Dec 28, 2017

Fancy Poinsettia

I really like using dies on my cards and I have been having a lot of fun during these months on the Dies R Us Team.  I'm  Barbara, and my teammates and I bring you inspiration every day.  I have a card for you today that I used just dies and one stamp for the sentiment.

This is the finished card, but here is how I did it.

 I colored a piece of white card stock with my Copic R39 marker and then 
die cut a lot of poinsettias.
 I colored the center again with the same maker, to give the flower some dimension.

I also die cut some leaves and then colored them with YG 63 and YG 97 for some definition.
I cut two snowflakes from white sparkly card stock as well as a border called 
Lovely Arched Loop Edge. 
Then I arranged them on my card front until I liked what I saw. 
 I often do that before gluing down anything.

Tip: When die cutting, often it is difficult to get the paper out of the die.  I placed a sticky clear adhesive dot on my Big Shot.  After die cutting, just press the paper in the die to the dot and it "pops" out. You will need to reduce the stickiness of the dot at first.  Just touch it with your fingers until it is not so sticky. I saw this on an internet site and cannot remember where.

Frantic Stamper - Dies - Lovely Arched Loop Edger & Lattice Insert

Memory Box - Dies - Lindeman Snowflake

Impression Obsession - Dies - Poinsettia Set Small

Impression Obsession - Dies - Foliage


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  1. What a stunning card! Thanks for the great tip about sticking a sticky dot to your die cutting machine. What a clever idea! A Beautiful card today Barbara!!

  2. Beautiful! I adore those fabulous poinsettias, oh so pretty! That arch loop die is amazing and I love how you have placed it on your card, adds so much interest! Merry Merry!

  3. Stunning!!! I love the all white background. I have never seen that arch loop die....might need it now. This is gorgeous!!!

  4. oh so pretty! I have one of those dies, thanks for the inspiration!


  5. What a lovely card, thanks for sharing. Maybe I am a bit thick but I do not understand your tip on how to remove the paper from the die using a sticky dot. Maybe you could explain further TIA


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