Saturday, December 4, 2021

Sprigs and Pine Branches

Hello and welcome!  I have a card to share that I've made for two challenges - Festive Friday and Color Hues. 

(It was fun to find out that in England a jumper is a Christmas sweater. Unfortunately, I didn't have a stamp with one but it's something to think about for next year!)

For I used red, green and gold which fits both challenges (gold is considered a neutral for the Color Hues challenge).  

I love the Holiday Sprigs stamp set from Simon Says Stamp, and it has seen plenty of use in making my Christmas cards as it is fairly easy to make multiples.  I started by stamping the images on multiple panels and coloring everything with Copic markers.  When the coloring was complete, I put the panels back in my Misti and restamped with black pigment ink for a nice black outline.  After die cutting, I painted the poinsettia centers with gold metallic paint, and added Glossy Accents to the berries on the one sprig.

Next, a panel of white was embossed with the Delicate Pine Branches 3D folder then adhered directly to the white card base.  The sentiment was die cut from Matte Gold cardstock and adhered to the white shadow die cut twice and layered to add a bit more dimension so it would stand out better against the white background.  The sprigs were adhered directly to the card, the candy canes on top of them, then the poinsettias added with thin foam tape.  Festive and pretty easy!

Thanks so much for taking time to stop by, I really appreciate it!  

Take care!


All products from Simon Says Stamp unless otherwise noted
Stamps:  Holiday Sprigs
Paper:  Neenah Solar White, Matte Gold
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Claire Nocturne
Other:  Delicate Pine Branches 3D embossing folder, Merry Christmas die (MFT), Holiday Sprigs dies, Metallic Gold paint (Altenew), Glossy Accents (Ranger)
Copics:  R39, 37, 35, BG 96, 93, 90, YG67, 17, 05, 03, T2


Karen said...

Steph, this is just a gorgeous card! I'm also a huge fan of that stamp set and hoping the die will come back in stock before too long! The white embossing folder is a wonderful backdrop to the beautiful florals and elegant sentiment! Thanks for joining us at Color Hues!

Nancy said...

I have seen this stamp and die from SSS and the more I see it the more I feel I need it. LOL. This card just may have sealed the deal! Looks like Karen was won over too! Always a pleasure to come by and see your work up close! Thanks for joining us at Color Hues and Happy Holidays to you!

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful, Stef! I love the clean layout. And those flowers...WOW! They really "pop" against the white embossed background. Thank you for sharing at Festive Friday this week!

JoAnn said...

Beautiful card Stef. The flowers and embossed background are so pretty together. I too love this stamp and die set and it should be arriving today. Can't wait to play with it.

Helen Jennings said...

What a beautiful card. The colouring and details on all the stamped pieces is great and in the finished card they just pop against that white background. Thank you for linking to the Festive Friday Challenge

Diane Evans said...

Wow this is just beautiful. I love your colouring as well. Thank you for participating in the Festive Friday Challenge

I Card Everyone said...

I'm always surprised when I see another Poinsettia set I DON'T own! Goodness knows I love this one, too - so beautifully colored, Stef! Perfect over top of the wintery embossing.

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Gorgeous card, Steph. Love the embossing and the corner treatment with that gorgeous flower and sprigs. Love that large sentiment and those darling little candy canes tucked in with the poinsettias.

Cindy Beach said...

That is such a beautiful stamp, and I love how you've used it. You always amaze me with your designs and attention to details, like the candy canes and embossing. Stunning results! Thanks for joining us at Color Hues!

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Congratulations, Steph! Your fabulous creation was selected as a Festive Fave over at the Festive Friday Challenge. Please hop over to the challenge blog to grab your winner’s badge for your blog. Thanks so much for joining us and I hope you will play along again soon!

cm said...

WOW! Your poinsettia, with the candy canes tucked inside, is absolutely stunning! The embossing adds such a lovely touch! Thank you for sharing your creativity in the Color Hues gallery!