Sunny Studio | One Layer Vibrant Christmas Poinsettia Card on Dark Background. Video

Sunny Studio | One Layer Vibrant Christmas Poinsettia Card on Dark Background. Video

Hello, friends! Recently I had the honor of being a guest designer for Sunny Studio Stamps and I shared a video tutorial showing how to stamp a one layer mail friendly Holiday Card featuring a layered poinsettias on deep blue background.

Sunny Studio | One Layer Vibrant Christmas Poinsettia Card on Dark Background. Video

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VIDEO TUTORIAL

As always, I filmed a video tutorial showing how to create this project from start to finish. I’m hoping you’ll enjoy it. Watch it below or on my Youtube channel.

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CARD DETAILS

I started working on my project by stamping several poinsettias onto white cardstock panel cut to 4 ¼ x 5 ½”. I used beautiful images from the Petite Poinsettias stamp set and stamped them in 3 shades of red. This stamp set is not only well designed, but also well labeled. Each image is labeled with a number and a letter, there’s also a great layering chart available on the Sunny Studio website that will tell you how you need to position your images for perfect alignment, be sure to print it and store it with your stamp to always have it on hand.

Sunny Studio | One Layer Vibrant Christmas Poinsettia Card on Dark Background. Video

I added leaves next each of my flower (stamped them in 2 shades of green) and stamped flower centers in yellow and brown. Poinsettias come in many different colors so it might be a good idea to stamp these in pink, or light gray to make them appear white, light blue or even green. Don’t limit yourself to just traditional red and green.

Sunny Studio | One Layer Vibrant Christmas Poinsettia Card on Dark Background. Video

If you look closely you’ll notice that my flowers are not perfectly aligned and that’s okay. Little imperfections make our project that much more special, don’t stress if you can’t get perfectly align your images, they will look beautiful no matter what.

After my stamping was done I moved onto coloring the background. The photo of my card shows that the card itself is done on black cardstock. The trick here is simple – I did my stamping on white (using dye ink), dye ink won’t show up on black, so in order to get these vibrant colors I had to do stamping on white and use a coloring medium and color the background around the flowers black or deep blue. If you aren’t a fan of a dark background like this you can either color it light gray or keep it white. I know not everybody likes black especially for the Holiday cards, so remember there are always options to go with another color.

Sunny Studio | One Layer Vibrant Christmas Poinsettia Card on Dark Background. Video

There are many different coloring mediums that can be used to color the background. You can use markers, like a black Copic markers, but make sure the ink you used to stamp your images will not bleed from coming in contact with the alcohol marker.

I’ve been enjoying coloring with colored pencils and if you follow my blog and youtube channel you’ve probably seen several coloring videos using pencils. While I usually use my pencils to color the object and do my coloring on a dark background I took a different approach for this card and colored the background.

After my stamping was done I moved onto coloring the background. The photo of my card shows that the card itself is done on black cardstock. The trick here is simple - I did my stamping on white (using dye ink), dye ink won't show up on black, so in order to get these vibrant colors I had to do stamping on white and use a coloring medium and color the background around the flowers black or deep blue. If you aren't a fan of a dark background like this you can either color it light gray or keep it white. I know not everybody likes black especially for the Holiday cards, so remember there are always options to go with another color.

I picked 2 pencils – Black and Dark Indigo. These are Polychromos pencils from Faber Castell, you can also use Prismacolor pencils for this kind of coloring. I first outlined images with a black pencil and next colored the white space using a dark blue.

Finally, I heat embossed “Sending Season’s’ Greetings” sentiment from the Festive Greetings stamp set from Sunny Studio in white embossing powder onto bottom part of my panel and added a number of white snowflakes from the Christmas Home set in between the flowers to imitate snow. I adhered my stamped and colored panel onto an A2 side folding card base made out of white cardstock.

Have fun stamping!

SUPPLIES

I’m listing the products I used below. Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support

Sunny Studio Petite Poinsettias Clear Stamp Set
Sunny Studio Petite Poinsettias Clear Stamp Set
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Sunny Studio Festive Greetings Clear Stamp Set
Sunny Studio Festive Greetings Clear Stamp Set
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Sunny Studio Christmas Home Clear Stamp Set
Sunny Studio Christmas Home Clear Stamp Set
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Faber-Castell Polychromos Colored Pencils Individual
Faber-Castell Polychromos Colored Pencils Individual
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Faber-Castell Polychromos Colored Pencils 12 Piece Set
Faber-Castell Polychromos Colored Pencils 12 Piece Set
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Faber-Castell Polychromos Colored Pencils 24 Piece Set
Faber-Castell Polychromos Colored Pencils 24 Piece Set
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Faber-Castell Polychromos 36 Pencil Studio Set
Faber-Castell Polychromos 36 Pencil Studio Set
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Simon Says Stamp Rose Apple Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Rose Apple Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Lipstick Red Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Lipstick Red Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Merlot Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Merlot Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Sunshine Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Sunshine Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Green Apple Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Green Apple Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Evergreen Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Evergreen Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Dark Chocolate Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Dark Chocolate Ink Pad
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Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
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Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun PW200
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun PW200
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Hero Arts White Embossing Powder PW110
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder PW110
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ScraPerfect Crafting Pouch
ScraPerfect Crafting Pouch
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Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
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Scor-Tape 1/8 Inch Crafting Tape
Scor-Tape 1/8 Inch Crafting Tape
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7 Comments

    1. I am so impressed with your card. It is just lovely. I am 85 yrs. young and I do enjoy the process of card making. It’s very challenging, but when people like you share their talent…it helps so much for people like me. TFS your God given talent to the paper crafting world.

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