Vellum Poinsettia Petals
Welcome back to Stamping with Buffy! I have you’ve had a fabulous week and have fun plans for the weekend. I have been doing a lot of stamping this week, catching up on swaps and challenges.
This card was intended for a challenge, but my ideas got ahead of my brain. It was originally intended for a “Holiday card with no greens or reds” challenge, but ended up being a swap instead. (You’ll see why.)
I stamped the poinsettia petals and leaves from the Poinsettia Petals Stamp Set using Versamark Ink on Vellum Cardstock then embossed with Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder. I diecut them with the Poinsettia Dies, but before I glued the layers together, I added some color with Stampin’ Blends. I used Fresh Freesia on the backs of the petals and Granny Apple Green on the backs of the leaves. Ugh – I forgot my plan was to use this for a challenge; I should have used Pool Party or another “non-green” for the leaves. Still, I’m happy with the way it turned out. (Just a note: I found out the hard way that it’s not a good idea to color over embossing powder with alcohol ink, because the ink will cause the embossing to smear. So I used the “Stained Glass Technique” and colored the backs of the petals and leaves. You can also use Stampin’ Write Markers for this technique; just remember that the water based markers take a little longer to dry on vellum.)
I adhered a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Night of Navy Cardstock to a Fresh Freesia card base. I love these colors together, don’t you? Then, I added 1/2″ x 5-1/4″ strips of Copper Foil to the back of a 2″ x 5-1/4″ piece of 2021-2023 In Color Designer Series Paper (DSP) in Fresh Freesia. The sentiment, from the For Unto Us stamp set, is stamped in Night of Navy on the DSP.
I used Mini Glue Dots to put the poinsettia together, then added it to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. For a little glam, I placed three Pastel Pearls in the center.
I love the shine and sparkle the foil sheets and embossing give this card. I hope my fellow swappers enjoy it too.
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!