Friday, September 14, 2018

Spellbinders September 14th 2018 Blog Hop

Hello everyone,
I am so thrilled and honoured to be joining Spellbinders for their 14th September Blog Hop today. I am sharing a layered Christmas card with handmade flowers made using the exquisite dies from the A Charming Christmas Collection by Becca Feeken.

You should have arrived from the incredibly talented, Becca Feeken's blog. If not, I do have the full blog hop list at the end of the post. Today, we are featuring the following four collections: A Sweet Christmas by Sharyn Sowell, Zenspired Holidays by Joanne Fink, A Charming Christmas by Becca Feeken & Holiday Die D-Lites.

If you would like to see some more inspiration using the A Charming Christmas Collection, then you can check out my posts at the Spellbinders blog HERE, HERE, and HERE.

Here's my card using the A Charming Christmas collection:

My card measures 7" X 5" and is a top-folding one. To create this card, I started by die cutting the large elegant frame from the Holly Jolly Christmas Etched Die set from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80 LBS cardstock. Next, I die cut a coordinating frame from the same collection using gold foil cardstock. I adhered the gold frame using foam tape so that it would have some dimension.

I wanted the sentiment to be the main focus of my card, hence I decided to use the 'Merry Christmas' Word die from the Holly Jolly Christmas Etched Die set for my card. I die cut it twice, once from bright red cardstock and the other from white fun foam. I adhered the red die-cut over the white fun foam and glued this piece to the center of my card.

I used the Cinch and Go Poinsettia die set to create the flower clusters on both sides of my card. I die cut the Poinsettias from White Foamiran and inked the centers using a pink Zig Clean Colour Brush Marker. I added some ink to the center of the die-cut and spread it around using my fingers. 

I also added a bunch of thread pollens to the flower centers in order to give them some dimension and structure. The leaves were die cut from Olive Foamiran using the same die I used for creating the flower.

At this point, I felt the card was still missing something, so I die cut few holly leaves using the tiny three-leaf holly cluster die included in the Holly Jolly Christmas Etched Die set from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80 LBS cardstock. I coloured the berries and leaves using my Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers. 

If you see my card closely, you will notice that I have coloured some leaves and berries directly on the large white frame as well. I tried to strike a balance so that the card design would not get very cluttered

And here's a final look at my card for today. Hope you enjoyed seeing it!


Giveaways:
To celebrate this release, Spellbinders is giving away a $50 gift certificate to one lucky blog reader - selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop. Giveaway closes on Sunday, September 23rd at 11:59 pm EDT. The winner will be announced in the blog hop post the following Monday. Winner is responsible for shipping cost, duties and taxes.


Your next stop on the hop is the wonderful, Kittie Caracciolo!


Blog Hop Order:
                           Hussena Calcuttawala  (You are HERE!)



I would love to hear what you think of my card :) Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. Have a great day!

69 comments:

  1. Oh my what a soft and gorgeous card. I love it

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  2. Hussena all i can all I can say is WOW. This is so so beautiful. I would never thought of the colors looking so fabulous together. This is my first time to visit your blog. But, I'm happily going to come back for more. Have a blessed.

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  3. Hussena such a gorgeous card.... I seriously love your foamiron flowers.... the use of zig color markers is really brilliant..... simply awestruck by your card..

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  4. Your beautiful card is my favorite, love it!

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  5. Beyond words dear!! Gorgeous work!! <3

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  6. Wow, this is just stunning and beautiful.

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  7. This is a very nice card. I love the use of the flowers for an added touch.
    Thanks,
    Erica K.

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  8. So beautiful! I am definitely going to have to add foamiran to my supply list! I have not played with it yet, but I have seen many beautiful elements (especially flowers) made from it. Thank you.

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  9. Those flowers are A FAB embellishment for the card! It's a piece of art!

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  10. Light and with a hint of color for merry Christmas to stand out bold and bright. Nicely done.

