Hello Craft Friends,
Welcome to my blog, for anyone new popping in for the Blog Hop Monday is our Blog Challenge day, I set a challenge for everyone and showcase the cards that everyone makes on a Sunday, we have been doing this for about three years now, it's a great 'mojo' booster and a great way to keep yourself busy in the craft room.
The Theme for the Blog Hop is 'Christmas' so I designed this card, I had to get creative as Stampin'Up! Don't have a specific Poinsettia die and I really wanted to feature a Poinsettia on my card, so after a bit of playing I came up with the one above which is made using the Skeleton Leaves from the 'Rooted in Nature' Bundle, I think that the embossing part of the Thinlit is what really makes it look like a more realistic Poinsettia. I highlighted the edges and embossing with a little bit of Gold Gilding Wax.
I started by cutting my card base 4 1/2 X 11 1/2, scored at 5 3/4 card out of Very Vanilla, I put the card base in my Stamperatus and stamped the border stamp from the 'Dashing Deer' Stamp set down the sides, the great thing about the Stamperatus is you don't have to move the stamp or the card, you just lift the stamp plate out and move it down a couple of notches, that way you no for sure that it will line up perfectly!
I then took another piece of Very Vanilla card and embossed it with the new 'Swirls and Curls' Embossing folder, I matted it onto a piece of gold card and popped some dimensionals on the back to raise it up a little, I placed it between the two stamped borders.
I made my Poinsettia by die cutting and embossing Skeleton Leaves from the 'Rooted in Nature' stamp set, I used Cherry Cobbler and Shaded Spruce card, as I thought these were the nearest colours to Poinsettias. I brushed the sides and embossed areas lightly with a dauber dipped in a little gilding wax, just to enhance the embossing. I then roughly cut a circle of card and built up the layers of leaves, shaping them as I went, I placed a Faceted Gem in the centre that I had coloured yellow with a Stampin' Blend (alcohol marker). I placed this onto my embossed card and then die cut a couple of the 'Dashing Deer's Antlers' to use as flourishes, just to draw your eye into the Poinsettia.
I stamped a sentiment from the Dashing Deer stamp set onto Very Vanilla card using Versamark, I then added Gold Embossing powder and heat set, then I trimmed it down so that it would fit inside the Gold frame that I had die cut.
To finish the card I just cut some of the tiny flowers from the 'Detailed Deer' Thinlits in Shaded Spruce and Cherry Cobbler, so that they resembled tiny poinsettias.
I hope you like my card. xx
This week's challenge is to make a card that features 'At Least One Kind of Embossing'.
As you can see on my card I used Heat Embossing and 'Dry' embossing (using a folder).
I don't mind if you want to used Masks and Stencils with Embossing Paste.
I can't wait to see what you all come up with.
Links to the other Blogs in this Hop:
Please go and visit the blogs below to see what projects they designed for this 'Hop' there is some amazing Inspiration.
Thank you so much for stopping by today, I hope that you all have a lovely day, however you are spending it.
Love and Hugs to all,