PHEW It's getting *HOT* in Australia, I'm already melting and dreaming of winter!
Simon Says Stamp release Create Joy and I thought I'd share a cute card I made using my new die.
Instead of using it as a die, I decided to use it as an embossing tool, and for an extra kick, I decided to use an unexpected colour-palette (in a way).
I then coloured in each of the flowers, but I decided to go with a soft tone on tone look, rather than the traditional bright red poinsettia :) I used my Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils, but your Prismacolours of Spectrum Noirs would do the job beautifully too :)
I then cut out one of the flowers using scissors, because I wanted quite a clear border around the edge (i have to make things hard for myself!). I finished the card off by stamping that gorgeous sentiment (another SSS goodie!) and rounded three of the corners of the stamped panel, before adhering the lot to a dark green cardbase.
To give a final little bit of interest, I adhered the third poinsettia to the top left, using dimensional adhesive. This gives a nice extra point of interest, without overwhelming the tone-on-tone look of the entire card.
Well that's it for me!
Thank you so much to Simon Says Stamp for sending me the beautiful die! It's going to get used a LOT, I can already tell.
See you again soon!