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  11. This is so pretty! So much attention to detail with a very fresh looking color palette! Love it.

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  12. Those pink poinsettias give this beautiful card a modern and trendy look..LOVE it!

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  13. LOVE your shabby chic Christmas card! Love the pink poinsettias! Tfs Hugs, Christine

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  14. Your card is so elegant! I love your choice of the soft colors and the florals! Thank you for sharing!

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  15. Love the coloring on the frame.
    The flowers are beautiful.
    Elegant card.
    thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  16. Those flowers are stunning! Lovely card!! Thank you for sharing your talent and inspiration with all of us!!

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  17. Hussena, this is absolutely enchanting! I'm overwhelmed by the beauty you bring to my dies! Thanks you so much!!

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  18. Love the soft feel of your lovely card.

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  19. Beautiful card and I love this die. I have already used it many times. Thank you for sharing.

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  20. Oh, those fomarian poinsettias are gorgeous! Love the soft pink. Such an elegant card.

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  21. I like how you colored just the plants. Nice!

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  22. Beautiful card! Love the poinsettias. TFS

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  23. I love your card....I would be so excited to receive a card this beautiful. I loved the way your flowers turned out....I have not tried to make any yet....but they are so lovely.....thank you so much for sharing this awesome card.....hugs

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  24. Love the softness of your beautiful card!

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  25. so very beautiful, love those flowers
    thanks for sharing
    Barb Housner

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  26. Gorgeous! The Holly Jolly Christmas frame is beautiful.

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  27. Very pretty, in a soft color palette and perfect for the Holidays. This is a beautiful set of Christmas dies!

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  29. Stunning card, lovin those flowers.

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  30. What a beautiful card! I love the pink and green combo yu used. Your flowers are so realistic looking!

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  31. I am in awe of the creations all the designers on this blog hop have designed. This is gorgeous!

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  32. Wow...elegant card...loved it...

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  33. Your card is amazing. The many elements and fine details come together so beautifully. tfs

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  34. Lovely card. Love your flowers. Thank you for your inspiration.

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  35. The intricate and beautiful design of the border along with flowers makes this card fabulous

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  36. This is stunning! The pink poisettias are gorgeous.

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  37. What a beautiful card! Thanks for sharing.

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  38. Beautiful! I must have these dies!

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  39. Thank you for sharing such a gorgeous and elegant card! Love it!

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  40. Your card is beautiful, I love the A Charming Christmas set and your card showcases the elegance of the frames. The poinsettias are gorgeous they look so real I had to look closely at first to really see that they were paper. Great job on all of it, I love it!

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  41. The soft colors are pretty. Very classy.

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  42. This card is gorgeous, beautiful done. Quinty Girl

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  43. I have fallen in love with the Holly Jolly Christmas Etched Die set that you used for your card. The flowers looke like you made them out of marzipan. The look ready to eat.

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  44. Amazing coloring of the flowers on the foam.

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  45. wow this card is sensational - love the border and the gorgeous poinsettia !!

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  46. The pink flowers are exquisite, and the card is just gorgeous, overall! Beautifully done!

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  47. Gorgeous card! Love the poinsettias!

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  48. Totally smitten by this card - the delicate details, pretty flowers and soft colors.. wow just wow!!

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  49. Oh how pretty those flowers are! They almost remind me of cake decorations, just gorgeous!

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  50. Beautiful as always Huseena! You have a fabulous ability to make very detailed and feminine cards that always look elegant!

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  51. Wow! The Poinsettias made out of the foam material are stunning as well as popping up the sentiment!! The gold frame truly showcased the sentiment and kept is center stage! True beauty and gorgeous card!

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  52. Wow! Absolutely stunning card! Your poinsettias look like they are made from sugar - fantastic!

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  53. THese are just gorgeous! Love the flowers!

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  54. Such a pretty card...I think you should frame it! The poinsettia flowers are just gorgeous!

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  55. Your card is stunning. Love the colors you chose to group together.

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