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Saturday, December 1, 2007

Spotlight Poinsettas

Well I did a dumb thing. I took the bed linens off to wash them tonight and then forgot to throw them in the dryer LOL so now it's 12:45am and I could stand to go to sleep anytime...but since I can't here's a card I made tonight!

Card measures 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"

This poinsetta stamp is from the half sheet Christmas plate by I Brake For Stamps (see sidebar for link). I started by inking the stamp with black Staz-Onand stamping it on white cs two times.

I used a pencil to draw some freehand triangles where they looked good to me and then used a paper trimmer to cut the lines straight. I colored these with a blender pen and Distress inks (Peeled Paint, Aged Mahogany, and Scattered Straw). I adhered these to green cs and trimmed them by hand with a ruler, Exacto knife and glass mat.

I adhered the triangles to the base image, stamped extra poinsettas in the corners for balance, and then stenciled Stampin' Up!'s Cranberry Crisp around the edges. I wrapped the ribbon around the panel and adhered it to cranberry cs. I punched a hole in each corner and added anodized brads.

I adhered this to a Watercolor Distressed panel (see CD shadowbox post on sidebar for instructions), then to a cranberry card front.

Thanks for looking!

5 comments:

Donna said...

Fantastic creation, as usual. I love the look of this particular stamp done using this technique . . . too bad I missed seeing the Poinsettia stamp when I made my purchase a couple of days ago.

Donna
donnawb@embarqmail.com

mys40 said...

great spin on the spotlight technique,the triangles as opposed to circles.

dini said...

I'm brand new to your blog - linked through Pamela's blog from Firecracker Designs...love your work and I'm going back now to look through more pages of your blog, and subscribing via Bloglines. This card is gorgeous and I love your coloring on the spotlighted areas. I blog at http://mamadinis.blogspot.com if you'd be interested in seeing my work. :) Have a great weekend -

Dina

leenda said...

Most EXCELLENT artwork!

krista said...

Nancy,

Love both of the spotlight cards! Never thought of using triangles...I've only seen squares. That's why we love your cards!

Krista