My 1st card using my new SU Holiday catty "Watercolor Winter" stamp set and "More Merry Messages" stamp set from the Annual Catty :-) I can tell I am going to LOVE them both and have more ideas swimming around my head!
This was an easy card after I figured out how I wanted to get green leaves and do my 2-Step stamping for my flowers.
Lots of fussy cutting with my papersnips. Luckily I have always loved using scissors :-)
The flowers were stamped with Raspberry Ripple with the 2 lighter flowers stamped off and the lined stamp with R. Ripple. I stamped the lined stamp in Gumball Green and colored with my blender pen for the leaves. Worked great.
I stamped the leaves onto the main CS and colored. Then added 3 cut out leaf images and 3 cut out poinsettias with the darker flower up on dimensionals. The small flower on the sentiment is the inside of one of the poinsettias cut out.
I just added Dazzling Details to the center of each flower for my only embellishment.
Registered: January 20, 2011 Location: Beautiful British Columbia Posts: 7366
Wed, Nov 07, 2012 @ 10:06 AM
BEE-U-T-FUL!! I love the softness of those gorgeous poinsettias. What a fantastic layout! Love the small poinsettia on the sentiment, too. All that fussy-cutting must have taken you forever ... what well worth it! Thanks for joining us at ATS&M this week!
Registered: November 19, 2004 Location: Aurora, IL Posts: 11747
Wed, Nov 07, 2012 @ 7:07 PM
Great use of the "watercolor winter" set. I like the shading you got with the stamp-off and how you balanced the sentiment using a "center" from one of the flowers. I wouldn't want to have to make a lot of these with all the fussy cutting, but I do love the look and just a few isn't too bad.
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Registered: July 18, 2005 Location: No matter where you go--there you are! Posts: 2958
Thu, Nov 08, 2012 @ 8:56 AM
Whew! Clean and Simple (CAS) obviously applies to the finished look, 'cause the description of all you had to do to make this doesn't sound simple at all. What a lot of "fussy" work--but it was totally worth it, because this is a gorgeous card.
Registered: March 15, 2005 Location: Iowa Posts: 7290
Thu, Nov 08, 2012 @ 6:22 PM
Great card, love the watercolor effects, tfs
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