This is the second rendition using then stencil and die. This time I die cut the image first and then colored it with the stencils. I think this method gave better coloring on the edges of the image. As stated in my previous card, I thought the die would completely cutout the image, but it only cuts our the center and partially cuts some of the leaves and flower petals. Not what I was expecting. I decided to cut down the image using a stitched rectangle die.
For the flower centers I used Hero Arts Hero Wax in Gold. I didn't like it for this particularly application. I'm sure it will be beautiful to add gold edging to die cuts, but I decided to use Ranger Gold Stickles to give the flower centers more dimension.
Since I send out around 100 Christmas cards each year, I try and to not use too much dimension so they require a regular postage stamp. A panel of deep red cardstock was cut 1/8" inch larger than the stitched panel. The poinsettia window was adhered to the panel with liquid glue. The focal image panel was then adhered to a side-folding A2 cardbase with dotliner adhesive.
The sentiment was cut from gold mirror cardstock and adhered into the center opening on the poinsettia Window with liquid glue.
At the last minute I decided to add sparkle to the petals of the flowers with a Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen and Ranger Glossy Accents to the berries.
· Hero Arts Poinsettia Window Fancy Die
· Penny Black Joyous Wishes Die
· Simon Says Stamp Pawsitively Saturated Inks: Cherry, Pine
· Gina K. Designs Inks: Cherry Red, Edible Eggplant, Christmas Pine, Honey Mustard
· Altenew Ink: Evergreen
· Copic Markers: G46, R56, G29
· Hammermill Premium Color 100# White Cardstock
· Gina K. Designs Base Weight Cranberry Tart Cardstock
· Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
· My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
· Hero Arts Hero Wax Gold
· Ranger Stickles Gold
· Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
· Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
· Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen
· Ranger Glossy Accents