Hello crafty friends!! Please join me for a new challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. This week the challenge is
We are showcasing Spellbinders Products this week. If you have any of these products, we’d love to see them used, but it’s certainly not a requirement to join the challenge.
As always, the generous folks at Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a $25 voucher to one randomly selected winner to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store. You can enter 5 times which means you can make 5 different projects following this week’s prompt and have 5 chances to win a shopping spree!! Sounds like a win/win to me!! I’ve linked all of the supplies that I used at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.
I love how these turn out. Especially the purple one because it’s an unexpected color. I started out with an A2 size piece of purple card stock in Eggplant (from my stash) and I hot foiled Spellbinders Essential Holiday Floral Background. I foiled the large image and the sentiment at the same time using Spellbinders Speckled Aura foil.
An A2 size piece of card stock is not quite big enough to flip the plate around and do it again in the upper left corner so I just foiled one of the poinsettias from the background a few more times and fussy cut them out.
I trimmed my background down to 4″x5.25″ and then I took some Hickory Smoke Distress Ink and I ink blended around the edges of the entire background. I also inked around each additional poinsettia.
Before I adhered the additional poinsettias in place, I ran my background through an embossing folder called Diagonal Stripes and I was very pleased with how it turned out.
I popped the 3 additional poinsettias up with Gina K Black Foam Squares to add a little dimension and I placed them around my background to even the images out a bit. I wanted a little more dimension so I used some craft foam to pop up my front panel. I attached my panel to an A2 piece of Tim Holtz Kraft-Stock in Metallic Gold.
I HAD to make this card in traditional red as well because that’s what I think of when I think of poinsettias. Red, red, red!! Here’s how that one turned out.
I pretty much did the exact same thing. The only differences are that I used Schoolhouse Red card stock for this one and I used Aura Foil by Spellbinders. To darken up my edges I used Aged Mahogany Distress Ink. I’ll add a few photos of this red card as well.
So now it’s YOUR turn. Happy Crafting!!
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