Saturday, July 20, 2013

Poinsettia Christmas - The Friday Mashup #119

The breeze today is wonderful after the oppressive heat of the last three or four days.  It's still hot and slightly humid, but the breeze makes it tolerable.
It's hard to get in the Christmas mode with the weather being so warm, but if I'm to be ready for Christmas I have to start now.
Today I used the challenge with the Friday Mashup here - which is to use a favourite new stamp set with a sketch challenge - to create my card.  I used the stamp set "Joyful Christmas" from the Holiday catalogue.








I started by stamping two flowers and 4 leaves with Versa Mark onto Whisper White paper and embossing them with gold embossing powder.  They were then painted using ink pads and an Aqua painter.  For the flowers I used Cherry cobbler ink with shading done with Marina Mist.  The centers were painted with Daffodil Delight.  The leaves were painted with Pear Pizzazz and shaded with Old Olive.
One entire flower was cut out as well as the center of the other flower.  All the leaves were cut out as well.  The small flower was adhered to the larger flower using a dimensional.  Then I added a dot of tombo glue to the centers of the flower and placed some gold stampin' glitter on top of that.  I let the glue dry before I shook off the excess.
The flower was adhered to a Whisper White circle die cut using the circles framelit and the paper pierced with a mat pack and paper piercer. The leaves were attached as indicated in the picture above. This circle was matted with a Cherry Cobbler circle.

The base card is Cherry Cobbler card stock, layered with Whisper White cardstock and then Seasons of Style designer paper.  Six photo edges were punched in Old Olive card stock and adhered near the bottom of the DSP.  The sentiment, which was embossed with gold embossing powder, was attached to these photo edges.
The flower and circle was adhered to the DSP towards the left side of the card.

Stamps: Joyful Christmas, More Merry Messages
Inks: Versa Mark, Cherry Cobbler, Marina Mist, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive
Papers: Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Seasons of Style DSP, Old Olive
Accessories: Photo punch, Circles framelits, Mat pack and paper piercer, Gold embossing powder, Gold stampin' glitter
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