Welcome! Today when I was brainstorming about what kind of project I would work on for the Classroom today, I found a couple of sheets of Basic Grey's Jovial 6" x 6" pad that I was drawn too. I especially liked the floral sheet with the black background, so I began searching for a poinsettia stamp. I found only one in my stash that might work, but I found a die that looked like it would make a perfect poinsettia, with a few layers of cardstock--the Tattered Florals Alterations die.
I cut two layers of red cardstock and one layer of green cardstock, stamping the red layers with the Peace Collage stamp in white ink (to coordinate with the printed paper), and distressing all edges with the Vintage Photo Ink. The center of the flower was from a package of plastic snowflakes that I've had for a couple of years (I don't see them in stock any more). I airbrushed the snowflake with a Copic YR12. For the sentiment I stamped a Hero Arts "Merry Christmas" sentiment in red and hand-trimmed a banner edge. The rhinestone flourish went with the black background and added a festive air to my poinsettia.
Next I cut out a second set of pieces along with a chipboard base (for stability) so that I could create a hanging ornament. It turned out pretty cute--I might have to make a few more of these for our tree! I sprayed the ornament with a UV blocker sealant so that the red cardstock wouldn't fade in the sunlight.
I have really gotten a good bit out use out of the Tattered Florals die--a die for all seasons. Thanks for stopping by the Classroom today!