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Stampin’ Up! Poinsettia Fun Fold

Hello! It’s MONDAY, start of a new week – woohoo! Special plans/ opportunities/ or challenges set for yourself? I’m excited about sharing today’s project with you. I have created other Poinsettia Petals cards but not with watercolor. And that’s what I have done for today – watercolor… One of the things I have learned in this card making process, is it doesn’t have to be complicated to be beautiful. This card is not complicated, a bit time consuming maybe, but easy to break up into portions to keep the process moving along. I don’t do watercoloring nearly often enough and maybe this creation will get me back to it – as I enjoyed it quite a lot. Here’s my card…

Poinsettias Fun Fold – #1

Isn’t this pretty? I love the layers and the In Good Taste DSP creates a wonderfully simple background to show off this flower.

Process & Details…

  • First we stamp the three poinsettia petals & at least three holly leaves using Versamark ink on the Watercolor Paper – yep, Poinsettia Petals stamp set. And yes, do clean the paper by swiping it with the embossing buddy first. Swish in Gold Embossing Powder and heat set with your heat gun.
  • Watercolor using the new Water Painters: Cherry Cobbler ink & Real Red ink for the poinsettia petals; Old Olive ink and Garden Green ink for the holly leaves. I like to stamp my ink pad on an acrylic block and using my Water Painter add a bit of water, creating the depth of color I want. Begin with the lighter shade and add the darker. My poinsettias/ leaves turned out a bit lighter than I like but they are still beautiful. Set aside to dry.
  • Cut Crumb Cake card stock for the card base 4 1/4 x 5 1/2. Cover with In Good Taste DSP 4 x 5 1/4 using liquid glue.
  • Cut another Crumb cake panel 3 1/2 x 8 1/2, scoring at 4 1/4. Adhere to the center of the card base panel with liquid glue. Adhere another panel of In Good Taste DSP to this folded front panel 3 1/4 x 4.
  • The watercolored Poinsettia Petals pieces should all be dry now, so die cut those with the Poinsetttia Dies.
  • Die cut at least three berry sprigs from the Poinsettia Dies from Brushed Metallic Paper in Gold.
  • Curl the poinsettia petals with a bone folder (the watercolor paper allows this beautifully) and put together with dimensionals. Adhere the beautiful Beaded Pearls element to the center.
  • Adhere this poinsettia to the card front with liquid glue and add the holly leaves & berry die cuts to suit you. Yes, I did curl the leaves also, and I pulled up the berries a bit once dry. I love this three-dimensional look!
  • Stamp the sentiment in Cherry Cobbler ink to a strip of Whisper White card stock and fussy cut. The sentiment comes from this wonderful Poinsettia Petals stamp set. Curl with the bone folder so the center is raised and each end as well. Double the dimensionals for the center of the sentiment and adherer with liquid glue just before the end curl and the card front is done!
  • Cut a panel of Whisper White card stock 3 1/4 x 4, stamp the sentiment in Cherry Cobbler ink – again with a sentiment from the Poinsettia Petals stamp set. Stamp the pine bow in Garden Green ink – and yes, it is from the Poinsettia Petals stamp set.
  • Adhere another panel of In Good Taste DSP (2 1/4 x 6) to the envelope flap and trim to fit. Stamp the pine bow over it in Garden Green ink. Also stamp the pine bow on the envelope front.

And here’s another photo as well

Poinsettia Petals Fun Fold #4

What a fun card! I MUST get back to doing more watercoloring… I really enjoy making Christmas cards, but soon I must stop ~ too many, too many… Guess I can resort to doing some fun tags for Christmas – yes! Perhaps that’s what I’ll do :O)

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Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card filled with love.

SU! Wreath Builder Dies/ Poinsettia Dies work together

Hello again! Did you enjoy the hop yesterday? There were some gorgeous cards in the lineup. I’m so pleased to be able to participate in the hop. Today’s card is… back to Christmas. And what ARE you doing about Christmas this year? Not sure family is going to be able to come here – health compromised in some cases… still thinking through Thanksgiving actually… ok – back to my card :O)

Wreath Builder Dies – #1

Do you recognize the paper in the background? Plaid Tidings 6×6 DSP!!! Yep – a fav of mine that paper. And the card base is… drum roll here… Wonder of the Season Memories & More Cards & Envelopes. I turned it inside out so the front is actually the inside. Clever, eh? Let’s get to the ‘how to” so you can make one of these beauties.

