Wednesday, 15 July 2015
Creative Christmas Wednesday...
This months brief for the design team for Creative Expressions is Christmas using some of the most popular festive dies from last years Sue Wilson festive dies. Today I have chosen the perennial Poinsettia for my card, a die I use again and again. I have given it a new treatment as I have used inkspray misters and the new snow fibre paper, from CE, to make these faded poinsettias.
I started by spaying the snow fibre paper (the paper has a almost translucent look to it where you can see the swirling fibres that make it ) with Phill M Martin's Vintage Berry ink spray mister randomly all over. The ink, rather than sitting on the surface, bleeds into the paper staining it giving a different look that just spraying standard card stock. Next I die cut the poinsettia die a few times from the sheet and built up the flowers. To give depth I 'pinched' each petal along the centre (hopefully this comes off in the picture)
Next I added a small gold dazzler in the centre of each flower each bloom then has a natural shading, albeit in red, that makes the flowers pop. I then coloured some more of the snow paper using the vintage holly ink spray and die cur the finishing touches trailing ivy die.
I cut and oval in a piece of coconut white card, using the outline die form the new let it snow die, and embossed the piece with the CE A4 snowflake lattice embossing folder. I then added a cosmic pearl PVA glue dot on each snowflake and arranged my ivy and poinsettias to the bottom left of the aperture. For added interest I added a messy bow made with a dark green bakers twine from the brights set.
For the recessed panel I stamped the sentiment, form the Peace, Love, Joy clear set by Creative Expressions, in the centre of the oval I cut and, leaving the cut in the die, shaded around the edge using festive berries distress ink and a smoothie. To add a bit of soft bling I covered the piece in double sided adhesive sheet and rubbed on some diamond snow, this juts softens the inking to match the poinsettias.
To finish I stuck the oval to a blank piece of card and foam mounted the aperture with the poinsettias above. I simply added a couple of layers of the coconut white to the back to make a frame for the piece and finished.
Although it looks more complex this could easily be adapted into batch cards as the paper and the dies do all the work for you!
Creative Expressions Craft dies by Sue Wilson
Snow Fibre paper
Phill Martin Ink Spray Misters in vintage berry & Holly
Peace, Joy, Love clear stamp set
festive Berries distress ink
As usual for a Wednesday it would be fab if you clicked over to the CE design team blog and had a look at what the rest of the team have come up with!