I love this stamp set from Simon Says Stamp called Winter Flowers. There is only one Poinsettia stamp in it though, and the leaves are separate. For this arrangement I had to stamp the 3 flowers separately, using masks, and I embossed them with gold embossing powder. The 5 leaves were also stamped separately, as was the sentiment. The sentiment is my favorite Merry Christmas stamp from Magenta. I used the MISTI for stamping all of this, because I wanted to make 6 of them. I also made 4 cards with different layouts so that I would have 10 using this set. Once I had the stamping done, it was fun to sit and color them at night.
Here is the first one I did, and quickly decided that it was going to be too much coloring, although I do think it's pretty.
I have the die set that comes with these stamps, but didn't use them for these cards since I want them to be one layer and mailable. I might use the dies for some tags.
Here are a few variations I did with this set. The two on the left have the least amount of coloring on them, yet they are still very pretty. I do prefer the blues to the red though.
As an update on my Cobalt Turquoise pencil, here it is at the end. I can't sharpen it anymore, it's too small. I'm keeping it though. It's the first pencil that I actually used up.
I'll be back soon with another Christmas card design.
Magenta Stamp used:
|07.462.I Merry Christmas|
Other Products used:
Die-namics MFT-463 Blueprints 13 die set
JudiKins Detail Gold Embossing powder
PC1091 Green Ochre
PC919 Spring Green
PC105 Cobalt Turquoise
PC992 Light Aqua
PC924 Crimson Red
PC925 Crimson Lake
PC923 Scarlet Lake
Curious Metallic Super Gold 111# cover cardstock
Neenah Solar White 110# cardstock