Friday, October 12, 2012

Poinsettia Season's Greetings

Hello! It's Monika here today, bringing you a Christmas card. I hope you hopped with us yesterday during our Release and Virtual Stamp Day. I had so much fun seeing all the holiday cards, that I just had to make another one.

I decided to use Poinsettia clear stamp set. (The flower is also available in digital format!). I haven't been up to coloring lately, so I wanted to do something that didn't require a lot of precise coloring. I love to add stamped dimensional images/embellishments to my cards, so that is what I did...


I stamped the flower image on green card stock (1 time) and book pages (3 times) with Tuxedo Black Memento ink. Then I cut them out, and added a light layer of pink with Copic Markers. The letters did smear a tiny bit, but it just added to the worn look of the flower.


The cutting wasn't too hard, plus I love doing it. So while I was watching my favorite show, I cut the layers out. I added some Stickles to the card. One of the challenges from our Virtual Stamp Day is to make your card sparkle (SNSSOCT12RP4) so I think this will work.

(The inspiration for my card came from HERE and HERE.)

The challenges (see HERE) are open until Monday, so make sure you stop by and play along with us!

You might have seen this card on SplitcoastStampers couple of days ago:


...again, I didn't want to color, so I stamped the flower image on colored card stock and cut the layers out.
There are so many different materials you could use... vellum, fabric... hope you will give it a try today! 

Happy Stamping!
Monika

5 comments:

Deborah Adams/stampndeb00 said...

Monika,
These cards are just lovely. I am getting into the spirit of Christmas. Thanks for sharing.

Annette said...

wow gorgeous cards..

*Vicki* said...

These creations are so amazing! :)

rizzosw said...

So pretty, I love the shades of pink and green you chose.

Jennie said...

Beautiful card Monika! Love the way you did the center of the flower and the layers just pop!!