Hi, everyone, have not had much time for stamping lately, but I have been working on some things, and I finally got it more or less put together! My friend Banu is very good at combining challenges; this time I managed it. This is a 5 1/2 by 8 1/2 sized card, so everyone at church can sign it and follows this week's Mojo Monday sketch, and it is also my entry for Gina K Designs first ever customer blog hop! Here I used two of their latest releases, Festive Frame and Vintage Borders. I embossed the frame and sentiment in gold on SU shimmer white and used the floating reinker technique to color the poinsettias. Very quick and easy: I just wet the area with my Aquapainter, then picked up a little color on the end of it and touched it the the wet area. The color spreads out and after it dries, this is what you wind up with. I used an Aquapainter to watercolor the rest of the image in the usual way. Colors are Ruby Red, Handsome Hunter, Soft Suede, and Summer Sun. I used the retired SU Linen BG stamped and a mask and Sage Shadow ink to add a little detail to the blank areas of the frame. Next I used my Spellbinders Grand Borderabilities Poinsettia to cut and emboss the border in Real Red. I used SU's Champagne Shimmer Paint to sponge the central poinsettia image, tied on some gold ribbon (Hancock Fabric I think, from last year). The dark green layer is the retired SU Forest Foliage, which I think is a much prettier color than the current Handsome Hunter and so I hoarded some! I stamped an element from Vintage Borders in Champagne Shimmer Paint on this layer above the frame. Hope you've enjoyed this--I enjoyed making it!
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