Thursday, 3 August 2017

Gold Poinsettias and a Pierced Frame

The latest Less is More challenge is Piercing.

I used a pierced frame die to set off my gold and green Christmas image:

I smooshed a piece of acetate with various shades of green alcohol inks, using alcohol blending solution to help prevent them from drying too quickly.  Then I crumpled up a piece of tissue paper and glued it down to the inked side to give it backing and a more textured look.

On the clean side of the acetate, I carefully stamped and heat embossed the poinsettia image in gold.  I framed it with dark gold cs, using a pierced square frame die, and added my die cut sentiment.  Both the frame and sentiment were die cut twice and glued together for more substance.

Since I have stamping, alcohol inks, heat embossing, tissue paper, and die cuts, I'm also linking the card up with August's CAS Mix Up challenge to use alcohol inks.

And it's entered in SCS Dare to Get Dirty challenge posted by Nancy Littrell.
Thanks for stopping by today!

Stamps - Tim Holtz poinsettia
Ink - various green alcohol inks, ColorBox Gold
Paper - cream and dark gold cs, tissue paper
Size - 5" square
Accessories - gold embossing powder, acetate, Tim Holtz noel die, MFT Pierced Square Frame die


  1. Wow this is stunning. The colourway is so eye catching and the gold is amazing x

  2. Beautiful smooshed tissue background, Susan. Love the colour. Great job carefully heat embosding the poinsettia on acetate, too.. The pierce frame highlights them perfectly. Thank you for playing along with us this week at Less is More. 😊 Trina xx

  3. WOW! This is so rich looking, Susan! The gold plays off the green AI background beautifully!

  4. A beautiful (and brave:D) job heat embossing on the acetate! It is a gorgeous card... every element!

  5. Wow! That green background is just gorgeous and I BOW to you for embossing on acetate! What a spectacular result, Susan! This is absolutely beautiful!

  6. Gorgeous, luxurious and rich in appearance... I love this effect and the green and gold colour palette works perfectly! Great job! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Less is More :)

  7. Wow, what great colours and the frame is perfect for your embossed poinsettia :)

  8. Beautiful card Susan. The green looks amazing with the gold embossing and frame. So much visual texture with adding the crumpled tissue paper to the background. xx

  9. What pretty mixed media card! I love the color combo of gold and green and the stitched frame looks very stylish. Wonderful details in your card! Thanks for joining us at Less Is More and I hope to see you playing a long in our new color challenge: tropical fruits!

  10. This is so gorgeous and rich looking, Susan! Love the textured shades of greens with the beautifully gold embossed poinsettia! Hideko


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