Beverley says, “I am a technique girl at heart and I really enjoyed combining them on both of my projects. I love the unpredictability of Brushos! Keeping the colour palette similar allowed me to experiment with a traditional theme with the added contemporary colour twist”

Stamps Beverley used…

Woodware: JGS463 Poinsettia 


Other materials...

Brushos pigment powder: Black; Grey 

Crafter’s Companion: Contemporary Tag Dies

Marianne Creatables dies: Pine Tree Branch

Tim Holtz Layering Stencil: Holiday Script

Lindy’s Sprays: Midnight Rendezvous Raven;Black Orchid Silver

Cosmic Shimmer Embossing powder: Silver Shine; Steel Blue Aurora

Cosmic Shimmer Ultra Thick Embossing Powder: Cobalt Sky

WOW! Ultra Thick Embossing Powders: Metallic Silver; Clear Gloss 

Poppystamp: Classic Snowflake Trio Die

Penny Black: Berry Flourish Die

Molotow Liquid Chrome Pen


Step-by-step: A Contemporary Colour Twist

1 Sprinkle Brushos onto gloss card, spray with starch to activate them. Cover the card with cling film, wrinkle it up and leave to dry.

2 Die cut a large tag, and stencil it with clear paste. When dry, spray with black and heat emboss the edges with several colours of powders.

3 Die cut foliage and snowflakes. Heat emboss with several layers of powders, using a pancake maker, a heat resistant mat or a heat gun.


4 Peel off the cling film to reveal unique patterns. Stamp the poinsettia image several times, and heat emboss in silver.

5 Fussy cut the stamped poinsettias. You will need several stamped images for this. Cut into the image to achieve the layering effect.

6 Assemble the poinsettia, adding dimension between the layers using 3D glue. Embossed shapes will be left on your heat mat to use on the project.


To finish the project: Assemble all the elements onto the tag using strong wet glue. Continue with the layering effect with the foliage. Highlight the stencilled, embossed sentiment with the Chrome Liquid Pen. Fussy cut the numbers, also from the embossed stencil and highlight them with the Chrome pen. Glue on heat embossed shapes and finish off with a ribbon and wire.

This project first featured on page 48 of the December 2019 issue of Craft Stamper magazine.