I am in awe of all the options there are for the Poinsettia Petals bundle! I was trying to come up with a card for my next beginner stamping class but got sucked in by the possibilities and sort of lost track of "beginner" with this card. I'm glad I ran it by my BFF who attended the beginner class I had this past weekend. As a first time stamper, I wanted to know her perspective on the difficulty level, and she kindly said that it looked a little intimidating.
As seasoned stampers though, we know with Stampin' Up!'s beautiful designer series paper and specialty paper, a card can appear to be difficult to make, but actually, the paper does most of the heavy lifting. Like this card for instance where I used the Vellum dusted with white Poinsettia flowers. I think the specialty paper gave it a classy and elegant appeal, but there was certainly nothing difficult about it.
The ladies in my beginner class last weekend said this Poinsettia Petals card was their favorite. I used a die to cut out the flower right from the beautial paper, then I cut a couple of leaves from the set in Mossy Meadow to match the card base. I pulled a pine branch die from the Peaceful Boughs set just to give it a little something extra. I used these dies a lot last year and was so happy to see it in the lineup again this year. It has a beautiful verse for the inside of cards. There was nothing intimidating about making this card. As you can see below, we were relaxed and having a good time!
This Poinsettia Petals card using In Good Taste Designer Series Paper is my favorite that I've made this year. I loved sponging the petals and leaves to bring them to life. If you've been on the fence about ordering the Poinsettia Place Suite, hesitate no more! It's totally worth it.
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