I used acetate to stamp the image on. Turned over and used clear drying glue followed by glitter. Let it dry for quite some time. Love the effect of the sparkle.
I gave the white panel some texture with a snow swirl ef, but when I made the bow and put it on, it seemed too plain. So, I wondered what it would be like if I embossed the bow too. Yep, texture on texture. I absolutely LOVE the MFT Beautiful Bows Diecut. So easy to assemble and so many possibilities including texture, using dp to coordinate with your card. And, comes out perfect every time.
I tried to diecut through some white sparkle paper I had, but it was too thick for the intricate branch diecut, so I rubbed versamark over a piece of paper, heat and stick powder, used my heat gun to make it sticky, then sprinkled iridescent ice glitter on top and heated again. Then, I was able to use the diecut to cut through the glitter b/c it was on lighter paper. Kind of a pain, but the branches add so much to the card that I think it was worth it.
That's about it. I loved making this card b/c it's so sparkly and textured; but, duplicating it - maybe NOT!
Thanks for looking!
Date: Friday, October 11, 2013 GMT Views: 1267
Registered: June 10, 2007 Location: BC Posts: 44833
Fri, Oct 11, 2013 @ 5:26 AM
Always reaching for the top with your cards!!! Beautiful poinsettia! Fabulous and nice to know that you are starting your Christmas cards! I am working on some Christmas cards too -with my distress ink technique! ;) Such a fancy card - hmmmm do I detect a listening device in that sparkly brad............ or do I detect a message with that so called " embossing folder......... yes I think so... a cryptic message to be sure, but I shall crack it in due time! ;) Love you too, Pamzi girl!
Registered: July 9, 2008 Location: Stars Fell on Alabama Posts: 45995
Fri, Oct 11, 2013 @ 5:50 AM
Oh my goodness, that poinsettia is just fabulous. Glad you told us how you did it. I see you have those pine branches. I have them ordered and they are on back order. Boo Hoo..you probably got the last ones. :-) I love that ribbon die and will have to put it on my list. Did you get the last of those, too? HAHA Should I say this is the card I want for Christmas or will Nancy jump in? LOL
I pinned this one.
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