Merry & Bright

I was looking for a stamp like this and I finally found one, and I love the design of this particular stamp by The Ton. There are boundless possibilities ... and I will share another idea I have using this stamp on November 28, 2017 over on the My Sweet Petunia Blog, just in time for Christmas.

This is a 6x6 rubber stamp and this image started out as a sample of me just playing around with it to get comfortable with it before actually using it. So I had stamped this on a smaller piece of watercolour paper that I had handy. But I liked it so much I turned it into an A2 card, which also shows that it does not have to be used for only large cards.

I heat embossed the Poinsettia with clear embossing powder, then water coloured using Daniel Smith, Winsor Newton and Schminke watercolours in layers of colour until I was happy with the look. I trimmed up my piece and matted with green before attaching to my card base. The sentiment is die cut in gold glitter cardstock and I added the "& Bright" from another stamp set and die cut with the stitched label. 

As I was playing with this I did not keep track of the colours I used, but they did include a base of  DS Medium Hue Cadmium Yellow, SC Transparent Orange, WN Cadmium Red Deep, SC Rose Madder, SC Scarlet Red and SC Permanent Carmine, along with SC May Green and WN Sap Green.

Thank you for visiting today.
Products: Misti, The Ton Poinsettia, Right at Home Christmas Sentiments for the "& Bright", Frantic Stamper Merry Die from "Merry and Bright", Frantic Stamper Stitched Double Fishtail Label, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock, Aura Green Cardstock, Fabriano 140lb. Hot Press Watercolour Paper, Gold Glitter Cardstock, Embossing Ink, Clear Embossing Powder, Daniel Smith, Schminke and Winsor Newton Watercolours, Ranger Vermilion Ink for the sentiment. 


  1. Kia, this is absolutely one of the most beautiful cards! WOW! I love this large poinsettia, and your coloring is exquisite!! Stunning! Hugs!


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