Thursday, October 27, 2011

Glimmer Poinsettia - A WOW Design

Question: What do Shimmer White Cardstock, Red Glimmer Paper and Gold Embossing have in common?
Answer: They are all prepped and packaged and ready to be used this weekend at my WOW! Christmas Cards classes.
Oh yes, AND they are simply gorgeous! Especially when combined to make one crisp, clean yet WOW Christmas card.

I said I wasn't going to show any of the cards I've made for this weekends classes before the stampers got to see them, but I just can't STAND it! I have to share!

AND the best part for you is that I've created a downloadable photo tutorial for making this fabulous poinsettia. Can I get an "Oh Yeah!!"?

Here's a photo of the Glimmer Poinsetta card:

My inspiration for this card came from one I'd seen on the Stampin' Up! private art gallery known as Stampin' Connection. It's for demonstrators only and is chock full of fantastic ideas. I'd seen a card made with Very Vanilla cardstock and Silver Glimmer Paper by Debbie Henderson and I knew right away that I had to make it my own using the Red Glimmer Paper and Shimmer White cardstock. In fact, I created my prototype for this card within 10 minutes of seeing her silver one. Sometimes, you just know, ya' know?

Anyway, I used the Shimmer White cardstock for both the card base and the layer - that cardstock is so rich and elegant, it has such a weighty feel to it and is infused with beautiful pearly shimmer. Stunning on it's own, to be sure, and a favorite of mine for holiday cards.
The greeting is from the Contempo Christmas stamp set and was the perfect font for the contemporary look of this card. I stamped in Versamark and embossed it with Gold embossing powder and my Heat Tool.

I popped up the layer on Stampin' Dimensionals to give it more impact and then added my Red Glimmer Poinsettia flower.
Here's a close up:

I know you're wondering how I created that flower. Well, I kind of made up my own after seeing Debbie's silver one and figured out a way that worked well for me.
Would you like to know how to make it? Great!
Because I've created a FREE PDF Tutorial that you can download from this link here: Robin's Poinsettia Tutorial.

So now, even though you can't come to the WOW classes this weekend, you can still make your own Poinsettias at home!

Here's a few of the supplies I used to create this card:
#121808 - Blossom Petals XL Punch $16.95
#120594 - Contempo Christmas stamp set (clear-mount) $11.95
#121790 - Red Glimmer Paper $4.95 (2 - 12" x 12" sheets)

If you aren't currently working with a local Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I'd love to fill that need for you! My Online Stampin' Store is open 24/7 for your convenience and your orders will ship straight to your door! Everyone who orders online in my store receives a beautiful handmade card from me in the mail with a special Stampin' Up! treat inside.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you enjoy the FREE tutorial! Have fun making your Poinsettias!
Stamped blessings,
~~Robin

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6 comments:

  1. Definitely a WOW card! It is gorgeous! Thank you for the tutorial too. :)

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  2. Oh yeah! (Thanks for the tutorial!) Beautiful card!

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  3. Beautiful card. Thanks for the PDF tutorial. Will definitely make this one.

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  4. I must say that I am WOWed by it and may even try one of my own. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Great card and tutorial. I immediately cased it and it will be showing up on my blog with reference to you in December. Thanks!

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  6. I used your tutorial and created a card for the Merry Monday challenge. http://stampinmomoffour.blogspot.com/2012/02/glimmer-poinsettia-for-merry-monday.html

    Thank you!!!

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