Firstly, I must apologise for a Christmas card in January. This was not my intention AT ALL – not even I am that organised. But, there is a very exciting challenge going on at Darnell’s blog, where we have to use our NBUS (Never Before Used Schtuff), and I had a poinsettia laying around, that was crying out to be used. Let’s face it, having bought 3 poinsettia stamp sets in 2 weeks not long before Christmas, this was bound to happen! So a Christmas card it is.
Here is my card for today.
Darnell is challenging us to use a NBUS technique as well in this latest challenge. Although I have actually used this technique before, I hadn’t done so for a while, so I wanted to have another go and rather than do a little image, I decided to wear myself out with a rather large panel lol (a slight exaggeration, but I have a cold, and am slowly grinding to a bit of a halt).
I started off by white heat embossing the leaves and flowers on some Kraft cardstock measuring 5” x 5”. I then set about colouring it in – not gonna lie, this took quite some time, pencils are not quick! You have to work in layers to build up the colour and to create a smooth finish
Once I had finished the colouring, I added some white dots in the spaces using my white gelly rol pen. I stamped a sentiment onto white card and mounted it onto the completed panel with foam adhesive.
I then added craft foam to the back of the panel and mounted it onto a white card base (5.5” x 5.5”)
And that completes my card for today.
I would love to know what you think. Do you ever use this technique? If not, give it a try and enter it into Darnell’s challenge. I am also going to enter this into the current Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge “What’s New”.
Thank you for stopping by, I will be back soon with another project.
Stamps: Simon Says Stamp Poinsettia, Simon Says Stamp An Arctic Chritmas
Colouring: Faber Castell Polychromos – Light Green (171), Earth Green Yellowish (168), Chromium Green Opaque (174), Pale Geranium Lake (121), Deep Scarlet Red (219), Dark Red (225)
Other: White Cardstock, Kraft Cardstock, Versafine Onyx Black Ink, White Gelly Rol Pen, Craft Foam, Double Sided Tape, Double Sided Foam Adhesive