Thursday, July 23, 2015

Pretty Poinsettias

The theme this week is Pretty Poinsettias, and here is my response:

Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Core'dinations Color Core Card Stock
Ribbon by May Arts
Scotch Removable Tape
Scotch 1/2" Adhesive Tape
Chameleon Pens in Grass Green, Spring Meadow, Bark, Hot Cocoa, Warm Sunset and Crimson Red
Distress Ink in Walnut Stain
Ink Blending Tool
Tonic Paper Distresser
3D Foam Tape


  1. Cut card base to 6 3/4" by 10 1/2" and fold at the top.
  2. Cut tan card stock to 6 1/4" by 5 1/4" and adhere to the front of the card.
  3. Cut tan color core card stock to the size of the Three Christmas Icon Stencil.
  4. Tape the Christmas icon stencil over the top of the card stock using removable tape.  Be sure to use one large piece over the top edge of the stencil.  It will act as a hinge.
  5. Use the palette knife to remove Regular Embossing Paste from the jar and lay a strip above the stencil.  Make sure you have a long enough strip to cover the entirety of the image.
  6. Place the bottom edge of the paste spreader above the strip of paste and pull towards you.  The paste should completely fill in the wells of the Christmas Icon Stencil.
  7. Carefully remove the tape from the sides and the bottom of the stencil, leaving the tape on the top.
  8. Lift the stencil from the bottom corner like a door and then remove it entirely from the area.
  9. While the paste is drying, place the Christmas Greetings stamp on the stamp handle and stamp several times in a line.
  10. After the paste has dried, use the Chameleon Pens to color directly on it.
  11. Cut the dotted card stock to fit inside the tan on the front of the card.
  12. Cut the pasted and stamped images to the size you prefer and use the paper distresser to rough up the edges.
  13. Cut green card stock to create thick mats around your central images.
  14. Use the ink blender and the Distress ink to edge all of the card stock pieces.
  15. Attach the Christmas images to the green mats and the mats to the dotted card stock.
  16. Wrap May Arts ribbon around the dotted card stock and tie.
  17. Adhere the top of the card to the base.
I hope you enjoyed my post!

Now, check out the rest of the Pretty Poinsettias this week: