Welcome to A Crowning Creation and the ICS December Blog Hop – Christmas Cards Galore. This month my project is made with the Rooted in Nature stamp set and coordinating Nature’s Roots framelit dies to give you a totally different spin on a Christmas card with a non-holiday stamp set found in our Annual catalog. If you are new to my page, I hope you find my project fun and inspiring, too.
I’m very excited about this month’s project and I had a lot of fun making it. This card took a little more time with all the parts, but it was sure fun to make and I had been wanting to make a poinsettia this season. Who knew a leaf could be so versatile!
The Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper really adds a nice backdrop for the showstopper poinsettia. The flower itself took a bit more time because of the number of petals. I could have used less, but I was having fun and just enjoying the creative process. Okay, okay, so…17 flower petals may be a bit excessive, but I think it turned out very pretty. You certainly could probably use less and still have a lovely flower. Once I stamped them using the Rooted in Nature stamp set (small leaf) and cut them out using the coordinating Nature’s Roots framelit dies with the Big Shot, I used a Bone Folder to curve them a bit to get a more genuine look of the petals.
I used a little puddle of Liquid Tombow Multipurpose Glue and just kept adding the petals until I got the desired look. I plugged in a few of the same leaves stamped with the Garden Green stamp pad and topped it off with the Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels for a little bling. The sentiment is from the Mistletoe Season stamp set using the Garden Green stamp pad.
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