Saturday, 6 September 2008

White Poinsettia!!!

In between the housewifey jobs and other sundry distractions today I have been able to get in a bit of stamping and here is the card I made.
I have to admit to being a little bit pleased with this one as it turned out totally differently to the idea I had when I started and the background was made by accident.

So I started off by stamping the poinsettia onto black card and embossing it in white after which I decided to swipe around the edges with some white ink on a sponge with the intention of adding crystal glitter for a frosty look. However.....I was a bit heavy handed with the ink and ended up applying it to the whole piece of card to spread it out. It looked nice but then I spied my Peacock Brilliance ink pad and started to add a little colour, then a bit more and a bit more until I ended up with the pearly teal colour....which I loved.
I did have a bit of trouble getting a smooth finish on the smaller piece as my card was quite porous and just grabbed the ink in patches so here is a little tip for you.......before I started to apply ink to the larger piece I just dabbed over it with my Versamark ink pad and that helped the inks to blend beautifully.
Once the ink had been dried I stamped the text using Versafine and embossed with clear powder.
The poinsettia was stamped and embossed onto vellum twice and then cut out and layered with black brads.
Background stamp-Rubber Stampede

Well Patrick didn't turn up this morning.......I feel proper stood up I do.......and as DD won't let me watch it without her and she is on nights next week......that means it will be over a week before I get even a sniff of the new series..........I feel a slight tantrum coming!!!
Mind you if hubby keeps on I may not be here in a week.....I may strangle him.
He has just been diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes and in the week he did a supermarket visit with a nurse as part of his education on how to eat healthily to help his condition. So now he keeps banging on about how many sugar cubes there are in everything and it's driving me!!! Bless him.

In the hope of avoiding King Kong on tv........I am off for a soak in the bath and then DD and I are going to finish watching Grey's Anatomy Season 1 which we started on to have my!!!

Hope the rain isn't spoiling your weekend.
Bye for now


  1. Absolutely gorgeous and so unexpected ... love it.

  2. Wow, what an eye catching card this is Sheila!! I LOVE it!!! I love how you embossed white over black, it has a totally different look! Hope you managed to avoid King Kong, and enjoyed Grey's anatomy with your DD!!

  3. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous :)

  4. Sheila, this is my 3rd attempt to post a comment, your card has the WOW factor, love the white embossing on black card.

    Christine xx

  5. what a stunning card Sheila!! :)

  6. These poinsettia cards are pure class. Love the embossing and how different both colours are. Ultra loveliness! :O)

  7. Wow what fantastic cards, love to chat to you , you always have a smile for me at the shop love Susie xxxxxx


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