I cut the petals of my poinsettia (5 large, 10 medium, 5 small) using a Cheery Lynn Holly Leaves die. After they were cut, I took each petal and dipped its edges in liquid glue and then in glitter to give it a frosted look.
When they were dry, I assembled my petals onto a 1" circle of double-sided adhesive with the backing paper removed from only one side of it. I didn't remove the other side until I was ready to adhere the entire flower to my card front.
The sentiment (a $1.50 stamp from Michaels) was heat-embossed with some silver embossing powder onto a strip of white vellum.
The dry embossing was done with a freebie embossing border from a past issue of Cardmaking & Papercraft. I enhanced it a bit by using my glitter pen on the holly berries and flower centers.
The inside of my card is pretty simple with more embossing across the top, a narrow strip of glitter tape and a heat-embossed sentiment.
I'm entering this card into Die Cuttin' Divas' Christmas Anything Goes challenge #246.
I apologize for the poor photos in this post. Our days have been so dark and gloomy that it has been impossible to get good photos.
I was in such a hurry to mail these cards that after I dropped them in the mailbox across the street, I realized that I had forgotten to sign them! Sheesh! I told my sisters to simply hang on to them and send them to someone else next year (after signing them, of course!). I'm a firm believer in Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. You wouldn't know it by looking at my craft area and the piles of stuff there, but a fair amount of it these days comes from a local thrift shop that sells used craft supplies.
Thank you so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.