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 RitaBarakatSpellbinders3Hey there Creatives and welcome! Rita Barakat here and today  Faber-Castell Design memory Craft is participating in a Holiday Blog Hop with Spellbinders! I combined several Spellbinder dies for my project!

How to participate: Over the course of 3 days visit each of our featured partners for tutorials from their designers. Each partner will link will to the entry form. One Daily Winner will be chosen for each of the three days. Spellbinders will be giving away 3 of our featured die templates per day. You will have to visit all the tutorials over the 3 days in order to be eligible to win the daily giveaways. The 3 Daily Winners will be announced on the Spellbinders blog on Monday, November 24th in our Mixed Media Monday post. (Winners will be notified via email.)

RitaBarakatSpellbinders1 After cutting all my pieces I used PITT pastels to color one edges of each petal and leaf. I used a blending sponge to spread the color and give it that soft look.

I used a little Gel Medium  to adhere two of the royal butterfly dies cuts into place.

I used the Gel Medium to adhere all my pieces together and Glass Bead Glitter Gel to add that sparkle! Finishing up with a little "Merry Christmas" tag and some pearls for the center.

RitaBarakatSpellbinders5 Oh and I almost forgot! I used wax paper to keep the paper from sticking to the die, it look so pretty I decided to use the pieces in my flowers for another layer.

I hope you enjoyed this project and will check out the others for a chance to win!
Todays Giveaway link!


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Rita Barakat Mixed Media Artist, Illustrator and Designer & Educator. From wall murals to itty bitty minis you can find her work in various hospitals, corporations, family homes, manufacture websites and magazines. She designs for Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®, DCWV, The Crafters Workshop, Deflecto and freelances for a variety of manufacturers


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Anita Braddock

Wow how Beautiful I love the background layer with the butterflies and the Poinsettias are Stunning the color and the sparkle is Awesome. thanks for sharing

Lorie B.

Love the sparking poinsettias!! Beautiful!


This is so beautiful, Rita.

Christine Kosmak

Wow this is just gorgeous!! I love the background with the butterflies, and those poinsettias are stunning!!! Also love the colouring and the sparkle!!! TFS!!!

Debi WIlliams

What a beautifully done card thanks for sharing it.

Linda F

Rita your card is so gorgeous. I love those beautiful soft coloured poinsettias and the glittery bead gel.

TracyM #6773

DELIGHTFUL work Rita!!!
LOVE your delicate window and sparkling poinsettia, SO CLEVER including the wax paper too!!!

Jean Marmo


Regina M. Hamilton

That card is just stunning.

Amy C.

You did an amazing job with your flowers. This is a beautiful and romantic card!

kelly Kennedy

What a stunning card! I didn't appreciate pointsettias until today

Joanna Mackintosh

Beautiful, I love those poinsettias and you've coloured and 'blinged' them so nicely :)


Just lovely! Thanks!

Bernita Holliday

The Poinsettias are beautiful, love the color. How clever to include the waxed paper pieces!


This is beautiful! I really like the soft shading of color.

barbara macaskill

This is absolutely gorgeous!!! I love how you did the poinsettias and using the wax paper for more layers is a great idea!!! Thanks for sharing!!


The flowers are beautiful. The glitter reflect the snow covering them. The die cuts are wonderful.
thanks for sharing some fantastic projects.

Marlene A.

Beautiful! I, too, have used the waxed paper cut as another layer on my cards. It really amps up the delicate cuts of the poinsettia.

Cathy Homan

Stunning!!! I love the poinsettia. It looks so soft and delicate!

Ann Custer

So pretty, and I love the tip of adding a touch of color on the edges of the petals.


LOVE your poinsettia with the colored edges!! Now I want to play with my spellbinder dies!!

Ruth L

What a fine project, it is so fragile, love it!

Melanie C.

GORGEOUS. I'm getting out my glass bead gel right now.....

Kris L

WOW! What a beautiful work of art. Love that you added the waxed paper pieces to the poinsettias.


Luv the use of pastels on the flowers and the glitter makes them look beautifully frosty!!

Jess S.

Very beautiful card. The wax paper looks like vellum, layered in your poinsettias.

Barbara Besch

I love the vintage feel of the art.

Glenda Lovchik

Stunning. Using the wax paper was a great idea. It really added a nice dreamy dimension. Thanks for sharing your tutorial.

Melissa DeMonic

The flower petals are bee-utiful. Like the sparkle & snow look.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Dawn Thiesen

Wow, truly amazing designs. This blog hop has me wanting to know more about Faber-Castell, of course I was familiar with the name, but now I will be looking to incorporating these great products into my creations.


Stunning, very creative.


Brenda Johnson

this is beautiful

Brenda Olvera

Beautiful poinsettia card!

Felicia Aaron

This is just gorgeous Rita! I love the poinsettias using that glass bead glitter gel! I could use that stuff on everything!! What an awesome touch to use the wax paper with the flowers, such a beautiful softness! Wonderful project! :)

Angie Hall

Beautiful card- so delicate and understated. Thanks

Donna W.

beautiful. Love your project and the flowers.


I love how you incorporated the wax paper die cuts in your finished project!

