Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Blooming Poinsettia



Hi everyone.  Today's challenge from Addicted to Stamps and More ... is a Theme Challenge (#4) - Flowers.  I used a sketch from an earlier challenge at ATS&M ... keeping the card CAS by having all three background layers white.

Poinsettias now come in a variety of colors and shades ... and this picture inspired me to make a Rich Razzleberry version.



Stamps:  Merry and Bright (sentiment) from Amy R
Paper:  White (Neenah); Rich Razzleberry, Gumball Green (SU!)
Ink:  Rich Razzleberry, Gumball Green (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Blooming Poinsettia die (Poppy Stamps), sponges, mat and stylus (for shaping petals and leaves), glue, glue dots, and dimensionals



All the layers of the card are white so the poinsettia just pops off the card.  This poinsettia die from Poppy Stamps is so beautiful and easy to use.  All the veining is done for you ... and it comes with the leaves as well.  I just cut them out using my Big Shot and then sponged the edges of all the petals and leaves with the corresponding ink colors to give the flower more depth.  As well, I used my mat pack and stylus to shape the petals and leaves. 

Here's a close-up of the poinsettia.




Come and join in this fun challenge.  Check out the other fabulous creations by the Design Team for inspiration!



23 comments:

Bonnie said...

What a pretty poinsettia and I love all the white layers letting the flower be the star!

nwilliams6 said...

This is so beautiful! Wow!

Michele Slater said...

Wow! What a beautiful poinsettia. Love the color.

G'ma Sarah said...

I saw this die today at the Impress store! Did not buy it but will very soon. Thanks for showcasing it. Do you ever use Savvy Dies? They are part of the Impress store brand. Love them too. So good to have you back again for inspiration. Hope all is going well. Sarah

Brenda said...

Fantastic! This flower is so realistic. I love the deep rich color.

Cazro said...

A favourite (flower) plant of mine, I love how you have used the sketch again. Beautiful colours.Caz

Diane McVey said...

ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL! AND THE PERFECT COLOR! THANKS FOR SHARING WITH US...SO, SO PRETTY!

Nonni said...

Loll, your poinsettia's color is perfect! It looks stunning against the all white background. Such a stylish card!

Bridget said...

Absolutely stunning, Loll!

Karen said...

Gorgeous card Loll - love the simplicity of the background. It really does make the poinsettia "pop".

Karen x

Valerie said...

Stunning card Loll, the contrast onto the white card is so striking! Might just go and look for that die:)
Val x

Carole said...

Sensational, bursting in bloom. Dynamic colors and dimension:)

Sue said...

That beautiful flower looks so striking against the white, beautiful card, Loll. Sue x

nancy littrell said...

Hi Loll...I LOVE your poinsettia. I finished my poinsettias card and linked to the ATS&M #4 Flower challenge....because of your encouragement :-) I wished I had had a die after all my fussy cutting. The good news...I do love cutting!

Anonymous said...

Loll this is such a stunning card, the flower is gorgeous and the beautiful colours wow ! Rich Razzlebury is my favourite SU colour. It really pops against the white and works so well with the sketch. Hope all is well with you and your family.

Marie

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

Your poinsettia is so rich and beautiful in the Rich Razzleberry, Loll! What a stunning card!

Danielle Vincent said...

Hi Loll - my mouth is still hanging open in stunned appreciation over the simple beauty of this card! I didn't know that poinsettias come in that color - sooo beautiful. Wowwy, Wow Wow - I do love this card! Hugs D

Jacqueline said...

OOh this is stunning - Jacqueline xx

Di said...

Razzleberry makes for a scrumptious poinsettia! Love this card!

Anonymous said...

Oooo! Lol!, This is stunning. Have a lovely weekend.
Regards Florence x

Meadie said...

What a stunning flower and I just love the colour too x x

Roberta said...

This is so pretty, you did an excellent job:))

Gramma Sarah said...

Loll, I did purchase the die today and have started using it. Such fun . . . again, thanks for all your inspiration! Sarah