Well, if nothing else, at least I’ve got this month’s Christmas card done. Would you believe this is the first card I’ve made since the last week of March when I was on vacation? I know! If I don’t use it I’ll lose it, right? It’s a spring thing, I guess. I need to adjust to the change of the season. All that fresh, puffy green outside makes me want to wash windows and plant flowers and pack up a picnic. It sure as heck doesn’t make me want to stamp Christmas cards, but I’m sticking to it and come December I’ll be glad I did.
I used a several Flourishes sets on this card, all of which are listed in the recipe, below. I stamped the background and made a designer paper frame which is raised on foam mounting tape. The main image, of course, is the beautiful poinsettia. It was stamped in Versamark ink on 90 lb hot press watercolor paper, then embossed with glittery Gold Tinsel embossing powder. It’s watercolored with Stampin’ Up! inks – just two colors, Cherry Cobbler and Always Artichoke. I stamped and embossed the image twice so I could layer the flower, and I added gold rhinestone bling to the flower center. The pine boughs and the “Joy” are embossed with regular gold embossing powder.
And that’s that! Another Christmas card to tuck away in the drawer. Now I’ve got some flowers to plant, but I’ve been doing a little coloring on the side and I may possibly manage some early morning stamp room time to put some cards together, too. I love spring and sunshine. No complaints here! Have a happy day!
Stamps: Poinsettia (retired?), Christmas Music (background), Dove and Holly (holly sprig), All That Glitters (pine bough) Paper: Red textured, Classic Ivory, 90 lb hot press watercolor, BasicGrey Jovial designer paper Ink: Versamark, Creamy Caramel, Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke Accessories: Rhinestones, gold embossing powder, Spellbinders Curved Rectangle and circle dies, Scotch brand foam mounting tape