Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Pearly Swirlies

The first time I saw Poinsettia Swirls online at Impression-Obsession, I had an idea of what to do with it. I had also just looked at Jay's first post about doing only portions of Cuttlebug embossing folders on Indigo Inklings. Her blog is incredible and you should go look if you haven't already. There are tons of ways to use your embossing folders and she also uses them in more than just the Cuttlebug.
I stamped the image on Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Super Smooth 80lb cover cardstock with Brilliance Galaxy Gold ink and heat embossed to dry. The image was painted with Twinkling H2O's Garnet and Mellow Moss. Indigo Inkling's technique for Partial Cuttling was used to do the pieces of the cardstock you see that is embossed with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots.
The Poinsettias only were stamped 6 times (three for each flower) with Brilliance Galaxy Gold , painted with Twinkling H2O's Garnet, then cut out. A pop dot was used on the bottom and glue dots were used for the layers to give them dimension. Stickles Orange glitter glue was used in the center of each flower. Mark Richards Crystal Stickers Elements 3mm and 5mm Pearls were applied as shown. The front was mounted to Stardream Fairway text weight paper.
The Merry Christmas, also by Impression-Obsession, was stamped on Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Super Smooth 80lb cover cardstock with Brilliance Galaxy Gold ink and heat set with a heat gun. Parallel lines were drawn on the top and bottom of the words and a rounded edge was drawn and trimmed. They were mounted to Stardream Fairway text weight paper. A Magic Matter with a pencil was used to get the edge around the words.
The ribbon is from Michaels eons ago. Thank goodness. I didn't have any other red that matched.
Thanks for stopping by 'the blog' to look.

 

 Shirley

 

28 comments:

Jackie said...

That's beautiful! I tried the partial cuttling technique and although it worked, the dots nearest to the edges didn't get cuttled as well, but yours look perfect! What's the secret???

Theresa said...

Wow, what a great card. So much effort, but the effect is stunning. Love this image from IO.

Shelly said...

This is gorgeous from the layered blooms to the partial embossing!

Shirley said...

Jackie said...
That's beautiful! I tried the partial cuttling technique and although it worked, the dots nearest to the edges didn't get cuttled as well, but yours look perfect! What's the secret???

I turn the embossed swiss dots over onto the side of the folder that would hold the good ones in place and then went over the dull ones with a stylus that fit. It took me about 30 seconds. Really easy 'peasy'. TFA, Jackie.

Lyn S said...

Just gorgeous Shirley! I love the partial cuttling.......will have to give it a go.

xxLyn

Gwen said...

wow stunningly beautiful!!! love it!! I would have a hard time giving it away!! LOL!!!

Etha said...

Wow so many techniques in one cxard! the poinsettias look fabulous! love the pearls on the swirl!

Wanda H said...

Shirley, this card so totally gorgeous!!!! Wow!!!

The Rubber Maid said...

What a stunning card. Looks very time consuming and I too would have a hard time giving it away. It is really beautiful. Pat

Orion Designs said...

Shirley - this card is gorgeous! I love the partial cuttling and the poinsettia cutouts.
Vicki

Jamie Martin said...

Beautiful card, love the Cuttlebug idea.

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh wow so striking, love it.

Joanne (Stamps4sanity) said...

This is absolutely beautiful!

Maria Matter said...

Shirley, your cards/creations are just gorgeous! I have an award on my blog for you!!!
Blessings, Maria

Suzanne C said...

This is gorgeous! Wow!

Mel M. M. M. said...

Stunning! The cuttlebug embossing frames that sweet scroll so prettily. Just Heavenly! :o)

Ann said...

Wow! This is gorgeous! I love the swirls and pearls! :D

The Country Rose said...

WOW!!! Excuse me for a minute while I pick my chin up off the desk- this is GORGEOUS!!!!!! Poinsettias are one of my favorite flowers. The pearls set the flowers off so nicely. Can I get on your Christmas card list :D? Lol! Just kidding- but very beautiful card!!!
~Barb

Debbie Olson said...

This is so lovely, Shirley! The empty Cuttlebug spot looks fabulous!

Julia Aston said...

Love this beautiful swirl and the super layered flowers! fun way to use the cuttlebug folder!

Amanda McIlhatton said...

Hi Shirley - thank you so much for all your kind comments on my blog, I really do appreciate it.
This card of yours is beautiful and I love the embossed edges. The swiss dots folder is my fav as are Brilliance inks. Great mind, eh??

Christine (Craftling) said...

Wow! This is really pretty! Went to check out the tutorial you linked to.. Wish I had a Cuttlebug now! I use my embossing folders with my old Sizzix machine, so don't think I could do all the stuff she's suggesting. But it has inspired me to have a go, so thanks for the link! :o)

Thank you also for your kind comments on my blog. Bless you!

Chris xx

Deb Neerman said...

Stunning!! Can't wait to try this!!

TFS; and thanks for visiting my blog, too! You rock!

~Hugs, Deb

Renée/prchvs said...

Oh, WOW! This is stunning, Shirley! I Love the vine image, love all the extra's too!

LadyDoc said...

STUNNING!!!!!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

This is major gorgeous! Love the partial embossing, the pearls and your flowers! WOW!

sandyh said...

this is a gorgeous card! just LOVE it! i am using my c.b. folders so much more now that i can get more diverse use out of them. i'll have to look at my stamps to try a similar card!
tfs, sandyh

SparkofWhimsy said...

This is so pretty. No, "pretty" isn't the right word. It's beautiful, elegant, breathtaking!

I can just imagine the shimmer in person with the H2O's! I love the flowers. At first I thought they were premade until I read the article. They are gorgeous!!

Again so much detail! Great job!

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