Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Sweet Stamps Poinsettia

Sweet Stamps is now carrying cutting dies and embossing plates from Dies Direct.  These dies are heavy metal dies and unlike Spellbinders (made in China) these are made in the USA and cost less.  For this card, I have used my new Poinsettia embossing plate, it will emboss an area that is 5 7/8 x 7 3/4 inches.  So you could make a background for a 6" square card with no seams.  Incredible! 

I began by rubbing Shades Duchess Rose ink all over the die.  Because it is metal, you don't have to worry about the ink getting in the recessed areas as the die does not bend like plastic ones.  Then using a piece of Stardreams Opal text weight paper, I embossed it using my Cuttlebug.  There are two great things about using text weight paper for embossing; one, you get a really detailed embossing, two, it keeps the weight of the card down.  And the really fun thing about Stardreams is the shimmer to the paper, it is iridescent.  Next, I stamped Sweet Stamps Poinsettia large and Merry Christmas large with Memento Tuxedo black ink onto Stardreams Opal card stock.  Copics used:
Petals - R81, R83, R85
Leaves - G21, G28
Berries - YR15
I cut out the poinsettia and popped it up above the sentiment.  Finished size is 5.5" square.   Be sure to check back this week as I have more great products to show.


Karen W said...

Oh Wow, I love this, that background is really cool. I definitely will add it to my wish list.

klarcher said...

This is just beautiful Sandy, I know how you love Poinsettias and the embossing is wonderful.

Sandra1968 said...

Wow, this is beautiful!

Donna Heber said...


What a stunning card! Beautiful poinsettia. I will have to check out those dies.

Maya said...

This is totally gorgeous!
Love the colors, the wonderful paper and you`re design!
Hugs from Maya

joey said...

Sandy this is beautiful look at that backing! gorgeous! Joey.x

Anonymous said...

Great Card Sandy...It would be nice to do it at our class for Nov.

Bonnie Brown said...

A great card! That folder is really cool looking. Love how the ink takes on it. Very pretty!