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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Stained Glass Poinsettia hand-stamped card

I adore the beauty of sunlight pouring through a stained glass window.  It brings back memories of sitting in a pew with my grandparents as we sang hymns.  My home has a lovely rose stained glass window that I find my self pausing at daily to admire... so when I created this poinsettia stained-glass hand-stamped card I heard the soft hymns of my family when I was young.
 
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Inspired by my dear friend, Christine, and her love of traditional reds and gold... you will need:
Real Red card stock (#102482)
Real Red ink (#126949)
Gold Foil Sheets (#132622)
Joyful Christmas stamp set (#131805)
Vellum card stock (#101856)
Versa Mark stamp pad (#102283)
Gold Embossing Powder (#109129)
Heat Tool (#129053)
Glue Dots (#103683)
Aqua Painters (#103954)
Petals-A-Plenty Embossing Folder (#116824)
Stamp this beautiful Poinsettia with Versa Mark stamp pad on the Vellum card stock and cover with the Gold Embossing Powder.  Heat set with the Heat Tool for this beautiful gold framed flower. 
 
Do the same with this Joyous Christmas greeting on the Real Red card stock.  I do love the elegance of Red and Gold, don't you??
Emboss this Petals-a-Plenty Embossing Folder and Big Shot on the Gold Foil Sheet.
 
Using the Aqua Painter and the Real Red ink pad to paint the Vellum Card-Stock for this pretty stained-glass look.  Cut it out with our Paper Snips and adhere with the Glue Dots for a transparent look.  These petals will curl slightly, from the water coloring, giving a realistic element to this cool card.
Catching the Light you can see straight through the vellum and is a WOW card that is sure to bring back memories of yore.. Yet a cool and quick card for maximum impact this Holiday Season!
Metallic cards and accents are all the rage!  Go ahead, have fun, pull out your metallic accents and shine this Christmas season!
 
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I love how you can capture the elegance and beauty of traditional elements and actually send them to those you love.  Here a Red and Gold card with Stained-Glass elements is sure to WOW!  So, as I hold my hot tea in my hand, remembering the warmth of my Pappa's hand on mine, I toast this holiday season with this pretty hand-stamped card and sing a hymn or two...
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