Kitty Safe Poinsettia Petals

First and foremost, I'm a kitty mom and while Poinsettia plants are not necessarily poisonous for kitties, they will make them sick if they eat them. But fear not, Stampin' Up! Poinsettia Petals are harmless and oh, so lovely! I cannot believe how many different options this suite offers! The first time I tore into it, I made 3 different versions. This is the one I loved the most from my first encounter.

On this version, I stamped three different size petals on Whisper White card stock using Blushing Bride ink and cropped it out using the coordinating dies. The dies have 2 options for each petal and each leaf. They will "emboss" the inside details with one die and cut the outside shape with another one - easy to line up too. Since I stamped the inside details, I didn't need to use the inner dies so I just used the outside dies to cut the petals out then layered them largest to smallest. I sponged the petals using Blushing Bride ink which gave them some depth. I stamped the leaves in Mossy Meadow ink and colored them in with a Light Mossy Meadow Blends marker then sponged them too after I die cut them. I pulled a die from my Peaceful Boughs set and cut a couple of pieces of pine branches out in Mossy Meadow to give it more interest. I used gold glitter paper to crop some berries and used the ever so versatile In Good Taste Designer Series Paper as my backdrop. I topped it off with the Beaded Pearls that are also included in the suite.

The Plush Poinsettia Specialty Paper and the Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper that are both included in the suite actually have images that match one of the dies! This was so exciting to me, and I decided right away to use this in my upcoming Chirstmas Card Class. Below is the result of using the die to crop the flower right out of the paper and this is the card we will make in class.

I couldn't stop until I saw how the velvety flowers looked cropped out of the Plush Poinsettia Specialty Paper. I tried sponging them in Rococo Rose, and to be honest, I could have done a better job of blending by taking off more of the ink on my scratch paper before I dusted the flowers. I already had the finished project in my mind though, and I was determined to finish it.

After all, it's Just Paper and I knew I would make an even better one the next time. I can't wait to explore more options with this set and this beautiful Designer Series Paper.

Below are some of the supplies I used to make these cards. If you're on the fence about whether to purchase this suite or even just the stamp and die bundle, don't hesitate! It's well worth the spend.

Thanks for checking out my post and happy crafting!

Kim Webb