Wednesday 1 December 2021

Pretty Poinsettias

Meet today's card.
I am going to describe how I made it the best way I can and I sure hope it makes sense.
I am having a blast playing with this Perfect Poinsettias embossing folder.  

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I found another piece of cardstock that I had rolled off some red and orange coloured paint onto when I was Gel Plate printing. I have a lot of these as I took a class this summer. I placed it into this Perfect Poinsettia embossing folder and embossed it.
  • Using a sanding block, I went over the panel, sanding gently over the raised areas as to not tear the paper.
  • To help some areas pop, I took some Barn Door and Crackling Campfire Distress Oxide ink and rubbed the pads over the raised areas.  
  • It needed something else, so I inked up the Friendship background stamp with some Versamark ink and stamped right over the panel then white heat embossed it.  As you can see, the words just show up in random areas which adds interest to the bkg.
  • While that dried, I die cut the sentiment, then traced around the outside of the die onto some vellum to cut out and place behind the words as a shadow.
  • I glued it onto a piece of red cardstock, then onto a heavy white card base.
  • I added a cluster of red gems to the center of the poinsettia.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says Wed.- ANYTHING GOES

Stamps- Friendship bkg (Hero Arts)
Inks- Distress Oxide; Acrylic paint
Paper- red cardstock, vellum, heavy white (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ont.)
Accessories and Tools- Perfect Poinsettias (Altenew); sanding block; Jolly 
Merry Christmas die (Carta Bella); red gems (Dollar Store); Lawn Fawn wh eb powder


Vee Cassidy said...

It's a lovely card, thank you for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations. Vee xx

Kathyk said...

This is just glorious


brenda said...

Very effective techniques Karen and a lovely finished card, but we are a Stamping Sensations is a stamping challenge and the focal element must be stamped to be eligible. Whilst I cans see the stamped wording, the leaves and sentiment pop out focally.

B x

cuilliesocks said...

Beautiful card Karen, wonderful design and colours, Kate x

Pat said...

This is beautiful Karen and I love the stamped words showing through in the background and the sentiment backed with vellum works brilliantly. x

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

This is stunning. The red and orange look great. I love the distressed look.

I Card Everyone said...

I know I won't get it right, but I love seeing what you've done with that fabulous Poinsettia folder, Karen!!! How cool is that?!!

kiwimeskreations said...

What a stunning card Karen - fabulous finish with the embossed words over the raised embossed image
Stay safe

Cindy Groh said...

Coming ver from What a fabulous card. I'm so glad you explained things.

Christine Alexander said...

Wow Karen I love the effect of the sanding on the embossed surface ♥

Bonnie said...

This is amazing, Karen! Just when I think I've seen every way this embossing folder can be used, you come up with something so creative and new! Thanks for the inspiration!