There are so many fun projects to make at Christmas time! This is an idea I saw and LOVED last year, and I just had to try it.
I don't know who came up with it first, but the one I saw was by Gretchen Barron. I have updated the tag to a current stamp, and used a different color combo, but other than that, I didn't change anything. Why mess with perfection?
To make this gorgeous poinsettia, I used the small leaf from French Foliage. I stamped with Cherry Cobbler Ink on Riding Hood Red card stock 13 times and cut out each leaf. I punched a 1-1/4" circle and arranged seven of the leaves around it. Then a face down inking in VersaMark followed by a dusting of Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder, (along with some help from my heat gun), and the bottom layer was finished. The remaining 6 leaves were individually embossed, then arrange over the base, each attached with a dimensional. The Very Vanilla card stock was run through the Big Shot with the Petals-a-Plenty Embossing Folder to compliment the big poinsettia. Always Artichoke 1/2" Seam Binding makes it into an elegant "present".
Stamps: French Foliage (120845 [W]; 121166 [C] ), Bells & Boughs (120831 [W]; 121142 [C] )
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, VersaMark
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder (101930), Basic Pearls (119247), Always Artichoke 1/2" Seam Binding (121000), Dimensionals (104430)
Tools: Heat Tool (100005), Petals-a-Plenty Embossing Folder (116824), Big Shot
Take time to enjoy the holiday season and create something fun.
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