Sunday, November 22, 2015

Poinsettia on Vellum

That's always fun, especially when the projects turn out the way you were wanting them to. I used the Heartfelt Creations Sparkling Poinsettia set again. This time I stamped the flowers on Chartham Translucent Clear Vellum, 36# weight, which I had purchased from Marco's Paper.The flowers were stamped using VersaMark ink and heat embossed using white detail embossing powder. SU Soft Sky ink was sponged on the backs of the flower layers and the leaves were sponged with SU Always Artichoke ink, again on the back. I love the icy effect of this method. The background paper was created by applying ink (SU Soft Sky) to the inside of the embossing folder, adding the white card stock and running it through the Big Shot. The card base was SU's Soft Sky card stock.

This card was mentioned as a Weekly Favorite at Splitcoast Stampers

Saturday, November 21, 2015

More Sparkling Poinsettia Creations

I want to post more cards that I have made using the Heartfelt Creations Sparkling Poinsettia stamp sets and matching dies. Once I got started it has been hard to stop. I just keep getting ideas that I want to try.

This first card was made using the Sparkling Poinsettia Candle set. The image was stamped on watercolor paper using VersaFine Black Onyx ink and heat embossed with clear detailed embossing powder. I used ink from distress markers and my aqua brush. Crystal glitter was added to the top of the candle and the flower petals.

 The sentiment on the next card is from the Sparkling Poinsettia Swirl set, stamped and heat embossed with gold powder onto a SU top note die. The poinsettia was stamped on red card stock with black ink, die cut and sponged with white craft ink around the edges. Encore gold ink was used to color the berries. The card base was stamped with a Impression Obsession background stamp with VersaMark ink, brushed with silver perfect pearls and spritzed with water to activate the binder in the Perfect Pearls.

The next two cards used a stamp from the Poinsettia Swirl set and circle Nestabilities.

This is a tri-fold card. The card base is SU Soft Sky card stock with designer paper from my scrap box. The poinsettia parts were stamp on white card stock and embossed with silver powder. The petals were sponged with SU Soft Sky ink and gentle shaped before gluing together. The center berries were sponged with SU Always Artichoke ink, shaped and glued to the flower center. For the ribbon I used white "Hug Snug" rayon seam binding. I moistened the binding with water and used a couple of drops of Soft Sky reinker to add color. I left the binding crunched up to dry. Love the result.

The inside--

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Sparkling Poinsettia by Heartfelt Creations

I have been making some cards using stamps by Heartfelt Creations "Sparkling Poinsettia" set. There are also some coordinating dies that go with two of the stamp sets.

For the first card, I made a tri-shutter fold card.

The poinsettia was stamped on white card stock with VersaMark ink and heat embossed with silver powder. Before cutting the images out with the coordinating dies, I sponged the flower petals with "worn lipstick" distress ink. For the leaves, I used a yellow distress ink and SU Old Olive ink. The flower centers were sponged with SU Always Artichoke ink.

The card base was cut from a sheet of 12 x 12-inch SU Old Olive card stock.  Some papers were from my scrap box and others came from a 6 x 6-inch pad by Graphic 45.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

SC565--First Christmas Card

WOW! It seems like such a long time since I made a card for the Sketch Challenge at SCS. Today I was determined to get a card made. I told myself that the leaves would still be waiting for me in the afternoon.

This was a very simple layout so I decided to let the paper do the talking. The center, dotted piece was from a new 6x6-inch Graphic 45 pad that I got last week. The other piece came from a large pad of Christmas paper that I have had for many, many years. The pad is called "The Christmas ULTIMATE Stack". Not sure if all the paper will ever be used. The "Merry Christmas" greeting is from the "Christmas Mini" set by Our Daily Bread Designs. It was stamped with VersaMark ink and embossed with gold powder, which was the very first embossing powder I ever bought. I used a die for the leaves and the Martha Stewart hydrangea punch for the flowers.