Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Still in Christmas Mode


I made another Christmas card and really took this one over the top in the process! I saw the sketch over at the Jingle Belle's challenge and decided to play with my SB poinsettia dies/leaf that have been collecting dust. I cut an assortment of flowers from red card stock, sponging the edges with chocolate chip ink, then curling them around a pencil to give them some definition. I  covered them all with clear wink of stella for some serious glitz, then popped them up on dimensionals on top of a very vanilla punched border done with an older EK retired punch. I added a few golden gemstones randomly, along with some clear glitter Nuvo drops and then die-cut the Cottage Cutz sentiment, putting it all on a Wild Wasabi card base.


Thanks for stopping by and I hope your day is a special one!

Carol

21 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful. Those poinsettia's look so real, lovely make here Carol.xx ♥[aNNie]

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Gorgeous, Carol! Love the shimmer!

lauren bergold said...

ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh what a gorgeous card and a brilliant use of stephanie's sketch! brilliant use of that poinsettia die, too; i actually own a similar one and now you've got me thinking i should bust that out ASAP!!!!! :) thanks for joining the fun at JINGLE BELLES! <3 <3 <3

Wendy said...

Totally gorgeous, Carol!!! Love your poinsettia flowers and the pops of sparkle from the rhinestones! The EK Success border is just the perfect embellishment under those flowers and I love your diecut sentiment at the bottom! What a beauty! :)

scrappymo! said...

Thsi isa gorgeous card. Great take on that sketch...I really like your take on it. \teh scattered gems look lovely!

jimlynn said...

You're rocking the shimmer and shine - and Christmas! Love this and all those gorgeous poinsettias.
Lynn

Jean said...

Beautiful poinsettia flowers Carol, I love the shimmer from the Wink of Stella. The scattered gems look lovely as well.
Jean x

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow!! Such amazing poinsettias!! Thanks for sharing the process you follow, I have never tought of inking the edges with a chocolate ink!! And the WoS gives them a wonderful look! They seems so realistic!!
Fabulous design, too, with the vanilla border and the green panel!!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

wowzah! Those poinsettias do indeed look real. You'd better water and fertilize them ASAP! Awesome card!!!

cotnob said...

A fabulous card Carol, beautiful poinsettias.
Sorry I haven't been around for a few days - hubby took me away for a surprise break, an early birthday present.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Janice M said...

Can you believe that I've had these dies for years and just finally played around with them some this past winter?! Your card is Beautiful!! Makes me want to make a card with them now! Love the die cut sentiment too.

JD/ Jill said...

Pretty Christmas card!

SmilynStef said...

Wow ... what a stunning display of poinsettias ... the inking on the edges really helps bring them to life ... so very glad you got *sketchy* with us at jingle belles.

Heidi Stamps said...

What a great idea on how to use the sketch. I really like how the poinsettias look over the fancy scallop border. Great christmas card!

Brenda said...

Wow! So loving this poinsettia card Carol!!! Your poinsettia's look amazing and I love that border you have them on. So pretty and good for you still being in the Christmas card mode!!! Hugs, Brenda

CdeBaca Crafts Gallery said...

Oh those flowers are so lovely!

Stampsnob. said...

Love the way you turned the sketch I am getting inspired for Christmas cards I usually don't this early.........Lis

Barb said...

A really stunning card Carol. Your poinsettias are gorgeous and I love the pretty border. Barbxx

Daffodil Cards said...

Beautiful card, love the die beneath the poinsettias, great sentiment and colours.
Faith
x

Linda said...

Great take on the sketch. What a yummy card!

Lorraine said...

Wonderful use of that sketch. And a beautiful card!