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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!


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.


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 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 if you'd be interested in seeing my work. :) Have a great weekend -


leenda said...

Most EXCELLENT artwork!

krista said...


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