Today, after many requests, I finally relented and made a
video called Tour of my Craft Studio! Obviously I don’t have
any editing to do, so it will go live Sunday morning.
Today’s card has been inspired by a card I saw in the Stampin’
Up! demonstrators’ quarterly magazine called Stampin’
Success. I used Real Red as my base colour, and die cut the
poinsettia, leaves and berries using three of the
Detailed Poinsettia Thinlits Dies.
The dies were: the first one did the leaves and berries
around the poinsettia, the second dies was the poinsettia,
and the third one was the leaves and berries die which I
used for the bottome right-hand corner.
I took a piece of Garden Green Cardstock (CS) and a piece
of Old Olive CS, and die cut using the two leaf and berry
dies as before. This gave me two more top layers already
die cut – just the flower head to be done – as well
as four pine branches in each of Garden Green and Old Olive.
I used them to decorate the top of the oval Christmas
Wishes sentiment, which I had painted using the Garden
Green and Real Red Marker Pens.
I’ve quite surprised myself with today’s card because I like
it even though it’s very busy! The card I saw in the Stampin’
Up! magazine had a red layer under the top red layer, and
I liked how it looked but not enough to copy it!
I chose to use the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper – now
replaced by Sparkle Glimmer Paper! – so that the die cuts
were really accentuated, and I think it’s worked well!
To decorate the inside of the card, I used the two corner
dies on the bottom of the top layer. In comparison to
the front of the card, I think these die cuts look very
bland and I’m trying to think of something to “glitter”
them up with!
If I come up with a good idea, I’ll photograph what I do
and will share it with you tomorrow! I hope you have a
lovely relaxing weekend, and until tomorrow, happy crafting.