Here's my project for today:
I knew I wanted to diecut the poinsettia and create a 3D flower and that meant stamping it 3 times onto watercolor paper (Strathmore Bristol Smooth Surface) with Archival Black. My coloring medium I chose to work with was Ken Oliver's Color Burst Alizarin Crimson. This was the first time I had an opportunity to play with these intense pigment powders and I LOVE THEM!!!! I pretty much utilized the wet on wet watercolor technique and puffed the powder directly onto the wet areas. Sometimes I puffed a little powder onto my Palette Paper and added water to the powder and picked up color that way. I loved the fluid nature of the powders and the vibrant color I achieved.
Once the water coloring was completely dry, I diecut the poinsettias with the Create A Poinsettia Coordinating Die Set. They were glued together using a hot glue tool. The center of the Poinsettia was glittered with Stampendous Sunflower Ultra Fine Glitter from the Spring Micro Glitter Kit using a Tsukineko Quickie Glue Pen.
I felt the poinsettia needed some leaves for added embellishment. I diecut the same Bazzill cardstock using the Dreamweaver Holly Die. TIP: Layer a piece of wax paper between the die and cardstock to smoothly aid in the release of the paper from the die. Works like a charm! For added texture, I embossed them with the Dreamweaver Christmas Borders Embossing Folder. A little swipe of Versafine Olive across the raised areas was added for better definition. The edges were hit with Tsukineko Delicata Golden Glitz ink. The individual leaves were randomly inserted under the poinsettia with dabs of hot glue.
A faux tag was created with a scrap piece and the Christmas Visions Perfectly Clear Stamp was inked with VersaMark ink and heat embossed with Stampendous Detail Gold embossing powder.
Card Assembly: I love creating vintage-style cards and what's vintage without some tulle and gold thread? A length of the gold thread (my stash) was looped into a figure 8 and hot glued to the back of the poinsettia. Tulle (Paper Mart) was tied into a bow and also hot glued to the back of the poinsettia. The poinsettia was then hot glued to the card front. Ribbon (Hug Snug Venetian Red) and lace (my stash) were added last. The faux tag was stuck into the ribbon using a hot glue tool.
I hope you enjoyed my 'rather lengthy' card process today! I'd love you to leave a comment before you hop to the next designer's blog. Thank you for stopping by!
Disclaimer: I'm so happy to be a Stampendous Design Team Member and to help promote their wonderful products. They generously supply us with many free goodies like these Stampendous Stamps, Glitters, Dreamweaver Stencils and Paste, and Bazill Papers that I'm using today.