Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Poinsettia Window hand-stamped card

I love simple cards that can WOW!  This window card is a quick card sure to delight and it's a surprise how FAST it is to create!!  It's not a traditional card yet embraces the beauty of the season.

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For this pretty card you need:
Crumb Cake card stock (#120953)
Chocolate Chip card stock (#102128)
Chocolate Chip ink (#126979)
Real Red ink (#126949)
Versa Mark pad (#102283)
White embossing powder (#109132)
Embossing Buddy (#103083)
Joyful Christmas stamp set (#131805)
Circles Collection Framelits (#130911)
Big Shot Magnetic Platform (#130658)
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (#113439)
Heat Tool (#129053)
Stampin'  Sponges (#101610)
Pearl Jewels (#119247)
Stampin' Dimensional adhesive (#104430)
Start by eye-balling where you will place the sentiment on the card.  Using the Big Shot, the Magnetic Platform and Circle Framelits cut a circle to provide a frame in the Chocolate Chip card stock (using just a 1/4 of a sheet to provide the 'frame).
 
Prep the Chocolate Chip and Crumb Cake card stock with the Embossing Buddy. (This gives a clean surface for better embossing!)  Use this to make a guide on where to stamp the Poinsettia on the Crumb Cake card stock with the Versa Mark pad.  Cover the surface with the White Embossing Powder and Heat Set with the Heat Tool!
 
Now there are TWO Options... here I used the Real Red ink to create a warm and vibrant look to this card. Simply rub the ink on with our Stampin' Sponges and the embossed flower will POP!  Add Red Permanent Marker to the top of our pearls  for a luminescent red.
Change it up with this Chocolate Chip ink rubbed across the embossed flower.  It gives it a vintage and grunge look.  Very cool and antique looking. 
 
Here the uncolored pearls fit in line with this card.  So whether you are a color or vintage lover - this card can accomplish both! 
Layer the Embossed Window over the Crumb Cake base with the Stampin' Dimensional adhesive and you have a quick card that with layers creates a cool effect.
 
Thanks for coming by today!  Which is YOUR Favorite??  Leave me a comment and let me know.  I try to post daily so come by and visit often... bring your friends and family along for the fun!
 
During the busy Holiday Season a quick card that WOW's is a must!  Go ahead, have fun and create simple cards that deliver depth and style.  Depending on your style, traditional or not, change up the look of this card with a few swipes of your Stampin' Sponges!  Don't you just love how cool this window card looks?!!  Me, too!!
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