Jayne Krause

WOW, I am going to try making these cards. They are just beautiful. Thank you.

Shari Czerwinski

Gorgeous poinsettias!


This is beautiful!! Love how you added color to the edges!

April S.

wow! This is beautiful!

Delores Hutcheson

I love the soft colors on the flowers and the Glass Bead Glitter Gel adds just the right touch of sparkle. Beautiful!!


Your poinsettias are exquisite! Thanks for the tutorial. I have the poinsettia dies, but have never created anything as pretty as yours.

Tamara D.

Very beautiful!

Jacqueline Tan

What a lovely card, I love what you did with the flowers! A little color does go a long way.

Denise Bryant

Gorgeous! Love the dimension and the soft application of color on those beautiful poinsettias!

Yolanda Gonzalez

Stunning! I love the sparkle from the glass beads.


Wow this is just stunning! Love the combo of my favorite products on this hop. Thanks for inspiring

Carla Hundley

Beautiful work and
you can use parchment
paper with the die
cuts also for easy
Carla from Utah

Ruth G

I love the soft colors and the lovely shimmer of the glitter! So very pretty! Thanks so much for sharing!

Eileen Lucas

What a pretty card. Butterflies and Poinsettias love them both.


Absolutely exquisite! The glitter makes them look like spun sugar!


I love the softness that gives to the flowers!


How beautiful these poinsettias are. What a great project. I wish I had all the elements to make this.

Jean Bullock

Oh, those flowers are awesome. I just got a poinsettia die set and I am definitely going to try this. Thanks for the tutorial.


Such an inspiring project! I love the elegance of the poinsettias. The glitter on the poinsettas is one thing I will have to try! They are beautiful.

Heather Thompson

This is awesome Rita, I never think to use my Pastels for that, very awesome idea.

Sue D

Beautiful. I like the subtle coloring of the flowers.


Wow! This is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing how you created this beautiful card.

Kathy P

Just gorgeous! Love the flowers, the die, and the rounded corner is a great look!

kai walker

very nice

Marge R (mer)

LOVE how you used a non-Christmas die in the BG and made a gorgeously festive Christmas card, cleverly including the wax paper petals in your poinsettias! Sooo sparkly & pretty!




Such a pretty and elegant card. Your use of a non-traditional die for the front of the card is a great idea. I love how you colored your flowers and then clustered them. Thanks for sharing your ideas with us.

Su Knoblock

absolutely gorgeous

Diane H

Beyond gorgeous...the Poinsettias are amazing...beautiful design!!


Gorgeous card! I've only started using the Gel Medium myself. Thanks so much for giving me inspiration here!


Such a soft, delicate hue for your Poinsettias. What more can be said other than beautiful.

Gini Williams Cagle

Love the shimmer on your flowers!

Anita A

Wow! Amazing!



Beverly Jordan

What a terrific card and love the tip about the red on one side of the poinsettia! Love today's inspiration!

Robin B.

So beautiful!! I really love the background and those stunning poinsettas. Thanks for sharing.

Mary Jane

Lovely, lovely project!

Amy Jones

Wow... Your card is Beautiful. I love all that sparkle

Karen Cozatt


Edna Siu

Lovely! Love the soft color! warm and calm.

patricia kiser

Beautiful flowers

Mary Popa

I love making elegant Christmas cards. thanks

Beth Birchall

What a gorgeous sample - it's so delicate looking and I love the color shading tip.

Diane Seaward

Love this project. Those poinsettias are absolutely gorgeous! Thank you for sharing your talent and ideas!

Donna Polley

I love the soft color of the flowers. I will have to give this a try.I learned something new. I love that,thanks for sharing.

Kim A

Your flowers are just amazing!!!!

Lisa Duggin

Love the little hint of pink, makes it so pretty. Thanks for sharing with all of us. Lisa

Jeanne H

Oh, the poinsettias are fabulous and the sparkly glitter, wow!


Gorgeous, simply gorgeous!

Glenda J

Your card is absolutely amazing. I love the poinsettia and will be looking for some of that glass bead glitter gel. I havedn't heard about this product before. Thanks for all you share!

Sandi Smith

This is just fabulous! The sparkling poinsettias against the focal point of created by the gorgeous die creates the perfect card.


Lovely poinsettias. The touch of sparkle looks amazing!

Julie A. Shearer

Your flowers turned out beautifully! Love the addition of glitter. Thanks for sharing.


Just noticed the extra little wax paper leaves....perfect touch to your gorgeous card, Rita.

paula hyman

You ladies are all so talented. The projects are beautiful.

Jeniff Sthory

Beautiful project. I love the flower!

Debra Humpert

Just stunning. Will try this

Darlene D.

This project is awesome, love the coloring on the flower. I love love love Faber Castell products, they are outstanding!!!

Lynne Ingram

Your card is lovely, coloring terrific. The poinsettias are beautiful.

veronica g

Love the poinsettias, so beautiful!


This is gorgeous!! The poinsettias are beautiful. ove the soft color on the petals


OMG!!!! outstandingly beautiful.....HAPPY HOLIDAYS

Vicky Schmidt

The flowers are just beautiful.

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