Sunday, 2 February 2014

Sparkly Pointsettia

This design has a traditional feel and looks equally good in different colour ways.  This design uses an old favourite stamp of mine that I use practically every Christmas.  The background is a printed paper cut to size, and a Christmas greeting is stamped and heat embossed in gold.  The focal piece is a 3D pointsettia which is a large stamp.  The pointsettia is stamped onto patterned paper (green and red) using green and red Versafine ink.  The image is stamped four or five times in each colour then cut out in layers, meaning that each time a layer is cut it discards or misses part of the image.  For example the first layer is the whole image, the next layer is cut without the outer leaves, the next layer misses the first two sets of leaves and so on.  Once cut out the edges and the veins of the leaves are glittered.  When dry the pointsettia is assembled in alternate colours by just sticking the centres together.  Gold micro beads are used to create the centres.  The background is matted and layered onto gold then red or green card to contrast the background piece, and attached to the base card.  The pointsettia is attached to the card and a bow finishes the design.

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