Thursday, November 1, 2012
Faux Pressed Poinsettia
Another night of treat or tricking is over. We had at least three hundred. Hubby and I just sit outside and hand out the candy. What fun to see all the costumes. I think the best costume I saw was on a tall teenager that was a bat. His wing span must have been 5-6 ft. He could flap those things, too. Kind of creeped me out. LOL
Thanks to Vicky Gould, our hostess this week at CCEE Stampers, we got to use a technique called faux pressed flowers. It is really fun and the technique can be found here. Although, the first card I made (below) didn't press so well. I started with a silk-like flower and forgot to glue it down and that could be the reason it didn't embed. So, I used my poinsettia die and cut a paper flower and it worked like a charm.
I love the image that I used for the first time. I also really like the color combo of red, black, and white. Plus, the card was really quick and easy.
Below is my first card that didn't work so well. I did like it because I stamped my sentiment up a bit higher and it seemed to be more in balance. I didn't add the silver cording that I used on the first one.
Edit: One of my commenters, Marianne, said she thinks the first one looks out of balance to me because my flower is larger on the second card and I think she is correct. Good eye, Marianne.
We would love for you to join us in this challenge. Just make a card using this technique and go to CCEE Stampers and link it. The challenge is CCEE1244.
Stamps-Inkadinkado/Ornate Christmas clear stamp set
Paper-PTI white cardstock, Hobby Lobby black cardstock
Ink-Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories-Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder, Spellbinders Shapeabilities layered poinsettia, Kaiser pearls/black, clear rhinestones, paper poinsettia (2nd card), Flower Soft adhesive silver stickers