Happy Friday!  We are kicking off our stamp focus series for this release with Poinsettia and Pine!

Design Inspiration:  Holiday and winter greenery/florals

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For this card, the poinsettia image was stamped and embossed in white onto vellum, then fussy cut and layered onto the corner of a plaid patterned paper.  I love the crisp white against the plaid!  The sentiment (from Lyrical Script) was stamped onto white cardstock and the end was cut into a banner shape.  To add a bit more holiday sparkle, a smaller glitter banner was layered underneath.

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This is a great example of how you can use different techniques with your Altenew stamps!  The pine branches were stamped onto watercolor paper with Distress Ink.  Once they were all stamped, it was quick and easy to go over the images with a waterbrush- giving a lovely hand painted look!   These branches are the perfect complement to the sentiment ornament!

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Here, the poinsettia was embossed onto kraft cardstock.  I used Copic markers to color in the image, going right over the veins in the leaves and flower.  This allowed them to pop with vibrant color!  (If you try this technique, just make sure to scribble off onto scrap paper so you don’t ruin your marker nib with the embossing)

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This card might be my favorite- clean and simple!  The mistletoe image from Poinsettia and Pine was stamped onto white cardstock, colored with Copics, then cut out.  A little bow of embroidery floss and striped paper in the background add a nice festive flair.  The sentiment is from our new set, Sketchy Landmarks.

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For this simple elegant card, the Poinsettia was stamped in Momento Tuxedo black on Neenah Solar white card stock, colored with Copic markers, and trimmed. The colors used were R22, R35 and R37. The ferns were stamped and trimmed leaving a thin white edge. The cream card base was dry embossed using a brick embossing folder. The sentiment was stamped on a 2″x4″ piece of white card stock, and everything was adhered over the card base using a tape runner/glue, except for the Poinsettia, which was popped up with foam tape. For the finishing touch, the center of the Poinsettia was covered with gold glitter dots.

We can’t wait to see what you make with Poinsettia and Pine!  And don’t forget to upload your creations to our Flickr page :)