Sunday, March 4, 2018

Distress Oxide Glazed Poinsettia

I love poinsettias & several of my friends made gorgeous cards for the Merry Monday challenge.  Unfortunately, I didn't get the post done in time to enter, but I used the MFT Sketch, so will enter there. 
Jennifer McGuire's video using DO inks, glossy cardstock & Distress Micro Glaze inspired me.  We happened to be in the town with a Michael's on Friday, so I used my 50% off coupon to get the glaze.  Must say, my results aren't as striking as Jennifer's.  It could be my very old glossy cardstock doesn't work the same as the TH AI cardstock she used.  I'm still happy with my card which goes into the "to be sent" box & not the "to be torn apart" box, so that's good--haha! 
The MFT poinsettia die set is one of my favorites.  I love it cut from felt, cardstock or designer paper.  The inks I used are worn lipstick, abandoned coral & cracked pistachio.  Two of the black die cut frames were on my table, so I layered them for a bit of dimension--really didn't need foam tape to my eye.  Before attaching the frame I masked the inside area so I could brush worn lipstick through the MFT stencil.  I also stamped the word from an old HA set using my Mini MISTI to be sure I didn't mess it up.  Then mounted the poinsettia & added a big, clear gem.  That, of course, keeps the card from being flat, but it was just the look I wanted--worth it!
I'm also entering HLS Christmas, The Snippets Playground, SSS Wednesday & WAW.  Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.
Edited to add: Also entering SSS National Craft Month.
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28 comments:

  1. Sorry you missed the MM deadline, Greta! Just love your layered poinsettia over the stenciled background!!

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  2. Love your card Greta what a shame you missed the deadline,well done my friend xx

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  3. Gorgeous card, Greta, your poinsettia is beautiful. xx

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  4. So Pretty! Your Poinsettia is lovely!

    Theresa

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  5. Well shucks, don't you hate it when you miss the deadline! Your card is pretty Greta. I like the bling in the center of your poinsettia!

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  6. Simply wonderful card Greta...love your gorgeous poinsettia! I know that feeling of missing deadlines, no fun at all, but your card is really beautiful.

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  7. this card turned out so beautiful, Greta - the glitz in the center of the poinsettia is perfect - love the subtle background.

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  8. looks like you did a wonderful job with the technique, greta!! your poinsettia is gorgeous!!

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  9. What a beautiful poinsettia and I love the stenciled background too!

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  10. I love poinsettias, Greta. And your card is so pretty!!!!!!! Kisses, my friend.

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  11. Beautiful card Greta! That poinsettia is stunning! Love the stenciled background!

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  12. beautifully done Greta. I tried to get some glaze but obviously due to Jennifer using it... it was sold out online...

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  13. This is lovely Greta, love the stenciled background and the glittery centre.
    Faith
    x

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  14. As always a super I spirational creation, thank you for sharing.

    B x

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  15. Lovely poinsettia Greta, so sorry it didn't make it to the MM gallery.

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  16. I love that you always try new things. This is so pretty and I love the stencil background too. Nothing I try from JMcG ever comes out looking like hers!

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  17. Very striking card, contemporary and love that backgorund stencilling. Ever so pretty poinsettia and not tried the micro glaze...as yet x

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  18. Well, I love your poinsettia! And it's so pretty on the stenciled card surrounded by black. Beautiful!

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  19. Stunning card Greta - I adore the soft tones you've used as well. And of course, it's pink!

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  20. This poinsettia card is SO pretty!! I love the stenciled background, it complements the gorgeous flower so well!

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  21. Hey lovely, i hope you are well ?
    This is very pretty, i love the effect (not seen the video) and the background works so perfectly with it.
    Sending lots of love and hugs xxx

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  22. very pretty! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

    blog-paperie blooms
    ig-2klines

    sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

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  23. This is beautiful!!! Love that big poinsettia.
    Lynn

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  24. Gorgeous Christmas card! Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge

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  25. Great card! So blessed you joined our Challenge at Word Art Wednesday and hope you join us again in our current Challenge. Leaving you with the inspiration of God's Word in Psalm 31:24 which says, "Be strong and take heart, all you hope in the Lord." So sorry for my late comment, just been so busy!

    JO ANN
    https://jatterburycreations.blogspot.com

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  26. Gorgeous poinsettia, love the stenciled background too. Thank you for playing along with the HLS Christmas challenge xx

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  27. Love poinsettias on Christmas cards. Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge.

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