Monday, May 19, 2014

Vellum Poinsettia


Hi everyone.  I'm having a play day in my studio :)  I finally finished one card after being in here all day, but I did have lots of fun experimenting with some new paints I bought.  I used two of them to make shimmer sprays which I used on the card above.

This is for a few challenges ... Muse#68 - this is a CASE of the beautiful card by Marion Vagg ... I changed the theme to Christmas, the layout is the same and the colors are similar.  This is also for Merry Monday #109 - use a flower, and my second entry into Less Is More #172 - Flowers.

I haven't been making Christmas cards much lately, and need to get back at it!  I moved my Christmas stamps off my worktable when I was organizing things, and haven't pulled them out much since.  They are now back on my worktable, right in front of me and in my way :) ... so hopefully I start using them more often. :)

I stamped the poinsettia onto vellum, heat embossed in white, and spray misted with pearlescent white for some shimmer.  I then watercolored using ink and water and fussy-cut.  Tip:  would have been best to paint the flower first and then spray with the frost white ... I'm always learning things! :)

The strip behind the flower is made using a stencil and some silver shimmer mist that I made with silver paint and rubbing alcohol (same as the pearlescent white spray - mixed it myself).  The sentiment is stamped in silver ink.  It's hard to see how shimmery the card is so I have a close-up and hopefully it shows more.







Stamps:  Watercolor Winter, Christmas Greetings (SU!)
Paper:   110 lb. white (Neenah); 40 lb vellum (Bazzill)
Ink:  Versamark; Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink (SU!); Silver (Colorbox)
Accessories & Tools:  Big Shot, Fresh Foliage Die (Memory Box), White embossing powder, heat tool, paint brush, Pearlescent White paint (Lumiere), Silver Paint (Tsukineko), rubbing alcohol, water mister, Silhouette Cameo cutting machine, Quatrefoil pattern cut file, plastic sheet (Grafix), silver stickles







Challenges:
Muse #68
Merry Monday #109
Less is More #172


37 comments:

Wendy said...

Such a gorgeous card, Loll! Love the vellum poinsettia and all the shimmer to this! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Monday! :)

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Soft and pretty and simply beautiful! So glad you joined us at Muse this week!

Marion said...

So pretty. Love the shimmer pattern under the flower. Looks amazing :)

Kristie Goulet said...

So beautiful, Loll! I love the poinsettia and the shimmer pattern under the flower! Thank you for joining us at Merry Monday this week!

Donna Przybylowski said...

Very pretty card Loll, the flower is stunning, I love heat embossing on vellum, comes out so pretty!!
Take care,
hugs
Donna

Anonymous said...

very elegant, and so beautiful.
Did you watercolor from the back of the stamped image?
Your cards are so amazing..

Marie B. said...

Love, love, LOVE this card! I'll have to add some alcohol to my sprays...maybe they'll work better! :)

Susan said...

Loll, this is so beautiful - I love everything about it. Great use of your homemade sprays! Isn't vellum easy to fussy cut?!

nancy littrell said...

OMG Loll...all your shimmer, gorgeous vellum flower and stenciled BG are outstanding! TFS the close up pic. too.

Cathy said...

Beautiful Loll, the shimmer looks amazing on the close up. You're so clever making your own sprays, Cathy x

Viv's Visuals said...

Still on hols so just a quickie catch up - Fab (as usual!) x

Karen B said...

Gorgeous poinsettia Loll. Love how much you're experimenting with your paints and sprays.

Karen x

nwilliams6 said...

so pretty! Love how the vellum gives the leaves and flower a frosty and elegant look. Awesome card! Hugz!

Anita in France said...

Wow, thanks for the close up, Loll ... this is so beautifully shimmery ... perfect with the soft vellum bloom and leaves! Anita :)

Beverley said...

So crisp & clean a perfect Christmas card. Hugs Bev x

Brenda said...

Oh my Loll, this is a stunning Christmas card! I an in love with how you did your flower, the vellum makes it so beautiful and I love the shimmer!! Glad you got time to play and experiment! Hugs

Sazzle Dazzle said...

One work ... stunning well ok two ... exquisite. Love it Loll and great that you've combined with other challenges.
thanks for taking part
Sarah
Less is More

Linda said...

Your flower and card is so beautiful and elegant.

Charlene said...

What a beautiful poinsettia!!!

landerson213 said...

Stunning card! Love the vellum leaves! :)

Lauren
http://landersoncraftydesigns.wordpress.com/

Bonnie said...

Dreamy and shimmery perfection, Loll! What a beautiful poinsettia! I'm so glad you shared it with us at Merry Monday!

Lee-Anne said...

Oh my, Loll...the vellum poinsettia is simply stunning! What a beautiful "frosty" creation!

Notes by Nina said...

Beautiful card Loll, your poinsettia is stunning. I am so glad you joined us for Merry Monday this week.

Cornelia W said...

Just lovely - this vellum Poinsettia is wonderful and you just put it center stage!

LeAnne said...

Gorgeous, Loll!!! Nobody does CAS and shimmery like you do! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

Anne said...

Simply stunning Loll! Perfect CAS, love the vellum
Thank you for your LIM entry
Anne
Less is More Designer

Julie Beech said...

Beautiful Loll, love that shimmer you made yourself. Might have to have a play! :)

Chrissie said...

This is as stunning as ever Loll, a beautiful card.
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Anonymous said...

This is such a dainty and pretty card! Just beautiful. : )

Viv said...

Such a fabulous card Loll, I love it :) Viv xx

Carole said...

Amazing! C x

Barb Ghig said...

I don't know how I missed this BEAUTY! Your stenciled background is so pretty, and your vellum poinsettia is absolutely gorgeous, Loll! I love all the sparkle, too!

Karen M said...

Stunning card Loll - I love all the pretty shimmer and the stenciled background looks fab! Hugs xx

Susangail Powell said...

G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S!!!! Absolutely gorgeous!!! I love everything about your card Loll!

Jen said...

Oh, I love the flower and leaves done in vellum. So beautiful!

Kelly Szafron said...

Beautiful card!

Kate said...

Lovely Christmas card - really elegant