Sunday 16 August 2020

Festive Sunday Inspiration 1 - Poinsettia Place from Stampin' Up!

Hi crafters,

I have an exciting creative series starting today which will deliver a post every Sunday until 29 November, giving you 16 weeks of creative inspiration for your festive makes.  Each project will be made with Stampin' Up! products from the August-December 2020 Mini Catalogue and the Annual Catalogue.  I hope this will bring some festive fun and lift your spirits in time for the holiday season.  If you would like to purchase any of the products I use, please visit my online shop which is open 24/7.  I can ship to customers in the UK, France, Germany, Austria and the Netherlands.

I'm starting the series with a duo of cards created using the Poinsettia Place bundle.  The second card features the waste from the die cutting of the first card.  This wasn't planned and I was so surprised it actually worked!

My first card was created using Thick Whisper White cardstock for the base and then I embossed a panel of Whisper White cardstock with the So Many Snowflakes Embossing Folder.  I love this folder as it can be paired with so many designs for Christmas.  I die cut the poinsettia in Real Red cardstock, leaves in Mossy Meadow and the sentiment and sprig in Whisper White cardstock.  I inked using a sponge dauber in the matching colours onto the poinsettia and the leaves for added depth.  I also debossed the centres of the petals and leaves with the co-ordinating die from the Poinsettia Dies.  I added three Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the centre of the flower.  I layered Stampin' Dimensionals behind each of the petals to raise them for a more life-life look.  Finally I die cut the Peace sentiment from the Joy Dies in Whisper White cardstock attached to a piece of Foam Adhesive Sheet.  

My second card is more subtle and started with a card blank made from Crumb Cake cardstock.  Using my Stamparatus, I lined up the waste from the die cut poinsettias above and placed a piece of Whisper White cardstock behind so that I could stamp the flowers from the Poinsettia Petals stamp set in Crumb Cake ink perfectly positioned inside the apertures.  I placed some gold Metallic Pearls to the centres for an added festive touch.  I actually lined up the Peace sentiment from the Joy dies in the gap on the left, which means I have an extra die cut sentiment for another project.  I placed the centres of the letters back in place using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  

I hope this post has given you some festive inspiration.  Christmas is sooner than we think!  Please don't forget to check back next Sunday for the second installment of the Festive Sunday Inspiration series.  

Happy crafting, 

Rachel x

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