I departed from the rustic/vintage look and tried my hand at soft and elegant...
I pulled out my Banner of Joy clear stamp set by Penny Black. I just had an itch to make a poinsettia card! :-) My mom loves poinsettias, so I plan to give this card to her. (Mom, if you're reading this, pretend that you didn't just see that....LOL!) I started by embossing the poinsettia stamp (from the Banner of Joy set) six times onto watercolor paper. Yep, you read that right...SIX times! Heehehee! Okay, it was actually seven, but the "messed up" one doesn't count, right? :-) After they were embossed, I quickly used my Tombow markers to watercolor them a bit. One of the great things about the Tombows is how quickly you can color with them! So, coloring six of these flowers took very little time (remember, we're not counting the seventh one...Teehehee)!
After they were dry, I cut out three full poinsettias (flower and leaves) and then three flowers (without the leaves) to give them a little "pop". I mounted them onto some Webster's pages Christmas patterned paper and then embossed the sentiment in the lower right corner. The embossed white strip on the left was created with one of the Cuttlebug scroll borders. I think Michelle is out of stock on this particular one, but she does have several other styles...not to mention the brand new Christmas embossing folders (which are one their way to me)! I added some pearls, ribbon, and a button tied with Copper cording for embellishments.
Thanks for stopping by! ~Laurie
Stamps: Banner of Joy (Penny Black)
Paper: Pearlized White c.s., Desert Coral Medium Prism c.s., Webster's Pages Christmas patterned paper
Accessories: Gold/Copper mixed detail e.p., Cuttlebug embossing strip, Ribbon, Copper cording, button, Pearls, Corner rounder, Tombow markers