Friday, August 26, 2011
The new Stampin' Up holiday mini is almost here and has some really wonderful new things for the fall and winter holidays. This is the Sizzix Bigz Holiday Stocking die and is a cinch to make things with. This one will be used as an ornament so I added a gold cord hanger. I embossed the Garden Green cardstock with the Petals-a-Plenty folder and added the accent pieces cut from the new Holly Berry Bouquet paper. Lace is non SU but I thought it was a cute addition.
For the poinsettia I cut three flowers from the Birds & Blooms large flower embosslit Sizzix die in Real Red and snipped between each petal. Then you put it on your foam paper piercing mat and press down in the center with the fat end of the Impressor stylus. This curves the petals upward. I used a thin embossing stylus to etch some lines into the petals to make it look a bit more realistic. Added some beads and Dazzling Diamonds to the center.