Friday, December 21, 2007

Festive Wishes to you and yours!

Well, it’s Friday! It’s also the last day of school for many (students and teachers/administrators), and the last day of work before the holiday for others!
Today – I thought I would post my Festive Wishes card made especially for you – all my friends, blog friends and family. I wish you and yours all the best for the holiday season – and a safe and happy New Year! Thank you so much for checking in on my blog and letting me know which cards and projects you like! It is really appreciated!

Festive Wishes Poinsettia:
Card dimensions – 6 ½ w x 5” h

And the poinsettia, close up:

Materials: CS – Olive (Bazzill), Hollyhock (CTMH); Paper –Accademia (Fabriano); Ink – Versamark (Tsukineko); Stamps – Poinsettia (Sunshine Designs), Sentiment ‘Festive Wishes’ – Christmas 1 Word Cube (Sunshine Designs); Ribbon – Buttercup Organza (CTMH), gold trim; Punches – Large oval (SU!), 1/8” hole (Fiskars); Tombow markers, waterbrush, detail gold embossing powder (Stampendous), Liquid glass (CTMH), glass micro beads, silicone, Pop Dots, gold jump ring.

There is actually a lot happening on this card. The poinsettia was stamped and embossed three times – once for the base, once for the petals that are raised up and then another for the green leaves (actually one of the petals). I then watercoloured it all with my markers and cut out as needed.
The base poinsettia is done in the “Out of the box” manner, meaning I cut the background out around the petals in a smaller square than the actual flower size, allowing some of the petals to overhang the square freely. See the close up picture for what I mean by that.

For the 4 petals that are raised, I first shaped/curled them around a pencil, and then used silicone to adhere them to the base poinsettia to keep their shape. I did the same thing for the 3 leaves (which are actually petals coloured green).
After the card was all assembled, I used Liquid Glass in the centre of the flower, and covered that with glass micro beads for texture.
It was a lot of fun to make – and I hope you like it!

Happy Holidays & Festive Wishes!
Until next time, have a great day!
Sincerely, Pam


Flossie's Follies said...

this is beautiful, so elegant, love it.

texasjodylynn said...

WOW! You are a REALLY awesome stamper! I love everything you make!

Doris said...

LOVE IT! Thanks for the idea to use a petal as a leaf by just coloring it green--duh, why didn't I think of that???

Becky Elfert said...

Just absolutely beautiful! TFS

Jessica Lynn said...

WOW!! That is really amazing. I seriously LOVE IT..

Great job!
Jessica Lynn