I think when most people think of flowers they think of spring and summer, but when I saw the flower in the Flower Garden Background stamp I immediately saw a poinsettia! When I was younger they were my favorite flower! I stamped the Flower Garden Background stamp onto Stark White Cardstock with Bee Sting dye ink and used a sponge dauber to add some shading to the center of the flowers with Grrr! ink. And can I just say how much I love the names of Simon's inks?! They make me giggle when I create with them! I stamped the Flower Garden Background again with Later Gator ink and added some shading with Remember Me ink. I love the way the two toned stamping turned out! Once everything was stamped i used my scissors to cut out the individual images so that I had pieces to add to my card instead of using the background stamp as a background. So cool, right? I even cut out some of the flower petals that I stamped in green to use as leaves!
I wanted a classic background to go with my classic Christmas flower, so I stamped the Classic Flannel Background stamp onto Stark White Cardstock with Woof! dye ink. Plaid backgrounds are my favorite and I super love this background stamp because of the mixtures of thick, thin, and striped lines! It's fabulous! I adhered my flowers to the left of the card and stamped a sentiment from the Caroling Squad stamp set with Versafine Onyx Black Ink. I finished the card with some gems at the center of the flowers and around the sentiment.
And that's how you use a regular floral stamp set for a Holiday card! I hope you love it!