August 15, 2012

Christmas Poinsettia Squared

Hi there!!

So i meant to do a lot of card making this past weekend.... but life got in the way! :)  But i've been busy the past couple days and today i have a card for 2 challenges: CAS-ual Friday's and PTI's Make It Monday.

The CAS-ual Friday challenge this week is to make a square card. And PTI's Make It Monday is stitching on your card. I combined both into this card (my card is 5.5 by 5.5 inches):


I love cross stitching and currently working on a project so my many plastic floss storage boxs are currently in my car (my project is a kit, so the needed thread is included). But luckily i have a few stray skeins in my arm chair caddy. I found a dark pink metallic thread and along with some metallic thread. This dark pink went perfect with PTI's Autumn Rose ink.

I die cut and stamped the poinsettias from PTI's Christmas Poinsettia set. The stamp has dash lines down each petal, so i pre-pierced some wholes along the lines and then back stitched with the dark pink metallic thread.


I made 2 flowers, one with the large and medium flowers and the other with another medium and the smallest flower. To attach the layers in each flower, i used French Knots with the gold metallic thread.

Then i die cut and stamped some leaves. Next i stamped and embossed (gold) the sentiment. Last i adhered the leaves and then the flowers with pop up dots to the black cardbase.

Thanks for stopping by!

Dana

Supplies:
Stamps: Papertrey Ink: Christmas Poinsettia, Bells & Boughs
Dies: Papertrey Ink: Christmas Poinsettia
Ink: Papertrey Ink: Autumn Rose, Ripe Avocado
Thread: DMC: E3685 (Light Effects). Kreinik: Gold (not sure the size, the sticker fell off, but i do know it is not a cord but maybe a very fine braid) :)

11 comments:

  1. Wowza! This is fabulous!! I love the stitched on flowers and the black base is so dramatic! Thanks for playing along with us this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  2. Wow, that is striking! The stitching just makes the card! Love the little golden centers too! You're getting me all excited to do some holiday cards!

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  3. Love how much dimension & detail stitching adds to the stamps! It's been ages since I did french knots...simple but so much POW on a card :)

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  4. One crafty mama took the words right out of my mouth. ;) I agree that your stitching completely enhances the stamped image! Beautiful card! :)

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  5. The stitching is such a wonderful highlight to the poinsetta petals.... fabulous Christmas card Dana :0)
    Thanks for getting crafty with us at CASual Fridays :0)
    Jenny x

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  6. Your Christmas card is just stunning, Dana! Beautiful color combo here and pretty stitching contrast on the poinsettias :)

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  7. This is gorgeous! I love the unexpected black base.

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  8. These flowers look amazing against the dark card base! What a great idea to stitch the veins and flower centers. Thanks for joining us this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  9. This is a stunner! I love the stitching!! Thanks so much for playing with us this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  10. Beautiful use of stitching--terrific card!

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  11. jeez Dana, this is gorgeous!!!

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