Sunday, July 12, 2020

Merry Christmas 3D Poinsettia Card

Happy Sunday!!!  I hope you are having a good weekend!!!

I ordered a few of the new Chapter 3 Tim Holtz releases from Sizzix from my favorite store, Memory Bound in Ankeny Iowa.  One of the items I got was the Poinsettia 3D Texture Fade.  It's such a beautiful folder!!!  I made this card yesterday with it.  There will be more cards coming :-)  I don't have step-out pictures today but will tell you what I did.

I used Distress Water Color paper for my image.  When you open the texture fade one side is bumped up with the image and the other side is flat with the image debossed.  I inked this flat side, just on the flat part, with Distress Oxide ink Speckled Egg.  I did get some ink on inside areas that were very close to the same height as the flat part but that was just fine.  I actually helped give some shadows to the image.  After inking the folder, I lightly sprayed water on both sides of the paper, put it carefully in the folder, and ran it through my Vagabond 3 times.  

I then used a water brush along with Distress Inks to add color to the image.  I used Festive Berries ink for the flowers and Mowed Lawn for the leaves and stems.  I painted some areas twice giving deeper color and allowing more ink to sit in the low areas.  This worked well but I did have some spots where the color bled out more than I wanted it to.  I then decided to use the water brush and Speckled Egg Oxide to watercolor around the edges of the image.  I'd paint a line of the Oxide right at the edge of the image, blot the brush to remove of the color and then blend out my line a bit.  It blended in to the background really well and really helped to shadow, define, and help the image pop more. I went back and painted Mowed Lawn Oxide Ink just on the stems.  There were still some small spots of white around the image, especially at the tips of the flower petals.  I used the Festive Berries Distress Marker to lightly color these spots and also used it here and there to create some deeper shadows on the edges of some flower petals.  Distress Paint was used to color the centers of the flowers.  Finally to give some highlight to the image I used my finger to lightly brush/dab Picket Fence Distress Ink over the high spots of the flowers and leaves.  It really came out beautiful and I'm glad because coloring is not really my comfort zone :-)
I used the mini Merry Christmas stencil and Speckled Egg Oxide Ink on the background placing the stencil so you could definitely tell that is what it was saying.  Using a splatter brush I added Distress Paint Picket Fence over the whole panel, dried it, and then added just 2 spritzes of Tarnished Brass Mica Spray.  The mica is very subtle but definitely catches the light as the card moves. So pretty!!
Around the edges of the panel is Grit Paste sprinkled with Distress Rock Candy Dry Glitter and allowed to dry.
The next layer is metallic kraft card.  I distressed the edges and then crumpled the paper a bit.
The Merry Christmas token is from the Tidings Tokens pack.  I had started to use Festive Berries Distress Crayon to fill in the letters and decided white would be better.  I wiped much of the red away but didn't scrub it all out.  Then I used the Picket Fence Crayon and I really like how it looks like the red is marbled in the white.

I'm entering this card in the current challenge over on The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog which is Christmas Cards in July.

I appreciate YOU so very much and the time it takes for you to visit my blog (or read the email).  Thank you!!!!!!!!!

Hugs, Wanda


Turid said...

So absolutely Wandaful. I sure wonder how she achieved this result. I thought to myself opeing the mail. Now I know, thanks to your description of the creative journey. You write so well, cpcose and clear. Love the colors and materials you chose. Glad to have your blog back on track.💞

sarascloset said...

Love, love, LOVE this card, Wanda! I'm a real lover of poinsettia's, so I had to get this folder, still unopened in my stash, sadly. But you have inspired me to get it out and get those Christmas cards done! Your coloring of the bracts and leaves are incredible! And the subtly shaded background is stunning--a true beauty! How cool is that word token! Thank you so much for joining us for Christmas in July at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Challenge blog! Big hugs to you!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Oh my, this is perfection Wanda! Brilliant work coloring the backgound on the texture fade and your painting of the embossed image is fantastic. The Rock Candy glitter is a fantastic final touch. This is a perfect entry for our Christmas in July challenge. Thank you for playing along with us over at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Challenge Blog.

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Wanda, this is a stunner!!!

Jenny Marples said...

Wanda this is absolutely gorgeous! Your colouring of the raised poinsettia is perfection. Thank you for joining in with our challenge at The Funkie Junkie Boutique blog xx