Tuesday, July 3, 2007

To the Point - settia...

I'm back and now, after a day of just being a kid with my kids, I am dreaming up new ideas to put to paper! I have Christmas on my mind right now. I know that is insane! Three years ago I started making all of my cards in July and, I mean to tell you, that is the only way they get to their destination! When November hits, shopping, family, parties, Thanksgiving etc. take over and I am - in a word - overwhelmed. So, when the temperature hits 100 plus, I am in my basement thinking snow, pointsettias, and Christmas scenes!

This card was made using the Impression Obsession solid Pointsettia. I colored it with red ink, cut it out and layered it with a second cut out flower, and then stamped it again in green for the leaves. The yellow buds at the center of the flower (I forget the true name of these) are now actually pink rhinestones. I used Versamark ink and a musical note background to add a little punch to my red paper card. The strip of gold letter paper is background paper from Penny Black Inc. The saying is also Impression Obsession and is a part of the company's clear stamp line.

Not much to this card! Other than cutting out the flower, it is pretty easy to reproduce in bulk!!

Hope you are enjoying the dog days of summer!


Ann said...

Hi Julie,
Did you edge the pointsettia petals and leaves with gold? Inquiring minds want to know!

Julie said...

No, no gold leaf this time! Phyl didn't pervert me on this card! Hee-hee! (For those who don't know the inside joke- Phyl, a stamping friend of ours is a gold leaf addict!) The edge you see is just the ivory paper. I left just a bit of an edge to make the leaf pop a bit.

KayellWY said...

Smiling about the two previous comments since I'm in on the "joke." :) It's such a pretty card!! I may have to have that poinsettia stamp.