I know right away that I want to pair it with the recently released Poinsettia Wishes and Berry Branches. I stamped the Poinsettia with Soft Garden and Bright Fern. The leaves were stamped with Crystal Pewter & Smoky Quartz. In case you're wondering why they looks greenish gray it's because apparently I didn't clear my stamp good enough & still have a bit of green on it when I stamped the gray inks. I decided to keep them since the color looks unique enough. Hah! Why waste it, right?
Then I decided to soften the overall design by adding the outline Poinsettia & candle from an oldie but goodie set called Fresh Cut Poinsettia. For the berry I stamped the branch with Aspen Cocoa and the berries with Coralline & Lipstick Red.
I also used a metallic watercolor to add some shimmer & sparkle to the Poinsettias. I am a bit obsessed in playing with metallic watercolor lately. To finish the card, I used sentiment from Easy Expressions Holiday.
I was so into playing with the dies, that I decided to make another card. This time I used the Slimline Star Coverplate Dies.
I ink blended Soft Garden, Lemon Drop and Azurite for the background and run it through the dies. Next, I used one of the Slimline Nested Pierced Dies to trim the star panel and adhere it to the card base.
At first I was going to pair it with some flowers, but then I feel the background is busy enough that I should keep the rest simple. So, I decided to play with several of The Ton alphabets set. I used Floral Alphas, Skinny Alphas Coverplate dies & Modern Alphas Coverplate dies. Finished the card by adding some mix dew drops.
I know slim card is trending right now. Are you into slim card, too? I used to make long card every now & then, but usually at smaller size (3.5" x 7"). These cards above are slightly longer. It is fun though trying out different sizes.
Well peeps, that's all from me today. For more inspiration for this release, please check out what the team has created. Thank you so much for stopping by here. Have a wonderful weekend all!!