Stampin’ Up! Trio of Poinsettia Cards

First off, for those of you who read my blog yesterday, my grandson Zen was smiling and happy when I picked him up from school. He had a good day, even after the poor start and this morning he woke up ready and excited to go to school again!

Now for the cards that I want to share today. These cards were shared by Stampin’ Up! and I thought that they were such a great example of using the Poinsettia Petals stamp set that I decided to share them with you.

Images by Stampin’ Up!

Each are awesome cards and all use the same basic layout, it just depends on how much time you want to spend creating a card and what style you like. The really fun thing about studying cards made by someone else is that you can take the elements that really speak to you and then use that in your own creation.

Here are some notes that Stampin’ Up! shared about the differences on these 3 card designs:

CASUAL
To begin creating, stamp the sprig images on the card front in Cinnamon Cider ink. Stamp the flower in Real Red ink and the leaves in Shaded Spruce ink on Whisper White Cardstock. Tip: To create depth, stamp off the Two-Step Stamping flower and leaf dimensional images. Die cut the stamped images and adhere them to the card front. Stamp the sentiment in Cinnamon Cider ink on a Whisper White Cardstock label, adhere the label to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals, and you have a fabulously festive card in just minutes!
AVID
Step up the second card by adhering Designer Series Paper to the front. Brighten the poinsettia and leaves using Cinnamon Cider, Poppy Parade, Real Red, and Shaded Spruce Stampin’ Blends. We also added a sprig cut from Copper Foil Sheets using the Poinsettia Dies. Tip: Fold the ribbon in half lengthwise before cutting the notches on each end.
STEPPED UP AVID
For our fanciest card, we adhered additional flowers and leaves, cut the label using the Tasteful Labels Dies, and added more Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper to the card front. We also took the artistry to an entirely new level by creating more light and dark contrast and expanding the color palette with Mint Macaron and Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends.

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