It's me, back again with more Rubbah-dultery (fear not, Fab Friday is tomorrow so you will be seeing some Stampin' Up! on that post!) courtesy of My Monthly Hero, the new kit from Hero Arts.
Wednesday morning I put up a Periscope broadcast for how I created the poinsettia frieze on the following card, but if you didn't catch it, you have options! I have all my broadcasts saved to Katch, so you can pick it up here.
What's Periscope? It's a phone app that allows you to create live streaming videos, which allow the creator and the audience to interact while the video is live. To use the app, you sign up with your Twitter account. After the broadcast has ended, the videos stay in your account for 24 hours, after which they disappear, unless you are saving them to Katch. If you have the app, you can certainly follow me (JanTink) to see my broadcasts. To watch any that are still available on your computer, you can go here.
ANYWAY, I really loved the results I got stamping and masking these poinsettias. Lookie:
GOJUS! (YILM!) Unfortunately, this kit is no longer available, but this one was sooo awesome I'm already excited for the next one!
After I stamped these poinsettias, I didn't like the part underneath them, so I fussy cut along the bottom and layered it up over some of the cardstock from their folded notecards, stamping the greeting with SU!'s new archival Basic Black, which is dark, BLACK, and awesome.
I used the dot stamp from the Color Layering Christmas Tree set, which is so awesome...stamping in both the first edition and second edition of inking. It creates almost an atmosphere around the poinsettias don't you think? The rhinestones come from the kit.
These colors really remind me of the 50s, when Mamie Eisenhower made pink and green so popular, and poinsettia tablecloths for Christmas were de rigueur for anyone hoping to entertain anyone. I know my mom had some in her cedar chest, which she probably got as wedding gifts and never used (I know, I have her unused wedding silverware and crystal down here with me, and I don't use them either...shame).
I also had the piece I was working on in the video, so I made another card with a similar look:
GOJUS again! (YILM! again...BTW, for those new to my blog, YILM=Yes, I LOVE Myself...my joke on the amount of ego it takes to put yourself out there on the internet, LOL!)
It's really hard to see in the photos, but I used a gold (#11) Spica Glitter pen to accent the veins on the petals and the centers of the poinsettias.
I used the Decorative Label punch from SU! to do the greeting, covering up a flubbed greeting I had tried on the stamped piece, but I ended up liking the balance it gave the card. Again, it's accented with the Spica pen.
I hope you have enjoyed these cards. Fab Friday is coming up tomorrow, so watch for an awesome SU! card then!