I was so impressed with Laura's, Becca's, Cindy's, and Rainy's poinsettias that I had to have one too! So, knowing I couldn't hope to equal, but wanted to try:
1. The flower was stamped twice and the leaves three times each and then heat embossed to set the ink. They were painted with watercolors and them cut out with cuticle scissors. You heard me, yep, that's what I used. The curved tips help me to go in and out of curved areas without slowing down too much.
2. The white background was embossed and then the Scor-It was used to give a linear tile look to it. The background paper behind it is actually a light Gold.
3. The lace edge was punched and then taped on top and mounted just under the rim of the White Gold paper. I used left over pieces for the corners. If you click on the picture and look carefully at the bottom right corner you can just see it. I could have mitered it, but I thought it was a bit too detailed, even for me. ;-) That was then laid on the largest piece of White Gold paper.
4. The petals of the bottom layer of poinsettia were slightly curled around a pencil and then mounted with a large pop dot in the center of the card. The next layer was curled and layered with another pop dot. The leaves were curled a little and mounted with leftovers from around the pop dots. One of my 'Green' contributions. This was all then mounted on a 5.25X10.5 piece of folded cardstock.
5. The white 3mm pearls were added to the center and then dyed. (I keep a Niji waterbrush filled and marked with Alcohol Blending Solution. I store it brush side up and marked with a Sharpie.) I used yellow alcohol ink to paint the pearls by touching the tip of the brush to the dried ink on the inside of the cap and around the tip of the bottle. It really doesn't take much at all. Then Diamonds glitter glue was applied to give a little sparkle and to tone down the yellow a little. It sparkles faintly, giving it a whimsical look.
6. The bow was tied Martha Stewart style and mounted with large glue dots.
7. A piece of the White Gold paper was die cut for the label. The center of the die was used to draw a center for it from a leftover end of the white embossed background. Then it was put under (outside) the embossing folder and run through the Cuttlebug to flatten it out. The pattern can still be seen, while giving a clearer stamped impression. Then the words were stamped on it and heat set to dry them. The label was mounted and then 5mm pearls added.
8. I stamped the smaller Poinsettia inside on the top part of the card with a flourish diagonally at each end. The same was done on the lower left hand corner of the envelope. I didn't take a picture. :-( I used yellow glitter glue for the centers and painted them with the same colors I used on the card.
- Neenah Paper Classic Crest Solar White Super Smooth 80 lb. cardstock - (2) 4.25X5.5 and 5.25X10.5 (Folded Card)
- Flourishes - Poinsettia and Boxwood
- Brilliance Galaxy Gold
- Twinkling H2O's Garnet and Mallard Green applied with a Niji waterbrush
- Mark Richards Crystal Stickers 3mm Pearls
- Curious White Gold text 4.5X4.5 and 5.25X5.25
- Neenah Paper Classic Crest Solar White Super Smooth 80 lb. cardstock 4.25X5.5
- Cuttlebug Embossing Folder Textile Texture
- Scor-Pal , Scor-It or any other method that will score the patterned paper
- Fiskars ALL A-FLEUR Embossing Border Punch This is where I bought mine. Great prices.
- Mark Richards Crystal Stickers 3mm and 5mm White Pearls
- Pinata Sunbright Yellow Alcohol Ink
- Adirondack Alcohol Blending Solution in a labeled Niji waterbrush - I also keep one filled with Johnson's Acrylic Floor Wax - another story.
- Stickles Diamonds and Yellow Glitter Glue
- Ribbon from Michaels Christmas section eons ago. I bet they still carry it. It is very close to the color of the White Gold paper.
So, there you have it. I think mine has more vibrant colors and theirs are more soft and feminine. The veins on my leaves show up, and IRL you can see them on the petals too. It was fun! My own itty bitty challenge. Hee hee.
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