I began by scoring my pale champagne gold cardstock with my new Scor-It (Sharon has a sale going on now...20% off of Scor-Its!), then covered it with a panel of the Paper Studio's 12 X 12" "Gold Wedding Ornate" decorator paper. The entire card measures 4 X 8", suitable to fit in a business sized envelope. I stamped my ODBD verse directly onto the decorator paper with Versafine Black Onyx ink, then heat embossed it with gold embossing powder.
A border was made with Martha Stewart's Doily Lace Edge punch, along with some gold "Tiny Glass Marble & Bead Accents" (a gift from my hubby!) to trim the edge of the length of the border. I used a sticky red tape to adhere the micro beads. After adding the first layer of beads, I heated the tape with my heat gun, then pressed it once again into the beads.
I die cut my poinsettia with Spellbinder's Poinsettia dies, double cutting the middle shape to make a fuller flower. I sponged the edges lightly with Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress ink. I used thick, large glue dots to layer the blossom, then used a dot to create the beaded center.
A bit more Antique Linen ink sponging finishes this glimmering design.
Thanks so much for beginning your week here!