Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Parchment Poinsettia

I just love working with a Dimensions Stamps set called A Christmas Star (ref: 2400069A). I had been itching to try it out on parchment and I am very pleased with the results.

How to make
  • Onto the right hand edge of a 20cm x 20cm square white card, stamp one of the swirls from the large poinsettia three times down the side in memento London fog.
  • Using white stazon ink stamp the large poinsettia onto a 11.5cm x 20cm piece of parchment, and the flower head only four times more onto another piece of parchment.
  • On the main stamped piece emboss from the back the leaves and flower head between the stamped white lines, colour the leaves green and the flower red I used a very soft pencil crayon.
  • From the next four flower heads  emboss and colour only the petals you will use from each flower, colour the centre of the top one in yellow or gold.
  • Cut a 16.5cm x 20cm piece of dark green card, attach the parchment panel centrally to this just down the two long sides using perga glue.
  • From parchment die cut two strips of lace (Tim Holtz Vintage Lace 657481) attach to the sides of the parchment panel , attach a piece of red ribbon over the two edges.
  • Attach the green panel 0.5cm in from the left hand fold of the white card.
  • Decoupage the rest of the poinsettia onto the parchment panel with perga glue.

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