Tuesday, November 27, 2007

A little inspiration

Today's card was inspired by one of my Christmas ornaments. I started decorating for Christmas and when I pulled the metal poinsettia ornament out of a box I had to try recreating it with paper. I pulled out my Die Cuts With a View Earth Tone Mat Stack and punched five red ovals using my large Fiskars oval punch and then punched 3 green ovals using the smaller Fiskars oval punch. I ran them all through my Cuttlebug using the Textile embossing folder. Then I folded the red ovals in half and trimmed the ends of each petal to a point. The center of the flower is a punch from Punch Bunch. I punched out three of them from craft paper and added clear gemstones to the centers. I didn't like the gemstones clear so I used my yellow ochre copic marker on them to give them a yellow glow. For some contrast I mounted the flower on a black panel that was also run through the cuttlebug and added black layering to the other elements to pull it all together. I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out. Thanks for stopping.

1 comment:

Monica said...

This is GORGEOUS! What a clever idea, and your card came together just beautifully! Thanks for sharing this. :)