Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Limited Edition Christmas cards



I think I'm making only 4 of these cards, because cutting out petals and applying them with foam dots requires a lot of time! This wonderful poinsettia image is from Stampendous, and it's perfect for creating a colorful, dimensional card. I stamped on heavy watercolor paper and heat-embossed in black. Then I used Copic markers to color the flower and leaves (which are really all leaves on a poinsettia, I believe. The yellow center is the actual 'flower' part). Repeat that process with another image and cut apart the red parts of the poinsettia. At this point, I decided to paint with iridescent Twinkling H2O's....iridescent red and iridescent green. I added gold Stickles to the center, which was also popped up on foam after being cut apart. Because I wanted to use Vintage Silver Lustre from Paper Temptress for the 5" card base, I decided to glisten things up even more, so I sprayed silver Glimmer Mist over the image and the green and black layers. It worked beautifully.

9 comments:

the PaperTemptress said...

B E A U T I F U L! And I would say that even if you hadn't used one of my favorite sheets, the Vintage Silver Lustre! I love love love the 3D effect! The recipient of these cards are going to be very lucky in deed!

Patricia
the PaperTemptress

thestampinglady said...

Stunning Evelyn. This card is so beautiful. Darlene L

joy said...

What a beautifully created card - I can see why you would stop at four! Such a lot of work, but well worth it! I'm sure the lucky recipients will cherish their card!

Kath said...

Evelyn this card is just gorgeous. You do such amazing work!

Faye said...

Evelyn, such a labor-intense production!!! And oh, is it gorgeous!!! I know that whoever receives these masterpieces will have them framed or put into a shadowbox. So beautiful.

Lynn Stevens said...

So Gorgeous, Lucky the family or friends who receive these beauties.
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Suzanne C said...

Beautiful! Love the layers and the work.

Anonymous said...

Wow, I am definitely impressed with your work on this one! I hope the recipients realize how very special they are! Denise B.

Debby said...

I DID NOT KNOW YOU HAD A BLOG!!!!!You silly girl. This is the most beautiful creation ever. You should make them limited edition and sign them as such. Could be worth millions some day if they were to pass around. ;-)

GORGEOUS!!!