Thursday, 14 November 2013

DIY Poinsettia...

happy holidays

Happy Friday-Eve! We all know what Friday-Eve means, right? Yup, time for a shiny new CASE Study to knuckle down to. :)

Today's card comes courtesy of studying these gorgeous tags from our muse, Keisha Campbell:

Check out the original post of these tags here.

I was inspired by so much that I pretty much took every element and injected this inspiration into a Christmas card (what else?!). Let's have a game of hide and seek. Look closely and you'll see the following on my card:
  • Big brad - check!
  • Pin - check!
  • Twine - check!
  • Flower - check!
  • Banner sentiment - check!
  • Cool chevron pattern - check! (Look closely at the poinsettia leaves to see it!)
I know you may be bored of my poinsettias by now, but I was kinda excited when I realised I could create my own using the diamond die from Clearly Besotted Stamps' Geometric Style Die Collection. I stamped the same chevron pattern on each die-cut diamond in Versamark and dusted them with gold Perfect Pearls. It produces an almost ultra-modern veined petal for an ultra-modern style poinsettia. :)
tips and tricks
  • To add even more dimension to this style of poinsettia, you could add another layer of petals on underneath and allow them to peek between the gaps of petals on top!
  • Customise embellishments like pins and brads by colouring them with an alcohol marker. 
  • Like the distressed-stencil look but not getting the desired effect? I used a stencil that already had the effect. It's not cheating....honest!
  • Let your twine have loopy freedom for an extra-fun, almost whimsical element to the design. :)
Take a peek at what the rest of the awesome CASE Study DT whipped up and don't forget to be inspired by Keisha's tags and get creative with us too!

Have a great Friday-Eve!

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Lindsey said...

Absolutely brilliant!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Gorgeous card Amy x

Cris said...

Your poinsetta is awesome! And I love that you used that stamp to create it! Super elegant card! Love it!

♥Gemma♥ said...

Love your poinsettia's fabulous and gorgeous card too!
hugs and xxx

♥Gemma♥ said...

Love your poinsettia's fabulous and gorgeous card too!
hugs and xxx

itsallrosi said...

very pretty!

Lynn said...

Wow! check you out using all those elements! The gold background is gorgeous Aimes!

~amy~ said...

Okay, this is gorgeous! Love your poinsettia bloom!

Tasnim said...

so pretty, Amy! and all that gold, LOVE!!

Debby Hughes said...

Absolutely Awesome Aimes! As always :)

My Paper Epiphany said...

Stunning! I LOVE your poinsettia and the gorgeous stencilled gold background!

Vickie Z said...

Well...look at you....lots of patterns and embellies going on....perfectly your CAS style though!

Kristie said...

Gorgeous card! I really love the sheen on the poinsettia and overall card design.

sandie said...

Fab background Aimes and love the trendy poinsettia x

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