Tuesday, 4 November 2014

My 1st CEDT Card

Good Tuesday morning to my regular visitors, and to all who just pass through. Please feel free to leave a comment, I love to hear what you think. This is my very first card  as part of the Creative Expressions  Design Team, I just hope it's not my last. Fingers Crossed.

Products used:-

8x8 white card
Black card
Vintage Gold card- Creative Expressions
Pine leaves- Creative Expressions Snowflake & Sprigs Stamps
Sue Wilson Die- California Collection- Hollywood
Poinsettia- Creative Expression Snowflake & sprig stamps
Creative Expressions- black embossing powder
Creative Expression- Gold embossing powder
Spellbinders- Labels Two
Spellbinders- Poinsettia dies ( leaves )
Creative Expressions foundation- Red card
CE foundation card for the leaves
Cosmic Shimmer- Cosmic Twinkles

I started with the 8x8 card, I matted it with a slightly smaller piece of black card then again with a piece of vintage gold card. I stamped the gold card first with the larger pine stamp and heat embossed it with the gold embossing powder. I then cut a smaller piece of black card and a slightly smaller piece of gold card, before layering it I stamped it with the small pine stamp and again heat embossed  with gold embossing powder. I then used the Californian dies and cut an aperture. I put sticky pads on the back of layers for dimension. I put the California die inside of the aperture for a set back look. I stamped 3 sets of the poinsettia's with clear perfect medium and heat embossed it with black embossing powder, and cut them out. Using cosmic shimmer mica powder in gold I mixed a bit in the lid with water and painted the stamens. I layered the poinsettias at various levels for dimension and cut some leaves in green for an added splash of colour. I cut some festive holly sprays and added some Cosmic Twinkles to the berries. For the sentiment I used the labels two die and stamped it with a Creative Expressions Winter greeting stamp. I rolled it to give a beveled effect and attached it to the centre of the card.

It seems like a lot of work but it is a really very therapeutic card if you like cutting out.

I really hope you like this one.


  1. Wow, wow, wow , stunning does not begin to describe your card Tina it is absolutely beautiful, so rich and elegant, I can almost smell the pine, it looks so very effective and the colours you have chosen are so rich and opulent I love it! Your instructions are very clear and easy to follow, so I will be giving this a try if you don't mind, after coffee.
    Well done on presenting us with another wonder of Tina card and your first for the CE design team as only you can, in your own special way thank you.
    With love
    Margaret xx

  2. Hi Tina
    Wow! What a fabulous 'first card' it most certainly won't be your last.
    Hugs x
    Heather T

  3. Hi Tina,
    Oh my word what a'Grand Entrance' you have made with this amazingly stunning card. You have done CE proud. Looking forwaed to seeing many more. Well done you lovely lady.
    Sending hugs to Claire and Anthea, they are often in my thoughts.

    Love Sheila xx

  4. Good morning Tina,
    Well, talk about starting off....WOW your card is beautiful Tina, so very striking and with the beautiful poinsettia flowers that i love so much.I love how you have reset the Hollywood die cut down into the top layer of the card and it's beautiful sprigs of pine stamped around. Stunning flower, stunning. I hope that you thoroughly enjoy your time on the design team and proud that you had the courage to enter your beautiful designs.
    Love and crafty hugs
    Norah (Glenochil Village)

  5. Good morning Tina. A beautiful stunning card, with all those colours that are very festive. A great use of all those dies too. Hazel x

  6. Dreams do come true.
    Im so proud of you. Well done on your debut card, magnificent. CE knew what they were doing when they chose you. Not only do you do yourself proud, you do your family AND Sue proud too.

    Cant wait for your next.
    Steph xx

  7. Well you'll certainly be asked back Tina, this is stunning, beautiful dies and I love the stamping in the background. Gorgeous colouring of the blooms and wonderful detail, I just love it. Well done, hugs Kate x

  8. Hi Tina

    One word- Stunning!

    What a beautiful card, you've combined these elements in such a skillful way. I don't think this will be your last going on this! Well done again on your selection, it is thoroughly deserved.

    I will be checking back again, promise!

    Many hugs,

    T xxx

  9. Wow Tina well done on your Amazing creation you have done.C E proud
    they must be delighted & glad they picked you for there design team.
    Can't waite for your next card Hugs to you Claire & Anthea love Lynda xx

  10. Firstly Congratulations on your DT position. I am way behind with being on holiday but Hazel has been keeping me "up to speed"
    WOW!! Oh! WOW!! this card must have "blown thier socks off" down there at CE
    Stunningly beautiful, and wonderfully festive, love, love, love it.
    Sorry you can't manage to NEC, look forward to meeting you sometime soon

    Patricia xxx

  11. Hi Tina,
    This Card Is Truly Amazing And I Know Sue Wouldn't Mind Me Saying If I Didn't Know Any Better I Would Have Thought Sue Herself Made This Card, It's Truly Stunning Congratulations.
    Hugs from Sam xxx

  12. Hi Tina,
    Beautiful Card! Congratulations. I love the gold stamping and the way you have used the dies. It's lovely. It won't be your last - but what a first!
    Love Myra

  13. Thank you all so much for all the lovely thing you have said about my debut card with Creative Expressions. It's making me think out of my normal boundaries, stamping poinsettia's and cutting them out as opposed to using a die. I have already made my next card for next Tuesday, different again for me so I hope you will tune in next week too.

    Thank you all again

    Tina XX

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