Thursday, 27 March 2014

Merry Monday 101


This card is for this week's Merry Monday colour challenge - red, white and grey:



I was inspired to make this poinsettia by Deborah's card  HERE. I used an Impress outline stamp, stamped and embossed with white embossing powder on vellum. I then used a Copic marker to colour the back  and then coated the petals with a very thin layer of stickles for some sparkle. The thick outlines made this very easy to fussy-cut. The Stickles made the vellum crinkle up a bit so the flower has some amazing dimension.


35 comments:

Gerrina said...

This colouring on the back is such a great technique; love how you used it here! Have an inky day, Gerrina

Linda said...

Wow! This is gorgeous .... I love the stamp and it looks fab embossed on the vellum. xx

Lynn Mangan said...

Jaw dropping gorgeous. The vellum is amazing Ardyth.

Kim M said...

This is beautiful! Love how the Stickles made it ripple. :-)

Kristie Goulet said...

So beautiful, Ardyth!!! The vellum poinsettia is stunning! Thank you for joining us at Merry Monday!

Tracey McNeely said...

Ardyth this is so gorgeous! Love the vellum poinsettia.

1CardCreator said...

Wow, this is stunning, love that poinsettia! ~Diane

Julia Aston said...

This is just lovely with the red vellum!

Katie Melhus said...

Um. Wow. This is gorgeous, Ardyth! So CAS and so striking :) So glad you're joining us this week at Merry Monday!

Darnell J Knauss said...

I just finished my post for tomorrow featuring poinsettias. I'm SO glad I didn't see this first or I would have been too intimidated, Ardy! WOW! This is kaboom gorgeous!! Hugs, Darnell

Anita in France said...

Oh my, such amazing dimension and gorgeousness, Ardyth .. with just the perfect glittery-ness! Anita :)

Bonnie said...

What a gorgeous poinsettia, Ardyth! Wow! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

Karen D said...

Completely stunning Ardyth! The poinsettia is divine. Thank you so much for joining us at Merry Monday.

Laura B. said...

WOW! Stunning poinsettia!!

Susangail Powell said...

That poinsettia is gorgeous!! What a beautiful technique!

Bobby said...

It's a good thing I can type a comment because I can't close my mouth long enough to speak. Stunning!!!

Sheila H said...

Your card is amazing - the embossed and colored vellum has great depth and dimension. I am awe struck :)

wienerhoneymooners said...

WOW, just WOW.!

Gabby said...

Lovely poinsettia, Ardyth! The color is great and I agree that the crinkled vellum caused by the Stickles adds even more dimension and interest to your flower. :)

KT Fit Kitty said...

This is gorgeous! Love the dimension from the Stickles. I also like that you made it yourself without a Cameo or other cutting machine.

fabiola jaques said...

wow! magnifique! biz

Notes by Nina said...

Gorgeous Ardyth, your poinsettia is stunning. What a fantastic technique, Thank you for playing along with us for Merry Monday.

Patti said...

Beautiful card. I'm a sucker for poinsettias and you created a beauty.

Jen said...

Beautiful poinsettia. I love the subtle shimmer.

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Gorgeous! I just love the way this turned out!!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Merry Monday.

Deanne :)

LeAnne said...

This is stunning, Ardyth! What a gorgeous flower...a real standout! I love the dimension! Thank so much for playing with the Merry Monday challenge this week!

Geri said...

Stunning! I love how the Stickles made the vellum 'move'...definitely an awesome effect. The light grey works perfectly too! Gorgeous card pal!

Nancy Thomas said...

A stroke of genius to add stickles to the vellum petals. Beautiful!

Judy1223 said...

Ardyth, I love the layered vellum poinsettia leaves...this is just gorgeous! Perfect way to use the Merry Monday challenge colors this week!

Karren said...

Beautiful, Ardyth! The vellum poinsettia is a wonderful contrast against the white/grey background. Thanks so much for joining us at Merry Monday.

Jenny said...

Stunning card Ardyth xx

Wendy said...

Such a beautiful card, Ardyth! The poinsettia flower is absolutely gorgeous and I love all the sparkle! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Mondays! :)

Marie B. said...

Absolutely stunning! :)

Anja (scrappie) said...

Wow that flower is gorgeous.

Julie said...

Quite the best pionsettia I've seen. Wonderful card.