Welcome to the NC Demo Blog Hop for November! This month we are all about the coming holidays! You may have come from Toni's blog. She is so talented. I know you got some great ideas! If you are just starting on the hop, be sure to visit every site. You'll be glad you did!
I've been using the bundle of the Rooted in Nature stamp set and the Nature's Roots Framelits to make poinsettias. It's an idea I saw on Pinterest and just had to try. Today I have a card and a frame to show you.
I love how these turned out. Let's start with the card.
The card base is Merry Merlot 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and folded at 4 1/4. The patterned paper is from the Neutrals pack of the 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper cut to 4 x 5 1/4.
For the poinsettia, you'll need 6 of the small leaves from Rooted in Nature and 6 of the large leaves. I stamped these in Merry Merlot ink on Whisper White and then painted inside the leaf with my Wink of Stella. You'll want to go ahead and paint as soon as you stamp while the ink is still a little damp. Then the color will spread over the leaf. It does not spread a lot and still shows the veins in the petals. You will need to do the same with 3 small leaves in Garden Green.
Use the Big Shot and the Nature's Roots Framelits to cut out the leaves. While you are cutting, cut out some of the thin little sprigs from the Frosted Bouquet Thinlits. I think I cut out about 7 of them. I did trim some of them into a couple pieces.
Take your Bone Folder and curl each petal and leaf.
Now you are ready to assemble the flower. Determine where you want the flower to go. I put a glue dot on the stem end of each large petal. Place the glue dot end at the center of the flower. Now place the next petal directly opposite the first. I just put the dots on top of each other. Now fill in two petals between on each side. Now add a glue dot to the other end of each petal and attach to the card so that you have the lift in the leaf. Now this is not a card that you can mail and expect it to look good. Hand deliver! Add glue dots to the stem end of the small leaves. You want most of these petals to point between the large leaves. Add one to the center right on top of the other layer. Add the next one opposite to the first. Now fill in with the other two leaves on each side. I decided they would look more real if I didn't put any adhesive on the other end. I kind of played with the petals to make them stand up a little here and there.
Add the gold pearls from the Metallic Pearls found on page 197 of the Annual Catalog. I used a lot! Just keep adding until you like it!
For the Garden Green leaves, add a glue dot to the stem end. Use the Take Your Pick Tool to push that glue dot end up under and between two of the large petals and attach. Put a glue dot on the other end of the leaf and attach. Do that for all three leaves.
I decided that the poinsettia needed a little more gold and added some of the Gold Metallic Thread. I added to the three areas that did not have leaves. Just roll a little of the thread around maybe three fingers. Push off and add a glue dot to one area. Use the Take You Pick Tool to push that under the petals and attach.
Do the same with the Garden Green sprigs. Glue dot on one end and stick them under the petals and attach.
For the saying, stamp Merry Christmas from the Timeless Tidings stamp set in Merry Merlot. Fussy Cut. Add to an oval of Merry Merlot cut using the Stitched Shapes Framelits. Add the Gold Metallic Thread to the back and attach to the card with dimensionals.
The frame is a 6 x 6 shadowbox from Michaels. Cut a piece of sturdy card board to 6 x 6. I used the backing from a pack of specialty designer series paper. The background is a Merry Merlot piece from the Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Series Paper. I'm sorry to say it is no longer available. Find the center of the backing. Start making your poinsettia there in the center just as above. Do NOT attach the outer petals with glue dots.
For this flower you will add another layer of the large petals. You will need 6 small petals and 12 of the large. For the second layer of large petals, put a glue dot on the stem end. Add these in between the other large petals. You'll be able to lift them up a little. Just add them to the backing out a little from the original row. Add the leaves as above.
For the frame, make the sprigs from Frosted Bouquet in Garden Green and in Gold Foil. Trim if needed.
Now attach some of the petal ends with glue dots. You can actually swivel the petals a little to get the perfect placement.
Now I also made the poinsettia in silver embossed in an earlier post. You can see that here.
This is really long. I apologize. I hope that this video will help explain how to make the frame.
Thanks so much for joining the blog hop. Next up is Tracie. I know you can't wait to see her project!