Tuesday, December 20, 2011

It's Almost Here

And this could be my last post until after Christmas.  It all depends on what I get done.  :-)  This card was done using another Twisted Easel.  It looks like a square easel, but is isn't totally.  If it was a square one it would be 5X5.  I hated seeing the large margin on the right of square easels, so I changed it a little.  The fold for the easel part is the same.  A piece of cardstock cut 5"X10 and folded in the middle for the 5"X5".  Then don't forget top fold the top as from bottom left to right top (to make a triangle).  Look HERE.  Now for the difference.  I made my card front 5.25" and then mounted it so the overhang would be on the right.  Any questions, ask me.

I used Flourishes Poinsettia Boxwood Set for the flowers and the sentiment is from Flourishes Sleigh Ride.  The large flower was stamped twice, cut out, was painted with Twinkling H2O's, bottom and top turned over and embossed on mat with stylus, and layered with 3D pop dots.  3MM Mark Richard pearls were added to the center and Stickles Yellow was added in between them.  The leftover petals from the second Poinsettia were painted with Twinkling H2O's Olive Green and then mounted as shown after the flower was mounted.

The frame for the flower was done using Spellbinders Labels Thirteen.  You can see how I did it HERE.  The white embossed background is Cuttlebug's Kassie's Brocade 5"X7" embossing folder.  Since my card front was 5"X5.25, the next layer is Bazzill's Dotted Swiss Blissful 4.45"X5.0", then Kassie's Brocade at 4.5"X4.75, then Labels Thirteen frame mounted on a white BG, then on Kassie with 3D pop dots, and last the Poinsettia mounted with 3D pop dots.

The layering of the bottom is pretty self explanatory.  I painted the small Poinsettia with the same colors as above.  The pearls are 2MM.  The sentiment was stamped with StazOn Blazing Red and the die from Spellbinders Fancy Tags One was used as a stencil around it.  The die cut was done using more Blissful.  The pearls are 5 and 7MM.  The ribbon is May Arts and done with the Bow-Easy.

I am using the InLinkz Link Manager again.  Some of you said it was helpful.   Hope you enjoyed your visit.  If I don't make it by your blog to say so before Christmas, I hope yours is MERRY and BRIGHT!!  And a very HAPPY NEW YEAR too!!  Thanks for stopping by to look and say hi!!

 

 Shirley

 

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40 comments:

redwasher1 said...

WOW!!! Shirley, this is over the top gorgeous!!! Love everything about it! Wishing a Merry Christmas to you and yours!!!

Lyn S said...

This is just exquisite Shirley! The flower is the most gorgeous creation ever!!

I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year too!

Anesha said...

Such a beautiful card Shirley. Love the colouring of your flower. Hope you have a very Happy Christmas. :)

craftimamma said...

This is such a beautiful card Shirley and a small but clever adaptation by you makes all the difference. Thanks for the explanation (and the link).

I'm sorry I've been a poor visitor this year but lots of 'family' things have got in the way of crafting and blogging this year. Some of the events weren't too happy but at least we have ended the year on a lovely high note with the birth of our first Grandson on December 7. I probably won't get chance to visit again before the holidays so I'm sending you lots of Happy Christmas wishes and may 2012 be a year of peace and happiness for you.

Hugs
Lesley Xxx

Ellen said...

Shirley your pointsettia is jaw dropping gorgeous!! Now I think I need twinkling H2o's~LOL The scruptious ribbon is perfect! Awesome and beautiful twisted easel card! Again have a very merry christmas!!

Stamp In Style (Suze) said...

Beautiful Poinsettia!
At first I thought you'd made a matching envelope ... love the unusual shape!
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
Hugs
Suze x

Donna Bowman said...

Wow Shirley!! That is a beautiful card and that flower is amazing!! I love how you got so much texture and depth in it.

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!!!

Donna Ellis said...

Wow! Gorgeous indeed! Beautiful shading and delicate elegance, Shirley. A very Happy Christmas to you. One of my best gifts was in cultivating our cyber friendship. ((( hugs )))

Benzi said...

Just couldn't be any prettier, Shirley. I love the pearl center you gave the poinsettia. You are indeed Queen of the Twisted Easel. They are always gorgeous.

Have a wonderful Christmas and hope 2012 is the 'best' for you.

April said...

Your card is beautiful! I love the poinsettia. You did a great job!

jimlynn said...

WOW! Shirley, this is just knock dead gorgeous! So very elegant. Love the poinsettia and it just pops off that beautiful card! Outstanding.
Hope you have a wonderful Christmas.
Lynn

Olga said...

Oh WOW!!!! This is beyond gorgeous!!!

Theresa said...

Shirley, this is quite beautiful. I love the poisetta. What amazing coloring and I love the color pallette. Simply fabulous. Have a wonderful holiday.

Kathy Ethington said...

Hi Shirley, I just love your twisted easel...It really pops with that gorgeous poinsetta!! It is so elegant!

Gvendalen said...

