Monday, November 14, 2011

Beautiful Poinsettia


Today I am back to doing what I love -- creating cards with flowers!  This is a beautiful poinsettia stamp by Penny Black "Christmas Pride".  Joan, at Joan's Gardens, has these stamps in stock.  It is a large stamp so it needs to be the focal point of the card.  I stamped it using VersaMark "Dazzle Frost" ink and clear embossed it.  The image was stamped twice so I could create layers.  One whole flower was cut out then the second one was cut out leaving off all the large outer leaves.  Several colors of Distressed Inks were sponged onto the flowers using a darker brown ink in the center.  Next it was sprayed with a fine mist of water to blend the colors, then dried with the heat gun.  Using scissors, I cut between all the petals up toward the center of each flower.  Next I sprayed the flowers with Perfect Pearls Mists "Cappuccino" and shaped the petals while damp.  This was set aside to dry while workiing on the rest of the card.

There is a piece of design paper in the Kaiser Craft "December 25th" paper pad that I have been dying to use.  It is a tan paper with a glossy design and works great with this flower.  The ivory frame I die cut is the Cheery Lynn "Polynesian Sails Oval".  It was lightly sponged with Distress ink.  The Flourishes are both from the Marianne Designs (LR0157) die set.  They were sponged with a dark brown Distress Ink.  To complete the card a pretty silk bow and a few pearls were added.  The sentiment is from the JustRite "Deck the Halls" stamp set.  

I was very pleased with the way this card turned out and hope you like it too.  If you would like to duplicate this card, you can purchase all the products from Joan's Gardens.  Remember, Joan usually charges a dollar less than retail and also has the cheapest shipping you will find anywhere - she only charges you exactly what it costs her to mail.

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15 comments:

Patti J said...

SQUEAL!!! Selma, this is incredible! What a stunning masterpiece you have created. Thank you for sharing :)

Sue W said...

Just so beautiful! Love the softness of this card with your beautiful bloom and a soft silk bow!

Georgei said...

O MY GOD this is so beautiful
I love the poinsetta
I love every thing on your card
and the very soft color
thank for showing

Liz's creative corner said...

Wow this is beautifuly gorgeous, gorgeous detail and lovely soft colours, hugs Liz xx

Liz's creative corner said...

Wow this is beautifuly gorgeous, gorgeous detail and lovely soft colours, hugs Liz xx

The Other Patti Sue said...

OMGosh... that is one gorgeous poinsettia! Beautiful card!

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Oh my goodness, this is gorgeous. The soft muted colors and wonderful! A thing of beauty!

CraftinGranny said...

Another gorgeous creation Selma. "Hugs"

Donna said...

Wow, that is a REAL stunner, love it Selma, gorgeous card!!
Thanks for sharing
Donna

Olga said...

Oh my stars, I'm sitting here with my mouth wide open, this is so gorgeous!!!!!! You just keep blowing my mind!!!!

Donna said...

Absolutely beautiful, Selma!

ednamburgess said...

Very simple and beautiful. Edna

Janett said...

How beautiful. I love the soft colors.

Francie (Montreal) said...

You have done it again! It's beautiful. Soft, gentle and lovely.

scrappingnana said...

WOW, this is gorgeous. Love the soft colors. Thanks for sharing this masterpiece.

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