Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Poinsettias For Christmas

Sylvia in Edmonton has a monthly Christmas Card Challenge and the theme for June is poinsettias. I don't have a green thumb, which apparently extends to card making! I have bits and pieces to make about six cards, but in the end have only managed to get two finished, and today is the last day of June, so it's time to post!

The first card is made with an old Magenta stamp. I created a Burnished Velvet background with fuchsia glitter, and use metallic gel pens to colour in the borders. 

 

Here is a close up (you can click on it to enlarge):


I prefer this second card, made with a stamper in mind. The flowers in the border were painted with Twinkling H2Os. 
 
 I created a Burnished Velvet border around the frame by laying down strips of 1/4 inch double sided tape and covering with glitter. Tapped and brushed off the excess, then burnished the glitter with my finger to adhere it well and bring up the sparkle. 

3 comments:

Belinda said...

Wow, this is lovely!

okanagan_spirit said...

I'm sure glad I finally had a chance to check out what you've been doing. All the posts since the last time I visited are so lovely, the burnished velvet is a great technique and you've used it beautifully.

Tamara Karc said...

Thank you for your quick visit to my blog, your works are beautiful!
I loved the top of the blog, you have mold it??
Hugs