Sunday, 14 February 2016

Use Texture For The Christmas Card Club

Good morning and I apologise for my long absence.  Usually I am a  day early with my Christmas Card Club card but this time I am very late - an entire week!! Rachel was our hostess for this challenge and she has asked us to use texture on our cards.

My Card

6" square base card - Rymans
lattice snowflake e/f - Creative Expressions
poinsettia e/f - magazine "freebie"
red and white  cardstock - Rymans
red foil card - from stash
white seam binding - from stash
tiny gold pearls - Meiflower

It wasn't easy to get a decent picture unfortunately. The light bounced off the foil and made it very bright, or the exact opposite and it was too dark.  I have chosen the best of a bad bunch.

Unfortunately although I do have some stencils, masks and texture pastes I don't have anything that would do for a Christmas card.  Instead I used two different embossing folders to give some texture and also ribbon and pearls.  Hope this is okay Rachel.  It has made me realise that I will need to get some Christmas masks though, so you have done me a favour!

Take care everybody and please keep warm and safe.


  1. Brilliant card Christne, very effective.
    Hope you and John are well
    Patricia xxx

  2. Just beautiful elegant...I know what you mean with the Mirri card! red and white....just perfect xxxxx

  3. This is gorgeous Christine, love the red and white together and the mirri card shows up the embossing beautifully.

  4. Now you're back with a gorgeous card. I never used reds for embossing but it looks great. Must try this for sure.
    Best wishes,
    Lia xx

  5. Beautiful card Christine, at first I thought it was a Valentines when I saw it on my dashboard, so vibrant, xxx

  6. Morning Christine,
    A lovely card, love the vibrant colour.

  7. this is beautiful Christine - absolutely gorgeous - love it xx

  8. Hi Chriatine
    Fabulous card... Love the red...
    Hugs Sylvie xx

  9. Hi Christine,
    oh this is so gorgeous and a lovely red creation.
    I love that fab embossing as it looks so luxurious on that foiled card.
    Love and big hugs from my house to yours.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  10. Stunning card Christne and love the gorgeous embossed background...


  11. You might have made us wait whole week to see your card
    but boy oh boy was it so worth it. This card is absolutely drop dead gorgeous. I love everything about it. hugs Mrs A.

  12. Beautiful!! I think my favorite card colors are red and white. This truly is a beautiful card - so elegant!!
    sandy xx

  13. Well this one was worth the wait Christine, it is absolutely gorgeous, wonderful shade of red and fabulous embossing.
    Hope all is well with you and John, Kate x

  14. WOW! May be late, but indeed well worth waiting for! Love the magnificent poinsettia EF..just beautiful with the blaze of red. Like the corner ribbons too. I'm always so amazed at the magazine freebies ya'll get in the UK. This will be such a versatile & useful folder..and certainly one gorgeous card! TFS & Have a happy Valentine's Day too.

  15. A gorgeous card Christine, I love the embossing, very effective.
    Lorraine x

  16. This card is stunning! I love the look of the shite ribbon against the red and the beautiful embossing folders. That poinsettia one is so lovely!

  17. This card is stunning! I love the look of the shite ribbon against the red and the beautiful embossing folders. That poinsettia one is so lovely!

  18. My kind of card Christine. Gorgeous colour fab design x

  19. Gorgeous I love these embossing folders and the gorgeous design love and hugs Carole x

  20. Wow Christine this is beautiful that red foil really shows up the embossed detail a very classy card
    lorraine x

  21. Hi Christine
    The red mirror card looks gorgeous embossed.
    A stunning card. Love red for Christmas.
    Best wishes.
    Ang x


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