The first time I saw Poinsettia Swirls online at Impression-Obsession, I had an idea of what to do with it. I had also just looked at Jay's first post about doing only portions of Cuttlebug embossing folders on Indigo Inklings. Her blog is incredible and you should go look if you haven't already. There are tons of ways to use your embossing folders and she also uses them in more than just the Cuttlebug.
I stamped the image on Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Super Smooth 80lb cover cardstock with Brilliance Galaxy Gold ink and heat embossed to dry. The image was painted with Twinkling H2O's Garnet and Mellow Moss. Indigo Inkling's technique for Partial Cuttling was used to do the pieces of the cardstock you see that is embossed with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots.
The Poinsettias only were stamped 6 times (three for each flower) with Brilliance Galaxy Gold , painted with Twinkling H2O's Garnet, then cut out. A pop dot was used on the bottom and glue dots were used for the layers to give them dimension. Stickles Orange glitter glue was used in the center of each flower. Mark Richards Crystal Stickers Elements 3mm and 5mm Pearls were applied as shown. The front was mounted to Stardream Fairway text weight paper.
The Merry Christmas, also by Impression-Obsession, was stamped on Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Super Smooth 80lb cover cardstock with Brilliance Galaxy Gold ink and heat set with a heat gun. Parallel lines were drawn on the top and bottom of the words and a rounded edge was drawn and trimmed. They were mounted to Stardream Fairway text weight paper. A Magic Matter with a pencil was used to get the edge around the words.
The ribbon is from Michaels eons ago. Thank goodness. I didn't have any other red that matched.
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