Peaceful Poinsettia

My name is Susan Horr and I am a Stampin’ Up!® Holiday Catalog addict.  There are so many beautiful stamp sets in this catalog that I knew I was in trouble the first time I saw it.  Normally I make a bunch of the same card to send out for Christmas but this year I may be sending different designs to different people.

The stamp set Peaceful Poinsettia was on my list the second I saw it.  It has beautiful matching dies called Detailed Poinsettia Thinlits and you an save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle.  The dies are gorgeous.  Not only do they cut out some of the stamp designs, they also have extra ones.  The font in this set is beautiful and very elegant.

To make this card I first stamped the long poinsettia die twice ~ once in Real Red and once in Shaded Spruce.  Then I cut them apart and colored them using my Stampin’   Blends in Real Red and Shaded Spruce too.  The sentiments on this card are from the stamp set called Merry Christmas to All.  This is a great for sentiments because many of the words are separate so you can say most anything.  They are Photopolymer so they are easy to line up.  The Designer Series Paper  Series Paper is called Under The Mistletoe.

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A Vellum Challenge

Good morning everyone.  Today is a day for another BS & J Challenge.  This time we have a Vellum Challenge.

OK, I will admit.  This was my (bad) idea.  I have rarely used vellum because I really have no idea what to do with it.  For some unknown reason, I decided to make myself do it.  You know I am a big fan of quick and easy cards.  This was not a quick and easy process.  The card itself was not hard to make.  It was just the figuring out part that was. I tried a lot of different ideas that were in my head that all ended up in the trash.  Thank goodness for other talented Demonstrators and Facebook!  I finally ended up CASEinng  (Copy And Share Everything) a fellow Demonstrator named Kelly Acheson (thank you Kelly).  She even did a video on how to make this card. Kelly used a different stamp set and coloring medium and her cardstock sizes were a little different but it is basically her design.

To make this card I used the stamp set called Peaceful Poinsettia.  This is a stamp set that is in the 2018 Holiday Catalog.  I used my Stamparatus to make this card because you need to line up the Vellum piece with the inside piece.  I first stamped in Versamark and then sprinkled White Embossing Powder over it and set it with my Heat Tool.  Then I flipped the Vellum piece 180 degrees and repeated the embossing process.  I left the stamps in the same position and stamped on a 2 1/4″ x 3.5″ piece of Whisper White cardstock with Memento Ink.  Then I flipped the cardstock and stamped it again.

I colored the piece of Whisper White cardstock using my Dark and Light Real Red and Dark and Light Shaded Spruce Stampin’ Blends.  I backed this piece with Basic Black cardstock ( 2.5″ x 7.25″ folded in half) and adhered this to the inside of the Vellum making sure I lined everything up.

Here is what it looks like in front of a piece of Shaded Spruce cardstock.

Another closeup.

This is what is underneath the Vellum.

This is the inside of the card.

Now let’s go see what Jackie and Buffy did with Vellum.  I hope it was a much easier process than mine for both of them.

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Peaceful Poinsettia

This is the second card we made at our monthly stamp club.  It uses the stamp set called Peaceful Poinsettia.  This stamp set has matching dies called Detailed Poinsettia Thinlits.  The die set is great because it cuts out some of the images in the stamp set but it also cuts out different shapes such as a beautiful Poinsettia outline and inside.  It is gorgeous.  You can see what I mean HERE.

I did things a little differently with this card.  I let them choose which way they wanted to use the die.  One way uses the die as you normally would.  It cuts out the image using your Big Shot.  The other way is to use the Big Shot Embossing Mat so it only leaves an impression of the design without cutting it out.  You can see the difference in the photos below.

Can you see how the first one cuts out the image and the second photo embosses the image?  Honestly, I don’t know which one I like better.  What do you think?

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