Here's my first christmas card finished! It's a variation on the easel card I showed on Sunday.
Rather than using a square that is the same size as the card as I did on Sunday's card, I have used the largest label 5 Nestability for the gold mirri card mount, and the next smaller size for the next mount which was some Starburst Stained card with the cling film technique that has also been Cuttlebugged with the Swiss dots folder and then sanded to show the original white card I used for the stain background.
People often ask what I do with all the background papers I make when I'm demonstrating at shows. As you can imagine I get quite a pile together after a day at a show, so I've put alot to good use this Christmas. I used the Poinsettia Nestability to cut from a variety of background papers including the Scrunch, which has a brilliant texture for poinsettia leaves/petals and I was happy to discover cuts really well with the nesties.
Now then what would you call them... poinsettia leaves, or petals? Do you think it is leaves or petals that make them flowers, are they flowers? I guess it is the green leaves that are leaves and when they become red they are petals? Anyway, I'll move on from that thought, I'm getting myself confused...
I've tried to vary the layers with some other techniques. I made lots of these flowers on Sunday, in fact Ian came to see what I had been doing for 5 hours and I confessed I hadn't finished a single card but I had made a nice pile of poinsettia flowers!! After 20 years of doing this sort of thing I don't get the 'look' anymore, he just accepts that that is the way things are, he doesn't even shake his head anymore.
These were made from the French Country starburst stain set (hence that gorgeous burgundy) but I think the green came from the Holiday Wreath set which I have also used to make the flowers in more traditional colours of red and green.
I shaped the card pieces and used 3 yellow brads to hold them all together.
The wording is raised on pads to hold the easel in place.
I have started more of these, I get bored doing the same design so I'll show the other layouts/colourways when they are finished.
I have taken some photo's today of the cards Jo made for the TV show, will show them tomorrow when I've transfered them... so do call back.
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