Hello friends!! Saturday has arrived and that means a new Less is More challenge. This week Chrissie and Jen are asking us to use a handmade flower on our project. So many different directions you could go in with this one. As I contemplated what I could possibly make for the challenge I settled on paper piecing and I had the perfect stamp to use... Penny Black's Christmas Star.
I stamped the flower in watermark ink on red and green designer papers from Stampin Up!, applied black embossing powder and then heat set. The flowers were then trimmed out and the green version was cut apart so that I could arrange the pieces as leaves behind the red flower. Since Christmas Star is a Christmas stamp (although I have used it to create non-Christmas type flowers) I continued the Christmas theme and used a gorgeous Penny Black Christmas sentiment. The flower was adhered to the cardstock piece and a green sequin was added to the center and a few more underneath the sentiment. I just love the glossy shine of the black embossing against the red and green papers.
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Supplies: Cardstock: PTI kraft; Stamps: Penny Black Christmas Star & a wonderful Christmas; Inks: SU! Cherry Cobbler, VersaMark watermark ink; Ranger black embossing powder; Sequins: Ellen Hutson; DP; Stampin Up!