Center Cut Holiday Floral Christmas

I love this new stamp by Simon Says Stamp. I’ve seen some incredible designs for different cardmakers and have been inspired.

I knew I wanted to watercolor the image so I stamped it with VersaMark Ink onto Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock and heat embossed it clear. I originally planned to color the poinsettia red, but I started coloring what I thought was a leaf with the pretty turquoise color and low and behold it was a petal on the poinsettia, so I went with a non-traditional color scheme for this card and love the way it turned out.

I used my Karin Brush Markers because they give such a depth of color, but still allow you to have soft variations as well.

Once the color was dry I cut down the image using the largest Lawn Fawn Stitched Stackable Rectangle, which cover an entire card front, but add that lovely stitched edge that I love so much.

The stamp set come with the center sentiment, but it can pop out and be stamped separately. I stamped it onto Bristol Cardstock as well and heat embossed it clear. I then used the same green I used on the leaves to color the sentiment circle. The first time I cut it I used too small of a circle, so I stamped it again and colored it again. The word was a little blotchy so I stamped it again with VersaMark and this time embossed it with white embossing powder. I then cut it with a larger circle, add foam tape behind and adhered it to the center of the card.

Love it!


  • Simon Says Stamp Center Cut Holiday Floral
  • Karin Brush Marker Pro: 253 Grass, 281 Olive Green, 210 Apple, 228 Lush Green, 377 Teal, 172 Blush, 220 Pale Pink
  • Avery Elle Stitched Stackable Rectangles Die
  • Hero Arts Circle Infinity Die
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Hero Arts Detail Clear Embossing Powder
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam

Author: Karen

I am a very blessed wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend. I firmly believe in the quote by Dieter F. Uchtdorf which states "The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human heart." Every day I try to create something that lifts the heart for myself and others.

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