Studio Katia Merry Poinsettia with Simon Says Stamp Merry Christmas Card

A large, beautiful sentiment and a die cut flower can be the showcase of your Christmas Card.

A rectangle of Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock was cut using a guillotine cutter and the large Simon Says Stamp Merry Christmas was stamped with VersaMark Ink in the center and heat embossing with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  To draw the eye to the sentiment a frame was cut front Gina K. Designs Read Velvet 120# Cardstock with Pretty Pink Posh’s Scalloped Rectangle.  3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was cut in half and adhered to the back of the frame and then the sentiment was adhered to the back using the foam tape.

The single poinsettia from Studio Katia’s Merry Poinsettia was stamped on the same red cardstock with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with gold embossing powder and then die cut with the matching die.  To add dimension it was stamped a second time and the center was fussy cut and adhered to the top of the full flower with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.  The leaves from the stamp set were stamped on green cardstock from my stash and die cut with the matching dies.  They were glued to the corner of the scalloped sentiment frame with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape under the portion of the flower that overlapped the frame.  For a little added dimension to the flower, Copic Marker R59 was added to the center of the flower.

When I went to place the rectangle on a white cardbase I felt that it was pretty, but it just didn’t make the flower and sentiment pop, so green cardstock was cut 1/8″ larger than the scalloped rectangle.  I like that much better, but I decided to add another layer of white and cut another rectangle 1/8″ larger than the green rectangle.  Both were adhered together with Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive and the scalloped sentiment was adhered to the top with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  All were adhered to a side folding A2 cardbase made from the same red cardstock with the multi glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Studio Katia Merry Poinsettia Stamp
  • Simon Says Stamp Merry Christmas
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Red Velvet Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# White Cardstock
  • Green Cardstock from Stash
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Copic Marker R59
  • Pretty Pink Posh Scalloped Rectangles

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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