Simon Says Stamp | A Coloring Experiment - Vivid Poinsettias Christmas Greeting Card

Simon Says Stamp | A Coloring Experiment – Vivid Poinsettias Christmas Greeting Card

Hello, friends! I suffered from the worst food poisoning over the weekend and spend most of Saturday and Sunday in bed. Ugh, not a pleasant experience at all. I am feeling much better now, nearly back to my usual routine. Sadly, I didn’t get to craft on the weekend (I had big crafty plans), but hopefully I will make the cards I planned sometime this week. Today’s card was made quite some time ago and it was a coloring experiment. I love the way it turned out!

Simon Says Stamp | A Coloring Experiment - Vivid Poinsettias Christmas Greeting Card

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CARD DETAILS

I love bright vivid colors, especially for Christmas cards. I was cleaning my craft room a few weeks ago and I came across Simon’s Poinsettia Background stamp. It is an older product, but a very beautiful one (I’ve shared another card using this stamp HERE). I felt inspired to make a card.

Simon Says Stamp | A Coloring Experiment - Vivid Poinsettias Christmas Greeting Card

My coloring experiment was using a red pen from Jane Davenport (I use this pen from time to time to color little red accents on my projects) in combination with Copic markers. I have tried something similar here but on a much smaller scale.

Follow these instructions step-by-step to re-create this card:

I say color “leaves” red and not “petals” because poinsettias aren’t flowers. Something I learned a few years ago. The large colourful bracts of the poinsettia are often mistaken for flower petals, but they are in fact leaves. The flowers are actually the tiny yellow berry-like structures at the centre of each leaf bract, which are called cyathia.

Simon Says Stamp | A Coloring Experiment - Vivid Poinsettias Christmas Greeting Card

Using a red pen over a slightly darker Copic marker gave me really vivid results. The pen is semi-opaque and gives the most vibrant red I’ve ever seen. I quite enjoyed coloring this card and I’ll probably use this pen for coloring again in the future.

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!

Simon Says Cling Stamp Poinsettia Background
Simon Says Cling Stamp Poinsettia Background
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Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Strips Reverse Holiday
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Spellbinders Hot Foil Roll - Gold
Spellbinders Hot Foil Roll – Gold
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Spellbinders Christmas Essential Glimmer Rectangles
Spellbinders Christmas Essential Glimmer Rectangles
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Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine
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Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
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Neenah 80LB Solar White Cardstock
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Misti Stamping Tool
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Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad
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Sakura Classic White Gelly Roll Pens Set of 3
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Spellbinders Thriller Jacket Ultimate Waterproof Brush Pen
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Copic Sketch Marker R39 Garnet
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Copic Sketch Marker YG95 Pale Olive
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Copic Sketch Marker YG99 Marine Green
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Tonic Spring-cut Fine Tip Detail Scissors
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6 Comments

    1. Wow, Yana! Quite the eye catcher with the vivid red color. Love it!

    1. Sorry you were under the weather and hope you’re feeling better now. I love this card and tried to get one of those red markers but seems only Spellbinders has them. None of my other suppliers that have Spellbinders products do.

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