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.