Monday, December 7, 2009

Poinsettia Princess

Just a head's up to my readers...from now on, Tuesdays will be my scheduled day for posting on the Sweet 'n Sassy Digi blog (at least for the duration of my term! lol). However, this week I am switching days with Nicole, so Monday it is for this week! I'll always post my project here as well, but you should hop on over to our Digi Blog for all the latest happenings, links to the Sweet 'n Sassy store and fabulous projects made by the very talented team! I feel very blessed to be working alongside these ladies!

I thought I'd try a new type of card today...I've seldom ventured outside of the 6x6 template! I'm sure you've seen some of these fabulous snow globe cards around blog land. I've been wanting to try this out, and when I received the new digis released last Thursday, I knew this image would be perfect! This is Poinsettia Princess. She's so cute...kind of reminds me of a winter bride. Now, with all the reflective surfaces on this card, getting an accurate photo was a bit tricky! Reflections kept showing up on the acetate, and the white areas were sometimes picking up hues from other areas on the card!

I didn't follow any pre-made template...just fiddled around until I was happy. The acetate was cut out with Spellbinders, as was the back DP panel. I cut out two of the gold bases so that I could sandwich them and hide the adhesive on the acetate (nobody wants to see messy adhesive!). I also traced the back panel (once I had it assembled) so as to sandwich that too, again to hide any trace of adhesive from joining the front and back. I like things neat and tidy!

As always, I printed the image on Neenah cardstock and coloured with Copics. I felt this image deserved LOTS of glitter, so I coated her entire white gown with Frosted Lace Stickles. I also used a Copic Spica clear pen on all the flowers, and the ribbon in the wreath. This shows up a bit more in the next photo. Being a snow globe card, I needed some snow! So enter Polar White Flower Soft! I also used some snowflakes punched out from glittery cardstock. These were used both inside the "globe" and outside. (Again, I sandwiched these on the acetate.) The sentiment was just printed off the computer, and mounted on a Fancy Tag from Spellbinders. Finally, I added a bit of "snow" on the top of the globe...Bazzill Bling with a coat of Star Dust Stickles. Oh, and I "antiqued" the edges with distress ink.

Like this image? Hope on over to Sweet 'n Sassy to purchase it. You can check out all the other digis as awesome prices! Sweet 'n Sassy also has clear stamp sets.

Hope you have a wonderful day, and thanks for looking in!




Mary Giles (OhioMary) said...

This is sooo fabulous!I love the whole idea and you definitely have pulled together a beautiful snow globe. Your little girl is colored perfectly!

Phebe Meeder said...

This is absolutely stunning Mel,Again all your attn to detail is amazing and of course your coloring is quite breathtaking....however i need to ask is sweet and sassy just digi the image is very cute too

Jeanette said...

This is gorgeous! I love the rich colors you have chosen. It really showcases this sweet little image!
Hugs Jeanette :)

Sandy said...

This is incredibly gorgeous! I love the sparkly effect and the way she's colored! Just beautiful!!!

Anonymous said...

I can't get over all the little details that you put into this, Melanie! It's such a wonderful holiday project, and you did such a beautiful job with it.

Kristine said...

Oh Melanie, this is sooo GORGEOUS!! LOVE LOVE LOVE this especially with this poinsettia princess! :) Beautiful job with the papers and glitter and colors! Sooo pretty! :) Congrats on being on the SNS Digi team!! That's so awesome!! :) Looking forward to seeing more of your creations from SNSS!