Polka Dots and Poinsettias — Monday Montage #173

Welcome to another Monday Montage blog hop!  We are a group of stampers who love to share what we create with you, and all you have to do to follow along is click on the links at the bottom of each post.

I made another Christmas card using the Poinsettia Petals stamp set and dies.  This bundle is addictive!  I love how you can cut and emboss the elements so easily!

I started this one by die-cutting the smallest petals dies from Poppy Parade card stock.  I’ve discovered that if you spritz the card stock with some water before using the embossing die, it makes the embossed part a little darker and it stands out better.  I did the same thing with the leaves using Garden Green card stock.

I have some Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper scraps left over in my stash, and used them for the sprigs of berries.  The sentiment was stamped on a piece of Whisper White card stock cut using a die from the Tasteful Labels Dies collection.

This was actually a really easy card to put together thanks to the fabulous dies!

You’re ready to hop on over to Breelin Renwick’s blog.  I always love seeing what she makes!  If you prefer to work your way backwards, you can jump back to Wendy Weixler’s blog.  Either way, be sure to work your way through all of the blogs so you don’t miss a thing.




If you should happen to get lost in the blog hop links, here is a list of all of those participating:

Amy O’Neill  —> you are here
Breelin Renwick
Cathy Casey
Charlet Mallett
Cheryl Curtis
Dani Dzamia
Elizabeth Price
Julie Warnick
Melissa Stout
Wendy Weixler

Enjoy your Monday!  Thanks for stopping by!

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Poinsettia Glow — FMS449

Another week has flown by and it’s once again time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  And this week our sketch comes all the way from France via our favorite queen of die-cuts, Cecile Ribon.  Take a look at her fun sketch:

Well, this sketch had me stumped for a long while.  And then I thought — what would Cecile do?  Why, she would pull out some of her really cool dies!  But I didn’t really have any geometric dies that would work.  So I got a little creative and probably strayed WAY far away from the sketch.  But hopefully, you can kinda see what I was going for.  The flower is the top large triangle, the leaves are the bottom triangle and the yellow sprig is the little triangle.  Yeah, it’s a stretch! ha!

I love poinsettias at Christmas time, and these dies are so pretty with their embossed detail.  There was little stamping involved on this card — just the sentiment, which I also love.

I started by sponging on some Crushed Curry ink on to a piece of white card stock and then splattered some of the same ink over it.

The focal image was cut from Real Red, Old Olive, and Crushed Curry card stock.

We hope you’ll join us and create your own card using the sketch!  We love to see what you make as we browse the gallery each week.  Meanwhile, be sure to stop by the Freshly Made Sketches site to see what the design team has created for your inspiration.

Enjoy your Wednesday!  Thanks for stopping by!

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