and poinsettias.

Products Used:

  • Spellbinder Joy Die
  • Hero Arts Noel Prints Background
  • Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Christmas
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Copic Markers: G46, YG99, R89
  • Paper Accents Brushed Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Red Mirror Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Whisper Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Cranberry Tart Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Red Rhinestones from Stash

Joy to the Word Cream, Red and Gold

This is another card loosely based on a card by Nicole Spohr. I cannot take the time to die cut all the leaves, branches, and poinsettias when I’m mass producing my Christmas Cards. At first I left it plain, but it just needed something more, so I pulled out my Copic Markers and colored them instead. Much faster than die cutting everything.

Products Used:

  • Spellbinder Joy Die
  • Hero Arts Noel Prints Background
  • Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Christmas
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Copic Markers: G46, YG99, R89
  • Paper Accents Brushed Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Red Mirror Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Whisper Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Cranberry Tart Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Red Rhinestones from Stash

Wishing You the Joy of the Season Poinsettia

I’ve started working on my Christmas cards for 2019. I sent out over 100 handmade cards, so I need to start early. The first card I created was patterned after a card I saw Nicole Spohr create. I liked the two poinsettias at the top, but the background words were upside down, so I had to turn it around. Both are nice.

Products Used

  • Hero Arts Paper Layering Poinsettia
  • Hero Arts Merry Christmas Messages
  • Hero Arts Noel Prints Background
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Brillance Galaxy Gold Ink
  • Paper Accents Brushed Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Whisper Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Cranberry Tart Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Asparagus Cardstock
  • Paper Studio Silver Metallic Vellum
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Nicole Spohr Inspiration

Merry Christmas Foliage

This is the second card I created in 2018 for a Christmas Card.  I loved the way it turned out, but it was too time consuming to recreate 100 times. 

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs Seasonal Sentiments
  • Hero Arts Happy Holly Days
  • Gina K. Designs Inks: Red Velvet, Fresh Asparagus, Grass, Warm Cocoa, Dark Chocolate
  • Copic Markers G43, G40
  • Red Rhinestones from Stash
  • 3M ½”Foam Tape
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White
  • Gina K. Designs Cherry Red Base Weight Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock


Wishing You a Joyous Christmas

I have been so busy this year and then there was a problem with my web site that prevented me from posting my 2018 Christmas cards until now.  Every year I make about twelve  card designs and then my husband decides which one  will be mass produced for the approximately 100 people we sent handmade Christmas cards to, with veto rights from me on the ones that just take too much time.  This was the first design.

This is a clean and simple design and very easy to create.  I stamped the image from Gina K. Designs Merry and Bright and the sentiment from Gina K. Designs Fruits of the Season with VersaMark Ink onto Gina K. Designs Cherry Red Cardstock and then heat embossed it with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  The focal image was die cut using a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle. I wanted to mat the focal image with gold and so I too a mini VersaMark Pad and inked the edges of a rectangle cut 1/8 larger than the die cut focal image and heat set the same gold embossing powder.

I ink blended the edges of the rectangle with some Gina K. Designs Red Velvet Ink.  Adhered the two rectangles together with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive and then glued them to the front of a side folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs Merry and Bright
  • Gina K. Designs Fruits of the Season
  • Gina K. Designs Cherry Red Base Weight Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive


Festive Frames Christmas Card

The frame from the Gina K. Designs Festive Frames make a lovely Christmas Card.  I love the sentiment from Penny Black Yuletide Wishes.  For this card the frame was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copic Markers.  The sentiment was stamped with Distress Oxide Candied Apple and heat embossed with Hero Arts Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder.  This is the card that we sent out for our 2017 Christmas Card.

This card takes a little over an hour to create, so it isn’t a quick card, but it turns out to be a pretty card.  Wink of Stella was used on the petals and Stickles Gold was used to the center of the flower to add visual interest to the flowers.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs Festive Frames
  • Penny Black Yuletide Wishes
  • Memento Northern Pine Ink
  • Distress Oxide Candied Apple
  • Hero Arts Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder
  • Copic Markers: R46, R29, R27, R24; G29, G28, G99, G94, G85; R89; YR24; E55, E57, E59
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX 2nd Largest
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Red Velvet Cardstock
  • Pine Green Cardstock from Stash