  • Using the Rectangle Stitched Dies, die cut one in Cherry Cobbler card stock and one out of the Plaid Tidings 6×6 DSP. I used the 2nd & 3rd largest dies for this. Adhere the two papers together with liquid glue.
  • Using the Wreath Builder Dies, die cut three (3) wreaths out of Whisper White. Adhere together with liquid glue, overlapping the leaves.
  • Using the Poinsettia Dies, die cut four small poinsettia out of the Red Velvet Paper. (I haven’t used this paper nearly enough!!! just sayin’ – you may see more of it in the near future.) Adhere two together with glue dots creating two poinsettia. Add Metallic Pearls to the centers of each – in gold. Adhere one to the wreath with a glue dot, then the bow with a glue dot, then the other poinsettia. with a glue dot. The bow is made using the All the Trimmings Ribbon Combo Pack. The protocol is generally to work in odd numbers, but I didn’t want to overwhelm the wreath with another poinsettia. Adding the bow, kept to the general rule of using odd numbers.
  • Adhere the completed wreath with liquid glue to the two stitched rectangle pieces. I curled the leaves of the wreath just a bit to give it some dimension. I also curled the poinsettia petals a bit – just with my fingers.
  • Adhere the stitched rectangles/ wreath to the card with liquid glue – again the card base is Wonder of the Season Memories & More Cards & Envelopes turned inside out.
  • For the banner…Using Cherry Cobbler ink, stamp the sentiment on Whisper White cs with the Poinsettia Petals stamp set. Make points to the strip with paper snips. I curled the banner with a bone folder so the ends come up and the center raises. I put two dimensionals in the center, one on top of the other and used liquid glue near where the ends curl up again so create this effect. What do you think? Do you like the banner curled like that?

The inside…

Wonder of the Season Memories & More Cards & Envelopes – inside

When you receive this pack – the intention is for this scrolly part to be the outside of the card – and I didn’t want to cover up this beautify, but use it. The light has reflected on that one section of the scroll, making it look rather pink – but it isn’t! It’s a uniform deep red and has a metallic look to it – that’s why the reflection.

I stamped the sentiment, again using the Poinsettia Petals stamp set and Cherry Cobbler ink and considered the inside done! Actually the entire card is complete, including the envelope, as the flap is already decorated as part of the pack. So – voila!

Wreath Builder – #3

How can you get your hands on all the ingredients to make this cards? See below for the product list. Remember that SU! has this wonderful 15% off specific DSP during the month of Oct – and Plaid Tidings 6×6 is part of that – yay! Also – use my October HOST CODE HXXMKN2X when your purchase is between $50-$150 to receive a SU! item of your choice valued at $10.

Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card filled with love.

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Card stock cuts for today’s project:

  • Cherry Cobbler – approx 3 1/4 x 4 1/2
  • DSP – 3 x 4 1/4
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 10 1/2 (wreaths) + 3/4 x 3 1/2 (banner)

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SU! Poinsettia Petals Bundle

Hi again – DO HOPE you have taken the opportunity to purchase stamp sets during today’s 24 hr STAMP SALE! If not, get on it 😏

 

Today’s card is another using the Poinsettia Petals Bundle – I just love this set… so FUN to create using different colors, either on the bloom (bract) itself or the background. I’ve done both today…

Poinsettia Petals Bundle
#1

Is this gorgeous or what?! Now that I look at it, I guess I could have added some linen thread behind the poinsettia for more texture – that might have been very nice. What I DID add was Shimmery Crystal Effects to the berries. It adds a wonderful sheen in real life – not certain it shows in this photo though. I also add the same Shimmery Crystal Effects to the center of the flower on the envelope. Again, it doesn’t show but I did do it. So, steps, how to..

