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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9 comments

May Park June 15, 2015 - 20:18

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

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Maureen Reiss June 15, 2015 - 20:59

Really pretty card!

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Virginia L. June 15, 2015 - 21:25

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

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kcscrpbkr June 15, 2015 - 21:46

Wow so pretty. What a great idea!

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Harriet June 15, 2015 - 22:16

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.

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Daisies Girl June 15, 2015 - 22:29

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

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scrapawayg3 June 16, 2015 - 00:31

So pretty! Love the colouring on the Poinsettia!

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Holly Saveur June 16, 2015 - 06:08

gorgeous!

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Brandi Hall June 16, 2015 - 14:10

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

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