Poinsettia Peace
by Jeanne Jachna

Peace Poinsettia Five LG
I know you love die cuts.. but are you a stamper too?  I've been stamping for a long time now - way before I even knew what a die cut was!   Remember when we had to fussy cut all our stamped images?  Those days are gone!   Poppystamps has lots of clear stamp sets with coordinating die sets that make creating easier than ever. .Today I'm going to share how I create a card with lots of stamped images.
Ready to get to work?   No worries.. it's all fun! 
Peace Poinsettia How To One
I'm addicted to paper crafting..  I just can't resist a new set of stamps!  I  love getting them home, stamping a whole bunch and then coloring and die cutting them.  When I'm done I can play around with arranging them for card layouts.  The extras go in an envelope that I keep with the stamps and coordinating die set.  I colored these poinsettias in reds and pinks!
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I layout the stamped die cut images on a sheet of clear plastic that is the same size as my card base (A2 4.25 x 5.5").  I can switch out card background colors or papers without moving the die cuts each time.   Yes.. I do change my mind.. ALOT!!
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This stamps set came with different types of foliage.  I decided to stamp some of the pine boughs and berries on the background panel.  It's easy to move the plastic sheet with the die cuts back and forth so I can place each pine bough where I want it. 
Peace Poinsettia How To Three
This is pretty, but I thought I'd take it one more step further.....   
Peace Poinsettia How To Five
I added some distress ink under the flowers.  Don't worry if you leave impressions from your blending tool - start where the flower center would be and then blend the color out from there.  The harsh dark lines will be hidden by the flowers later!
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I adhered all the die cut pieces with adhesive foam tape.
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The Swirled Peace word die cut is cut from gold foil and layered over a gold glitter die cut.  A sprinkle of gold sequins makes everything Merry and Bright!
What will you  make today?

Jeanne Signature copy


Wow! So festive!!!

So pretty! xxx

Hi Jeanne, Some fabulous tips here with your step-by-step to this beautiful card.
I too, love stamping and indeed remember when we had to hand-cut out the stamped images, some were really tricky. Thankfully now we can get lots of stamps and dies that co-ordinate, which is 'brilliant' !!!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Jeanne, your card is beautiful and thanks for the wonderful step-by-step instructions!! I have been stamping for 25 years and teaching stamping, mixed media, altered books, etc for about 20 years but I do love the convenience of the dies. Keep creating!

Another stunning gorgeous beauty! Love your inspiration and your great instructions! Thanks so much for taking the time to share your amazing talent!! I love, love, love your work!! I am going to dupe this one!

Beautiful card! I too still buy stamps, even wood mounted used ones.
I love to colour, I find it very relaxing. I also love to do fussy cutting and I still do, although it is hard on my hands now. Excellent step by step tutorial. Thank you for sharing today.

You little genius you!
I'm trying your clear cardstock trick from now...
that way not so many do overs when I change my mind! :)
And this card is so gorgoeusly you...
all that beautiful color!

Wonderful card, Jeanne! It looks like you had a lot of fun putting it all together. I love the green glow behind the flowers!

This is stunning!

Jeanne, this is delightful! I love the shabby shutters coloring as the backdrop for these gorgeous poinsettias!!

Gorgeous, love the layering and arrangement!

Absolutely gorgeous Jeanne!

Awesome card!!

Gorgeous! Thank you for the tutorial; wonderful to discover how the magic unfolds...

Hi Jeanne. This is a knock-out of a card. I love the tip about adhering the die-cut pieces to a sheet of acetate. I've struggled with that where-will-the-pieces go problem. (Recently I made a Halloween card that was suppose to have a spooky sky behind "Halloween Hill", and I ended up with a nice sunrise - don't ask or even try to imagine it Jeanne.) Mental note made and filed, hopefully in the right place!

I'm still loving the gold foil paper over the gold glitter paper die-cuts. I remember it was used on a garland a bit ago.

Happy crafting during your favorite holiday season of the year.

Marcie (aka Artistic Hen)

Very pretty, love the gold Peace die cut :)

So bright and pretty and festive!!

Jeanne this is just lovely. I love the card but the gold Peace is just gorgeous layered over the glitter word. What a fantastic idea and great result.

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