Poinsettias…not just for the holidays!

by jenniferrzasa

The sad thing about winter and holiday stamps is that they only seem to get used for a few months (at most) each year.  To stretch your stamps, try looking at them in a new way!  Here, a poinsettia painted in yellows and pinks no longer looks like it belongs on a Christmas card:DSC_0761-2 DSC_0762-2

I embossed the flower (from Poinsettia and Pine) onto heavy cardstock, then loosely watercolored the image.  Next, I cut it out and layered a few die cut leaves from the Doodle Blooms die collection.  The sentiment is from Bejeweled, although I think I tried about 6 different sentiments from three different sets before I chose that one!

Do you ever use your holiday stamps on non-holiday cards? I'd love to know how you stretch your stamps!


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May Park June 15, 2015 - 8:18 PM

Great idea!!! And your choice of sentiment is perfect!!!!

Maureen Reiss June 15, 2015 - 8:59 PM

Really pretty card!

Virginia L. June 15, 2015 - 9:25 PM

Gorgeous! Love how you used this image for a different occasion! FABULOUS idea!

kcscrpbkr June 15, 2015 - 9:46 PM

Wow so pretty. What a great idea!

Harriet June 15, 2015 - 10:16 PM

Beautiful, no I only use holiday stamps (only have a few) for holidays. But your card makes me think I need to rethink my usage. Thanks.

Daisies Girl June 15, 2015 - 10:29 PM

Whoa – This is stunning and just so lovely!! Love the soft coloring and the vellum!!

scrapawayg3 June 16, 2015 - 12:31 AM

So pretty! Love the colouring on the Poinsettia!

Holly Saveur June 16, 2015 - 6:08 AM


Brandi Hall June 16, 2015 - 2:10 PM

Truly stunning and far from a holiday card! Love this!


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