Good morning! Have you seen the holiday card series going on over at Ellen Hutson’s blog? This week, the Design Ambassadors are giving you oodles of holiday inspiration! Today’s focus: holiday florals. My bread and butter. Florals are eeeeeverywhere, and the holidays this year are no exception. Anemones, roses, berries, and that most classic of holiday florals… the poinsettia. I’ve created a card and a tag using Altenew’s Festive Poinsettia stamp and die set for today’s post, so let’s get started with the details!
I began by stamping the main image from Festive Poinsettia onto a panel of Arches cold press watercolor paper using Ink On 3 Fadeout Ink. I then used my Daniel Smith watercolors to do some no-line watercoloring, using Alizarin Crimson, Jadeite Genuine, and Shadow Violet. I stamped and heat embossed a greeting from Festive Poinsettia onto some black card stock strips and adhered them to the card front.
For the tag, I die cut and stamped the rectangular frame from Altenew’s Geo Frames onto some black card stock using Silver Delicata ink. I also die cut and stamped another poinsettia from the Festive Poinsettia and did some more no-line watercoloring, then adhered it to the tag with dimensional adhesive. I stamped and heat embossed the “joy” from Festive Poinsettia onto another strip of black card stock and adhered it to the front of the tag. I punched a hole in the top and threaded some twine through to create the tag!
Well, that’s all for me today! I hope you’re enjoying this series on the Ellen Hutson blog. I encourage you to check out the entirety of the series, because there’s a ton of inspiration to help jumpstart your holiday crafting! Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a marvelous day!
Both the card and tag are gorgeous! I always like your watercoloring, I’m still practicing lol. I especially like how the colors really pop against the black on the tag. Thanks for sharing and as always the inspiration. (email@example.com)