There's a very talented group of ladies who 'meet' every 2 wks to share Christmas cards (you can see their names on the right sidebar of this blog. If you have time, pay a visit and see some Christmas happy to get you through the day, plus some intensive inspiration too). This week it was Miss Karen B's turn to choose the theme; she selected Poinsettias.
My recent snippet cleanup uncovered a box of stamped (and precolored) images, so fortunately there were a couple of Stampin Up Poinsettias colored...just waiting for a card. Equally fortunately, I had just received my order from Lil Inker which had the stitched oval die which I have been drooling for, ever since seeing Miss Bonnie use one of these dies.
Here's the card I am sharing today:
- SU Christmas poinsettia (my stamp, sorry I don't remember the set name, but can provide info if you're interested). One image fussy cut to provide some layered dimension.
- DCWV Christmas pack DP, embossed with Darice Oblong Doily EF, after using the Lil Inker stitched oval that was the appropriate size for the window.
- Delicata Golden Glitz around the embossing (which I wished undone after seeing results! The idea was to get the embossing to show better. Don't like it and plan to redo this card design using plain white c/s with this folder). Lesson learned: this particular paper will be much better with no embossing. It's also not sandable, so that another layer would show under the embossing. Fine line gold Pentel Sticci pen (Hobby Lobby art section) outlined the stitching round the oval. I'm always on the hunt for good fine line gold and silver pens. Will see if this one will dries as quickly as some I've used.
- Starform stickers
OK...Part 2! We're back home from the reunion (and it was most pleasant but more about that in another post).
I was so disappointed in #1 card. Since I had some more uncolored Poinsettia images handy, colored 2 more. Airbrushed the background on the base image, fussy cut elements from second image to pop up for dimension. Used the same design, but changed the patterned dp to just plain white. I did use a dauber to put the gold ink onto the EF rather than trying to sponge it around on the cardstock. I wanted to bring out the pretty oval design of the folder and the stitching round the die cut. What you think?
Definitely liked this one much, much better. (After seeing the photo, the tail end of the sticker seems to be floating upward. Will have to try to ease it back down evenly. Obviously it's not as noticeable on the card, but it sure is in the picture).
Thanks for joining me this evening. I'm off to see what my fellow Christmas Club members shared for Karen's Poinsettia Challenge. Ya'll have a great evening. Hugs.