Since Christmas is just around the corner and this is my last official 2019 post as Guest Designer for AALL & Create (I will be back next year though!), I wanted to see if I could create a Christmas card. Since AALL & Create do not do seasonal stamps I found one, by Tracy Evans, that I thought would make a poinsettia to complete my task!
I started by creating my background, brayering paint randomly onto white heavy card. I wasn't looking for traditional colours but I had to get red in there!
Next, I turned to the poinsettia. I used Tracy's gorgeous Blossomed Numbers stamp set #109 and stamped onto Clearly for Art, an acetate type film that moulds with heat. I used Stazon to stamp with.
I used alcohol ink to colour the stamped images, stamping on the reverse side of the film. Once dry I fussy cut the flowers (and two leaves).
I heat moulded the flower and then assembled it, adding some stamens from my stash to the middle. I just love the shape of the flower!
I added some stenciling using Olga Heldwein's Rota Vitae stencil #49 using white texture paste which I coated with white embossing powder, left it to dry and then heat embossed it. I finished off by stamping Merry Christmas and then added this to my card.
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I wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas and very best wishes
Hugs, Anne xx