Pretty Poinsettias

Merry Christmas, friends! (Don’t shoot me; it’s November, and I can say that!)  Emily here with you today with a card that’s a little different from my normal style. I did not get to use the gorgeous Poinsettia Border stamp as much as I would have liked during the release, so I am making up for that now by playing with it to my heart’s content. 🙂 Let’s get started!

This project is a little different for me. I started  by heat embossing that stunningly detailed image onto a bright red card base using white detail embossing powder. I then used my white Prismacolor colored pencil (is it really a colored pencil if it’s white? Hmm.) to add in some shading on the poinsettias. I used a white Wink of Stella brush pen to add some shimmer and variation to the berries.

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The next step was to stamp and emboss some of the pretty poinsettias and foliage from the Fresh Cut Poinsettia Outlines stamp set onto vellum using the same white detail embossing powder, then die cut them with their coordinating dies. I added some more shimmer with the white Wink of Stella pen, but it’s not really captured very well in the photos. Sadface.

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The next step was to cut the greeting using the new Holiday Word Dies. I started with some of the green adhesive foil, then die cut the greeting three more times using (cheap but sturdy) watercolor paper and glued them all together. I adhered the greeting down, then arranged my vellum poinsettia die cuts and adhered them with clear dimensional adhesive. The final step was to add some sequins: Deep Sage, Glass Slippers, and Engine Red.

And that’s it! This card would be really easy to mass produce if you left off the extra vellum die cuts and only did one layer of die cut greeting… Bonus, it’s nice and flat, too! I’m all about just dropping my cards in the mailbox instead of having to actually get out and go inside the post office… ain’t nobody got time for that! I’m too busy making Christmas cards haha! Have a fantastic week, friends!

 

Pretty Packages.

Hi, friends! Emily here with you today to share a festive holiday card. I have always loved those photos on Pinterest of packages that have been lovingly wrapped and decorated with pine boughs, berries, ribbons, etc, and have great plans for doing something similar with my own holiday gifts, but somehow I am always rushing to get the gifts wrapped and out the door, so the most “extra” I usually get on there is a bow and usually a store bought tag. (I know, I’m awful.) As I was looking through my older sets from The Ton, I saw the Grand Bows set and thought, now that we have the Holiday Cones set, why don’t I whip up a little card to look like one of those beautifully wrapped, Pinterest-worthy packages?

I started by stamping the tone-on-tone “wrapping paper” background using the Poinsettia Garden background stamp and Lipstick Red ink. I added a little ink blending around the edges with the same ink color to make it look a little less flat. Next, I cut two strips of the Green Foil adhesive backed paper and laid them perpendicular to each other in the center of the “gift,” trying to make sure they crossed each other somewhere near the center.

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Next, I stamped the berries and pinecones from Holiday Cones using  Crystal Garden     inks, Red SangriaLipstick Red, and Cocoa Collection trio  inks and the spruce sprigs from Holiday Cones Outlines using Everglade Moss. I fussy cut all of the images out, but you can certainly use dies. Mine just haven’t arrived yet. 🙂 Next, I stamped that beautiful, fluffy looking bow from Grand Bows using the darker two shades of the Crystal Garden trio inks and fussy cut it, as well. I arranged all of the foliage in a nice little cluster beneath my bow, removed the bow, and used Press ‘n Seal to pick up my arrangement to add adhesive. I then laid it back down and added the bow over the top with dimensional adhesive.

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For the greeting, I die cut the “Christmas” from Holiday Word dies three times, once from Silver Glitter paper, and twice from cheap watercolor card stock that I don’t want to use for actual watercoloring (haha!!). I glued them all together, then stamped my “merry” from Mistletoe Kisses (actually part of the “merry & bright” stamp, but I just cut off the portion I didn’t need) using Lipstick Red ink.

And that’s it! Typing it out makes it seem more complicated than it is, but I promise it’s not, especially if you have the dies to make the process go more quickly. But isn’t it so pretty? Would be so nice to package a gift card for someone for Christmas!

Well, I hope you all have a fantastic weekend! (It’s Thursday, so I can talk about the weekend, right?) Enjoy the beautiful fall weather!

