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Poinsettias for Christmas

April 16th, 2009 · 3 Comments

Poinsettias for Christmas

I managed to finish my 10 Christmas cards for the month of April (for the 2009 Christmas Card Challenge on SCS) early, and it sure feels good. Maybe I’ll even start on next month’s before this one is over.

The card was quick and simple; only the watercoloring took a little bit of time. I started with a Riding Hood Red card base and added a 5-1/4″ x 2″ strip of (retired) Holiday Treasures Designer Series Paper. A smaller strip of DSP was adhered to a 4″ x 1-1/8″ piece of Chocolate Chip card stock, and two big brads were inserted before mounting it on the card.

The adorable little image from the A Flower for All Seasons set was stamped with Jet Black StazOn ink on a watercolor paper tag and colored in with Classic inks and an Aqua Painter. I matted it with a 2″ x 1-3/4″ Chocolate Chip panel and adhered it to the card with dimensionals.

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All supplies by Stampin’ Up!® unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: A Flower for All Seasons
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Chocolate Chip, Watercolor Paper, Holiday Treasures Designer Series Paper (retired)
Ink: Jet Black StazOn, Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, Old Olive, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Big Shot, Lots of Tags Sizzlits Die, 5/16″ Neutrals Assortment Jumbo Brads, Crafters’ Tool Kit, Aqua Painter, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Tags: clean & simple

3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Karen Kerr // Apr 17, 2009 at 9:04 am

    Very nice, Vera. I especially like the watercoloring and the shape of the tag. It adds just enough pizazz!

  • 2 Tricia T // Apr 17, 2009 at 9:39 am

    What a great idea for a Christmas card. I haven’t inked up that particular stamp yet, but this is inspiring me!!

  • 3 Pat (mspfd) // Apr 17, 2009 at 10:11 am

    Wow, fabulous card. I haven’t even thought about Christmas cards. You are so smart to get them done early.