Thursday, October 8, 2020

Qtip Pointillism

 The challenge this week in my stamp group is to do a technique called Q tip Pointillism.  I had never heard of that before, she gave us instructions and asked us to use inks.  I just had to google it and see what other info is out there and I noticed that most of those do the technique with paint, I was fine using ink, not as much clean up or mess I figured, LOL!

I had intended to use this as a birthday card for my great niece, but after finishing it and then cutting it out,  I thought wow that looks like Christmas not birthday, so I went with a Christmas theme, we were to use at least one stamp on it so I stamped and colored the poinsettia, and die cut the leaves and bow, embossing folder on the background cutting that with a curve border die and a strip piece of poinsettia paper to go with it.

Pointillism background - Qtips pressed into Distress Oxides, cracked pistachio, Lucky clover and Candied Apple inks
Spellbinders - Floral doily motifs and A2 Curved Borders one dies
Stampabilities - F1188, colored w/markers
Cuttlebug - Swiss dots folder
Poppystamps - Lovely gift bow die
Taylored Expressions - Mini Leaves die
My Minds eye - O Christmas tree paper

It is so funny how sometimes cards just lead you in the direction that want to go, not what you are intending but end up working out :)

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today and say Hi,



Esther Asbury said...

Sounds like a super fun technique and I love how you used it to create a pretty background for you poinsettia!

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Louca por porcelana said...

Pretty Christmas card!Hugs!

Darlene said...

WOW cool technique and beautiful end result!

Donna Ellis said...

What a fantastically expensive tool! LOL Connie, this looks great, and helps make your background perfectly customized to your pretty flower. Thanks for sharing the tip (pun intended LOL) hugs, de

Lowcarb team member said...

I'd not heard of Q tip Pointillism.
This is a great card, I like the colours and it is perfect for Christmas.

All the best Jan

Leslie Miller said...

The paper and the colors do look like Christmas and it's beautiful! I wouldn't have guessed the background was ink, rather than designer paper. Great job, Connie!

aussie aNNie said...

Absolutely beautiful card and most gorgeous colours....stunning

Debbie said...

such a great choice making this a christmas card, it is so pretty and the technique is awesome!!!

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

Great card Connie always fun to be inky. I need to use that border die more often too.
Thanks for Sharing, God bless and keep you safe, and all those you love, hugs Shaz in Oz.x

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Donna Phelan said...

Oh yes! Love these non traditional colors for a Christmas card. Great technique, never used a Qtip for it before--clever!

Janice said...

Your card group come up with some amazing challenges...another new technique for me!
Such a pretty card.