This card is for Stamptoberfest challenges Celebrate Just Because (celebrate a funny holiday in October), Combo Card (stamping and another papercrafting technique, Stamping A to Z (D for Distress, F for Florals) and for the Hero Arts October challenge (Holiday card theme).
Today (16 October) is Dictionary Day and it inspired me to use a dictionary page as background. The poinsettia was stamped on the dictionary page, masked and then the leaves were stamped. I used both positive and negative masks to colour the poinsettia with Distress inks using sponge daubers. The word ‘poinsettia’ was encircled on the dictionary page and inked with a bit of Antique Linen. Seed beads were stitched to the flower centre with golden thread. I also used a bunch of golden threads, tied them together and stitched them down with seed beads. The dictionary page was crumbled up. I thought the flower was a bit dark, so I outlined it roughly with a white gel pen.
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Supplies: Hero Arts stamps: Poinsettia & Berries CG363, Christmas Reindeers CL540; Distress Ink: Peeled Paint, Fired Brick, Aged Mahogany, Antique Linen; metallic gold DMC; gold seed beads; white gel pen.