Friday, 14 August 2020


Good morning crafty friends

I found my larger poinsettia dies!  Now if only I could find my heat tool I'd be able to heat emboss

Below is what I mean about black on black

I die cut the sentiment, in gold, 5 times and glued them together then added one on black die cut over the gold to leave a shadow

I was so pleased to locate my larger dies but don't intend making many more Christmas cards with poinsettias as it's too time consuming.  This flower is so large the card will have to be handed to the recipient.  There's 15 layers of petals, but.... 

I do love the finished look.  I always think black and gold looks decadent

I used an ivory lightweight card for the inside and would have heat embossed the sentiment and image in gold had the heat tool not, temporarily, disappeared.  That said I think the black blends with the card  

For this week's FF I have a pot of gold vintage mica flakes.  I will decant these into a plastic bag for posting

Please leave a comment by 6pm Saturday if you would like your name added to the draw.  The winner will be announced on Sunday's blog

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Thank you so much for your kind comments on yesterday's 'Throwback Thursday' card and cake and thank you for popping by today, please stay safe!

June x


  1. Wow what an effect this card creates. I really love it
    Claire Mrs H's Crafty Corner

  2. Very elegant card - black on black is so effective!

  3. The poinsettia is spectacular! Gorgeous card!

  4. June your card is so beautiful and I love the black on black it pops.x

  5. Hi June this is a stunning card. I love it. Have a good weekend. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  6. A fabulous stylish card.
    Kath x

  7. WOW! What a stylish and elegant card June, beautifully designed and the gold on black is amazing, Kate x

  8. Stunning card love the gold and black -the layered poinsettia is beautiful
    Carol x

  9. Wow, that poinsettia looks so delicate and lovely. It just pops against the black and I can see why you wouldn't want to make a lot of them but oh my, how beautiful.

  10. Black on black with gold gives a gorgeous effect. Will also try it once. That poinsettia is dramaticcally beautiful.
    xxx Margreet

  11. Hi June,
    what a very luxurious looking card that gorgeous pointsettia is so beautifully created and the gold glimmer is stunning.
    Love the black background as well.
    Great inside of the card also.
    Hope you find your heat tool soon pity as I have 2 here and I wish we lived closer to each other as I could lend you it.
    I ended up with 2 as my dear hubby wanted my wand one to shrink sleeving he used for his radio hams stuff so I gave him mine and I bought one that looks like a hairdryer type so now I have 2.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  12. I love the way you finish cards inside and out, June. This card is so elegant, love it.

  13. Stunning Poinsettia June, love the colour and it really pops against the black.
    Linda xxx

  14. Gorgeous card, June. The black and gold design is so striking. xx

  15. Wow, that poinsettia is wonderful!! Very beautiful card!

  16. Such a beautiful and very elegant card June. The gold stands out beautifully against the black background x

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