Poinsettia Petals - Ink Stamp Share
If you have hopped over from Stacey Marsh of you are starting the hop here with me at Craftyducky HQ - welcome, grab a cuppa and hop along with us for lots of festive inspiration.
I was so pleased to discover that the fabulous Poinsettia Dies would still be available this year. I have used these dies ever such a lot.
These clever dies cut and emboss with a single pass through your die cutting machine. They make it so easy to create stunning blooms that can be used on many different crafty projects from cards to home decor pieces and much more.
Here is my project:
I will be using several of these to decorate the bookshelves in my new kitchen.
The colours I used:
You will need:
Real Red, Olive Olive and gold foil card. I also used a piece of Be Dazzling speciality paper that was a Sale-a-Bration freebie but you could use other items from your stash if you don't have this.
I use washi tape to hold the cutting die and the embossing dies together so that I can cut and emboss at the same time - it's a great time saver!
The die cutting:
Cut out petals, leaves and sprigs.
Curl and shape the petals and leaves to add dimension. I used mini dimensionals to assemble the flower and then used Tombow to adhere the leaves and sprigs.
I used a glass bauble and some speciality paint to add a frosty effect to the top of the bauble. To be honest, most of this paint is covered and I probably won't use it on my other baubles. I then filled the bauble with some fake snow, glitter would also look pretty.
I then used my hot glue gun to adhere to the bauble. As an alternative you could use lots of glue dots or gel glue.
When I was editing the photos for this post I decided that the centre of the poinsettia needed a little something so, I added several Holiday Rhinestone jewels to the centre.
I went shopping yesterday and came home with several lovely glittery boughs to decorate my new bookcases.
Don't they look fabulous? I do like to create shabby chic style projects. I have ordered some smaller glass baubles; as soon as they arrive I will create a mix of both styles to decorate the boughs.
Next up is my lovely crafty friend Mo who has another great project to share with us.
I hope you enjoy hopping with us this month, if you get lost along the way a list of participants can be found below along with details of the products I used for my projects.
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