Saturday, December 17, 2011

Poinsettia Cards from new SVG file

Well, it's the one week count down to the big day!
If you're still looking for last minute Christmas ideas, I've got a couple of cards for you that feature my new Poinsettia SVG file.  This poinsettia is made to be dimensional.  Very easy... you just cut it out, distress and bend as you like then adhere the layers together. 
Why buy embellishments when you can make exactly what you need?  Plus no running around shopping or waiting for an online order to arrive. 
Here's the card I made with the file:
Poinsettia Details:
The poinsettia was created using three different red cardstock papers (one for each layer) and green.
After I cut them, I took an embossing stylus and scored a center vein.  I then bent the petals to create the dimension.  Added Vintage Photo DI to the edges and the center areas.  Sprayed the entire flower with the pearl mist and while damp, shaped the petals even more.  Once it was completely dry, I glued all the layers together and added silver Stickle dots to the center.
To keep the petals popped up and from flattening in the mail, I used a new (to me) product called Liquid Scrap Dots (http://www.helmar.com.au/) which "is a clear 3-D effect that replaces mounting tape, no fiddly cutting and is ideal for intricate work and raised effects."  Yup....it did all that!
Card Details:
I took silver paint and using a swirl background, stamped it onto green cardstock.
I cut a piece of music themed scrapbook paper and glued it to the card.  The sentiment was stamped with red Distress Ink.  I distressed everthing with Vintage Photo DI then sprayed with pearl mist.  Once dry, I attached the poinsettia with a glue dot and added silver Stickle "brads" to the music paper.
If you have an electronic cutter and can use SVG files, you can purchase the Poinsettia file HERE.
Now I want to show you what Bonnie, my Creative Team member, created using this same file:
Bonnie has all the details on how she created her poinsettia and the card.
Check out her BLOG.
 Isn't it beautiful?!  Same file, two different looks.
Why buy your embellishments when you can make exactly what you need over and over again?
So if you're thinking about asking Santa for an electronic cutter for Christmas,
make sure you get one that can use SVG files!
 (Cricut no longer does)

My card was entered into the following Challenges:

9 comments:

Candy C said...

Hello! Your Christmas card is absolutely beautiful! I am in love with your poinsettias. They are breathtaking. And your vintage backgrounds are so lovely. Thank you for sharing your work with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. XO, Candy

Candy C said...

Hello! Your Christmas card is absolutely beautiful! I am in love with your poinsettias. They are breathtaking. And your vintage backgrounds are so lovely. Thank you for sharing your work with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. XO, Candy

Michele said...

wow! your poinsettias are gorgeous! i love the way you've decorated them and made such beautiful cards. thank you for joining the "Christmas greeting' challenge at the cheerful stamp pad! merry Christmas to you! xo

Paper Squirrel said...

Love the card and the SVG...gorgeous!

Tamie said...

Love the flower and the vintage feel of your cards. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

Vicki Romaine said...

What lovely flowers. Your card is gorgeous. Thanks for joining "Christmas Greeting" on the Cheerful Stamp Pad. I am honored to having you as a new DT member.

Lori said...

Wow, what a gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week :)

Nikki Spencer said...

Beautiful! that flower is stunning and l love the vintage feel you have created.
Thanks for playing at Just Add Ink.

delysc said...

Gorgeous flower and card. Thanks for joining along with us at Just Add Ink this week!