Wednesday 20 April 2022

Another card with the Poinsettia Folder


Good Morning Ladies, 

I always end up playing catch up after a Bank Holiday weekend,  I mean it just doesn't seem like a Wednesday today!  

Janet did you get to K & N yesterday?  I hope so, it's nice to break the week up but I guess you want to be super cautious not to catch any bugs before you go away.  Xxx

Today's card was the end product of a lot of experimenting.  I decided that I wanted the Poinsettias to be gold on this card,  so my first thought was to emboss my card with the coloured background like yesterday,  when it was finished I took a fine paintbrush and added Flake snd glitter glue to all the embossed areas, waiting for it to go tacky then added gold gilding flakes, result- disaster, I am clearly not skilled in painting, the gilding flakes just looked a mess, so in the bin it went!  Round two, this time I took my embossing pen and painted the recessed area of the folder,  closed it, embossed my card, quickly added embossing powder- it missed half the areas and just looked rubbish, so it followed number 1 into the bin! 

Final attempt,  I used Evergreen Bough, Bundled Sage and Peeled Paint Oxides and added them to the embossing folder with a brayer.  I passed the folder through 3 times to get a good deep emboss, I then used tha dark (back) of  piece of Cut & Dry foam to add gilding wax to the Poinsettias, yes it did go slightly over in places, but I think it looks fantastic,  I was really pleased with round 3! I mounted it onto Gold mirror card, then onto white card base, then added my sentiment .

I hope you like it ladies,

Have a lovely day, 

Love and hugs to all of you,

Sandra                                                                                xxxxxx 


  1. Hi everyone
    Another stunning card Sandra. Maybe when you are better you could make a little video how you made this card.

    Washing outside on the line, yay The sun keep coming out and in under some clouds but no rain and hopefully the next few days be fine too so the bed linen can get dried outside tomorrow. Want to make a cc but when the weather is nice it will have to take priority for me to feel little better.

    Have a good day everyone. Many hugs for you all xx

  2. Hi everyone
    Another beautiful card today 😍 It looks fantastic, the poinsettias really stand out.
    I’ve had my days muddled up since last Friday, I thought it was Saturday with Mark not working, and I haven’t been able to get back on track since 😂
    It’s hard to believe we’re nearly through April already, where does the time go!
    Another lovely sunny day here, I hope it is where you all are too.
    Enjoy the rest of the day. Sending hugs to you all xxx

  3. Hi All, this is my second try to comment. It’s been a lovely day here, wind a bit chilly but very warm in a sheltered spot.

    Sandra absolutely love this card, so different. Very versatile embossing folder.

    I’ve been cutting the black card for my albums today, while watching Captain Corelli’s mandolin, it’s a favourite film of mine.
    Hope you all had a nice day. Lilian

  4. Hello Sandra and ladies,
    Love today’s card and yesterdays you have certainly put this EF to brilliant use with both cards.
    This week is flying past, think it was because Monday was a bank holiday, I kept thinking today was Tuesday. Hope I my head makes it to the weekend when everyone else does.
    Take care everyone, love and hugs xxx