Friday, December 1, 2017

Flourish Pine All Decked Out

I love trying to find new ways to use my stamps so today's card is a result of that.  I took out my Hero Arts Flourish Pine S5247 and thought about how I could spice it up a little.  

This is what the stamp looks like:

In the past when I've used this stamp, I would heat emboss the entire stamp with some embossing powder and leave it at that.    This time I took the rubber stamp off it's wooden block and attached it to my MISTI.   This allowed me to heat emboss part and color the rest with markers.   I colored the pine branches  with a Peeled Paint distress marker and the berries with a Festive Berries marker.

Next, I left the stamp on my MISTI and used a VersaMark embossing ink pen to color over the flourishes and other dots, stamped it on the cardstock, then poured on some gold embossing powder.  I was surprised how well it all came out after heat embossing the gold powder on all those tiny dots.

The VersaMark pen has two tips:  one for fine detail and the other that is similar to the tip on the distress ink pens.

After mounting the stamped image on some green burlap, I assembled a poinsettia by Impression Obsession (DIES 322 and 323) cut out of red foiled cardstock by DCWV.  

Thanks for stopping by ~ Ann


  1. That is such a clever use of that stamp Ann. Your card turned out stunning! The layered poinsettia is beautiful!

  2. I have this stamp, too, and still love it! This is a beautiful way to make it new again, Ann - thanks for sharing your idea with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!