A close up of the flowers shows a better view of the color scheme and the shimmer on the tips of the petals.
Of course, since I wanted the appearance of the weather to be "snowing" I just had to incorporate the Arianna Lace die cuts! They are just so very beautiful and just make the card seem extra delicate. Top of the card with a ribbon and a few berry clusters and I was good to go...and add sparkle of course! I just cannot create a Christmas card that does not have some element of sparkle to it...and maybe I've gone a tad overboard on this one! Ha, ha, ha.
Project Supplies & Instructions
HCDP1-256 Sparkling Poinsettia Designer Paper Collection
HCD1-765 Large Sparkling Poinsettia Die
HCPC 3679 Large Sparkling Poinsettia Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-766 Sparkling Poinsettia Die
HCPC 3680 Sparkling Poinsettia Cling Stamp Set
HCPC 3681 Sparkling Poinsettia Candle Cling Stamp
HCD1-747 Arianna Lace Die
HCST1-401 Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
272486 Cameo Sparklets
TSMP801 Memento Dye Ink Pad - Potter's Clay
TSMP708 Memento Dye Ink Pad - Olive Grove
TSMP707 Memento Dye Ink Pad - Bamboo Leaves
TSMP301 Memento Dye Ink Pad - Rhubarb Stalk
TSMP103 Memento Dye Ink Pad - Cantaloupe
SMP001 Rubber Stamp Mat Pad
273900 Zip Dry Glue
Other Products Used: white card stock, Silhouette Cameo electronic die cutting machine, BigShot manual die cutting machine, Memento Dye Ink Pad - Love Letter, Silhouette Design Store Design ID #12956, Tim Holtz Distress Stain - Walnut, ribbon, Spectrum Noir Blendable Pencils - 025, 026, 093, 094, 058, 108, 084, & 107, Spectrum Noir Blending Solution, Spectrum Noir Blending Stumps, Stickles - Patina, Champagne, Diamond, Cranberry & Gold, Aleenes Glitter Snow, VersaFine Black Ink, scissors, sponge daubers, Stampendous White Embossing Enamel, 3D pop dots, heat tool, scor tape, mist bottle, water, washi tape for masking
Using your Silhouette Cameo and design program, size your card base and window frame to a 5" x 7" card base. Cut both base and frame from white card stock using your electronic die cutting machine. Apply a thin coat of Tim Holtz Distress Stain to the window frame and set aside to dry. Locate one of the 5"x7" pre made card panels within the paper collection that has white space off to one side. Decide where you would like to stamp candle image and mask off any area you do not wish to have the image appear. Before stamping, be sure to double check that placement of the candle image will appear as you want it to in the window. Stamp image and color using blendable pencils and blending solution. Next, drop small amounts of white embossing enamel onto the pre made image panel and stamped image. Set with heat tool. Continue this process until you have achieved the "falling snow" look you desire. Add several areas of white embossing enamel to the brown window frame itself and heat set as well. Next build up several layers of Aleene's Glitter Snow to the bottom of the window ledge, allowing each layer to dry slightly in between. Adhere window frame to image panel. Next, moving along to the handshaped flowers, stamp as many poinsettia images as you wish to incorporate. (In this example, the largest poinsettia has been created using the large poinsettia image and coordinating die, as well as the largest image and die from the multiple image set. Then a complete set of the multiple images have been used to create the other two smaller poinsettias.) Using sponge finger daubers and your Memento inks, begin building your colors on top of one another. Spritz with a tiny bit of water and shape using flower shaping kit. Assemble flowers and set aside to dry. Cut one of each of the snowflake shapes in the Arianna Lace Die set. Place the largest one on the bottom corner where you will place your largest poinsetta, and the second one at the top of the card as shown. Adhere your flowers to your card base over your lace die cuts as pictured. Adhere ribbon to card base. Stamp two sets of the holly leaves and once again die cut and color using your Memento inks and sponge daubers. Arrange and adhere around floral arrangements and bow once happy with placement. Once again using the Arianna Lace Die, cut four of the swirls in the collection using white card stock. Adhere over and around leaves as shown. Locate your die cut berry clusters and color using Memento ink. Shape and adhere to card base around several poinsettias and to centre of bow. Locate small square panel with the pictured sentiment image on the tags and embellishments page in the paper collection. Fussy cut and apply using 3D pop dots. Now it's time to bring on the sparkle...apply Champagne Stickles to the edges of the Poinsettia leaves, and a Cameo Sparklet to the centre of each flower. Apply Diamond Stickles to the Arianna Lace snowflake die cuts, and Patina Stickles to the Arianna Lace swirl die cuts. Also apply some Diamond Stickles to the Aleene's Glitter Snow for some added shimmer. For the berry clusters, add just a touch of red and gold stickles to the tops. Lastly, apply some Gold Stickles around the outside of the window frame, and also a touch to the snow on the window sill as well...and just a touch of a few spots of Diamond Stickles among the white embossed enamel snow to give it a hit of shine. You are now ready to dazzle someone this Christmas with a poinsettia card that brings out the sparkle of the holiday season!