I hope you've enjoyed a great weekend.
card was inspired by a swap I received at OnStage recently from
Emma Cooper, whose card front swap featured a poinsettia die cut using two dies from the Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies.
For her card, Emma had used the
big outline die, plus the one that just partially cuts the petal leaves.
My poinsettias are a fair bit smaller because I've only used the
I die cut a total of eight Real Red Cardstock (CS)
pionsettias, and cut off the excess by cutting on the narrow strip
between each petal.
Once the main part of the unwanted cardstock had fallen away, I
folded one petal forward, and carefully cut between each set of two
petals in a curved direction so the centre of the poinsettia was a-near perfect circle!
I experiemented with three different leaves, and
finally decided to stamp the outline leaf stamp from the Painted Harvest
Stamp Set, using Wild Wasabi tone on tone.
I punched them out using the
Leaf Punch, and cut them apart so I had three individual leaves from each
adhered to poinsetties together in pairs, and then adhered two leaves
Again using tone on tone but with Daffodil Delight this time, I stamped four
outline flower centres from the Daisy Delight Stamp Set, and punched
them out using the half-inch Circle Punch.
I used Tombow to adhere them
in the centre of each poinsettia.
To complete the three poinsettias for the front of the card, I painted some of the small Basic Rhinestones,
using the Dark Daffodil Delight Blend Pen, and adhered them to the Daffodil Delight centres.
For the centre of the poinsettia inside the card, I added very
small dabs of the Fine Tip Glue Pen and put aside to dry.
I think this
looks a lot better than the Basic Rhinstones, but won't be changing them
over, just in case I damage the Daffodil Delight
!!Although thinking about it as I write, I
could always put a new flower centre on top of any damaged one!! Hmmm, food for thought!
create the black and white striped background, I found it was
best to start with a piece of Whisper White CS that was larger than I needed.
This way I was able to trim off the edges which was spoiling the overall
look, partucularly the starting and finishing points!
It took me three attempts to work this out! LOL!
I started with a quarter of a small sheet of cardstock and
used the side of the brush end of my Basic Black Marker Pen.
"straight" lines from top to bottom, and then trimmed my cardstock down to the required size - a much better idea!
Using Real Red Ink on Whisper White CS, I stamped the sentiment from the
Peace This Christmas Stamp Set. I die cut it with the third largest oval
Stitched Shape Framelit Die, and layered it on a scalloped oval die from
the Layering Oval Framelit Dies.
about having a DOH! moment!!
I heard back from Laura Mackie over the
You may remember her Hearts Come Home swap card I CASED on
Friday, but I couldn't work out how she'd achieved lighter "splodges"
that were on the sky!
The answer is that she used Clear Embossing Powder for the
splodges first, and then coloured the sky! DOH!
Many thanks for
getting back to me Laura, I'm really grateful.
That's it from me today. Until tomorrow, happy crafting.