Festive Flower

Hello! I’m back today with another card. This one features one of the new STAMPtember releases from Simon Says Stamp and Gina K Designs called Festive Flower.

STAMPtember is a month-long celebration of all things crafty featuring some amazing stamp companies who collaborate with Simon Says Stamp. Each day in September they release a new stamp set as part of collaboration with a different company. Stamps are limited in quantities and once they are sold out they are not restocked by Simon Says Stamp. Unfortunately I can’t link to this stamp as this is one of the stamp sets that has sold out, but there are plenty of other amazing stamps that are still up for grabs at Simon Says Stamp.

I knew when I saw this gorgeous poinsettia stamp from Gina K Designs, I had to have it. I just love all of the leaves and background greenery and berries. It’s so pretty! The sentiments that came with the stamp are nice and bold too which makes it nice for holiday cards.

For my card, I wanted to experiment with alcohol marker coloring on colored cardstock with my Copic markers. I’m sure you would never guess that this poinsettia was actually colored on pink cardstock. It’s true!

To start, I stamped the poinsettia image several times using my MISTI stamping platform with some Versamark ink and heat set it with some champagne embossing powder. Once the image was set, I began coloring it with my Copic markers. I used a traditional color for the poinsettia with some reds and some dark and light greens for my leaves. For the background greenery, I used a dark green and some orange and darker reds. For the center of my poinsettia, I colored it with some darker yellow Copic markers, but added a bit of Sakura Stardust pen to the center of the poinsettia to give it some sparkle.

Once the image was colored, I used the coordinating die that came with my stamp set and die cut it. Of course the die cut leaves about a 1/16th of an inch border all the way around the die cut image and so I decided to color the boarder in with a black Copic marker.

For my background, I used a piece of Tonic green mirrored cardstock and die cut it using an Avery Elle die called Horizontal Stripes. It’s one of my favorite background dies because of the circle opening which is perfect for a focal point.

Once my background was die cut, I added it to an A2 piece of black cardstock. Next, I cut some dimensional foam and placed it on the back of my poinsettia. I positioned the poinsettia image over the center circle. Of course the poinsettia is a very large stamped image measuring about 5 x 4½ inches so it takes up nearly the entire circle. I offset it a bit so you can still see a bit of the circle peaking out behind it.

Finally, I die cut a joy sentiment from Sugar Pea Designs using some gold and white cardstock and added it to my card front with some additional dimensional foam.

When my card was finished, I felt like it needed some sparkle. It’s a very non-traditional Christmas card, but it is also very dark. I opted to spray on some Prima Color Bloom Gold Foil spray mist. That added an amazing layer of gold mist over the entire card panel. It’s very pretty and shimmery.

For a finishing touch, I added some iridescent gemstones to the card front.

Hope you have enjoyed today’s card. I will definitely be doing some more Copic coloring on colored cardstock in the future.

Have a great day! Thanks for stopping by!