I have two shabby chic framed poinsettia cards to share with you today for the last day of Dare to Get Dirty over at Splitcoaststampers. I used the Impression Obsession Large Poinsettia Set, Small Poinsettia Set, Ornate Rectangle Frame, Ornate Oval Frame, Pine Pair, Pine Sprig Set and Berry Branches. Today is the second day in a row showing how I add dimension with my Crimper. The crimped Kraft cardstock combined with crackled texture paste made a perfect shabby chic background for my poinsettias and ornate frames.
The Crimped and Distressed Crackle Layers
I cut two 5.25″ x 4.00″ Kraft rectangle layers and ran them through my crimper. I scraped the blade of my deckle scissors along the edges of the cardstock to distress and dug into the cardstock in a few spots to create tears. I used a small plastic spatula to apply the crackled texture paste. I dipped the spatula into the paste to get small amounts at a time and then ran the blade up and down on the crimped cardstock lightly to cover. I purposely left spots uncovered to create the shabby look. Since I am impatient I heat dried the paste with my heat gun and watched the slight crackle appear.
The Poinsettias and Pine
I used both sets of the poinsettias for these cards. I used the small set for the first card and the large set for the second. I cut green flower layers to use as the base for my flowers using the largest dies in each set. I cut one full set of the large poinsettia set and three sets of the small poinsettias. I turned the flowers face down on my molding pad and formed each petal using my large tipped stylus. I turned the flowers face up and gently pushed down in the center to make the petals pop up. The flower sections were attached together using glossy accents. I formed several yellow 1/8″ punched circles with my small tipped stylus and molding pad to fill in the center of the large poinsettia. I inserted white pre made Nuvo Crystal Drops to the small poinsettias and attached with glossy accents.
Assembling the Shabby Chic Framed Poinsettia Cards
The multi part ornate frames were cut and the individual sections were attached together on the back using double stick tape. Next, I applied thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the frames and attached them to the card base.
I cut multi sections of both of the pine die sets. I used the larger pine pieces to create a base and to embellish the large poinsettia and attached them using glossy accents. I used the small pine sprigs to create the bases for the small poinsettias and attached them using glossy accents. The poinsettias were attached to the pine bases using glossy accents. I cut several berry branches and attached small pink 1/8″ circles with glossy accents. I tucked them in around the larger poinsettia to finish. I tied a few strands of organdy ribbon together, heated to crinkle for aging and tucked it in under the top poinsettia on the first card and attached with glue dots. I added shimmer to the berries and large poinsettia using a shimmer pen. I left the smaller poinsettias plain.
Question. Which of the shabby chic framed poinsettia cards do you like best? I go back and forth but I think the first card is my favorite. Thanks for coming by today and I hope you have a great start to your weekend.