ID: MC Dec/17 - Poinsettia - ECD Thanks - Thankful card
size: 5.5"w x 5"h (easel closed)

Created: December 17, 2017

My turn on the Quietfire Digital blog today and I thought it was time to start making Xmas Thank You cards... This was a quick and easy side fold card, and even though it's a tooled flower, it mails with one regular stamp.

I'm using an A Way With Words die "Thanks" from Elizabeth Craft Designs, also available on Quietfire Design HERE

I'm using a sentiment and design element stamp from Quietfire Design.

("Being Thankful" 6pce set); ("Merry Christmas Poinsettia" 2pce set)

and I'm using an electronic cut file from Suzanne, available on the Silhouette onLine store. Click on image to purchase.

Opened my SCAL (Sure Cuts A Lot) software and the poinsettia file. Reduced the size to 10.75" wide and cut from white 110# Staples cardstock. 

Removed from mat and inked the flourish area of the poinsettia with Versafine Toffee and embossed with Queen's Gold embossing powder.

Inked all the flower elements direct to paper with Distress "Worn Lipstick" mini pad. Hit the edges with "Candied Apple". Ran through my embossing machine using Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder. Hit the high points using a large "Aged Mahogany" pad.





On the large cut poinsettia layer, I fussy cut the lines between the petals - about an 1" worth. Very lightly misted the backs of all the layers with water and tooled the backs with a large balled stylus on a piece of fun foam. Turned the petals to the right side and pressed down in the center to raise the petals. When the petals were dry adhered all the layers together. Added a glob of PVA glue and sprinkled with Prills. Set aside to dry.

Side folded my white cardstock to create the 5.5"w x 5"h card.

Adhered a piece of wood planks decorative paper edge to edge. Then adhered my poinsettia flourish.

Die cut the "Thanks" from a white cardstock, inked with Versamark and embossed with Emerald Creek "Silver Satin Pearl" embossing powder twice to get a really nice thick layer. Adhered to card front.



On the inside: 

Inked the poinsettia stamp with various Distress pads in appropriate colors. Stamped and then moved some of the inks around with a water brush.

Stamped the sentiment with Versafine Black Onyx and clear embossed.

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