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Sometimes you just know....

>> Saturday, November 7, 2009

by Sue

...what you want to do with a particular stamp. Not always, but every now and again as I design or see a stamp, I just know. Most of the time it doesn't work exactly as planned, but with a few adjustments here and there it all comes together. I say all of this because that is exactly what happened with this stamp. Since the moment this design got its stock number I knew I wanted to color the background and leave the stamp white (Both of those backgrounds I complained about were just practice!)

Here's the real thing ~

I stamped our new poinsettia image M093 on white card stock using black pigment ink and embossed it using clear embossing powder. I colored the leaves, berries and background using Bic markers. The red background was streaky so to hide it, I covered the entire piece of card stock with versamark ink and then topped it with my own mixture of 1/2 clear embossing powder and 1/2 ultrafine glitter (w/a violet hue). After melting the powder with my heat gun it wasn't quite heavy enough to cover all the streaks, so I simply repeated the process. Now any uneven streaks are barely visible and look like texture/shading. This is way better than my original idea without glitter!

The rest was simple, I layered it with white and then dull gold card stocks and then stamped a 4" strip of card stock with Merry Christmas B364 and instead of cutting it off at the edge I scored it and then folded it under the 3 layers. I mounted this on a folded black card and added the green glitter dot. It was so nice to see it work mostly like I planned I actually enjoyed coloring this one!

Thanks for stopping by!

10 comments:

Cathy Indelicato said...

Wow - what a stunning card Sue!

Vicki S. said...

OMG that is gorgeous Sue! I just saw the new stamps on your site last night :-)

Jennifer E. said...

Beautiful card! I'd love to see it in person!

Marisa said...

I love the way the embossing and glitter combination came out. I have to try this technique out some time.

Miss Boo (a.k.a. jen70) said...

Wow! Such a stunning card! The red glittered BG is fab and I love how you attached the greeting.

Samantha said...

Lovely card Sue! You always know exactly what to do with glitter. When I use glitter, it's dangerous!!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

This is just beautiful! I love poinsettias and this one is amazing. I love all the glitter. Wonderful, sparkly Christmas card!

Jessica G. said...

Gorgeous pointsettia, Sue! It looks just like some of the newer varieties out there with that pink shading!!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

WOWZER!! This is just totally amazing!! I love your glitter colors!! This image is so pretty!! HUGS

Lisa Schipritt said...

Hi Sue...I can't wait to try the glitter technique!!!!

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