Tons of Holiday Poinsettias

Its November 1st and we are officially in the holiday season! I’m so excited and honored to be a guest designer for The Ton’s November Challenge. This month the cue word is: HOLIDAY.

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I am addicted to coloring the beautiful background stamps from The Ton. So when I saw the Poinsettia Close Up Background Cling Stamp, I knew I had to have it for my holiday cards. I love how fun it is to color this beautiful image and the variety of looks you can create with it.

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For my first card, I stamped the image with some Versamark Ink and heat embossed it with The Ton’s Rose Gold Embossing Powder. Have you tried this gorgeous embossing powered? It adds a touch of elegance to any card and has become one of my favorites.

After water coloring the image with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Marker, I adhered it to a navy card base. My sentiment is from The Ton’s Holiday Flourishes and is also embossed in the Rose Gold.

I wanted to play a little more with this gorgeous stamp and created a couple more cards, because can you really have too many Christmas cards to send to friends and family? For my second card I heat embossed the image with Brutus Monroe Gilded Shimmer Embossing Powder (retired) on some watercolor paper. This embossing powder gave the perfect amount of sparkle to the image.

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I used Derwent Watercolor pencils to give the poinsettia a more lined look.  Since the embossing powder had glitter in it, I decided to use the sentiment from Reverse Confetti and embossed in the same powder and the die sentiment from Neat and Tangled with a little Wink of Stella for shine.

For my third holiday card, I heat embossed the image with white embossing powder and took out the Ken Oliver Color Bursts.

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I love the rich colors you get using Color Burst and first used some yellow for the center. Once that dried, I masked the center and added my reds and misted them with water. I wanted to add a little more shadow to some of the petals and used some colored pencils in red and purple to help make the image pop.

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I heat embossed the sentiment from Holiday Love in white on some black cardstock and added a little sparkly washi tape to add some shine.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a chance to make some fun holiday cards!


Supplies:

 

The Ton - Holiday Flourishes
The Ton – Holiday Flourishes
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Misc
The Ton - Holiday Love
The Ton – Holiday Love
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Misc
The Ton - Poinsettia Close Up Cling Background
The Ton – Poinsettia Close Up Cling Background
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Misc
MISTI Stamping Tool - The Most Incredible Stamp Tool Invented
MISTI Stamping Tool – The Most Incredible Stamp Tool Invented
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SB | AZ | EH
Reverse Confetti - A Whole Lotta Happy
Reverse Confetti – A Whole Lotta Happy
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EH | Misc
Neat and Tangled - Happy Holidays
Neat and Tangled – Happy Holidays
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SB | Misc
Strathmore - 9 x 12 Watercolor Paper Pad - 12 Sheets
Strathmore – 9 x 12 Watercolor Paper Pad – 12 Sheets
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SB | Bltsy | AZ | EH | Blick
Strathmore - Bristol Smooth
Strathmore – Bristol Smooth
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SB | Bltsy | AZ | Blick
Brutus Monroe - Embossing Powder - Ultra Fine - Gilded
Brutus Monroe – Embossing Powder – Ultra Fine – Gilded
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AZ | Misc
Embossing Powder - Bright White Ultra Fine
Embossing Powder – Bright White Ultra Fine
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SB | Bltsy | AZ | EH
The Ton - Rose Gold Embossing Powder
The Ton – Rose Gold Embossing Powder
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Misc
Tsukineko - VersaMark Ink Pad
Tsukineko – VersaMark Ink Pad
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Bltsy | AZ
Faber Castell Polychromos Color Pencil Set - Tin of 120
Faber Castell Polychromos Color Pencil Set – Tin of 120
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AZ | Blick
Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper, 5x7, 12 pk
Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper, 5×7, 12 pk
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AZ | EH
 Kuretake - ZIG - Clean Color - Real Brush Marker
Kuretake – ZIG – Clean Color – Real Brush Marker
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SB | Bltsy | AZ | EH
Derwent -  Water Color Pencils
Derwent – Water Color Pencils
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AZ | EH
Ken Oliver - Color Burst - Brights Assortment - 6 Pack
Ken Oliver – Color Burst – Brights Assortment – 6 Pack
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SB | Bltsy | AZ
Ken Oliver - Color Burst - Caribbean Brights - 6 Pack
Ken Oliver – Color Burst – Caribbean Brights – 6 Pack
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SB | Bltsy | AZ
Ken Oliver - Color Burst - Earth Tones - 6 Pack
Ken Oliver – Color Burst – Earth Tones – 6 Pack
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SB | Bltsy | AZ

 

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