Welcome to my Creative Corner. I am currently a designer on three design teams for Elizabeth Craft Designs and also a designer for Quietfire Creations. I love to spend my spare time designing cards and especially enjoy creating beautiful flowers out of card stock. I love sharing my work and tutorials with you and really appreciate you taking time to visit my blog. Hope I can inspire you to create something beautiful.
Today I have a card for you that I used something I haven't tried before. I used a piece of purple glitter card stock from a DCWV pad called Complementary Colors. It die cut very easily. I love the look of the glitter paper to really make these flower "pop"! I used the Poppy Stamps "Blooming Poinsettia" dies for the flowers and leaves. The leaves were die cut using a piece of silver shiny card stock from this same pad. In the center of the flowers I added rhinestones.
To create the background, I used the Marianne Design LR0200 corners and the die cut design on the bottom is the Marianne Design LR0269 die. I have had questions before on how I die cut these corners. This picture shows how I have two corners and tape them down right along the edge. The other die is placed a little above the bottom of the card stock and taped; this die does not cut along that bottom edge. Run it through your die cutting machine then you will need to cut the outside edge off around the upper die cut corners.
I placed a piece of shiny silver card stock behind the die cut background, to match the leaves. The color of the die cut background isn't showing up it's true color -- it matches the poinsettias very well in real life! Also, I used the Marianne LR0265 die cut to place behind the poinsettias. It is hard to see in the picture, but I also used some silver cording behind the flower,s then added a bow at the bottom of the arrangement. Silver rhinestones were added to complete the card.