Poinsettia Sparkle

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By Card Making and Paper Crafts Contributor Heidi. Follow Heidi on her blog Blue Scallop Creations and on Instagram @bluescallopcreations.

I’m back with a lot of sparkle today revisiting this gorgeous stamp from Ken Oliver called Cut N Color Poinsettia.

This time, instead of coloring with markers, I’ll be using Distress Oxide ink to add some fun, retro Christmas color.

Along with the stamp, I’ll be using the smaller Merry Christmas die from the Sizzix/Tim Holtz set Christmas Ribbon.

To start off, I heat embossed the double poinsettias from the stamp set using white embossing powder and Versamark ink.  I then blended Spun Sugar Distress Oxide ink for the petals and Picked Raspberry for the middles.  Later, I’ll blend Cracked Pistachio in for the leaves.

Since the oxide inks are take longer to dry, I sprinkled some Ranger Holographic embossing powder over the top of the poinsettias and heat embossed them for this pretty sparkle.  I love the iridescent look this gives—kind of like those pink aluminum Christmas trees from the past.

For the finished card, I added a rectangular panel die cut from a rounded rectangle die to the front of a white A2 notecard.  I also dry embossed it with a dotted embossing folder just for texture.  I trimmed out the poinsettia as well as the Merry Christmas and added those to the embossed panel.

To bring in the green from the leaves, I blended more Cracked Pistachio onto the sentiment.  I love the old school festive and bright look of this card.  Thanks so much for joining me today!

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