Saturday, November 28, 2015

Seasonal Best Wishes

You know how when you start playing with things and you get on a roll?  Well that's what happened with this card!  It's so easy for me to get distracted by the next challenge on my plate that I often make one thing and that's it.

This is a bit of a continuation of my blog hop card.  I've been wanting to use this gorgeous poinsettia die for ages.  And I found another die that was very calligraphic and would compliment the lettering.

A fun thing about this card is that although it is a Christmas card, it does not say it directly.  (But it could be stamped or diecut on the inside)


Quietfire A Way With Words Best Wishes   Quietfire site | Elizabeth Craft Designs site
Elizabeth Craft Designs: Poinsettia 1067, Flourishes & Branches 1034 
Core'dinations Red Rose Cardstock
American Crafts Kraft Cardstock
Worldwin Petallics Spring Larch Cardstock
Crafty Foam Tape Roll ,Glue Dots
Be Creative Tape
Tim Holtz Ideology Ruler
Soapstone Pencil

  1. Form a 6.75 x 5.75" tent-fold card base from red cardstock.
  2. Cut a 6.25 x 5.25" panel from kraft cardstock and mat with a 1/8" larger panel of Spring Larch with double-sided tape.  Mount panels on card base with foam tape.
  3. Die cut Best Wishes from red cardstock. Die cut filigree poinsettia and its backing from red and one backing from Spring Larch cardstock.  Cut one flourish from Spring Larch.
  4. Assemble the poinsettia as shown with foam adhesive.
  5. To line up the diecut letters, align the bottom of the card with a line on the ruler and draw a line with a soapstone pencil. (or you could use a small t-square)
  6. Roll micro Glue Dots with your fingers and use them to adhere the diecut words and flourish to the card front as shown.  Align the words along the soapstone pencil line.  Brush off the soapstone pencil line with your fingers, your sleeve or an eraser!
  7. Attach the poinsettia to the card front with foam adhesive.

Thanks for stopping by and having a look!

Friday, November 27, 2015

Sentiments of the Season Blog Hop - Season's Greetings Poinsettia

Welcome to the final day of Sentiments of the Season Blog Hop!

We’re giving away a prize for each of the Sentiments of the Season blog post.  The posts will be on our Designers’ personal blogs and on Quietfire Creations.  All you have to do is leave a comment on their Sentiments of the Season blog post and you will be entered in a chance to win one of our stamps or dies.  Each designer will randomly choose the winner from their comments.  

Here are direct links to previous sources of inspiration this week!

The other blog to visit today is 
Diana's Blog!
Make sure you leave a comment on each blog hop post to be eligible to win a prize!
The deadline for leaving comments is Sunday, November 29th at midnight PST.
Good Luck! 

When I started this card, I had no firm plan and it became a what-do-I-feel-like-playing-with time!  Now the great thing about poinsettias is that their coloured petals and leaves are the same, so wherever you put the red and green will never be a mistake!  This is how today's poinsettia turned out.  Tomorrow's will be different!

I love tone on tone, but in this case the Season's Greetings diecut would have been swallowed up by the background! A tiny little dropshadow fixed that.  I hope you find some ideas for your own creations here! 

Quietfire A Way With Words Season's Greetings  Quietfire site | Elizabeth Craft site
Black Embossing Powder
Core'dinations Poinsettia (really!) cardstock
Worldwin Petallics Spring Larch cardstock
Tombow Dual Brush Pen Markers: 249, 192, 993, 856, 847

  1. Form a 5.5 x 7.75" card base from Spring Larch cardstock. Cut a red panel measuring 4.5 x 6.75".  Mat with a black panel.
  2. Die cut Season's Greetings once from red cardstock and twice from Spring Larch cardstock.
  3. Stamp the poinsettia on watercolour paper and heat emboss with black embossing powder. Apply marker colour and quickly blend with water from water brush. Use an HB pencil to shade around the leaves and flourishes and form a dropshadow. Trim close to the edges of the flourishes and round the corners of the rectangle.
  4.  Mount the red Season's Greetings on one of the green diecuts offsetting them slightly to give a dropshadow effect. Mount the poinsettia panel on the other green Season's Greetings so the words don't show, but the flourishes look like an extension of the poinsettia's flourishes.
  5. Use foam tape to attach the red/black panel to the card base and the poinsettia to the red/black panel as shown.  Use clear foam tape to attach the diecut below the poinsettia.

Thanks for stopping by and having a look!