December 14, 2013


Last April, I showed you a lovely project using the now-retired set, Fifth Avenue Floral. It featured a cool technique that has been called Floating Reinkers.


Then . . . Joyful Christmas comes upon the scene.  I have already used this set in a plethora of ways, but . . . wait! The Floating Reinkers technique would be perfect for the wide open spaces in the poinsettia and leaves!

I had so much fun making a whole greenhouse full of these flowers. In fact, if you don't mind, I would love to show you a few of the variations in color/blending that I achieved.

The technique itself is quick and easy. Seriously. The time consuming part is actually the cutting out of the flower and leaves. But then, if you love fussy cutting as much as I do, it won't matter. Besides looking better and more realistic cut out, you can also be as sloppy as you want when floating your reinkers. If they go outside the lines, so what? You will be cutting it off anyway. 

I do think the flowers would look even a bit more realistic if each flower consisted of the outer rim of petals and then, cut separately, the inner six petals, popped up over the first layer, of course. 

However, when I'm doing many of the same card, this is as detailed as I like to be. But really, I think I'm going to have to try that. 

Anyway, this is my completed card:

Don't you just LOVE poinsettias?



  1. It's beautiful. I love all the variations the inks made.

  2. These are beautiful. I have a good friend who loves poinsettias - I'll have to show her this. Thank you for linking to the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you next time.

  3. Absolutely gorgeous, love them all. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. Wishing you a lovely weekend and a very Merry Christmas♥

  4. this turned out so cute. i love how it turned out. thanks for linking up with the all things pretty party.

  5. Love Poinsettias! Turned out so beautiful, thanks for sharing! I have quite a collection of Stampin' Up sets, haven't used as much since I had my kiddos..miss it a bit :-) ~Kelly @ Eyes On The Source