There were so many beautiful designs and wonderful techniques to choose from, but my search stopped immediately at one particular card - which you can see here: Vintage Pink Flower. Below is my version of Cindy's card - changes were with type of flower, embossing folder and added pine & pinecone die cut.
|Poinsettia & Pine Cone Christmas|
Cindy had an excellent tip for creating a more realistic flower shape - to use washi tape rolls as a mold for the flower petals while they dried - I tried it and it works!!! To make this card I started with the flower. I die-cut several layers and a few leaves, then layered 3 different shades of color using ink and daubers. Then I curved each petal using 2 styluses, played with the layers to get them 'just right', then went to work gluing each in place one over the other.
I didn't mist the petals so my technique wasn't exactly like Cindy's, but while the glue was still wet I placed the flower in something as close to a washi tape roll as I could find - a very small glass. Not quite the same, but it achieved the same result - a more 3-D realistic shaped flower. Below is the first close-up.
|Poinsettia and Sentiment Close-up|
While the poinsettia was drying I went to work on the flower center. I started with the little die-cut piece that came with the poinsettia, and after it was sponged I put glue on all the little end berries and dipped them in mini gold beads. To finish it off I punched a couple of pine sprigs using my MS Pine punch, scrunched everything a bit and glued it into the center of the flower.
Here's one more close up so you can see all the textures and layers:
The pine and pinecone die is a new purchase that was fresh out of the package on my craft table - and somehow it seemed to be calling out to me. I couldn't resist - so I die cut the Pinecone Corner Die, sponged a bit of color and gave them some texture and shape with the styluses, and added it to me card. I cannot wait to use this die again!! The last step was to add the Vellum embossed layer and the sentiment panel. After the card was finished I decided to curve the edges on the sentiment panel just a bit, to soften that layer.
Thank you Trish for the special honor, and thank you Cindy for sharing your talent and providing so much inspiration!!
- Bazzil White Card Stock (One Layer Card Base), Vellum embossed panel
- Sweet 'n Sassy Christmas Joy Sentiment
- Coral, Rose Red and Cherry Cobbler Ink (Poinsettia), Pear Pizzaz and Artechoke (leaves and Pine needles), Baked Brown Suger, Soft Suede and Espresso (Pinecones) and Soft Suede for the Sentiment
- Poppy Stamps Poinsettia Die, Memory Box Pinecone Corner, SU! Embossing Folder