Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Ultimate Christmas Card – an A4 XL Glitter 3D Nostalgic Poinsettia

Anita's Ultimate Christmas Card A4 Glitter Decoupage 3D Nostalgic Poinsettia kit

I 've had this x-large, glittery Anita's A4 3D decoupage card kit for a while now. How long? I can't rightly remember. In fact, I had forgotten I had it until I found it again digging around in my paper stash.

I decided to go ahead and work it up as my mother's card this year. Although it is a kit without any real guess work involved, putting it all together was time consuming (see my Art Deco Decoupage card tutorial for tips on constructing a better 3D decoupage card). Punching out all the layers and assembling it took me several hours, as did cleaning up all the glitter on my desk afterwards! I did add three little gems and dressed up the inside with colored paper and a personal message. My mother likes poinsettias so I'm sure she'll appreciate it (and since it cost €6.38 to mail I sure hope so!). The photos really don't do it justice; the 3D effect is quite striking on this one in real life.

If you're thinking the photos look different than my norm, you're right, it's such a big card it's too tall to go in my light box! I had to take these in natural light.

Supply List
Paper – Anita's Ultimate Christmas Card A4 Glitter Decoupage Nostalgic Poinsettia card kit
Embellishments – gems

I'm linking up with: A Snowflake's Promise #11 – All Winter/Christmas themed, Clear It Out challenge – Theme: Holiday/Christmas Stash: Glitter, Papertake Weekly – Anything Goes, Shopping Our Stash #229 – No Stamping, and Through the Craft Room Door Dec. 1-7 – Anything Goes.


Suzanne said...

You have a light box! I'm impressed : ) I need one big enough for me to get into for my blog photos.

Love this card. You can really see all the hard work that went into creating it.


Clur said...

A very special card indeed! Clare x

lisa808 said...

The poinsettias are stunning!!! A gorgeous card that your mother will treasure.

AO Creations said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Clear It Out, good luck!!! Amy DT

applejack cards by sue said...

How beautiful. If I received this I would certainly display it every year. Thank you for sharing this with us over at A Snowflakes Promise. Sue DT xx

AJ Bodine said...

This is just lovely, you've been so busy lately making gorgeous cards Shani! I can imagine how much your mom will love this when she opens it!

Theresa said...

what a spectacular card. i'm sure your mum will love it.i have some kanban A4 decoupage projects. maybe i should dig them out too. thank you for sharing it with us at TTCRD and good luck, Theresa DT xx

Chana Malkah said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with us here at Shopping Our Stash!
Chana, DT

Fanny DG said...

Shani ta carte est adorable !! J'ai hérité de ma mère l'amour pour les poinsettias... Chez moí même s'il n'y a pas deco de Noël on trouvera cette plante. Ta carte est juste sublime !!!!

Fanny DG said...

Shani ta carte est adorable !! J'ai hérité de ma mère l'amour pour les poinsettias... Chez moí même s'il n'y a pas deco de Noël on trouvera cette plante. Ta carte est juste sublime !!!!

Deena said...

Gorgeous poinsettias. Absolutely love your decoupage.Thanks for joining in the Shopping our Stash no stamping challenge this week.

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