  • Thick Whisper White for the card base
  • Crumb Cake layer both inside and out
  • ‘Tis the Season 6×6 DSP – die cut with second largest Stitched Rectangles Dies
  • Whisper White for stamping/ die cutting the poinsettia, leaves & sentiment: Stamp everything using Tuxedo Black Memento ink. Color the Poinsettia layers with Crumb Cake Blends; color the leaves with Just Jade Blends, color the berries with Cherry CobblerBlends. Die cut all: 2 small leaves, 1 large leaf, 4 layers of poinsettia bracts and 3 berry clumps. Curl the poinsettia bracts and leaves with a bone folder.
  • Adhere the DSP layer to the Crumb Cake with liquid glue.
  • Adhere the poinsettia together with liquid glue. Adhere flower to the DSP/ Crumb Cake panel with liquid glue. Place leaves and adhere with liquid glue. Lastly add the berry clumps, again with liquid glue.
  • Cover the berries with Shimmery Crystal Effects and set aside to dry.
  • Stamp the sentiment from the Poinsettia Petals stamp set with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and fussy cut. Place on Mini dimensionals and adhear to the card.
  • If the Crumb Cake/ DSP panel with the poinsettia/ berries is now dry, put dimensionals on the back and adhere to the card base.
  • Add a single Beaded Pearl to the poinsettia center then add Pearl Basic Jewels for the final touch completing the card front.

The inside…

Poinsettia Petals, inside
#2

  • Stamp the sentiment from the Poinsettia Petals stamp set in Tuxedo 
    Black Memento Ink on a panel of Whisper White
  • With a leaf stamp from Poinsettia Petals stamp set, stamp off twice with Just Jade ink and stamp in center of the sentiment.
  • Adhere the Whisper White panel to the Crumb Cake panel with liquid glue then add this to the inside of the card.

Envelope…

Poinsettia Petals Bundle
#3

  • Cover the envelope flap with a strip of the ‘Tis the Season 6×6 DSP (I used the same pattern). Add a strip of Crumb Cake cs to complete the flap. Trim.
  • On the front, stamp the poinsettia from the Poinsettia Petals stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.
  • Color with Blends: Crumb Cake for the bracts, Cherry Cobbler for the center. TIP: be sure to slip a piece of scrap card stock inside the envelope when coloring the poinsettia – otherwise it will bleed through to the back of the envelope – and that’s a no-no.
  • Cot the center of the flower with the Shimmery Crystal Effects and let dry.

Poinsettia Petals Bundle
#4

Whee! This gorgeous card is ready to sending to someone special in December! Card cuts are listed at the bottom of this post.

 

 

p style=”text-align: center;”>Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card filled with love.

Card stock cuts for today’s project…

  • Thick Whisper White 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 scored at 4 1/4
  • Crumb Cake 3 3/4 x 5 (2)
  • Whisper White 3 5/8 x 4 3/4 (inside) probably 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 for die cuts
  • ‘Tis the Season 6×6 DSP cut with Stitched Rectangles Dies OR… 4 5/8 x 3 3/8

 

SU! Slimline Diagonal Gatefold Card with Poinsettia Petals Bundle

Hi Everyone… Today’s card is just a gem but I might be a tad prejudiced… I have used this bundle in a previous card and fell in love with the set. Slimline cards seem to be all the rage these days and I had not done any of these. But here I am… and pleased with the results.

Before I get to the card: a couple of days ago I shared two Mini Paper Pumpkin boxes that I had decorated and asked for feedback, comments and said there would be a prize/ gift to one of the ‘commentees’. Karen Andrews – your name “plopped out of the spinner”. Please send your address to my email: tlsbrightspot@gmail.com and I will get that in the mail today Congratulations – hope you like it! The differences in the boxes? All inks, papers and ribbons used were the same; differences listed below. I’ll do a more complete post about the boxes tomorrow, Aug 1.

1) I used a brayer and colored the one box with Pretty Peacock ink

2) That same box was decorated on four sides

3) The top DSP was two (2) pieces

I also want to give an update on our S-I-L: he is doing very well. Recovery will take a while but he is in PT with mostly massage/ stimulation to help reduce the expected swelling in the affected arm. He has an amazing attitude and strong will and that will be to his advantage during the recover. If you are new to my blog, S-I-L had a rather nasty bicycle accident and shattered his right elbow.

