18 December 2008

Stampin' Up! Cards

Happy Holiday Card

I made this card for the Staff at Crafts Beautiful Magazine/Forum and wanted to try making 3D poinsettias as the main focus. So I used a sheet of patterened paper in Red Riding Hood {see SU!'s Patterns Designer Series Paper} and one of the sentiments for the holidays found in SU!'s stamp set, Many Merry Messages - a very useful range of holiday expressions, 8 in total. I chose 'Happy Holiday' and scored the white paper to emphasize the clean, bold font. A few embellishments to help: red brads, glitter and gem.

To make the flowers : a strip of paper folded accordian style [^^^^]
: cut a simple leaf shape from the folded strip,
{do as many times needed to have the effect for each flower
- once in red leaves, and again in white leaves},
: pinch the leaves up at the ends after glueing them in place.

The brad is a slight illusion - to make it simplier, I snipped the ends of the brad off - then glued the brad top into place. Simple, clean - I was quite pleased -- I hope they enjoy it. One of the nice things about making cards is that the recipients are sure to have a variety of card types and this helps you to know that how ever you choose to make your card, it will have its place in the person's collection :)


Queenie said...

Bet the cb staff loved this card,i love it!
tracy xx

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