Good afternoon! How is your Christmas cards coming along, making head way? I've been working on them, but have lots more to make. I can't believe it's the middle of November already!
Today's card is a poinsettia stamp from Penny Black called - Scarlet Majesty - and as you can see mine is not scarlet colour - I thought I would do something out of the norm.
I placed the stamp in my Misti and applied distress markers, and stamped. I did this several times to get the application I was looking for. I then took some prisma colour pencils and filled in areas where I wanted more colour or darker colour. I then sponged distress inks very lightly around the image for shading.
I cut it down to size, then layered it onto a piece of shiny silver c/s. Then I was stumped! I tried several pieces of paper, several different layouts and nothing appealed to me. Isn't it frustrating when that happens? So I left if for a week or so then came back to it, only because I came across of already die cut frostyville border from Memory Box. I then layered it behind the image, pulled out some muted aqua dp, and I liked what I saw.
For finishing touches I wrapped some deep blue/turquoise seam binding ribbon around and added a small bow. Added some Art Glitter - Vintage fine glass glitter - sea sprite colour to the center of the poinsettia. Tim Holtz clear crystal distress glitter to parts of the leaves, then a few crystal clear dots her and there (not really sure of the proper name for these).
I have many more cards to share so stay tuned.
Thanks for your visit today, enjoy your day!