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You know sometimes, the minute you see a stamp in a catalogue, just exactly what you want to do with it. This Poinsettia image from the Stampin' Up!® stamp set JOYFUL CHRISTMAS was just one of those stamps for me. It called out to be done with embossing and water-colour, and this is how I used the image.
I stamped the image twice with Versa Mark onto Whisper White card and heat embossed with gold embossing powder, then hand coloured the petals using Rose Red Classic Ink and an Aqua Painter. I fussy cut both images, taking just the smaller set of petals from one and the full flower from the other image, and gave the flower some height with a dimensional. Gold Glass Glitter and Multipurpose Liquid Glue give the centre of the flower some texture. The background is Craft Card embossed with the Stampin Up NORTHERN FLURRY embossing folder and sponged in Rose Red Ink. The panels are made from Naturals White Card cut into 2 cm strips and embossed with the PRETTY PRINT TEXTURED IMPRESSIONS embossing folder (available in the Holiday Catalogue.
A tiny Tag was stamped and punched out, then tied to the flower with some Linen thread.
I've tried this image in a couple of other colours today, so I can see a lot of potential for a variety of cards.
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