I am trying a technique Jennifer McGuire shared in her blog a few days ago (http://www.jennifermcguireink.com/2014/10/video-colored-pencil-highlights-blog-hop-giveaway.html.) I wasn't happy with the effect my white color pencil made, so I used other mediums like a white Gelly Roll pen and a white Wink of Stella brush pen. I combined some it in some of the flowers, too. After stamping and highlighting, I used the coordinating metal die to cut the flowers. I stamped, colored, and cut the leaf in the stamp set but I didn't like the look so I just stayed with the idea of creating a poinsettia wreath. I stamped, colored and fuzzy cut 3 candles.
I cut 2 kraft card stock circles using a 2 metal stack dies. I cut another solid circle using vellum with its size just in between the circle ring. I cut another solid circle the same size as the outer circle ring using a teal cardstock. Now it is time to adhere this altogether. With the teal card stock as base, I adhered one circle ring on top of it. I adhered the candles, the vellum, and the last circle ring. I adhered the poinsettia to this ring, some of which was adhered with dimensional tape. The focal point of the card is now done.
To keep up with the sketch, I poke a hole on the top center of the card and cut a slit on the bottom center of the card. This is where I threaded my twine. After knotting the twine ends at the front, I applied a little glue to the knot and at the back side of the card front to keep the twine in place. I splattered some dark brown paint using my paintbrush to the card front. After it dried, I adhered the wreath to the card.
The sentiment was stamped on a bark wood tape I bought at Jetpens.com. I tried using a die ink to stamp it, and fortunately, it didn't smear, and it dried quick. I trim this down and cut the ends to create a banner. I stamped the snowflakes at the sides of the sentiment using a gold dye ink. I applied foam tape to the center and just adhered the bark wood tape straight onto the card base.
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Maria Giselle B.
Stamp: Paper Smooches Merry Motifs, Paper Smooches Warm Hearts
Die: Paper Smooches Motif Icons
Ink: Close To My Heart (Cranberry, Hollyhock), Hero Arts Black Dye Ink, Hero Arts Gold Dye Ink
Kuretake Gansai Tambi
Twine: Lawn Fawn Silver Sparkle Single Cord
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