The stamp set and some of the items used to make this card are no longer sold by Stampin' Up! Hopefully you still have some of these items in your collection -- and the technique used to color the poinsettia is timeless.
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* Joyful Christmas (featured in 2013 Holiday Catalog)
* Cherry Cobbler card stock (8-1/2" x 5-1/2"; 5-1/4" x 4")
* Very Vanilla card stock (about 5-1/4" x 3")
* Shimmery White card stock (about 3-3/4" square)
* Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad
* VersaMark Ink Pad
* Gold Metallic Ink Pad (no longer sold by Stampin' Up!)
* Cherry Cobbler Refill Ink
Accessories and Tools
* Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
* Apothecary Accents Framelits Dies (Stampin' Up! - Retired)
* Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder (Stampin' Up! - Retired)
* Gold Embossing Powder
* Heat Tool
* Aqua Painter (or paint brush)
* Stampin' Sponge
* Rhinestone Basic Jewels
* Adhesives: SNAIL Adhesive; Stampin' Dimensionals
(NOTE: SNAIL Adhesive used throughout unless otherwise indicated)
1, Score 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" card stock at 4-1/4"; fold away from score line to create card base.
2. Use Big Shot and embossing folder to add textured stripes to 5-1/4" x 4" Cherry Cobbler card stock. Use Stampin' Sponge to apply Early Espresso ink around edges, then scrape all of the edges across gold ink pad to add a gilt look. Adhere to front of card.
3. Use Big Shot and die to cut shape from Very Vanilla card stock. Stamp sentiment with VersaMark ink and emboss with Gold Embossing Powder. Use Stampin' Sponge to apply Early Espresso ink around edges. Center and adhere to front of card.
4. Stamp poinsettia image on Shimmery White card stock with VersaMark ink pad; emboss with Gold Embossing Powder. Use Stampin' Spritzer or other spray bottle filled with water to spray water across stamped and embossed image. (NOTE: You want this to be almost "puddly" wet for this technique to work.) Using Aqua Painter or wet paint brush, pick up a tiny dot of Cherry Cobbler refill ink and drop onto surface of water. You will immediately see the ink spread across the water, leaving darker spots in some places, and lighter in other areas. If you like, you also can use your brush to spread out the ink. Repeat until entire image is covered with color. At this point you can either air dry or use heat tool to dry the water and ink. Once paper is completely dry, cut out image and adhere to the front of the card as shown with Stampin' Dimensionals.
5. Add several small Rhinestones to center of poinsettia.
For the inside of the card, cut a 5-1/4" x 4" piece of Very Vanilla card stock. Use VersaMark ink to stamp a portion of the poinsettia in the upper left-hand corner; emboss with Gold Embossing Powder. Stamp the sentiment with Basic Black ink. Use Stampin' Sponge to apply Early Espresso ink around outside edges.
That's it. You could use this technique for any image -- it's particularly good for flowers -- makes the petals look so realistic!