Chocolate Baroque has announced several new beautiful Christmas stamp sets: Winter and Christmas Edges and Reindeer Landscape (which is the stamp of the month for October)
The following three cards all feature the Poinsettia Edge from Christmas Edges. The new Edge stamps are fantastic, I love them (yes I know I say that about ALL of CB's designs, it's true I'm 'in Love').
I started with Distress Inks (Festive Berries & Fired Brick) using the Acrylic Block technique. I over stamped the background using the Mistletoe fragment (another favourite from Pears & Baubles ) with Festive Berries Distress Ink. I embossed the Poinsettia edge from Christmas Edges along with JOY from Bold Christmas Words on separate cardstock with deep purple powder and coloured with Festive Berries Distress Ink using water & a brush. I decoupaged all three images and adhered along with purple ribbon onto the background. I also added lots of stickles in the flower centers.
While I was working with the Poinsettia Edge, I kept seeing leaves from the Bold Bloom and Tangled Garden sets in the petals. I thought I would try to make a poinsettia from the leaves and below is what I came up with :)
For the card above I started with Evergreen Bough and Pine Needles Distress Ink using the Acrylic Block technique. I stamped around all the edges using the Poinsettia edge with Evergreen Bough Distress Ink. Merry Christmas is from the fabulous Bold Christmas Words set. The Holly Flourish die cut is Cheery Lynn B148. I embossed the leaves from Bold Bloom & Tangled Garden with gold along with the flower center from one of the flowers from Tangled garden. I painted the flower petals & leaves with Tom Bow markers and used lots of stickles on the petals & liquid pearls in the center.
When I was working on the card above my sweet handsome male cat (adopted from a shelter, it was also love at first sight) jumped up on my desk. He frequently walks around my desks to see what I'm working on and then rolls around on top of my mess doing his 'cute act' to get my attention. I cannot resist rubbing his furry belly & chin and he knows it :)
|My Furry Assistant|
My last card for today was a 'quick make' as I used some glittery designer paper from my stash.
I stamped the Poinsettia Edge from Christmas Edges and Sentiment from Bold Christmas Words onto white cardstock with Memento Rhubarb Stalk Dye Ink. I layered as shown and added a bow & stickles.
Here is a look at the beautiful Winter Edges and Christmas Edges, available individually or as a multi-buy offer.
If you get a chance, please stop by CB's Design Team Blog to see what my talented teammates are up to.