Saturday, December 4, 2021

Peace for The Flower Challenge

Hello and welcome! Today I'm thrilled to share that I am this month's guest designer for The Flower Challenge!  The theme is Christmas and I hope you'll be sure to join in this month!

I was very excited to use a stamp for this challenge that I had purchased last year but never used.  It's not one for mass producing, as there is a lot of coloring involved but I love the end result.

I started by stamping the image in Copic friendly black ink, leaving the stamp in place in my Misti as I colored the image.  Rather than go with the traditional red, I chose to use muted pinks for the poinsettia.  When the coloring was complete, the paper was placed back in the Misti, stamped it with Versamark ink, then gold heat embossed it.  I LOVE how elegant the result is.

Next came the center of the image.  The stamp is one of Simon Says Stamps "center cut" red rubber stamps, which enabled me to separately stamp and heat emboss the circular sentiment, then die cut it.  The main panel was die cut with a rectangle die then it was layered on four layers of scrap cardstock for a bit of dimension, then adhered to the white base.  Once that was in place, the sentiment circle was added with thin foam squares.

Thanks for taking time to stop by, I really appreciate it!  Be sure to use the link above to see all DT members gorgeous cards and hopefully be inspired to join in this month!

Take care!


Stamps:  Center Cut Holiday Floral (SSS)
Paper:  Neenah Solar White
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark
Other:  Nested Infinity Rectangle and Circle dies (Hero Arts), Antique Gold embossing powder (Altenew)
Copics:  R89, 85, 83, 81, YG 97, 95, 93, 45, G21, 40, B66, 63, 0000


Viv said...

It's a gorgeous card Stef! I just adore that fabulous stamp and your amazing colouring of course too. Thanks for being our Guest Designer this month over at 'The Flower Challenge' ;) Viv DT xx

I Card Everyone said...

Stef, I can't imagine how this beautiful Poinsettia got by me, but I'm sure happy it landed in your studio! You've colored it so beautifully - love that you went back in to add the gold embossing!
So happy to have you join our team at TFC for Christmas!

Nora Noll said...

This is absolutely GORGEOUS!! I love your coloring. Your design is amazing.

Aileen said...

I absolutely love this card, your colouring in pinks is amazing. I do love Simon says stamps and just wish I could buy when I see them as they are always so unique. Thank you soooo much for joining us at The Flower Challenge as Guest Designer. Hugs Aileen

Bobby said...

Beautiful job of coloring, Stef, and the gold embossing really give an elegant feel to your card. So happy to have you as a guest this month.

Ericka Strange said...

Gorgeous card Stef and I love the embossing with these beautiful cards. Thanks for being a Guest Designer at the Flower Challenge!

TaeEun said...

What beautiful poinsettias, Stef! Love the gorgeous large blooms with the touch of gold! Thank you so much for being our guest! Have a blessed holiday season!