Now – to the card of the day: I’m calling it the Slimline Diagonal Gatefold. Card cuts listed at the end of this post.

Slimline Gatefold with Poinsettia Petals
#1

The base is Thick Whisper White, scored in two places, and cut on the diagonal. I then cut a panel of Blushing Bride and cut it on the diagonal – then did the same with the Plush Poinsettia Specialty Paper. TIP: be sure you are cutting the Specialty Paper on the proper diagonal. Ask me how I know that!

Slimline Gate Fold with Poinsettia Petals
#3

Once those have been adhered to the appropriate diagonal for the card front, you are halfway to completing this gorgeousness. Again using Blushing Bride cs, stamp the three poinsettia in Blushing Bride ink using the Poinsettia Petals stamp set. Die cut those with the coordinating Poinsettia Dies. (This is one fabulous bundle – and 10% off when purchased that way. 😉) With Just Jade cs, die cut two leaves. This die set allows you to not only die cut the outline, but also to ’emboss’ the leaf impression. LOVE THIS! I also took a Whisper White scrap, stamped a leaf in Just Jade ink and using the outline die, cut that out as well. Using additional Whisper White cs, I cut out three berry  sprays. Then I took another die set – the wonderful Tasteful Labels Dies, and cut a label from Whisper White.

Before assembling the poinsettia, I took my Wink of Stella and covered the poinsettia, and the three leaves to give them sparkle. TIP: Be careful not to cover the centers so the glue adheres the layers together better. You can see that pretty clearly in this photo.

Slimline Gate Fold with Poinsettia Petals
#2

Now put the poinsettia together with liquid glue. I did use a dimesnional for the top layer. Add a Beaded Pearl for the center adhering with a glue dot. Are these pretty or what? I layered my poinsettia in the center of the Tasteful Labels die and adhered with liquid glue. Then I added the leaves and finally the berry sprays, adhering with liquid glue.

The last step for the card front is attaching the ‘bouquet ‘to the card. Decide if you want the centerpiece of the card attached to the bottom panel or the top diagonal. It doesn’t really matter. The key is to make certain it is in the middle AND that the adhesive is only on the portion to adhere to the card. You might find it helpful to even mark the back of the label so the adhesive is in the right spot. You don’t want extra adhesive beyond the label.

The inside I kept very simple but it is elegant as well.

Slimline Gate fold with Poinsettia Petals
#4

Cut a Blushing Bride panel and set aside. Cut a Whisper White panel: stamp with the next largest poinsettia in stamped off once Blushing Bride ink. Over this stamp the sentiment in full strength Just Jade ink. Adhere the stamped Whisper White panel to the Blushing Bride with liquid glue, then add that to the inside of the card. Voila! Your card is complete…

Slimline Gatefold with Poinsettia Petals
#1

The Poinsettia Petals bundle will be available to customers Aug 4. As demonstrators, we have the opportunity to preorder catalog items to play/ create/ inspire one another to new levels. Interested in being a demo? Join my team and we can create together.

Today is the last day to use my July Host Code – see below. I will post a new Host Code Aug 1

Bonus days are coming to an end soon – now through 3 Aug, just 4 days. That $5 coupon (s) should be eating a hole in your pocket… to use in Aug. Did you make your list?

 

Bonus Days. Earn in July, spend in August.

And when you order from me, please use my July host code to receive a SU! item worth $10 when your purchase is $50-$150. Sounds like another good deal, right?! It is…

Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card made with love.

Card cuts for today’s project:

  • Thick Whisper White – 8 1/2 x 10 1/2, scored at 3 1/2 and 7 on the long side
  • Blushing Bride cs – 3 3/8 x 8 for the card front, cut on diagonal + scraps for Poinsettia; 3 1/4 x 8 1/4 for the inside
  • Plush Poinsettia Special Paper – 3 1/8 x 7 3/4, cut on diagonal
  • Whisper White  – scraps for leaf and berry spray; 3 x 8 for inside

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