Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Simon Says............Punch 'Em

Thank You to everyone who joined in with our 'Give Thanks' Challenge last week and a special Thank You to those of you who actually sent their cards to Vera for the Caring Hearts Card Drive  I am sure Vera will have lots of cards to send out for Thanksgiving and Christmas :-)

This week we have a fab new theme for you 

'PUNCH EM'  time to get your punches and die cuts 

As usual the lovely Heidi will be giving one lucky entrant a $25 spree to her Simon Says Stamp Store , there are so many fab new products in there and the gorgeous new Magnolia Merry Little Christmas stamps are available to pre order too ,, they will be arriving very soon !! Take a peek at the All New Just In pages too, lots of fab new products in there including the new Nellie Snellen clear stamps.

I have used an old wooden Hero Arts poinsettia stamp that a friend gave me, I'm not sure this is still available but Hero Arts now do a fabulous poinsettia Cling stamp (I have listed my products used and linked them below).

I stamped the poinsettia three times on vellum and heat embossed it using silver embossing powder. I coloured them with Copics, one green  and two red.
I cut them out and layered them and used seed pearls for the stamen which I attached using silicone glue. The flower is mounted on a Spellbinders Lotus pendant. The red dp is from the beautiful Once upon a Time cardstock and the white is embossed using the cuttlebug Snowdots folder. The small red circles at the corner are also from the Lotus pendant set. The snowflakes are punched with an EK Success punch and I used one of the fancy tags at either side of the ribbon. The pearls are Hero Arts accents and the I used Robin's Nest dew dew drops on the fancy tags.
I'm not happy with this one - it's too symmetrical I think and the poinsettia isn't dominant enough although it does look better in real life!!

Products used
Hero Arts accents - pearls
Spellbinders Lotus pendant
Poinsettia Cling stamp
Once upon a Time Cardstock stack
Spelbinder Fancy Tags



joey said...

Oh WOW Heather so elegant and stiking hun. gorgeous card. Joey.xx

Moni said...

Love oyur card, fab poinsettia you have made. Love LO. Hugs;moni

Anesha said...

Lovely card, love the flowers in the middle.

Paula said...

Love the lotus pendant - symmetry is what some people like & this is a superb example of that style - it's just different, I know my own tendency to have everything symmetrical but delight in the asymmetry when I can break out of the ingrained habit.
Paula (PEP)

email: said...

Oh very pretty and intricate detailing, Heather!! I love it! Love the poinsettia! :)

Simon Says Stamp

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Heather :-) I love the way you made the poinsettia ,, i have a very similar stamp too ,, might be hero arts ?? can't remember ,, but I should get it inked up and use it ! This is stunning !! :-)

Lols x x x

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Heather.

Hugs Riet.x

Sandra1968 said...

A gorgeous card!

Mandy said...

Heather your card is beautiful, really striking
hugs Mandy xx

Jane said...

This is so gorgeous hun! love the poinsettia and the lattice work behind it! hugs, Jane xxx

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

Beautiful card....thank you for the inspiration

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