Hi friends! Happy Tuesday! Thanks for stopping by today! Please join me in welcoming back guest designer Nicole (the owner and designer of Right at Home) Please read on to see how you can stretch everyday stamps into designs for all season long!
This is Nicole, the owner, and designer behind Right at Home. I’m thrilled to be guesting on the Simon Says Stamp blog today featuring my Sunflower stamp set! Now you may be thinking, “Sunflowers? In December?!”, and I would tend to agree HOWEVER I was able to stretch this stamp set to create a more winter appropriate flower: a poinsettia!
Now would you know this card was made using a sunflower stamp set? I didn’t think so…wink, wink. If you end up picking up this set, make sure to download my stamping guide for easy layering!
For this card, I decided to only use the side-profile pieces from the stamp set and the little leaf. To create my three poinsettias, I grabbed out some of my favorite red ink colors and got to stamping. For the light red I used Lobster by Lawn Fawn, for the dark red I used by My Favorite Things, then I mixed in some Sunshine by Simon Says Stamp for the center and Gumdrop Green by My Favorite Things for the leaves. I urge you to experiment with different shades though as not all poinsettias are bright red!
Once I was finished with my flower pieces I started working on my background. I used a sheet of woodgrain cardstock as my base (obsessed with this paper lately!) and inked a little portion towards the bottom with Ranger Distress Oxide Ink in Fossilized Amber. When I add my poinsettias on top it will create a halo effect. Above that, I stamped my sentiment from Peace Love Joy. Because of the texture of the woodgrain cardstock, you’ll have to stamp your sentiment multiple times to achieve a complete image. Thank goodness for the MISTI tool, am I right?!
To finish off the card design I added some flat sequins and squeezed some Honey Gold Nuvo Glitter Drops into the center. Oh! I almost forgot. I also added some little dots to the center of the poinsettias using a Sakura Stardust Glitter Pen.
And that’s my card! I hope you enjoyed this idea for stretching your floral stamps for different seasons throughout the year.
Happy crafting, friends!
Thanks so much for reading, and thanks to Nicole for being our guest!
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