Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Flourishes Poinsettia

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.

Supplies:

Image:
- 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

Background:
- 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.

Embellishments:
- 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.

Thanks for stopping by 'the blog' to look and share.

 

 Shirley

 

32 comments:

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

Those are over the top gorgeous. I can see why you wanted to make one. Love all the layers and embossing. This is fabulously done!

Cindy Haffner said...

Shirley your card is gorgeous, I love it.

Theresa said...

Wow! Shirley, this is stunning! I love all the gorgeous details and dimension.

LadyDoc said...

All I can saw is: WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Joanne (Stamps4sanity) said...

WOW! This is GORGEOUS!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Stunning! Wonderful colouring, love the pearls and the lace edge...fabulous details that bring this all together!

Elena said...

This card is absolutely stunning! Shirley, you are amazing! Gorgeous detailed work! Love the background paper and your very creative idea with the scoring over embossing! Very beautiful bow!

Elena said...

Sorry, I couldn't figure out how to put my name in the comment...
This card is absolutely stunning! Shirley, you are amazing! Gorgeous detailed work! Love the background paper and your very creative idea with the scoring over embossing! Very beautiful bow!

Beth Norman said...

Wow, this card jumped right out of the screen at me. Beautifully done.

Candy said...

Wow Gorgeous card Shirley, beautiful poinsettia!!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Absolutely STUNNING Shirley!!!!

Tania said...

I love your blog, all of your cards are so artsy. Your poinsetta card is amazing I will be back to visit often. Thanks for your comments on my blog and mostly for leaving a link so I can visit your blog!

Ann said...

Wow, Shirley! I could never do what you do! That flower is stunning, and I love the embossed and scored bg! :D

The Country Rose said...

Shirley, that is soooo beautiful!!!!! Wow! Lots of work went into it too!

Barb

Lyn S said...

OMG Shirley, you have really outdone yourself this time!! This is truly a work of art.....just stunning! The flower is drop-dead gorgeous, and I love your embossed, lacy-edged mat......it looks like a vintage lace doily!

Вера Храмова said...

Ширли, великолепно! Настоящий зимний цветок, который несет радость праздника!

Jamie Martin said...

Beautiful card, love the dimension :)

Vicki said...

What a gorgeous creation!! Love the lacing!! This is so very elegant!! TFS! :)

Beth said...

Oh Shirley this is to beautiful for words love every detail of it and as far as I'm concerned GF yours is equal to all of those great artist you mentioned

Cheryl said...

Shirley this card is absolutely stunning!!!

Pam said...

Shirley, this is beautifully stunning!!!

By the way, I sent you an email today!

Pam

Tammi said...

Wow, beautiful!! Lots of work into that, love the edging, very elegant!

the whimsical butterfly said...

How gorgeous, Shirley! This is absolutely stunning!

Peet said...

oh..wow, this is gorgeous, Shirley!!! I love every detail, absolutely great!!!

Tera said...

Hallo,
LOVE the pointsetta card - very pretty! Thanks for stopping by my blog - to answer your question, the only swaps I save are ATC's
and I use plastic baseball card sheets (been lucky to find them at garage sales ever so often). Cards swaps I use. I store my cards in photo boxes and one I use for our family birthday and anniversary cards - date them as to when they need to be mailed and to who and then I can just pull them and mail them.....
see ya...:)
tera

Gwen said...

Another stunning creation! I just love everything about it! so many detailed techniques to learn from!! TFS!!!

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

Ouuu! This is SO pretty. It looks real! I love your pointer to keep a waterbrush full of blending solution & to die the pearls with alcohol ink. You have some mad skillz! Love all the details on here! :O)

Maria Matter said...

Oh Shirley, this is gorgeous!!!!
Your pointsettia is so incredible!!!
Very elegant...and I love that MS perfect bow!
Blessings, Maria

Chris said...

Stunningly beautiful card. The poinsettia is breathtaking! Chris

Lea said...

Wow this is beautiful Shirley, I love it. The poinsettia is fabulous!

Sharon Caudle said...

WOW! This is gorgeous!!! And you give such detailed, wonderful directions!!! Thank you so much! It's truly stunning!!

Donna said...

beautiful poinsettia card, love the dimension on it!

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