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Merry Poinsettia Christmas Cards With Hero Arts

Welcome! I am so happy to share these traditional Christmas cards with you today. I actually got 2 cards from one stamping session! The traditional red and gold colors are just so classic. So let’s get started.

I started by stamping the Poinsettia image in my MISTI with a light ink twice onto white cardstock. I used Contour ink which was perfect. I then colored the images using Copic/alcohol ink markers. These were: R89, R39, R37 (red poinsettia); Spectrum Noir FS9 Ivory, Y11 and 0 (white poinsettia); Y02, Y08 (flower middles); R08, R05, R02 (berries); YG95, G99 (holly leaves); E57, Y28 (“sprig”). Since I did not remove the stamp from the MISTI, I could then restamp the image with embossing ink and heat emboss with gold powder. The image was then die cut with the coordinating die.

A panel of Cranberry cardstock was cut to 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 inches and stamped using an extra “sprig” stamp with embossing ink for tone on tone interest to the background. I spattered the background (and poinsettias) with gold Perfect Pearls and white paint. I usually use white paint mixed with water for spatter due to the opacity. I added foam tape to the back of each die cut image and adhered them to my card making sure to cut off the extra (don’t throw this away). I white heat embossed the sentiment onto the same Cranberry cardstock, added foam tape and adhered in the center. The finished panel was added to a top folding card base. For and added extra touch, I used Trinity Stamps Gold Baubles that were just perfect!

Bonus Card!

Using the left over pieces from the first card, you can make this bonus card! I cut a strip of Cranberry cardstock measuring about 1 1/4 by 5 1/2 inches. I arranged the sentiments and white heat embossed the panel. I added foam tape to the back and adhered to a top folding white card base. I simply adhered the extra pieces with liquid glue so it appeared that they were coming out of the sentiment strip. Again, I added the gold baubles for a final touch.

It’s so great when you can use all of your scraps up. I hate to waste anything that I spent that long coloring.

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