Old Olive and Raspberry Ripple are lovely together for the holidays but add Pink Pirouette and you have a wonderful twist on a holiday classic.
After a few false starts, I used my go-to technique of stamping a dark color on light cardstock this time with the gorgeous poinsettia from Joyful Christmas. Stamping on some textured Pink Pirouette cardstock [from my stash] really gives a nice texture to the poinsettia. I stamped it twice and fussy-cut the smaller center of the flower to pop up for dimension.
I wanted some pearls in the center but since they were too bright, I sponged them with a little Champagne Mist shimmer paint [retired but still love the stuff!]. The color is a nice match to the the strip of Champagne Glimmer paper.
I was happy to find some Raspberry Ripple patterned paper in the Birthday Basics DSP. It has a nice [almost] snowflake pattern to it that is perfect for my holiday card. After embossing the Very Vanilla background with the Pretty Print embossing folder, I sponged on a little Champagne Mist glimmer paint as well as Gold metallic ink for some extra shine and sparkle.
I stamped another poinsettia on the inside in Raspberry Ripple ink--stamped off once--and then made a mask so the Old Olive leaves would just peek out on the sides.
Be sure to stop by The Paper Players and check out some gorgeous from the rest of the Design Team. I hope you'll consider playing along with us before the challenge ends on Friday, December 13th at Noon (PDT). Thanks for stopping by today, friends!
The Paper Players Design Team
Stamps: Joyful Christmas
Ink: Raspberry Ripple, Old Olive
Paper: Raspberry Ripple, Old Olive, Very Vanilla CS; Textured Pink Pirouette CS [retired]; Birthday Basics DSP
Extras: Champagne Glimmer Paper; Print Poetry embossing folder; Basic Pearls; Champagne Mist glimmer paint [retired]