Thursday, 4 August 2016

TIME OUT #63 - Holiday

This week's challenge at Time Out is theme challenge - we are looking for your holiday cards. There is an optional twist in this challenge too - we are challenging you not to use any stamping (except for the greeting) on your card. We are very lucky to have Uniko Studio as our sponsor this week - and they are offering a £15 gift voucher to a random participant who participates and does the optional twist!


We also have another wonderful guest designer with us this week, Aileen from Colour and Sparkle is a regular Time Out player and always has creative ideas and beautiful cards.

Here is  my take on the challenge:

I decided to do a Christmas card - and to twist. I used my Tim Holtz Tattered Poinsettia die and matching embossing folder to cut the flower from some red cardstock. I added a little bit of Candied Apple Distress ink to it after it was embossed - but I don't think there was enough of a difference to the base colour so it doesn't really show - I think that if I were to redo this card, I would use a darker ink for more effect. The poinsettia was put together using lots of foam squares - so this card has lots of dimension - the gold in the flower centre is some crushed glass that I added with some Glossy Accents. I used some other gold accents on the card to complement the centre of the flower - a couple of strips of foil cardstock, a Penny Black sentiment die cut from the same cardstock, and the word Christmas (from MFT) embossed n gold on a piece of vellum. The white embossed panel on the card was created using a Taylored Expressions embossing folder.

This Tattered Poinsettia die/embossing folder is one of my favourites and I use it regularly for Christmas cards - the only downside is that it is not so mail friendly.

I can't wait to see what everyone will come up with for this challenge - looking forward to seeing your creations at Time Out!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Amazing card, Jill! That poinsettia is sooooo beautiful and I believe the 3d effect must be really stunning IRL!

  2. Wow! The detail on the die is amazing! Love, love, love Jill!

  3. You really are rocking with the mojo! Stunning mix of texture and dimension. Love the back panelled embossing and adore all the texture on the leaves. Such a beautiful, rich card x

  4. Wow, Jill ... texture, depth and loveliness ... what a bold beauty! Hugs, Anita :)

  5. Oh this is gorgeous! Love that poinsettia and the shiny gold!

  6. Wow, your flower is a stunning one! And combined on the card it looks stunning! Hugs, Gerrina