You are fabulous! (Haute Stacks)

Hello, everyone! It’s Jenny here taking over the blog today. Hope you are having a wonderful week! I would love to share a beautiful shaker card I created using our Haute Stacks stamp set, “fabulous” word die, lots of gorgeous sequins, gold foil adhesive paper, and glitter tape!

Here is the card!

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  • I started the card by stamping  the larger haute stack image in our Noir Dye ink on a A2 sized Arches cold press watercolor paper.  I colored the image and the background with Peerless Watercolors (Lip Smackin’ Pink, Bubble Gum, Blush Rose Pink, and Mixed Berry) and distress inks (Victorian Velvet and Tattered Rose). I also splattered Gansai Tambi Starry Colors (Champagne gold and White gold) and let it dry completely.
  • I layer stamped the peony and leaves images using The Ton Couture Color inks. The colors I used are: Orchid Collection, Peony Collection, and Ruby Collection for the peonies. I used Crystal Garden Collection for the leaves. The 3 different shades in each of these fabulous Ink collections go so well together! After layer stamping all the peonies and the leaves, I fussy cut them out.
  • I die cut a black frame and adhered rose color glitter tape from our sample pack all to add some sparkle! I love our glitter tapes and you can see I use them quite often on my projects. I adhered acetate and foam tape on the back to turn the frame into a shaker frame.
  • I filled the shaker frame with Rose Gold Mirror Ball Couture Mix, Burnt Caramel sequins, Creamy Toffee sequins, Cabernet sequins, Dulce sequins, Glass Slippers sequins, and Pink Petal Flora sequins. I think they are so lovely mixed all together! I closed up the shaker with the haute stack watercolored panel and adhered the shaker on a black card base.
  • I die cut the word “fabulous” on our Matte Gold Adhesive Foil paper. I removed the backing and adhered it on the middle of the card. Using the adhesive paper makes it so much easier to adhere delicate word dies on the projects!
  • I adhered the layer stamped peonies and the leaves on 2 corners of the card. On the top left corner, I also added gold embroidery thread and the sentiment from our Basic Labels. I finished the card off by adding some sequins.

 

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That all for today! Thank you for stopping by and have a fabulous day!

hugs,

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Foil In-Laid Petal Cut Peonies

Hello! It’s LauraJane, Hope your weekend was fabulous!

Today I have a card that uses the In-Laid die cut technique with the Petal Cut Peonies Standalone Dies. The task could be pretty challenging without the help of a household product, Press’n Seal. Here is a card I made previously with regular colored cardstock. For today, I’m using  Adhesive Foiled Papers.

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The Process:

 

  • Moving on to the peonies,I started out by cutting two large blooms from Petal Cut Peonies Standalone Dies on Adhesive Foil Paper – Purple .Very carefully, with the paper cuts still in the metal dies, I firmly pressed plastic PRESS’n SEAL over the entire bloom backing. Gently pulling the die out of the metal and flipped it over, leaving the whole die cut on the PRESS’n SEAL.
  • Repeat this entire step with Adhesive Foil Paper – Light Pink  (Now I have Four cut peonies, two in Purple, and Two in Light pink)
  • Next, I peel off the outline of one bloom from the PRESS’n SEAL, leaving some of the inner cuts on the plastic, a small stylus can be used to help push the inner cuts from the outline.
  • Now place the outline cut on the card front and piece, or In-lay, the smaller inner cuts back inside the outline using the lighter or darker foil paper for contrast. The adhesive foil makes it a clean and simple task to stick everything together:))
  • I also cut the leaves from Adhesive Foil Paper – Apple Green  and Mint .
  • Layer the greenery around the blooms. Remember, the adhesive Foil Paper makes this SUPER easy!IMG_1170
  • I ended up stamping a repeat of a smaller sentiment in the same ink as the polka-dots after quickly masking off the area..
  •  I Embossed the main sentiment from Graceful Rose in Liquid Platinum on vellum.

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I encourage you to give this In-Laid die cut technique a try! It is well worth the effort.

LauraJane:)