Poinsettia Petals – Christmas in July
It’s been quite warm here the past week, so I decided to do some sneak peeks from the Stampin’ Up!® August – December Mini Catalog. Demonstrators can preorder products from the Mini Catalog now, and the products will be available to everyone on August 4.
There are so many gorgeous products in the new mini. If you haven’t gotten yours, please let me know and I’ll send you one! I think there’s something for everyone – sacred, whimsical, cute, funny, and more.
I chose the Poinsettia Petals Stamp Set for this card. I stamped the smallest and medium sized petals on Very Vanilla Cardstock using Versamark Ink. Then I embossed with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder. After I die-cut them with the Poinsettia Dies (and, you know the spiel – bundle the stamps and dies and save 10%), I sponged some Crumb Cake Classic Ink over them and added some Crushed Curry Centers.
The berries are also stamped with Versamark and embossed in gold. I used a Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Write Marker to add the color, although there is a stamp you can use in the Poinsettia Petals Stamp Set.
I wanted to add a little greenery, so I stamped the branches in Pretty Peacock ink and die-cut. I added a bit of Crumb Cake to the pine cones. After I layered the petals, I added all the die-cuts to one of the Ornate Layers die-cuts (also sponged with Crumb Cake Ink).
For a little more texture, I embossed a 4″ x 5-1/4″ Very Vanilla Layer with the Old World Paper 3D Embossing Folder. And, of course, I sponged it with more Crumb Cake Classic Ink. I used the For Unto Us Stamp Set from the mini for the sentiment and stamped at the top of the frame using Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink. I love how the Cherry Cobbler and Pretty Peacock elements soften the starkness of the Very Vanilla.
Just for fun, and because I’m committed to stop hoarding ribbon, I added a bow using 3/8″ Scalloped Lace Trim.
I’ll be showing more sneak peeks this week. I ordered some beautiful paper in my preorder, and I can’t wait to show you that as well as some other fun new things.
Remember – Bonus Days are winding down. You only have about a week left to earn coupons to spend next month! For every $50 you spend between now and August 3, you’ll receive a coupon for $5 to spend August 4-31. Don’t wait until the last minute; shop now!
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!