I stamped the poinsettias using the leaf stamp, Real Red ink and my stamp-a-majig, then masked them off and stamped the background using the same leaf and Old Olive ink. To give the flowers this velvety texture I coloured over them with the brush end of a Riding Hood Red marker. The veins of the leaves show through, which I like, and you can add bits of darker definition with the thin end of the marker too. I coloured over the background leaves with a Sahara Sand marker and add shadows to the flowers with an Old Olive marker. Gold brads make good flower centres and give the card a bit of a Christmas shine!
The poinsettia panel was mounted onto a Cherry Cobbler card base using dimensionals. TIP: If you draw your red marker along the edges of your panel, you won't be able to see an annoying glimpse of raw white card stock! The sentiment was added using versamark and I embossed it with gold embossing powder. The mat pack template was used to add the dots.
Supplies needed for this card:
Stamps: French Foliage, Welcome Christmas
Ink: Real Red, Old Olive
Card stock: Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
Other: Markers, gold brads, stamp-a-majig, versamark pen, gold embossing powder, heat tool, mat pack
I'd be delighted to order any of these supplies for you and I can have them delivered to your address in the UK. I am committed to providing excellent customer service and am always happy to help and advise. Just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593.
Some of my readers have noticed that I've changed my profile picture at the weekend. I did it because I thought that the previous one didn't look like me any more... but I am slightly regretting it. Why? Because when I was foolish enough to ask my youngest son what he thought of the new photo he said he thought I looked like Bilbo Baggins after he'd got the ring! AFTER he'd got the ring!!! He noticed that I was a bit taken aback by this. "But I still love you Mummy," he added reassuringly. Please don't blame me if I change the picture sometime soon!
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