OK , so I am still working on my custom christmas cards and today I wanted to use up some scraps and test pieces and had a happy accident. I threw the kraft paper and the gold poinsettias on the table with a test of a new ink from Simon Says Stamp (red Lipstick) that I just got and I loved the combination. Thus the two new cards.
I also made my first video. I learned a lot doing that! Crazy… anyhow here is the card that I made, I will post the video on You Tube as soon as I edit it and then add the link here. The background is made from inking up an embossing folder and then embossing with it and I love the look. For more cards and inspiration subscribe, I will try to offer something new and fun at least once a week if not more. Cheers
I wanted to start with a set of Holiday cards and this is the first card that I created. I thought it would be nice to create custom cards for a smaller list this year and this one is actually for my mother-in-law Gail who LOVES poinsettias.
To make this card I used the Hero Arts Poinsettia stamp for this Holiday and Copic Markers to color it in.
I used Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black to stamp the flower and leaves so that I could color them in with the topic markers and not have the ink bleed. When you start coloring color in a small area first because you are going to be using your blender to blend the colors. I will do an additional video on topic coloring soon
I used the Hero Arts poinsettia die to cut out the finished leaves and flowers, but they could also easily be cut out by hand. Once you have as many as you need you can position them where you want them to go.
I wanted to add dimension and have one of the flowers raised above the other so I added dimensional foam to the back after adhering the bottom ones and its leaves.
Next I used Versa Mark sticky ink to stamp my sentiment and used vintage gold embossing powder to heat emboss it.
You may want to add the sentiment before the flowers, totally up to you. I then had a decision to make. Did I want to trim the flowers to the overlay craft card or did I want them to extend to the border of the actual card base?
I did both and liked each. You decide!
Finally I added a ribbon around the top of the panel and then adhered it to the card base. and added a small bow. As a final touch I wanted some sparkle so I added wink of stella to the petals of the poinsettia, I LOVE this product and how it just adds a bit of sparkle to the artwork.
All done, and will be sent off to someone who I know loves Poinsettias.
See you in a few days with an ornament watercolor card. Subscribe to get an update from me soon.