Framed Poinsettia

Framed Poinsettia

My class today was based around Distress Oxides . There has been a release of new colours and I wanted to show three different ways to use these wonderful ink pads.

Today’s card uses the Framed Poinsettia stamp from Woodware . I have used Candied Apple , Mowed Lawn and Tea Dye (last two are from the latest release) Oxides and coloured with a water brush on Watercolour card. The image has been stamped with Black Versafine ink. The side panel has been created using a Versamark ink and the stamp. The sentiment comes in pack .

Acetate class

Good evening, today’s card is the first from my class last week using acetate. There are several types/thickness of acetate. Just make sure if you want to use embossing powder on some it’s heat resistant ( it should say on package ). This acetate was quite thick and I wanted to emboss it with a embossing folder. It worked really well, the folder was Falling Snow from Creative Expressions and it’s 8”x8” so you need an A4 machine . Crafts too do a smaller Snow embossing folder if you don’t have a big machine.

The Poinsettia was made using the John Lockwood Poinsettia stamp and die set. It has been stamped on White card and embossed with Silver Sparkle Wow powder. The leaves are from Creative Expressions and are called Christmas Stems but I can see them being used all year. I die cut them in White card and coloured with Oxide Bundled Sage and Peeled Paint Ink, using a dauber so as not to rip the leaves. The circle frame has been cut with Presscut Stitched Circles on Silver Mirror card. Finished off with a sentiment die from Creative Expressions die cut several times to add dimension and I added some glitter drops on the leaves using Cosmic Shimmer glitter PVA ( which I made the night before and added when hard)

Hope you like the colour scheme, thought it would make a change from Red Poinsettias. Back tomorrow night with another idea for using acetate.
Have a great weekend

Product of the Month class

This months POTM is a choice of three different  layering stamps from Nellie Snellen. The first two have three stamps in the pack and the Bough two stamps.


First card uses the Wreath, simply stamped with some Versacolor pigment ink pads in Bark, Bamboo and Scarlet. The sentiment is from a Woodware set called A Heartfelt Christmas which is due back in stock next week. I have inked around the edge using Antique Linen Distress Oxide and finished off with some Diamond Stickles and a Nailhead from Mark Richards on the bow.

The second card uses same inks again for the twig and flower/berries layers but has some Glitter Gold Foil from Wow on the foliage stamp. This has been done by stamping with Versamark or an embossing ink and the covered with Wow Bonding Powder. I heated the powder then laid some foil { colour side up} on top and gently rubbed all over the image. When you peel back, the foil has adhered to the image. Again finished off with a sentiment from the same Woodware set as first card and some simple layering using the Foundations cardstock.

Last card is simply stamped using the two bough stamps in the pack, in green and red inks and I die cut one of the new Sue Wilson Christmas dies to go in the middle. You can finish off with gems, glitter etc.  This card is very flat so ideal for posting at Christmas time.

All layered stamps were stamped with the Press to Impress stamping tool.

Back soon with more samples of these fab stamp sets.