I’ve been having a little fun with a stamp set I recently received as a gift from Stampin’ Up! It is called Pines & Poinsettias and you can find it in the Holiday Mini Catalog. As you can see, there is a coordinating Designer Series Paper that goes with it called Holly Berry Bouquet.

This is a “let go and explore” card. I wasn’t making it for a workshop or for an upcoming class . . . I was making it just for me! Those are the kind of cards that reinforce your addition to Stampin’ Up! They are therapeutic to create. Time seems to disappear . . . along with all of your problems. Your heart and your art merge into one creative force and when you are done, you are on top of the world! Oh, the pure joy of it all!!

ok . . . where was I? Oh, yes . . . about the card. I used several layers of card stock to create this beauty. I stamped the Woodgrain Background onto a panel of Very Vanilla card stock and then took a Crumb Cake ink pad and rubbed it over the top to give me my wood background look.

I used markers to ink up my stamp, stamped it onto a piece of Very Vanilla card stock and then punched it out with the 2 1/2″ Circle Punch. I colored the stamp again with markers, this time inking up the poinsettia all over with Regal Rose and then using a Cherry Cobbler marker over the top of it to create the two toned look. This was then stamped onto a piece of scrap Very Vanilla card stock and the flowers were cut out and layered over the top of the first image with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I’ve been into the Very Vanilla/Whisper White look lately so I used my Circle Scissors Plus to cut  circle just a bit bigger for a Whisper White layer. To accent it all, I used a snowflake from the Northern Frost Decorative Strip Die adhered to the circles with a red rhinestone brad. The little Crumb Cake “merry” tag seemed to be the perfect finishing touch.

Have a wonderful weekend and thank you so much for stopping by Stamping to Share!!

Stampin’ Up! Supplies for this card:

Stamps: Pines & Poinsettias (WM 123762, CM 123764), Tiny Tags (WM 118091, CM 118592), Woodgrain Background (117100)
Paper: Chocolate Chip (120953), Cherry Cobbler (119685), Very Vanilla (101650), Whisper White (100730), Crumb Cake (120953), Holly Berry Bouquet Specialty DSP (124004)
Ink: Soft Suede (115657), Crumb Cake (121030)
Tools: Big Shot Machine (113439), Northern Frost Decorative Strip Die (120901), Decorative Strip Cutting Pads (113479), Jewelry Tag Punch (117190), Circle Scissors Plus (112530), Glass Mat for Circle Scissors (112531), 2 1/2″ Circle Punch (120906)
Accessories: Cherry Cobbler/White Baker’s Twine (123125), Circle Fire Rhinestone Brads (109110), Markers in Wild Wasabi (120975), Regal Rose (105108), and Cherry Cobbler (119681)
Adhesives: SNAIL (104332), Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive (110755),. Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Mini Glue Dots to adhere the tag (103683)

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