Hey and Happy Friday! It’s Aimes here today showing you a fun way to get even more from your wonderful Altenew supplies by using a non-holiday products (the fun Geometric Flowers Stamp Set ) to create a card for the season.

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I’ve used a design from the Geometric Flowers stamp set to stamp a border around the sentiment. I like to think that it creates a modern-style poinsettia for the season! In order to stamp them equally around the panel, I measured the panel to fit the width of one full stamp and two halves. Then it was a case of marking the midpoint of each side and stamping the central flowers. The remaining flowers (or should that be poinsettias?) then fitted into each corner perfectly. :)

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For a quick and easy option, you could  stamp the co-ordinating solid stamp that comes with the set to colour the flowers. However, I wanted to colour mine with markers so I started with a light shade of red on the outer petals and worked towards a darker shade in the centre for dimension. The sentiment is from the Modern Deer stamp setI cut the stamp in half to stamp it in a two-line format. Sometimes it’s good to administer a little surgery to your stamps. ;)

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I can’t resist adding a touch of sparkle to my designs – especially ones for the season! So I created my own glitter cardstock by covering the edges of a panel with Altenew’s gold glitter tape. Easy peasy!

This is one of many Christmas cards that I have to make so given that it’s December already, I better get a move on! I hope that today’s card inspires you to look at the fun ways you can use a your stash for your festive cards. It’s always a bonus to stretch your stamping stash in my book!

S_Amy