Friday, November 13, 2015

Elegant Poinsettia Card

hello! I was really inspired by a card in the Holiday Style class over at Online Card Classes for this one. It was definitely the push I needed to use my new poinsettia die!



This is the first card in ages that I've made without any stamping... it feels weird. :)
 Anyways, I actually do like the card, it just feels weird to only use dies. (on another unrelated matter, It is also weird to type on my computer and not have all of my emoji library to help me express myself!) 

OK, now on to the card. for reals ;)
I started by cutting down a piece of watercolor paper to 5 1/2" x 4". I smooshed my vintage jadeite ink on my craft sheet and spritzed it with a little water and then picked it up with a piece of acetate to make my smooshy watercolor background on my watercolor paper. When that was done I dried it with my heat tool and mounted it on a vintage jadeite card base. I die cut my poinsettia out of watercolor paper (a heavy weight paper is super dreamy with this die, I used a 140 lb paper and the details on the petals look letterpressed. yum.) and My Favorite Things Copper Sparkle card stock (which is also yummy.) I added foam tape under the watercolor paper poinsettia, keeping it all together and mounted it to my card. I went in with some Copic markers (YG91, W0, C0, C00, Y000, and lots of colorless blender) to add some details and shading to each flower petal. After the flower was done I went ahead and glued down the outline from the copper sparkle poinsettia, slightly offsetting it from the bottom flower. (and then I decided my flower wasn't shaded enough and went back over it a few times around the frame. fun.) I die cut the sentiment from the copper sparkle and adhered that to my card. I finished the card off with some pearls, moonshine sequins, and a gorgeous baker's twine I got from an end cap at Target that just happens to match the copper paper perfectly. (yay!)


I decided to change my blogging schedule a little bit, 6 days a week is just a bit too much, so I won't have regular posts on Saturdays. (I'll only pop in on Saturdays if there's a blog hop or something super fun going on) Aaaaand I have a new idea to start next week, I was thinking of picking a stamp set each week and featuring different ways to use it 3 days (probably Monday, Wednesday, and Friday) that week. Tuesdays will probably be the Make it Monday challenge (unless I don't like it...) and then Thursdays can maybe the sketch challenge at MFT Card Challenges. So I'll give it a try and see if I like that or if I get bored and then maybe I'll do it every other week. (I want to make sure I get my money out of my stamps and not just use them once and put them away!)

Have a great weekend and I'll be back on Monday!

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4 comments

  1. Great card! Your new schedule sounds like it could be fun! Different techniques too? Have a wonderful day!

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  2. Love the card and the pearls are a beautiful touch.

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  3. Working out of your comfort zone and you pulled it off. Like the embossed look of the white poinsettia.

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  4. This card is absolutely gorgeous! Love that beautiful green you chose. Perfection!

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