Sunday, October 18, 2009
I think I should have been a florist because working with flowers always makes me so happy. I am so happy Melanie included this beautiful poinsettia in her "A Year of Flowers" set. If you have been following my blog, you know Melanie's A Year of Flowers is one of my all time favorites so I am so happy I can start using it again for the Holidays.
These poinsettias were embossed with Super Fine Gold embossing powder, on watercolor paper, and cut out. I did this just because I like the texture and color for the flowers. I have to say a few words about the embossing powder. I recently ordered some new super fine gold embossing powder from Gina K Designs and it is absolutely the most beautiful gold embossing powder I have ever used. It is a very shiny gold and is super fine to give really good definition to your stamped images. I highly recommend it.
The ivory background was embossed with the Cuttlebug Holly folder. I used the new "Good As Gold" cardstock from Gina K Designs, which is a perfect match with the embossing powder. There are two pieces of this on the card. The bottom portion was cut off and scored on the ScorePal every 1/2" then both pieces of gold were attached to the main card. The embossed piece was attached to the top and a gold braided cord added across the seam. Two gold Cuttlebug corners were cut out and added to the top. The poinsettias were arranged with dimensional tape. A Martha Stewart punch was used for the gold sprigs and small gold beads added to the center of each flower. I just put a small glue dot in the middle of the flower and then added the beads. Three gold buttons were added at the bottom to complete the card.
Hope you are having a great weekend. Thanks for stopping by.