Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Jingle Belles - Rudolph the *RED* Nosed Reindeer

You won't find any noses on my *RED* card, but you will find a few some old, some new, and some recycled *RED* items.  

My poinsettia was created by stamping the flower image from SU's Joyful Christmas onto the red Hallmark envelope my husband's card to me came in at Christmas.  Okay, I admit it.  I save envelopes.  I'm an envelope saver.  Mainly a colored envelope saver, though I'm not prejudiced and if it's white or off-white and is not written on or sealed, that might even go into my stash.  Envelopes usually have a nice weight to them for making embellishments.  I knew I needed a paper that was lighter weight than my solid cardstock to make the stamped flower 3-D.  This red one was fairly large and had a bit of a sheen of it's own, but before I stamped it in Encore Gold Ink, I first sprayed it with some Tattered Angels Gold Glimmer Mist (something in my stash that I have had for many years and not used).  I actually stamped the image 4 times so I could get layers for all the petals that overlapped. The center of the flower got it's dimension from a Viva Decor Gold Pearl Pen (again, something not used before but in my stash). After I did the flower I had to walk away and let it sit over night so the center would dry.  

The card base is from some American Crafts Red Foil cardstock that I had picked up a few years ago at a Tuesday Morning store.  I think I got the whole pkg. of 25 sheets for a little more than the price of one single sheet of metallic cs currently at Mike's.  I overlayed a strip of SEI Blaze Velvet paper on the bottom and found some Celebrate It gold mesh holiday ribbon to complete it.  

That flower is looking a tad bit orange in the photo below, but trust me, it's very definitely *RED*. Hope you can see a little of the Glimmer Mist on the petals.  There are some colors that just do not photograph well for me.  

I'm actually quite pleased with the way this came out and might have to search more in my stash for another *RED* envelope.  

Please check out the Jingle Belles blog to see the lovely cards that our hostesses made and all the entries for this week's prompt HERE.


  1. well i think the only word for this gorgeous creation is "YOWZA"! love, love, loooooove how you've basically gone ALL red (& all solids, as well!) but then revved up the drama by using so many different shades and textures. total show-stopper, missus! and what an addition to our "red" gallery at JINGLE BELLES! <3

  2. Well around you clever realizing that envelope weight is perfection for poinsettias ... absolutely stunning red card design ... so very glad you went *red* with us at jingle belles.


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