Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Today I had a lot of fun stamping with a friend. My neighbor Pat came over this morning to learn how to make another card. I asked her what she wanted to learn and she looked over some of my cards and decided to create a card with a poinsettia and wanted to learn how to add the metallic stain to it. Here is the card she wanted to use as the inspiration for this card. I will tell you below the products/colors I used on my card.
I let Pat choose the products to use on her card. This is her beautiful card. She choose to use the Swiss Dots embossing folder for the background on the 5.5" x 6" card. The doilies behind the poinsettia are the Cheery Lynn "Scandinavian Hearts" and the gorgeous Marianne Design (LR0242) doily. The Marianne Design doily was attached over the Scandinavian Hearts doily with dimensional tape.
The Memory Box "Poinsettia Bloom" was white embossed three times and we followed the same steps as I described in my previous post. She used "Fired Brick" Distress Ink on the flower and "Crushed Olive and Pealed Paint" Distress inks on the leaves. Over the top of both the flower petals and the leaves, she brushed on the Ranger Distress "Antique Bronze" metallic stain. After coloring the poinsettia, she decided on the color of card stock to use behind it. Her choice of colors turned out beautiful, didn't they. I was really proud of the work she did. To create my poinsettia I used "Dusty Concord" Distress Ink and covered it with "Brushed Pewter" metallic stain. I used the same inks as Pat on the leaves.
We felt like her card is so beautiful that whoever ends up receiving it would want to display it. We die cut the beautiful Joy! "Card Stand". I wanted to show you the beautiful design in this stand. There are three different stands you can order from Joan's Gardens.
Pat is a very "crafty" person but has not made cards in the past. I love to have her come over so I can teach her some of the techniques I know.
I'll be back tomorrow with a card for the Weekly Challenge at Joan's Gardens.
All the products we used on these cards can be purchased from Joan's Gardens:
Memory Box "Poinsettia Bloom" (G1778)
Joy! Crafts "Card Stand" (6002/0123)
Marianne Design Doily (LR0242)
Cheery Lynn "Scandinavian Hearts" doily (DL155)
Distress Metallic Stains (Antique Bronze and Brushed Pewter)