My stamping mojo is working a little slow right now. It seems to be taking me all day to make a card lately but I am pretty happy with how this one turned out. Today's SCS challenge was to use pearls and I don't think I have ever used them on a card before.
I have been dying to use my new "Christ is Born" set and I thought the poinsettia from it would make a wonderful focal point for my card. I masked off the center of the flower with tape, inked it up with riding hood red ink and then stamped it on pink pirouette cardstock. I repeated this step again and then cut out both poinsettias. I used a quickie glue pen to adhere dazzling diamonds around the edge of each petal and then adhered the two flowers together. The leaves were created by stamping the same poinsettia image in old olive ink on mellow moss cardstock. Three leaves were cut out and adhered in various positions around the flower. I used crystal effects to attach three flat back pearls from the pretties kit to the center of the flower.
I ran the big pink pirouette mat through the Big Shot and used the d'vine embossing folder to dry emboss a swirly background on it. I ticket corner punched the corners and adhered it to a large whisper white mat that had ticket punched corners. I adhered a layered circle mat on the left side of the embossed pink pirouette mat, with a small portion of it positioned off the edge of the mat. I cut the excess part of the circle off and popped up the poinsettia on dimensionals.
I masked off the "Peace, Love" sentiment with tape and inked up the "Joy" portion of the All Holidays stamp with riding hood red ink. I stamped it on scrap whisper white cardstock and used the circle nestabilities and Big Shot to cut out and create mats for the sentiment. A length of wide white organdy and riding hood red ribbon was threaded through punched holes on this matted sentiment. The ends were attached to the back of the larger mats. I popped the layered mats off the riding hood red base using dimensionals and then used crystal effects to attach a flat backed half pearl in each corner.
Stamps: Christ is Born, All Holidays
Ink: Old olive, riding hood red
CS: Whisper white, mellow moss, pink pirouette, riding hood red
Accessories: Big shot, nestabilities, d'vine embossing folder, pretties kit, 1/8" circle punch, wide white organdy ribbon, riding hood red taffeta ribbon, dimensionals, crystal effects, ticket corner punch, quickie glue pen, dazzling diamonds