Saturday, November 9, 2013

DD78 Vintage Christmas Poinsettia

Hi Stampers! 

This week’s Dynamic Duo DD78 color combination “Subtly Yours” are soft neutral colors- Always Artichoke and Crumb Cake.    If you have not had a chance to do so yet, I hope you will find the time to visit the Dynamic Duos site and check out the rest of my fellow Design Team projects and come join us this week!!  

I decided to combine a few retired sets to create my own  Christmas Designer Series Paper.  The background was created using a masking technique- with this technique you can create a one layer card or multiple layers, the choice is yours!   I love distressing edges of cardstock (helps to "de-stress" my life- lol!) and I enjoy creating vintage style cards so these colors were perfect for me :-)

To create this card:

On a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, stamp the poinsettia from Bells & Boughs using Early Espresso Classic Ink and stamp another image onto a sticky note.

Hand-cut the poinsettia out from the sticky note, place over the stamped poinsettia created in the above step, re-ink the stamp and stamp onto the Very Vanilla cardstock.  Repeat these steps to stamp one more poinsettia spray image.

Color the poinsettia images using Stampin’ Write markers- Always Artichoke on the pine needles and leaves, Crumb Cake for the poinsettia petals and Sahara Sand as an overall shadow. Apply Moonlight Smooch™ Pearlized Accent Ink to the petals.

Use the sticky note as a mask again and cover the poinsettia, ink portions of the retired Christmas Collage background stamp, lay the background paper face down over the inked areas, remove the mask and continue to repeat until the background is finished.

Use the Distressing Tool to distress the edges, layer onto a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock, distress the edges of the Crumb Cake and use a Sponge Dauber on all of the distressed areas as well as aging the paper in the center a bit.

Stamp the sentiment using Early Espresso Classic Ink onto Very Vanilla cardstock, “huff” onto the Christmas Collage to re-moisten the ink and lay the sentiment over the background stamp.  Distress the edges with the Distressing Tool, punch out with the XL Oval Punch and layer onto two additional XL Oval layers from Always Artichoke cardstock.

Add the triple Satin Ribbon bow and mount onto the Always Artichoke card base. 

Adhere the sentiment using Stampin’ Dimensionals® and Pearls to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets:  Bells & Boughs, Christmas Collage

Ink: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Stampin’ Write Markers- Always Artichoke, Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand, Moonlight Smooch™ Pearlized Accent Ink

Paper: Very Vanilla, Always Artichoke, Crumb Cake

Accessories:  Distressing Tool, Sponge Dauber, XL Oval Punch, Distressing Tool, Pearls, Satin Ribbon (from my stash)

I hope you can take the time to join in on the fun and check out the rest of our Design Team's projects :

Thanks again for visiting!  Again, hoping all of you will have a chance to visit us at The Dynamic Duos and play along this week!!  


Annette Elliott said...

This is GORGEOUS! I love that stamp set...and you have made a masterpiece. Love it! Looking forward to working with you at DD's! :)

JoAnn said...

Absolutely gorgeous. Love how you did the background and the distressing. So many wonderful details. Thans for sharing the tips on how you did this work of art.

JoAnn said...

Oops, that should read "Thanks for sharing".

Lesley Croghan said...


Angel Johns said...

Julie- This is stunning!!! I love the distressing and all of the details! Thanks for sharing with us.

Patti said...

Oh my goodness Julie. No words to describe this gorgeous card.

Julie Gearinger said...

Thanks Ladies for all of your sweet comments- you have honored and blessed me so :-)

Kristina said...

Oh wow you have made this set look gorgeous, you've brought it to life! Great job!

canadian_liner said...

What a beauty of a card! You do this style so well, and the colours this week lent themselves perfectly to a vintage theme. The poinsettias are gorgeous, but I am most impressed by the distressed background--doesn't look "home-made" at all. You know I mean that to be a compliment!

Judy Sander said...

OMG this is so beautiful! I love the vintage look and this is just over the top gorgeous!

Judy Sander said...

OMG this is so beautiful! I love the vintage look and this is just over the top gorgeous!

Nancy said...

WOWZA...your card is off the chain beautiful! So very impressed! You sure have the vintage look down!!!

Greta said...

Oh my goodness--drop dead gorgeous card!

Jenny Engelke said...

I love the vintage look of this....I also love the bells and boughs set. You did an amazing job putting this together! Simply stunning!!!

Andrea said...

What a pretty card. I love it!

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