Wednesday, December 9, 2015

shimmer poinsettia

if you've seen my "things we love 2015" list, you already know that the essentials by ellen mondo poinsettia stamp set is one of my favorites! i love the larger size and beautiful lines. 


-i started with a 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 piece of neenah natural white cardstock (the name is a little misleading, it's a really pretty creamy color). on my cardstock, i stamped the larger poinsettia in white and heat embossed it with a weathered white (creamy colored) powder.

-next i used distress inks crushed olive and forest moss to watercolor the poinsettia center. and while the ink was still wet, i used a clear wink of stella pen to blend the color outward.

-i made sure each petal was blended and had a good layer of shimmer.

-next i added a sentiment from the essentials by ellen brushstroke christmas set, stamping "joy" in silver and "to the world" in distress ink crushed olive.

-i trimmed 1/4 from one side and rounded the corners on one side. 

-i cut a 1/4 x 5-1/2 piece of silver foil and adhered it to a 4-1/2 x 5-1/2 natural white card. then i adhered my stamped panel onto the card.

-finally i finished with silver cord, jingle bells and a few sequins.
thanks for visiting!

xo,
carly

p.s. don't forget you can still enter my "things we love" giveaway and use the thingswelovecarly 10% off discount code at ellen hutson!


2 comments:

~amy~ said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!

Sue McRae said...

The poinsettia is so pretty with all that shimmer!