I started with a base of Thick Whisper White cardstock and then added a layer of Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper (all the measurements I used can be found below the Supply List). Next, I created the Poinsettia using the Poinsettia Dies, Whisper White cardstock and the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine. When you cut each poinsettia out, the paper will also be embossed! To do this, you’ll use two pieces, the outline and the piece that fits inside (you’ll do this for the leaves too) and then run it through your die-cutting machine. I added blue tape (these two dies have gone through my machine at least a hundred times) to the dies so I could easily and quickly know how to fit them together (I tried permanent ink but it rubbed off).
A beautiful Beaded Pearl was added to the center of the poinsettia. These pearls are so pretty in person and really add elegance to a card. They’ve been very popular and are now on the Low Inventory List which means they can go into backorder status at any time. If you’d had your eye on them, grab some while you can!
I embossed the sentiment using Silver Embossing Powder and the stamp set, Banner Year. Here are directions for embossing:
Prepare your cardstock by rubbing an anti-static pouch over the surface (this helps keep away stray particles of embossing powder). Stamp your sentiment or image using a Versamark pad. This is very sticky ink and your embossing powder will stick right to it. Sprinkle embossing powder over the stamped image. Shake off any excess. Before applying heat to your paper, heat the Heat Tool first so the paper won’t warp (about 10 seconds). Direct the heat over your image and watch the magic happen!
If you need any stamping supplies, I’d love to be your demonstrator! You can place an order by clicking any of the images below to go to my Stampin’ Up! online store. If you have questions about products you’re considering purchasing or ones you’ve already purchased, I’m just an email away (click the Email Me button on the sidebar of my blog).
- Thick Whisper White cardstock: 11″ x 4-1/4″
- Whisper White cardstock: scrap for sentiment
- Whisper White cardstock: scraps for poinsettia
- Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper: 5″ x 3-3/4″
Heartwarming Hugs Card Sampler
Place a minimum $50 order at my Stampin’ Up! online store using the host code QJEDNYXZ and as a thank you, you’ll receive 6 card kits (2 each of three designs) with envelopes and a PDF Tutorial with instructions, pictures and a supply list. You’ll receive all the paper and embellishments needed to make the cards and all the paper will be cut, scored and die cut for you (you’ll need to supply your own adhesive, ink and stamp set). All the work is done for you! The last day to sign up for the Heartwarming Hugs Card Sampler is Monday, October 26th. For all the details, please click here.
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