Hello Altenew friends! It's Virginia here. I'm delighted to share 3 colorful ways with the new Poinsettia & Berries Stamp & Die Bundle.
This is a gorgeous holiday stamp set that has intricate details and outlines. No matter how you stamp or emboss it, the result will definitely impress! I am sharing 3 handmade cards using this set. Before we start, here's a bit of info about this set.
Poinsettia & Berries Stamp & Die Set
The Poinsettia & Berries Stamp Set features a beautiful ensemble of winter berries and foliage. The star of the show is a simple layering poinsettia with three layers. Though simple, it packs a lot of punch! You may color the outline with your favorite coloring medium, or use the coloring stencils for a faster result. This stamp set also includes a couple of silhouette holly leaves and berries as well as an outline berry branch.
To showcase the gorgeous holly leaves, I created a dramatic alcohol-inked background.
I love the unexpected mix with the alcohol inks. This background results from combining Ruby Red, Coral Berry, Frosty Pink, and Sugarplums Alcohol Ink Bundle. When using these inks, it is best to get paper that is specifically for alcohol inks. Also, getting an Alcohol Blending Solution will help facilitate the movement of the alcohol ink.
I soaked up the Alcohol Blending Solution with a paintbrush and splattered it all over the background. This helped create the stunning “droplets” effect.
The holly leaves (Lime, Fresh Leaf, and Hunter Green) and berries (Vineyard Berries and Heart Beat) were tucked under the banner and some Gold Metallic Thread.
With the help of Instant Dimension Foam Tape, I could easily add the Antique-gold embossed banner (Mistletoe Wreath) on top of the gold thread and holly leaves.
For my next card, I went for a completely different color palette. I gathered my favorite mini ink pads and mixed the colors for each layer. The ink colors from Sea Shore, Sweet Dreams, and Green Meadows are perfect for mixing.
Did you notice that there are no outlines for these poinsettias? Yes, I decided to skip the outline stamp and let the depth of colors be the star.
These are the ink colors I used: green (Sweet Leaf, Lagoon, and Just Green), blue (Volcano Lake, Teal Cave, and Dew Drops), and pink (Pink Diamond).
Once again, the banner from Mistletoe Wreath Die came in handy. This time, I used just the die without stamping. To add a touch of sparkle, I added a piece of Topaz (from Gilded Glitter Cardstock). Once I finished stamping, I adhered the die-cut pieces to colored cardstock and added white sequins to complement the design. The last card was created for the release blog hop. I love the pink and red mix of poinsettia. The outline of the poinsettia was stamped in Velvet Crisp Dye Ink.
To add some shine and interest, I dry-embossed the Dotted Tile Debossing Cover Die with Brushed Rose Metallic Card Stock.
I love the versatile look of the Poinsettia & Berries and have created 4 totally different designs so far.
The gold sentiment “HAPPY HOLIDAYS” on the top card is a sneak peek of an upcoming release. I hope that you got some creative ideas on how to use the Poinsettia & Berries Stamp and Die Set from this post. Before I go, let me share a few more card ideas featuring this set from our designers and guest designers!
Thank you for your feedback and comments.