Holiday Cards, Winter Cards

Peace | Simon Says Stamp October 2020 Release

Hello there, I hope you’re having nice day and that your week is going well!

Today I have a card featuring the Center Cut Holiday Floral cling stamp from the new Simon Says Stamp Make Merry release. The center of this cling stamp, which includes the sentiment and dotted circle, can be separated from the rest of the stamp for extra versatility!

I started off by using Wow! Embossing pad and Hero Arts Platinum embossing powder to heat emboss the floral onto a large piece of Hero Hues Antique Ivory cardstock.

Next, I smooshed a bit of ink from four Distress Oxide ink pads onto my glass work surface: Tattered Rose, Abandoned Coral, Bundled Sage, and Evergreen Bough. I added one or two drops of water next to each color and then, using a waterbrush pen, I picked up a bit of Tattered Rose and mixed it into the water to dilute the color. Then I painted a poinsettia petal. I repeated this process for each petal. Because I didn’t use watercolor paper, it was important to spread the color quickly onto the paper so that it didn’t sink into a single spot.

To add a touch of shading to the petals, I added a bit of diluted Abandoned Coral. Then, I painted most of the leaves, and the center of the flowers, with diluted Bundled Sage. Next, I painted the holly leaves with diluted Evergreen Bough and I finished by painting the holly berries with a bit of diluted Abandoned Coral.

I used a ScanNCut to cut out the image and then used foam tape to adhere it to a 3.75″ x 5″ panel of the same ivory cardstock, which I in turn adhered to an A2-sized white card base. In real life, the subtle contrast between the ivory and white cardstock is very pretty.

Thank you so much for visiting!

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