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Inspired by Color: Simple Holiday Card


This simple holiday card offers the WOW! of a pretty poinsettia and the sophisticated texture of  white embossed pine boughs.

11-14-2016-color-inspiration Mary Fish

The color inspiration for this holiday card comes from my Inspired by Color board on Pinterest.  Be sure to follow my board for fresh and modern color combinations.   NEW color ideas are added regularly!


  • The Pine Bough Textured Embossing Folder adds texture and subtle beauty to the Whisper White background of the card.
  • Sparkle & shine!  The poinsettia in the Reason for the Season Photopolymer stamp set is a two step stamp. The outline was stamped in real Red and the detail stamp was followed with Real Red Glitter Emboss Powder after stamping with Real Red ink. A quick heat set and the flower sparkles!


  • The poinsettia was fussy cut and layered over a second stamp (same base image) of the poinsettia in Wild Wasabi.  This produced leaves that were heat embossed with Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  HINT: The embossing provides an easy guide when paper snipping!
  • The sentiments for the front and inside of the card are from Christmas Pines Photopolymer Stamp Set.


  • The poinsettia on the inside was also heat embossed in Real Red Glitter to continue the sparkle!
  • Hover and Pin it!  The photo below shows key products for today’s holiday card that you can save or pin to Pinterest.  If you are viewing this post by email, you’ll need to click the title of the post to access my blog and pin.  See ALL my labeled product photos in one spot on my How to Make Simple Cards board on Pinterest.  This project was created by my Stampin’ Pretty Design Group.


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2 thoughts on “Inspired by Color: Simple Holiday Card”

  1. LOVE LOVE LOVE the Red Glitter Embossing Powder on this card. Makes for a real WOW kind of card.

  2. Ooooh ,MsMary I love it alone !!!
    I made some dsp with that flower , just haven’t used it,
    Tfs ,
    Hugs Frenchie


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