Hey there crafty friends! We are so happy that you are stopping by today! Jo and myself are featuring the Poinsettia stamp set with two fabulous cards! Before we begin let’s announce the winner of our Customer Contest! The winner is…
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Hi Jo Here, OK let me start with a warning! I love this stamp set. There is so much potential and versatility I squealed with excitement when I first laid eyes on it. Below I have Copic coloured in one card and Heat Embossed on vellum in the other.
Copic Colouring is one of the most relaxing things I love doing. I am still learning and continuing to learn every day especially when it comes to copics. There is so many facets to colouring and adding dimension to an image and it is even more fun when you have a fabulous stamp sets to do it with. Inspired By Stamping have an awesome array of stamp sets that you can copic colour with.
I have used 4 stamp sets for this card to achieve the end result. I kept the colour scheme to Cherry Cobbler, Vintage Sepia, and Crumb Cake. Instead of using the traditional Black Memento I have used Rich Cocoa as I didn’t want to out line to be too dark.
To embellish the card I have used gold sequins and cherry cobbler seam binding ribbon. Very light sponging has been added around the sides of the card to make the very vanilla cardstock not so stark.
Vintage Postcard Add On 1
Here I have heat embossed the poinsettia image twice with white embossing powder. My embossing powder of choice is Stampendous Detail White. To embellish the centre of the poinsettia I have used an Antique brad. The front layer of the poinsettia I selected and fussy cut some leaves that I felt would work well to create dimension to the card. I have gone traditional colours of cherry cobbler red, always artichoke green, white with a touch of gold. The gold glittered & dotted vellum cardstock just adds enough sparkle without going too overboard.
For the greeting I have used the Holiday Tags stamp set as this is such a cute little greeting stamp sets for cards.
Hope you enjoyed the 2 samples I have made for you today. Happy Paper crafting peeps
I’m back today with a great Poinsettia card using Leah’s tutorial called Coloring on Vellum. This is such a great tutorial that I know you will want to revisit this to color our Poinsettias stamp set.
After stamping on vellum and using White Embossing Powder, I then used a Q-tip and colored the flower using red ink. I love how Leah suggests to wipe the excess off with a paper towel after you are done coloring. It worked perfectly and I didn’t have to worry about coloring within the lines! Super awesome!
For the background, I used our Fancy Labels 2 Die and then embossed it with an old Spellbinder Die that I thought would coordinate with the flower.
Lastly, I used our All Year Wishes II stamp set for my sentiment and added this red bow from our Christmas Ribbon Collection.
Thank you so much for stopping by and thank you for all the emails and comments about my skydiving adventure this weekend. A few friends had troubles with viewing the video so I have a few links for you. Here’s the YouTube video link and I fixed yesterday’s blog video link too if you want to see it from here.
Tomorrow Nupur has a great tutorial for us. It’s her first official Senior Designer Post. I am super excited to share her talent with you all.
Have a great day everyone. I will see you tomorrow! With paper hugs, Joanna