Sunday, October 16, 2011

Dictionary Poinsettia

This card is for Stamptoberfest challenges Celebrate Just Because (celebrate a funny holiday in October), Combo Card (stamping and another papercrafting technique, Stamping A to Z (D for Distress, F for Florals) and for the Hero Arts October challenge (Holiday card theme).

Today (16 October) is Dictionary Day and it inspired me to use a dictionary page as background. The poinsettia was stamped on the dictionary page, masked and then the leaves were stamped. I used both positive and negative masks to colour the poinsettia with Distress inks using sponge daubers. The word ‘poinsettia’ was encircled on the dictionary page and inked with a bit of Antique Linen. Seed beads were stitched to the flower centre with golden thread. I also used a bunch of golden threads, tied them together and stitched them down with seed beads. The dictionary page was crumbled up. I thought the flower was a bit dark, so I outlined it roughly with a white gel pen.

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Supplies: Hero Arts stamps: Poinsettia & Berries CG363, Christmas Reindeers CL540; Distress Ink: Peeled Paint, Fired Brick, Aged Mahogany, Antique Linen; metallic gold DMC; gold seed beads; white gel pen.


  1. Dit is rêrig pragtig!
    Ek gaan 'n post op my blog sit met 'n verwysing na jou blog, is dit goed? Ek is so onder die indruk van jou styl, dus wil ek dit graag met ander mense wat ek hier in Nederland ken, deel, as jy dit goed vind.


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