cardstock in red, white and black
cobweb paper in red
gold glitter glue
Bentley with Poinsettias digital stamp
Peeled Paint Distress Ink
No 10 red crochet thread
paper trimmer & scorer
snowflake embossing plate
1.5mm crochet hook
2.00mm crochet hook
Sizzix Big Shot
Tim Holtz Alterations die
* Mini Flourish
* Tags and Bookplates
Browns: E31, E33, E37
Greens: G02, G05, G07
Reds: R22, R27, R29
Greys: C-0, C-3, C-5
Christmas Flowers was the theme for the challenge over at Winter Wonderland this week and this gorgeous little Bentley digital stamp was perfect. Bentley is coloured with copic markers, with a touch of gold glitter glue in the centre of the poinsettia. His little friend has a touch of Sparkly Fluff to trim the hat.
The card is a 6" easel card made from red card stock. Although it doesn't show up in the photo the white card has been run through the Sizzix to emboss a snowflake pattern onto it. Two strips of red cobweb paper have been criss crossed over the white card, and then the image of Bentley was mounted to a piece of black card and glued into position.
The flourish is from the Tim Holtz Mini Flourish die, cut out of white card and coloured with copics and distressed with Peeled Paint ink.
The pattern for the poinsettias is actually a snowflake pattern. Make two, one with each size of crochet hook, this will give you a large flake and a small flake. When layered they will look like a flower. The centre of the flower is made with gold seed beads and PVA glue, with a touch of gold glitter glue.
The original pattern can be found here.
Ch 4, sl st into 1st ch OR make magic ring.
Round 1: 12 sc in ring; sl st in starting sc. Pull magic circle tight, but leave opening big enough to allow stitches inside it to lay flat.
Round 2: *Ch 2, dc in next sc, ch 2, sl st in next sc; repeat from * around 5 times, sl st in sc of final sl st of Round 1.
Round 3: *Ch 4, dc in next dc, ch 4, sl st over next sl into sc below; repeat from * around 5 times, sl st in final sl st of Round 2.
Round 4: *4 sc in next ch 4 sp, ch 2, dc in next dc, ch 2, 4 sc in next ch 4 sp; repeat from * around 5 times, sl st in final sl st of Round 3; bind off. Weave in ends.
To prop the easel card open I created a 'santa buckle' using the rectangular book plate covered with gold leaf. I have left the centre blank to hand write the recipients name.
I hope you enjoyed my card, it is only the second one I have made, and my first attempt at colouring with copics.