Monday, November 14, 2011
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.