Tim Holtz Layered Tattered Poinsettia meets Kaisercraft Mint Wishes
I made the mistake of going to an event at my local scrapbook store, Scrappy Chic, and I say mistake because I ended up seeing tons of stuff I wanted in their new product reveal and putting my name down to get a bunch. So when they came in, I had to go pick them up and use them! Didn’t I? I mean, it would be UNCIVIL to say I wanted something and then leave it in the store. Wouldn’t it? I wanted Scrappy Chic not to suffer on my account. We owe it to our local scrapbook stores to give them SOME business! I was being NOBLE and sacrificing my children’s inheritance for this cause. Do say you agree!
So, of course, after doing this, I had to use it ASAP. To justify the sacrifice, I mean. The Tim Holtz Layered Tattered Poinsettia die and embossing folder set was one of those things. Of course, when I used it, I didn’t want to do a red poinsettia, because that’s what everyone does. I’ve always been contrary that way. In 4th grade, when we were done with our exploratory music class, there were people who decided to play the violin. I decided to play the viola. Because I just couldn’t follow the crowd. Rugged Individualism! In 4th grade!
PLUS, one of the other things I got was the new 7 x 7 Kaisercraft Mint Wishes paper with the Wooden Flourishes set from the same product line. I wanted to use that immediately too, and it’s soft color palate demanded a “white” poinsettia, even though technically a white poinsettia is more like a very light yellow green. And it was a good decision! Lookie:
GOJUS! I was at a loss as to what to use for card stock for the petals. So I decided to create my own with Distress Oxide inks! I used Fossilized Amber, Cracked Pistachio, and a bit of Iced Spruce for the petals, and I used Cracked Pistachio, Broken China, and Iced Spruce for the leaves. The border pieces on the right are actually punch-outs from the Kaisercraft paper pad. I love the the soft color palate! To create the petals, you die cut the pieces, then put them in the embossing folder and run them back through the Big Shot.
I added some Kuretake Gansai Tambi pearlescent colors to the leaves for some festive shimmer.
This wooden doodad was the perfect greeting!
I used some little rhinestone Basics Jewels from Stampin’ Up! in the center of these snowflakes for the perfect finishing touch.
I love the way it turned out! The sacrifice was all worth it!
Below is my list of products that I used, and I have used compensated affiliate links where they were available, as I now participate in affiliate programs for Simon Says Stamp, Amazon, Ellen Hutson LLC, Scrapbook.com, Gina K, Sizzix, and Blick Art Supplies. Stampin’ Up! links lead to my BFF Wendy Weixler’s store, whose friendship is something I highly value, and I’m always happy to throw business her way. She does not reimburse me for doing so. If you have your own demo, you can of course change over to them. Buying through these links costs you nothing extra and helps support my blog and my artistic endeavors (not to mention, keeps me from sacrificing so much of my children’s inheritance!), and I thank you.