Friday, November 2, 2012

Let the Heavens Rejoice

Today I played with some new products I want to tell you about.  I used Ranger's "Emboss It Dabber-Clear", "Sticky Embossing Powder", and "Platinum" Stickles Dry Fine Glitter, on the poinsettia.  The photo does not do justice to this beautiful Platinum glitter on the poinsettia. I watched Tim Holtz work with these products at CHA and have been anxious to "play" with them. 

Here is a picture of these products used on the poinsettia.  The die cut poinsettia petals are from the new Poppy Stamps "Blooming Poinsettia".  This die also comes with the stamen and the leaf.  I love the "Emboss It Dabber".  It has the same type of ink as you have in the VersaMark pad but you are able to dab it in smaller, specific areas.  I covered each of the petals with this ink, then poured on the "Sticky" embossing powder.  I have used other sticky embossing powders, but find the Ranger sticky powder works better than what I had in the past. (I did work in small trays for the Embossing Powder and the glitter, so I could pour them back in the jars.) Use your heat gun to make the embossing powder sticky.  Once the sticky powder was "shiny", I placed the flower in a different tray and poured on the Platinum Stickles Dry Fine Glitter.  If all the area did not hold the glitter, you can heat it up again to melt the sticky embossing powder and place it back down in the glitter - press it down with your fingers.  Once it was completely covered with glitter, I heat set it again and pressed down on the glitter to make sure it as sticking well.  I did this to all three layers of the poinsettia.  To shape the flower, I found it was best to shape it with your fingers rather than placing it on the shaping mat, because the glitter will come off on the mat.  Once the petals were slightly bent, I pressed down in the center on the black mat to help make them "cup" up.  I used the white "Crafters Pick" glue to stick them together.  It worked great because this glue is thick and will stick even though you are gluing over glitter.  

The pretty embossed background was done with another one of the new Nellie  Snellen embossing folders ,  "Oval Frame".  The sentiment I used is a Penny Black stamp called "Rejoice".  Under the sentiment I used a little stamp from the JustRite "Spring Rose Medalliions" stamp set.  I love all the JustRite stamp sets because they have such a great variety of items in each set.  Most of them include medallions, sentiments plus little embellishments like the one under the sentiment on this card.   The sentiment and little flourish were stamped using VersaFine Onyx Black Ink and Ranger's Detail Clear Embossing Powder.   The holly was die cut using the Marianne Design "Holly Sprig".  Additional Platinum Stickles Dry Fine Glitter was added to the berries in the holy die cut.  

Nellie Snellen "Oval Frame" (HSF004)
Poppy Stamps "Blooming Poinsettia" (861)
Marianne Design "Holly Sprig" (LR0244)
JustRite "Spring Rose Medallions" stamp set (CL-03685)
Penny Black "Rejoice" (3732E)
Ranger "Emboss It Dabber - Clear"
Ranger "Sticky Embossing Powder"
Ranger "Platinum Stickles Dry Fine Glitter"
Crafters Pick" glue
VersaFine  Onyx Black Ink Pad
Ranger's Detail Clear Embossing Powder



Memaw said...

Hi Selma, Your cards just keep on keeping...Beautiful cards and the products are awesome. I want to try this because it looks to beautiful not to have. Thank you for your inspiration and talant. Judy

Rita said...

Wow, what a fabulous card Selma. The colours are beautiful and that poinsettia, it just takes your breath away. TFS. Hugs from Scotland. Rita xx

HappyCrafter said...

So elegant, I like that fancy flower you created!

Glenda said...

Gorgeous! Love the technique you used on the poinsettia!

Olga said...

over the top!!!! awesome technique!!

Winnie and Patty said...

Selma--as always this card is beautiful!!! I love the poinsettia! TFS

CraftinGranny said...

This is gorgeous Sylvia!! My favorite colors. You are the Queen of Flowers. "Hugs"

Sheila - Ginger said...

Gorgeous card Selma and that poinsetta is a stunner!

Love Sheila xx

Joan Fricker said...

Absolutely gorgeous Selma. I must try the sticky glitter etc. Certainly is a eye poppping card.


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