Sunday, September 28, 2008

Blue Christmas

Elvis isn't the only one that can have a "Blue Christmas"! I decided to ink up this new stamp set called "Poinsettia Petals" by Clear Dollar Stamps in blues and whites for a sparkly Christmas card. This beautiful stamp set has endless possibilities for Christmas cardmaking. It will be released October 1st.

Dimensions: 5"x5", Card opens from bottom
Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps Poinsettia Petals Stamp Set
Techniques: Basic Stamping, Sponging, Paper Piercing
Paper: ATD "Story of Us" Designer Collection, Paper Trey White Cardstock
Ink: Stampin Up! Bashful Blue & Brocade Blue Inks, Adirondack Pitch Black Ink
Tools: Martha Stewart Branch Punch, Stampin Up! Mat Pack, Piercing Tool, JudiKins Diamond Glaze, Clear Glitter Glue, Signo White and Silver Gel Pens, American Crafts Dimensionals, Zots
Embellishments: Brass Snowflake Charm, Adhesive Blue Rhinestones, Michael's Ice Blue & Silver Rimmed Ribbon

Instructions:
To create this card, I cut the patterned designer paper to size as well as a matching sized piece of white cardstock for the card lining. All 6 Poinsettia Petals blooms were stamped individually on white cardstock, using Pitch Black ink, Bashful Blue ink and Brocade Blue inks. Each one was cut out and either glazed with Diamond Glaze or Glitter Glue. The sentiment was stamped on the center patterned paper, then ,cut with an Xacto knife and straight edge and the edges were sponged heavily with Bashful Blue ink. Two mats were made to frame the stamped Poinsettia Petals: the blue one was cut from coordinating paper as well as the black mat using the same method as above. The center mat was glued to the two outside mats. The 2 center mats were paper pierced around the edges and corners using a paper piercing tool and Stampin Up!'s Mat Pack guide. Branches were punched out using a punch. After gluing down the center 3 mats, the Poinsettia Petals were popped up on Dimensionals to form a "swag". The white punches branches were sprinkled around the swag and glued down. I colored the brass snowflake charm with a Signo silver gel pen, and let that dry overnight. I anchored the ice blue ribbon to the card base, tying a bow around it and anchored the brass snowflake charm with a Zot dot (glue dot). To finish the card, the card base was glued to the card white cardstock lining.

3 comments:

Gracie said...

Your cards are divine! I added you to my blog list so I wouldn't miss a thing!

Thank you SO much for sharing.

--Gracie at EverythingCricut.blogspot.com

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

WOW!! This is phenomenal! I love all the piercing and the soft colors!!

Laurie Wilson said...

This is gorgeous!