Today's cards were made with Papertrey Ink's Peaceful Poinsettias, which is one of their most brilliant Christmas sets (at least in my opinion!). I'm loving the combo of SU's real red and cherry cobbler, so I stamped a bunch of the poinsettias on a piece of scrap PTI card stock, punched them out with circle punches, and then played around with them. Here are the results!
Random, bouncy poinsettias have lots of fun energry and movement...but keeping them touching and in a line prevents them from looking chaotic. To make this card, I placed all the circles first, rearranging until I felt they were fairly balanced and then gluing or popping on dimensionals one at a time.
And now for an AR-OC version, much more graphic and peaceful. The two shades of red kick the design up a notch without disturbing the static, graphic appeal.
I imagine many of you will have a clear favorite between these two, but I couldn't pick a favorite to save my life.
Okay, well, maybe to save my life, but stamping isn't really a life or death hobby.
Thank goodness for that.
On a personal note, if you're interested in the update on our new house and move, you can read about it on my other blog HERE.