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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Poinsettia wire card

Hello bow makers!
I think you all are aware that Barbara and I have been playing with wire lately and Barb has posted a tutorial on a yarn wired flower in the past and I have posted a small wired flower card (see here and here).

Well, since I'm in full Christmas mode due to the many classes I teach, my sticky little fingers touched upon some red wire I had in the drawer (for safe keeping, you know) and the light bulb went off!  If I can make wire flowers, can I make a wire Poinsettia?  This card is simple in its appearance because I was so caught up in the fact that I did, indeed, create a Poinsettia on the Craft-Dee BowZ using wire (so please pardon he utter simplicity of the card).

Using a doily die from Cheery Lynn for a background and some corner dies from Lifestyle Crafts, I then proceeded to make the flower for the center.  I created two Poinsettia's - one in red and one in green and layered them together.   Once I fanned each "petal" out, I used my jewelry pliers and pinched the ends of each to mimic a Poinsettia leaf.   I added some bling for the center but felt something was missing.  So I hand cut some green leaves to provide more background, gave them some shaping and veining and tipped the ends in gold glitter.  Here's a close-up of the Poinsettia.  My apologies for the lack of sharpness, but I think you get the idea.

Here's a laugh at my self that I'll also share about this card.  I was writing this post and linking the picture of the card and I said to myself "gee, I didn't put a bow on it"   DUH!!!  I totally forgot the wire was the focus and took the place of a bow.  I don't think a ribbon bow would have done anything to enhance this card anyway. If anyone finds my mind, would you please send it back to me?   LOL!

Just thought I'd share more of the fun things this little tool does!



Donna Ellis said...

How lovely, Donna! The wires are pretty in those colors, too! Wonderful! hugs, de

Vicki said...

Wow! This is so awesome! Flowers with the bow maker...very interesting.

Barbara Bruder said...

This looks great!! it's amazing what the bow maker can make.

vic said...

Wow I love the red wire what a great finish to your beautiful card :) it's so pretty!!


2 peas in a pod said...

Very creative! I really like this,Donna! This card is very pretty and the poisettia is the focal for sure. Hugs