Thursday, November 16, 2017

Red Poinsettia

11/21/2017 Update: Winner of the Ruby Award at Color Dare Challenge #268.

The poinsettia flower is actually the yellow/gold center. The leaves are green, turning color as the plant matures. When I lived in Central Florida I had beautiful poinsettia shrubs in my garden in a variety of colors. They grew beautifully in the humid climate and brightened my yard until the first frost.
Another Christmas card completed! I still have more to go but I made four of these so this is progress. The image was stamped onto white cardstock and colored with Copic markers. The ovals were die cut and the other panels were trimmed to size. One of the panels was dry embossed with a holly motif. The card was assembled.
The image with ovals and the sentiment banner were adhered using foam tape for dimension. In place of traditional banners, two gold foil tabs were added. The center of the poinsettia was painted gold and Glossy Accents was added to the poinsettia. The inside was decorated with a strip of coordinating paper.

This card is being submitted to:

1. Sketch Saturday #489

2. Color My Heart Color Dare #268

3. Addicted to Stamps and More #268

4. Three Amigos Monthly Challenge #8 (Inspired by Beary Christmas Paper Collection.)

Techniques: Stamping, coloring, dry embossing, die cutting
Size: A2

Stamps: Stampin' Up!  "Reason for the Season" & computer generated sentiment
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; Copic Alcohol Markers; Folk Art Metallic Paint "Pure Gold 660E"
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Whisper White & Crumb Cake; CTMH New England Ivy & Cranberry; DCWV Gold Foiled Cardstock
Paper: CTMH Beary Christmas Collection
Die: Gina Marie Designs
Misc.: Stampin' Up! TIEF & Dimensionals (foam tape); Glossy Accents


  1. Love poinsettias and great layout on your oval pierced panels and love that embossed background...beautiful card. Thanks for entering and sharing this with us at Color Dare, and don't forget we just opened another great color challenge today.

  2. This is gorgeous! I love poinsettias and this is stunning! Super way to use the sketch! So happy you joined us at Sketch Saturday! XX

  3. Very pretty card, Melanie. I love the touches of Red on the green leaves. Thanks for playing with the Color Dare.

  4. So very beautiful! Love that poinsettia! Thanks so much for sharing your abundant talent with us at Three Amigos!

  5. Gorgeous, beautiful card! This is adorable! Thanks for playing with us at Sketch Saturday.