Inks: Versamark; Stampin' Up! - Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Baked Brown Sugar; Memento - London Fog; Delicata - Golden Glitz
Dies: Die-namics - Fishtail Flags Layers Stax #1; Lil Inkers - Stitched Rectangles
Accessories: White Lustre Card; SU Card - Basic Grey, Real Red, Baked Brown Sugar, Pear Pizzazz; Tim Holtz Water colour Card; Embossing Powder - White, Gold Tinsel, Silver; Zig Pens; Wink of Stella - Clear, Gold, Silver
I really liked the poinsettia tags that I made, so it was fun to make full size cards with the whole flower. In my local Kroger you can get poinsettia in the traditional red/pink/cream, along with funky colours like blue, teal, purple, orange - they look wonderful!
I die cut some panels of water colour card, stamped the poinsettia in Versamark and heat embossed one in silver and one in gold. I used my Zig brushes to water colour the flowers. On the traditional colour poinsettia I added a greeting stamped on some red card, on the blue and green poinsettia I stamped the greeting directly on the water colour card. I made a grey base for the red flower and a brown base with wood grain stamped on for the blue flower. On both cards I adhered the panels with dimensional tape. On the inside of the red poinsettia card I cut a mat layer of red card and on the white panel stamped a simple greeting along with a grey outline poinsettia. On the blue flower the mat layer is green with a blue greeting and gold flower.
I'm submitting the red poinsettia card to this week's Merry Monday Challenge - MM#222 where they want us to use red, grey and white. The blue/green poinsettia is being submitted to City Crafter Challenge Blog - CCCB#338 where they have a beach colours for Christmas theme. I think I'm going to make some more fancy coloured poinsettia - it's a pretty card and so easy to make!
Do visit our blog to see more lovely Christmas cards from the rest of the team. This month our Guest Designer is Sue, from Sue's Card Craft. Do drop by and leave them all a comment - we all like feedback!