Thursday, December 20, 2018

Poinsettia Joy


Good morning! Ardyth here with a pair of Christmas cards using the Poinsettia Die set as a stencil. I was inspired by the way Shelly used these dies on a non-Christmas card, last summer, here.

I used similar blending and masking techniques, but kept a more traditional poinsettia colour scheme. I love the graphic feel this die gives. I started by cutting a negative (and positive) mask out of computer paper. I used temporary adhesive to keep it from moving on my panel and I blended Party Dress ink around the outside edges, then a light coating of Tiki Torch in the centres. Then I went back to the very tips with Rockin Red to add some intensity.

Then I used the positive mask and covered the red petals before using the negative mask several times with Grass Skirt and Lime Rickey ink for the green petals.  I cut a negative mask of the flower centre and blended a heavy coating of Tiki Torch over it.

I finished the card with a sentiment from Christmas Star sentiments. I centred the O right over the flower centre. 

For the second card, I followed a similar process, but with a lighter hand for a dreamier look. No leaves this time, but I blended some Suede Shoes around the edges. I added some stickles on the flower centres for some subtle sparkle.

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