Friday 23 November 2018

Ink it! Stamp it! Design Team Blog Hop | Theme: Christmas

Welcome to the Ink it! Stamp it! Design Team Blog Hop. This month we will be sharing projects inspired by our Christmas theme. The full line up below will guide you through all the projects.

I really love punch art, but don't get to create it very often so for today's project I created a punch art Poinsettia.

(Well.... if you want to get technical it isn't actually punch art, it is more diecut art as I used framelits instead of a punch).

I created my Poinsettia before I even had a design idea for my card. And I was having some trouble deciding on a card layout, that was until I found the latest Sunday Stamps #192 Sketch Challenge and my indecision was over :)


My colour palette consists of Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Garden Green, Real Red & Very Vanilla + some wood textures.

I have used the Nature's Roots framelits to create my Poinsettia. I started by using the small leaf embossing die and then cut it out using the co-ordinating small leaf framelit. Real Red for the flower petals and Garden Green for the leaves. The pieces were glued together using some Multipurpose Liquid Glue on to a scrap cardstock circle I had lying around.

The centre of the flower was created with some large 5mm Basic Pearls coloured with my Dark Daffodil Delight Blends marker.

The strip behind the flower is a piece of wood grain designer series paper from the Wood Textures pack.

My sentiment comes from the Wishing You Well stamp set and is stamped in Garden Green ink on a strip of Very Vanilla cardstock. The end was finished off using the Triple Banner Punch.

Thank you so much for joining us today. We hope you'll join us again next month to see our projects inspired by the upcoming Sale-A-Bration & Ocassions Catalogues.

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Nature's Roots Framelits (146341)

Wishing You Well (Clear 147864)

Wishing You Well (Wood 147867)

Wood Textures DSP Stack (144177)

Triple Banner Punch (138292)

Pearl Basic Jewels (144219)

Cardstock: Crumb CakeGarden GreenReal RedVery Vanilla
Stampin' Blends: Daffodil Delight (Dark)
Adhesives: Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Tools: Paper Trimmer, Big ShotMagnetic PlatformClear Blocks

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  1. Oh wow, your poinsettia is amazing! Perfect colors and great layering of those leaves. Beautiful card! :)

  2. I adore your design, Kirsten!! I just may need to case your card :-)

    1. Thanks so much Jenny. Can't wait to see your CASE :)

  3. Genius way to use the Natures Roots dies - makes for a wonderful poinsettia - so clever! Looks lovely over teh wood grain, too! Thanks so much for playing at Sunday Stamps!

  4. Love this, especially your placement of the sentiment!

  5. how lovely, and a great idea to use the leaf dies to create this beautiful Poinsettia, absolutely stunning card

    1. Thanks so much Sandi, those dies are just perfect for a Poinsettia :)

  6. Kirsten, your Poinsettia is so beautiful! I love the wood DSP behind it- it really makes it pop! Thanks so much for playing along with the sketch challenge at Sunday Stamps! Hugs..

    1. Thanks so much Annette. I was really happy with how my Poinsettia turned out :)

  7. Stunning card Kirsten - love everything about it x


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