Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Pretty in Pink Poinsettia Card

 Today, I have a pretty Christmas card to share. 

This card uses products from several of the product partners participating in the Spellbinders Platinum Party Blog Hop and giveaway.  Click HERE to hop on over to their blog to get all the details! 
THANK YOU to these companies for their product partnership with Spellbinders!
 Fun Stampers Journey    Imagine Crafts    Want2Scrap  
JustRite    Heartfelt Creations   The Stamp Doctor

 Now to my card........

I’ve used JustRite’s Festive Poinsettia stamp set to add the pattern to the poinsettia petals and leaves. The verse is also from that set. I cut the poinsettias first.  Then I rubbed on Pixie Dust ink and heat set it.  I stamped the design with Toffee Crunch ink. I sprayed the flowers with Sparkle Shimmer Mist. I used the biggest poinsettia from Layered Poinsettias for my leaves.  There is a leaf die in the set but I preferred a smaller size for this card.  I simply cut the petals apart after stamping. 
The frame was cut from gold craft foil adhered to paper.  I almost always add a paper backing to foil when I make frames.  It makes the foil a little stiffer so it holds the shape better.  I use my Xyron to add adhesive to the foil and apply it to light cardstock or printer paper.  To create this frame, I first cut Decorative Labels Twenty-Eight #3 (#1 being the smallest) from the gold foil.  I kept the foil in the die and added Decorative Labels Twenty-Eight #2 die. I taped it in place with low tack tape. Then I embossed only with both dies in place.  I placed Decorative Labels Twenty-Eight #1 in the center and cut only.  I applied a thin coat of  black acrylic paint to the frame, allowed the paint to dry slightly and then wiped off the excess. The paint in the cracks and crevices really defines the embossing and adds an aged look.   The verse is stamped on cream cardstock cut with Decorative Labels Twenty-Eight #2.  I rubbed some the Pixie Dust ink around the edges after stamping the verse with Onyx Black ink. Be sure to heat set the black ink before rubbing too close!
The back ground mat is Kraft cardstock cut with 5 x 7 Matting Basics  #5.  Then I embossed it with Harlequin M-Bossabilities folder.  I rubbed Pixie Dust over it direct to paper.  I hand cut a narrow cream mat to fit behind it. 
I cut the cream card base with 5 x 7 Matting Basics  #6 .  To do this, I folded a 9 x 6 1/2” piece of cream card stock in half.  I placed the fold edge of the cardstock to the inside of one long cutting edge on the die.  I used low tack tape to hold the die in place while running it through the Grand Calibur Machine.  The card is the perfect size to match the mat!  I inked the edges with Pixie Dust ink to match the flowers.  It would have been a lot quicker to use pink card stock for the card but I didn’t have the right  color!
I sprayed the whole card with a light mist of Sparkle Shimmer Mist.
The bow is tied through the hole in the edge of the frame.

Thank you so much for stopping!  I hope I've inspired you in some way with this Pretty in Pink card!

Happy Creating!



Anonymous said...

Judy I love this card. I so enjoy your work. TFS

Judy Hayes said...

Thank you!!!!

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Teresa said...

This is really gorgeous.. Love the frame you made, it looks so pretty with the flowers :) Happy Thursday!

Chris Gualazzi said...

Beautiful card Judy!

Davi said...

Wow is that gorgeous, loved seeing the steps to making it ;)