Tim Holtz Tattered Poinsettia die is one of my favorite dies, especially since Sizzix introduced the embossing folder for it. All you have to do is cut out the Poinsettia, ink the ends of the flowers, stamp with a script sentiment and then place the petals in the embossing folder and run it through your die cutting machine. It is like magic. Look at that beautiful texture. One thing I love about this die is it cuts out the flower complete, no gluing of petals. All you have to glue are the layers.
After conditioning the Poinsettia flowers with my Susan Cockburn tool kit, I use something new to me called MARSHMALLOW-3D Foam Shapes to color the embossing. These Foam Shapes are firm and the color stays only on the raised area. The petals were layered, glued and a Magnolia berry cluster was added to the middle for the Stamen.
I have a very old Hymn book that I tore and inked to make it look really old. Then the green cardstock was first stenciled with Antique Linen Paint and inked with different colors of distressed ink (the ink does not cover over the paint) and cut out of the Spellbinder die. At that time it was stamped with Tim's music and then pleated with my Fiscar's Crimper Tool. Kaiser Kraft has these nice wooden Merry Christmas Sentiments that was inked with Barn Door Red Distressed Paint.
Products Used on this Card are:
Distressed Inks: Frayed Burlap, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Scattered Straw and Barn Door
Resplendent Rectangles - SF 147 - Spellbinders
Honeycomb Stencils - TH005 - Tim Holtz
Antique Linen Paint
Seasoned Reflection - CMS112 - Tim Holtz
Tattered Poinsettia Die - 658261 - Tim Holtz
Textured Poinsettia Pattern - 658270 - Sizzix
Script - SBI - IndigoBlu
MARSHMALLOW-3D Foam Shapes
June who sales the Easy Frames has a video using the Foam Marshmallows that you can see here!
She shows it near the end of the video.