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Altenew – Build-A-Flower: Poinsettia Release

Hello everyone! Altenew is releasing a new fabulous Build-A-Flower Stamp and Die set that is perfect for the upcoming holiday season.

“Poinsettias have been known to symbolize purity, good cheer, and success, but they are probably most recognized at Christmastime.  They are native to Central America and Mexico, and flower during the wintertime.  Some people even call them “Flores de Noche Buena,” or “Flowers of the Holy Night.”  Our gorgeous poinsettia can be stamped in four layers, and is accompanied by winter-themed sentiments.  Build-A-Flower: Poinsettia is sure to become a cherished part of your stamp collection!”

This stamp set is truly beautiful! It is perfect for card making but also scrapbook layouts. I used it to create the opening page for my December Daily album this year.
I wanted to achieve a soft, yet festive look, so I decided to pair the Golden Peach Crisp Embossing Powder with different shades of pink and cream. I started by heat-embossing the outline of the poinsettias. While I used the Altenew Frosty Pink to fill one of them up with color (the lower one), I opted to skip this layer on the other two as I wanted to keep the white background.
Next, I went in with the following colors of ink: Cotton Candy, Coral Berry, Buttercream (for the middle one). I love how delicate they turned out.
Once the poinsettias were finished, I thought of adding some leaves. I heat-embossed the outline of the same poinsettia image on smooth white card stock, but this time I used Frayed Leaf and Forest Glades Crips Inks to color it in. I then fussy cut the petals and arranged them around the flowers. The sentiments you see around the page are from the same stamp set, while the stars come from the Night Before Christmas stamp set that was released in September.

I finished everything off with a layer of Wink Of Stella Shimmer Brush Pen and some alpha stickers from my stash for the title and date.

I hope you enjoyed reading about my process. If you leave a comment on the Altenew Card or/and Scrapbook blogs you’ll get a chance to win one of THREE $30 gift certificates.
Thank you for stopping by!

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