Video: Blue Poinsettia Holiday Card

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Hi everyone! I’m back with a video and post for this subtle blended poinsettia holiday card.

I started off by stamping the poinsettias in our Dusty Blue dye inks.  The centers of the poinsettias were stamped using our Smoky Quartz, Soft Garden and Bright Fern Dye Inks. Then I stamped 8 leaves in our Crystal Pewter and Smoky Quartz dye inks. I die cut everything with their coordinating dies and then assembled the poinsettias by adhering the leaves behind the florals.

Next I blended some Lofty Mint ink onto two corners of a separate A2 sized card panel using a stencil brush.  Then I stamped the sentiment (From Ours mini set) with our Noir Dye Ink. Next I white heat embossed the different berries and sprigs from our Coordinating Outline sets for our Fresh Cut Poinsettias and Holiday Cones in the same minty corners that I blended earlier.  Next I flicked some black splatters onto the panel – for the splatters, I smooshed our Noir Dye ink onto an acrylic block and added a bit of water and flicked the ink onto the panel with an aqua brush.

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Next I created a glittery border with our Glossy Fine Transparent adhesive paper and Double Stitched Rectangular dies (the two largest dies in the set). I popped up the border and poinsettias onto the blended panel with some foam tape.  Then I added some  Waltz White sequins to embellish the card.  I added some extra sequins to cover up some of the bigger black specks!

Thank you all for stopping by today! Join us here tomorrow for a final guest post from the fabulous Amy Tsuruta!

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Alcohol ink background

Hello, everyone!

TaeEun is here today sharing two holiday cards with alcohol ink background. On the traditional red background I adorned my christmas cards with our gorgeous poinsettias and berries from Fresh Cut Poinsettias Outline stamp set!

I was playing and experimenting with alcohol inks and glossy papers :). For today’s cards I used two different glossy papers, Glossy Cardstock and Yupo paper. I’m quite new to Yupo paper and wanted to see how it reacts with alcohol inks. And the results show some differences between the two papers.

Here is my first card made with Glossy Cardstock.

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To start off I made the background panel by dripping and blowing the alcohol ink droplets (Poppyfield, Watermelon, Valencia and Flamingo) on the glossy cardstock. I then added some splatters of blending solution. I set the panel aside for a few days, as the layered alcohol ink needs much more time to dry than usual. Meanwhile I stamped the poinsettia and berries from  Fresh Cut Poinsettias Outline stamp set using embossing ink on a piece of clear acetate sheet, heat embossed them in gold and cut them using coordinating dies. I filled the berries with some white Pico embellisher and let them dry. I chose a simple and small sentiment from the Mistletoe Kisses stamp set, as the background is so busy.  I gold heat embossed the sentiment on a scrap of black cardstock, fussy cut and glued it on a strip of gold glitter paper, which I made using our Adhesive glitter paper Gold. For some more glitter I adhered thin Gold glitter tape on the left and bottom edge of my card base, before I mounted the alcohol ink panel flat on it. I then assembled the poinsettia using clear foam tape and the sentiment using foam adhesive onto the card.

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For my second card I used Yupo paper. The making procedure is quite the same as the first card. I took the bold Brushed Merry as my sentiment for this card. I stamped it several times in Noir dye ink using Misti tool. The gold heat embossed small christmas on the white banner is from Christmas Poinsettia Mini stamp set, which was a free gift during Fall release.

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In my opinion alcohol ink moved more smoothly on the Glossy Cardstock by blowing than on Yupo but the reaction with blending solution was more dramatic on Yupo.

I hope you could pick some tips from my cards for your next projects today.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Hugs,

TaeEun

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!

 

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween, everyone!!! It’s TaeEun today sharing two cards with you.

Even though I’m not familiar with Halloween and don’t celebrate myself, my kiddos are excited about the parade and parties at school. And  I couldn’t let you go without a halloween card today 🙂 !

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My halloween card is quick and easy to make. At first I stamped HALLOWEEN using the letters from Vogue Alpha Upper with embossing ink on a watercolor cardstock and clear heat embossed it. I then added the rainbow colors using Gansai Tambi watercolor. On the card base I blended yellow, orange and red distress inks and foam mounted the watercolor panel. I borrowed the sentiment HAPPY from the Brushed Merry stamp set which I white heat embossed on a purple cardstock and cut in a fishtail banner. No halloween card without a pumpkin! The little pumpkins are from the Thankful Cornucopia. I heat embossed them in brown on a scrap of white cardstock, colored them using Zig markers and cut with coordinationg dies. After I adhered the Happy banner and pumpkins with some foam tape I added Glossy Accents on the pumpkins and so finished the card.

Now to the main actor for today! You may know already how much I love coloring floral images. I’ve shown on my first DT post watercolor, alcohol ink and colored pencils as coloring medium on my cards. Today I used the Copic markers to color those purple poinsettias.

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To start off I stamped the cluster of poinsettias from Fresh Cut Poinsettias Outlines stamp set in Rose Quartz and the extra leaves in Vanilla Frosted Cupcake dye ink on a white cardstock, while masking whenever needed. I stamped a poinsettia on a small piece of a white cardstock too. I then colored them with Copic markers. I used for purple leaves V04, V06, V17,V09 and B18 and for green leaves and for the center of poinsettias YG11, YG03, YG17 and YG67. I added soft gray shade around the image and cut out the panel of the poinsettia cluster and the frame with a craft knife. I kept the width of the frame in 1/4″, which is the width of our thin Silver glitter tape. So I could adhere the Silver glitter tape on the frame.

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Next up I prepared the card base by blending Soft Garden and Rose Quartz dye ink. I then mounted the colored panel on the card base using some foam adhesive. For some dimension I foam mounted my extra purple poinsettia which I colored and die cut using the coordinating die. The “merry” was cut using our Holiday Word dies  once from a purple fun foam and once from a cardstock on which I adhered some Silver glitter adhesive paper. I glued the silver glitter merry on the purple foam and adhered it on the card. I really like this lovely font of Holiday Word dies !!!  The “CHRISTMAS” is from our Christmas Poinsettia Mini stamp set. I silver heat embossed it on a purple cardstock.

To finish off the card I scattered a few sequins from Glass Slippers and Royal Garden Party Couture Mix. For some sparkle and shine I added Crystal Stickles on the center of the poinsettias and clear Wink of Stella on the poinsettia leaves.

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That’s it for today! I hope I could inspire you with my cards. Thank you so much for stopping by!

Have a wonderful day whether you celebrate the halloween or not!

Hugs,

TaeEun

 

Die-Cut Stenciling for a Background

Hello! It’s LauraJane. Welcome to a new week:))

I was interested in trying out a technique that Jennifer Mcguire shared, a while ago, for creating a background by using dies to make a stencil.  I’ll share with you the steps in photos using the Holiday Cones Coordinating Dies for the stencil.

Here are the steps to create the background panel:

  • First I repeatedly cut the two smaller branch dies from Holiday Cones Coordinating Dies on CS to makes a stencil.
  • Then Sponged a shade darker than the chosen colored CS..I chose Bright Emerald Dye
  • Next, stamp the coordinating images in an even darker shade…Basil Mojito 
  • For the shadows, I slightly misaligned the stencil and traced the images where the shadow would be with COPIC N1.
  • Trimmed the panel down with the Double Stitched Rectangle Dies
  • Adhered that onto an A2 sized CS in the same color as the original blue

For the embellishment:

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Hope you enjoyed my card tutorial today.

Have a GREAT week!

LauraJane:)