Thursday, 6 December 2012

Wish List!

Christmas Dies and embossing folders are a great investment as they can be used and reinvented year after year. The die/Folders that should be on every one's wish list this year are the Bigz Die - Tattered Poinsettia (658251) and Texture Fades Embossing Folders 2PK - Textured Poinsettia Pattern Set (658270).

The Poinsettia die is not just for Christmas though, It makes a lovely sunflower, great leafy foliage, cute daisy and I'm sure you can think of dozens more ideas. It works equally well on a card or layout, fashion accessory or home decor item, but it is when it is partnered with the matching embossing folder that the magic really starts to happen.

We start by die cutting the parts of the flower, I am using silver card for the simple reason that it shows the embossing really clearly. Next, carefully place the die cut into the folder flush with the corresponding embossing area and run it through the machine to create that wonderful leafy detail.

Here is a super quick idea using the poinsettia cut and embossed from ivory card before inking to enhance the embossed detail. The flower centres are decorated using various shades of adhesive green gems to match the vase/ bottle.


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