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Monday, February 26, 2018

Merry Monday #279 - Poinsettias!

Merry Monday everyone - time for challenge #279! JoAnn asks for a poinsettia on your Christmas card this week. Just love her inspiration photo with the white candle flanked by the beautiful bouquet of poinsettias and mistletoe!!

 

Decided to die cut a poinsettia using a set I bought last year. I added it to a candle along with some mistletoe. Here's my creation:

Supplies: Paper - Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, red and green; 
Basic Grey Juniper Berry; 
Heidi Swapp Christmas; Paper Studio cranberry
Dies - Spellbinders S5-055 Layered Poinsettia
My Favorite Things Blueprints 21 (retired);
Sizzix Tim Holtz 662425 Festive Greens
Other - foam tape, Copic Markers, 
Hero Arts PW121 White Puff Embossing Powder
Silhouette Design ID? - Candle

I die cut the poinsettia layers from a salmon red card, then embossed them using the die and a rubber mat. I cut the largest poinsettia layer again in green since the leaf from the die set seemed too big, as did the berries for the center. I cut the berries I used from a soft orange card using the smallest infinity circle die. I inked them all for some dimension. Stamped, die cut and colored the mistletoe, then put a couple pine sprig behind.

Next I cut a candle on the Silhouette in white card, plus a black offset mat - sorry I can't find the design #. I took the interior pieces out, stamped & embossed the candle piece, and colored the flame and outline with Copics. Put all the pieces back together, adhering to the black mat. Added Stickles to parts of the flame. Once dry, I tried the candle on different papers and colors of cardstock. Finally found a fun woodgrain piece from Heidi Swapp with some hanging light strings at the top. I die cut it with a pierce rectangle and added a strip at bottom as a "table" for my candle. Arranged the candle, poinsettia and mistletoe. Stamped the sentiment and adhered the panel to a cranberry colored card. Done!

Thought I'd show a side view so you can see the dimension:


This was definitely not a card for mass production - too many steps - but I had fun with it! Be sure to check out the fabulous creations of the Design Team, challenge details & the link-up for your creation - find it all HERE. Hope you have fun with the poinsettia theme and thanks for stopping!

19 comments:

Lin said...

WOW, this is full of fantastic texture and pattern - beautiful design, Linda!

Kelly Lunceford said...

So many beautiful details! Great job!

Lori Turner said...

Wow! Gorgeous! Love all the textures Linda! Have a wonderful week xoxoxo

Colleen said...

Linda, this is stunning...I love your candle, such dimension it really draws your eye into the picture. Also the gold little strings of balls at the top of the card is a wonderful touch to add dimension to the whole card! Wonderful card...a labor of love, right? Have a great week!

Debbie Henderson said...

What a perfect match, the candle and the poinsettia, pretty card!

Betty Keefe said...

wonderful interpretation of the inspiration photo, Linda!!

Leanne said...

Pretty, like the textures. Cheers, L:)

Rosemary said...

absolutely gorgeous, linda!! love that beautiful poinsettia you created!!!

Kim Heggins said...

Simply stunning card...love all your amazing details, so beautiful.

Jean said...

Wonderful texture! Great job on the challenge.

CinnamonSally said...

Love all the texture you have created Linda, fabulous card.

Greta said...

Oh what a gorgeous card, Linda! I love that Spellbinder poinsettia every time I see it & this is no exception! However, I have the MFT dies so can't justify the purchase & I do love them, too. Maybe I should get my act together & make a card for the challenge--you've inspired me!

Marcia HIll said...

BEAUTIFUL card Linda and I'm loving ALL the detail you added...lovely, lovely card!! Hope you're having a wonderful week!! :0)

Linda said...

Linda, this is so beautiful. So many lovely details. Hope you are having a wonderful week.

Cindy C. said...

Great layers and textures Linda! And that background panel looks very pretty too!

Cat Craig said...

This is such a fabulous card Linda. Texture and great images you have made some fantastic choices for this one.

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Oh, my, Linda! This is stunning! You have made that Poinsettia so realistic looking! I love that candle too, great texture! Have a wonderful week my friend! Love & Hugs. Hazel xx
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Notes by Nina said...

Wonderful card, so many beautiful details.

Karen L K said...

Nice one Linda! Such nice layers and I like that embossed candle.