Monday, 10 December 2007

Christmas Crafting III

Just a couple more cards for the moment. I was away all weekend with no chance to create anything sadly. I did these cards last week. I saw an idea from Martha Stewart, using leaf stamps to create a paper poinsettia, and just had to try it because poinsettias really mean Christmas to me. Back home everyone grows them in their gardens and when they start turning red you know Christmas is in the air.
On this one I stamped the leaf seven times and embossed with gold embossing powder, then cut them out and formed the flower. I punched a 1&1/2" circle and used that as a base to stick the "petals" on. I used a chip topper sticker from Bazzill for the center.

On the second card I used a smaller leaf and stamped with a glue pad, then dusted on red glitter, and cut out the shapes. I then layered a Prima flower and rhinestone brad in the center.

Since the Christmas tree was in the stand but not yet decorated I figured it would make the perfect backdrop for photographing the cards!

2 comments:

VexedAngel said...

Okay, first--I love tucking the cards on the tree, I think that would be brilliant just for decs (if people managed to send their cards out early enough, lol).

2nd--what a neat idea for the poinsettias! I especially love the second one, but the first one is stunning, too!

Ann

Christina said...

Oh, my!!! You are ever so talented and creative! I'm jealous!!!