It's been a while since I used one of the display globes from Flower Soft....very fun and easy to make, but man oh man, are they a booger to photograph! In order to get a shot with not much light glare on the globe, the many layers of Pearl Glimmer Mist on the card and poinsettia are not visible....let me tell you, it's sparkly in the real!!
Sorry, I didn't photograph each step as I was assembling the card, but here is a brief description:
I used the "Blessed Christmas" set by Our Daily Bread designs, since the poinsettia image was an absoute perfect size for the globe, PLUS, it gave me the chance to try out the new custom cutting die which cut out the poinsettia perfectly instead of spending hours using my exacto knife!! (And believe me, I've done just that!) Okay, here are some steps:
Embossed the poinsettia (and sentiment) with Ranger Gold Embossing Powder, cut out the image with the "Poinsettia Die", colored with SU markers and sponge dauber in Pink Pirouette, sprayed with "Pearl" Glimmer Mist, then adhered foam tape to the back and added Zva Creative pearls to the center. The Flower Soft Display Globes come with aperature cards....with the oval already cut out for the globe. The cards are tri-fold, so that you can enclose the globe and it's workings within the top layer once it's ready to put together. I used the pre-cut hole to trace my SEI "Chocolate Mint" designer paper and pink background paper, which I cut out with an exacto knife. I used a CB embossing folder for the designer paper and the inside pink layer for a little bit of character. Once I had the outside of the card in order, the poinsettia was adhered to the pink layer. Before I put in the globe and added the Gold Flower Soft, I sprayed the entire card with more Glimmer Mist...you don't want to spray it after or your globe will be a mess! Then I used Scor-Tape to adhere the globe to the inside of the card, lightly dabbed the inside of the globe with a damp dryer sheet to get rid of static, dried it with a very soft clean cloth, added the Gold Flower Soft, then adhered the extra fold to enclose the Flower Soft globe. Using Flower Soft glue around the edge of the paper next to the globe, I adhered Gold Flower Soft as a frame. The outside layer is metallic gold cardstock, the pink layer is Pink Pirouette and was punched all of the way around with an EK Success Dotted Scallop Border punch. The gold corners and strips are Flower Soft Peel Off Stickers. The May Arts Ribbon was tied with a Bow Easy. Well, it wasn't brief, but that's about it! :)
I have used the following challenges for this card:
Color Monday Challenge at Christian Paper Crafts: Christmas Colors;
Craft Your Passion challenge: Glitter, sparkles, or bling;
Christmas Card Challenge: use flowers on your card;
Crafty Pad Challenge: Christmas theme;
Stampin' Sisters In Christ: use pink ribbon and pink as primary color of card;
One Stop Craft Challenge: Inspiration photo with pinks, greenery, browns, moss;
Speedy the Cat's Friends' challenge: use die cuts or punches;
Bah Humbug challenge: Elegance;
Christmas Stampin' All Year: metallic;
Frosted Designs: die cuts;
Fussy and Fancy: Winter Wonderland;
Delightful Challenges: Christmas;
Stamp Insanity: Think Pink;
Flower Soft Challenge at Splitcoast: Heavy Metal.
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