Sunday, November 18, 2012
Have you ever sat down and started working on a card having no idea what you were really going to do? That is what happened to me today. I received some new products this weekend and the first thing I wanted to "play" with was the Tim Holtz "Tattered Poinsettia". I love this die. The poinsettia die has three layers and a center. I die it using a burgundy colored card stock. Around the edges of the petals I sponged on some "Walnut Stain" Distress Ink. This made the edges stand out more. However, I wanted to add some "glitz" to them so I used the Ranger "Adirondack Metallic Acrylic Paint Dabber" in Gold to highlight each petal. To give it an "aged" look, I decided to wrinkle the petals. I misted them with water then creased each petal down the center then kind of wrinkled each one. They were dried with the heat gun before continuing. Next I decided I needed some more glitz so I pressed each petal down on a "VersaMark" Dazzle" ink pad (which gives it a shimmer) then sprinkled on "Wow! Neutral Ultra Shimmer Embossing Glitter". I love the look of the flower in real life. All this work gave it a vintage look.
For the background, I used one of the new stamps Joan sent. It is a Christmas background from Stampendous. Look at all the wonderful sentiments on it. It was stamped using VersaFine "Vintage Sepia" ink on the top portion of this 5.5" x 6" card. To add color to the card, I sponged on Ranger's "Aged Mahogany Distress Ink" then used the Adirondack Gold Paint Dabber to add gold around the edges. Since I was in the mood to try new things, I used the VersaMark Dazzle Pad to add ink over the "sentiment" background then clear embossed it. I like the way it turned out.
I used one of the new eBosser embossing folders for some texture along the bottom. These folders are super great. They are 8.5" x 11" so you can emboss an entire sheet of card stock and use as much as you need. I only needed a small piece of this "Delicate Dots" embossed piece.
Across the top of the embossed piece, I attached one of the Cheery Lynn "Expandable Tiny Borders". Both the embossed piece and the border were sponged with the "Aged Mahogany" Distress Ink.
Behind the Tattered Poinsettia, I add one of the Marianne Design candles. It was sponged with Aged Mahogany, highlighted with the Adirondack Gold paint then pressed into the Versamark Dazzle Ink pad and sprinkled with the Wow embossing glitter. The same technique was used on the Cheery Lynn Holly Flourish and Holly leaves.
Tim Holtz SizzixTattered Poinsettia die (658261)
Stampendous "Christmas Background" stamp
VersaMark "Dazzle" ink pad
Wow! Neutral Ultra Shimmer Embossing Glitter
VersaFine "Vintage Sepia" ink pad
eBosser "Delicate Dots" embossing folder
Cheery Lynn "Expandable Tiny Borders" (B215)
Cheery Lynn "Holly Flourish" (B148)
Marianne Design Candle (LR0243)