Friday, December 20, 2013

Color Dare: Sparkle & Shine

It's time for another Color My Heart Challenge! 
This week the dare is to use Sparkle & Shine. 
This is the paper pack from our Holiday Gift Guide. 
The colors for this dare are: Juniper, Ruby, Slate, Whisper and Sparkle & Shine Silver. Neutral colors are always allowed as an additional option.

As I was thinking about what to create, I decided I wanted something 3D. I looked through my Cricut booklets and ended up using our Artiste cartridge. I studied this one image and thought it would make a poinsettia! So I started cutting.

 I did the leaves in Juniper and the flower petals in Ruby. I cut 2 each of three different sizes for the flower petals. Next I inked the edges of each image. I also curled the tips a bit by rolling it over the handle of my piercing tool.

The best way to glue the flower petal layers together is with Glue Dots. With the two largest layers, I offset them from each other than glued them together. I kept going with the other layers offsetting each layer to make the poinsettia look nice and full! Once done I glued it to the card and tucked the leaves under the edge of the flower.

The background to the flower is a piece of cardstock from Sparkle & Shine layered on Juniper cardstock. The bottom of the card is stamped with a swirl and a greeting. Finally, I used Stardust Glitter Gel for the center of the poinsettia.

All products are Close To My Heart:
--Cricut Artiste cartridge (pg. 80--shift-Accent 1--"Merry Christmas")
--D1553 Yuletide Greetings
--D1551 Swirls Around
--X254 White Daisy Cards and Envelopes Value Pack
--Inks--Ruby, Juniper
--X7176B Sparkle & Shine paper pack
--Z1313 Stardust Glitter Gel
--1772 Glue Dots

Now, go and get your creative Mojo going! Join us at Color My Heart or just come and be inspired! 

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Happy Creating!

1 comment:

  1. So pretty. Love all the dimension to the poinsettia. Merry Christmas to you and yours!