CONFESSION: I will not make all 180+ Christmas Cards like this!!!! It is a beautiful card though!!!
Unless you love to color and do a few each night starting TODAY, you will not want to make tons of these cards. The coloring of the poinsettia is absolutely stunning but I think I would go nuts if I had to do a few hundred! 🙂 I stamped all of the Poinsettias from the Reason For the Season Stamp Set in Stazon Black Ink onto Whisper White cardstock (4″ x 5-1/4″)! I colored the flowers with an Aqua Painter in Real Red Ink and Mossy Meadow Ink! I love how the Real Red becomes pink when it is watered down and that is perfect for a poinsettia flower! For the centers of the flower, I used a Crushed Curry Marker. I really like the yellow to pop and not be watered down so I always use a marker. Save yourself some time and don’t stamp a flower in the center since it will just be covered up by the greeting. Also, be sure to stamp hanging off the paper so it doesn’t look cramped on a little piece and instead looks like it continues on. Once this dried a bit, I adhered it to a Smoky Slate card base. For the greeting, I stamped the Merry Christmas for the Reason For the Season Stamp Set in black onto Whisper White. I used the Banner Triple Punch for those banner ends!! I placed a Metallic Silver Doily in the middle of my card and then used Stampin’ Dimensionals to add the greeting! It’s as simple as that! The coloring is time consuming but not very hard. Like I said, if you do a few each night while watching TV or just relaxing, you will be done in no time but I would start early! 🙂
If you would like to see the coloring in action, be sure to check out the Video Tutorial below or by clicking here. Don’t forget to give it a thumbs up if you liked it!!!