This is very beautiful and elegant card. Lovely Poinsettia.
Hugs, Helena

Valerie said...

Fabulous card Shirley the poinsettia is absolutely stunning! I'm loving all your easel cards and it has inspired me to go and make one now!
Sorry for the lack of comments lately but we have been away a lot and I've just been catching up on your designs. The sleigh one was gorgeous as well:) Merry Christmas to you and your family
Val x

Curt in Carmel said...

Gosh this is stunning! I love that beautiful poinsettia. It is gorgeous. You always do a beautiful job on these twisted easels! Wanted to be sure to stop by and wish you the Merriest of Christmas and the happiest of New Years! Best, Curt

Yogi said...

beautiful. Love the poinsettia. Love all the white. elegant.

Thanks for all the nice comments on my blog

Hope you and yours also have a happy, healthy, safe Holiday Season
Have a great day.

Sally said...

Shirley,
Your poinsettia has left me speechless and that's not an easy thing to have happen to me. I usally always have something to say... Totally STUNNING!

Wishing you and your family a ver Merry Christmas and a New Year filled with Blessings.
Hugs...Sally...

Shirley Deatcher said...

Hi Shirley, WOW! What a gorgeous card ! I love that poinsettia and your painting and your colors are beautiful ! Love the embossing and layers..... Have a great Christmas . Cheers

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi Shirley, I'm SO glad I found your lovely blog this evening. You do beautiful work, and I love being inspired. Thanks for sharing your work. I would like to invite you to stop by my blog also. I'm having a special give-away this week, and would be honored to have you stop by if you are able.
Have a very Merry Christmas
Blessings,
Karen
karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com

Maria said...

Fabulous card! Such elegance with the background and flower! Just love the pink and green together, so pretty! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Karen Letchworth said...

Shirley: Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving a sweet comment. I hope you will stop back and become a follower so that you can be entered in the give-away. Also, I will be happy to follow your blog in return. Thanks again!
Karen
karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hello there Shirley, WOW another stunner, I love your beautiful easel cards, the poinsettias here are perfect! I hope you have a very Happy Christmas and a wonderful New Year, Gay xxx

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Gorgeous card Shirley! That Poinsettia is stunning! Season's Greetings!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Love how you layered this beautiful poinsettia, Shirley! The coloring on it is wonderful, and the gold edges divine.

I hope you have a very Merry Christmas and a blessed new year full of joy and good health. :)

Colleen Dietrich said...

P.S. - love the saying on your sidebar, 'So many stamps, too little time.' So true, so true! LOL

Cindy Haffner said...

OH my word beyond BEAUTIFUL!!~ Merry Merry Christmas!!~

mochamama said...

Shirley love this card my dear!!!! So beautiful and guess what???? IT'S HERE! Merry Christmas my friend!!!!!

Shannon White said...

Wowzers Miss Shirley! Is this Ever Gorgeous or what!8-)
So Pretty and Elegant all at the same time! I have this set too and was hoping to ink it up this year, but just plain ran out of time.. lol Thanks as always for the Wonderful inspiration my friend! Hope you and your family have a Wonderful Christmas! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

P.S> Thanks so much for all your Sweet Comments on my blog! It always makes my day to hear from you Miss Shirley! 8-)

derry said...

Pretty good post! I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say that I have really enjoyed reading your blog posts. Any way I'll be subscribing to your feed and I hope you post again soon.

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my Shirley this is just Gorgeous, I love the color of the flower, just Beautiful, I also love the way you did the center, I will have to remember that for next year, mine seemed to empty.
I hope you enjoyed a Lovely Christmas. Thank you for all the encouragement you give me on my blog also :)
Hugs

Joan Ervin said...

OMG, Shirley...what a gorgeous card!!! I just love the twisted easel design and your poinsettia is sooo beautiful!!!! Love, Love, love this!!!

Diane said...

Gorgeous~gorgeous card Shirley.....beautiful colors and a very beautifully detailed card!! Hope you had a Merry Christmas and Santa brought you lotss of stamping goodies!!

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

This is gorgeous Shirley!!!

That pointsettia is amazing!!!!!!!!

Maria

Sue Lelli said...

OMGosh, Shirley, this flower is just GORGEOUS! And I like how the easel twists! FAB card!

Stacey G.-2 Craf-t-4u said...

I love all your side easel cards Shirley! They are s pretty The flower is pretty and love that green bow too! Sorry I have not been by in a while!

jone said...

I could tell that we’re on the same interest and obsession. Good to know someone I could share my ideas. Looking forward to know and learn some more from you. I'll be glad to share my own thoughts to you soon. Thank you for sharing such valuable articles. More power!

Melisa Waldorf said...

Shirley your poinsettia is gorgeous painted with the H2o's!! I agree with you .... I like the changes you made on the template. I've never made one of these, but I like your version so much ... I may give it a try. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Nancy said...

What a gorgeous card! Sorry I've been a little busy and haven't been here for awhile. Your cards and projects are gorgeous! I hope to visit more often. {{{hugs}}}

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