Sunday, November 18, 2012

Christmas Poinsettia


Hi everyone.  Today's card is the fourth (and final) entry for a DT call for Inkspirational.  I have really enjoyed the challenge of making four cards ... all for different types of challenges (CASE, Color, Sketch and Photo).  Today it's the CASE (copy and share everything) challenge:




I made my version of the card above, keeping it CAS (clean and simple) by removing the strip of designer paper that goes across the middle of the card.  Instead, I highlighted that same area on my card with two rows of paper piercing.  I decided that the elegant poinsettia dictated that I didn't round the bottom corners of the card.  Hope you like.



Stamps:  Beautiful Season (SU!)
Paper:  White (Neenah); Real Red, Old Olive (SU!)
Ink:  Old Olive, Real Red (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Blooming Poinsettia die (Poppy Stamps), paper piecing tool and template, mat, sponge, glue, adhesives, glue, and dimensionals



Here's a close-up of the poinsettia:






12 comments:

shirley-bee said...

Another stunner, Loll! The poinsettia looks so dramatic against the plain white background.

KellyRae said...

Gorgeous card! LOVE the richness of the poinsetta petals and the double row of paper piercing.

Anonymous said...

Loll, your poinsettia is glorious!!! WOW! Such fantastic detail! Beautiful Christmas card!!!!!

Gramma Sarah said...

Wow is all I can say. Love your designs that give inspiration to all of us. Using the paper piercing gives it dimension without clutter! I am using my poinsettia die on a lot of my seasonal cards. Drama and richness as stated above!

Stamps and Paper said...

Stunning card Loli your poinsettia is gorgeous

Anne

Meadie said...

Your card is gorgeous - that flower looks amazing:) Good luck for the DT call - hugs x x

Patrice said...

Loll your card is divine. I love your bright poinsettia flower on all that white space, and a fabulous idea to paper pierce in place of the dsp strip. Gorgeous.

Susan said...

This is beautiful! What a lovely poinsettia! You're making me want to buy that die (but I already own the Spellbinders one - can I justify two?!!).

Loll Thompson said...

Definitely Susan ... the more the merrier!! :)

diana said...

Lovely and elegant! TFS ;-)

Mynnette said...

This is AMAZING, Loll!! LOVE the amazing CAS layout and the gorgeous bloom you've created! Thanks so much for joining in my DT call--can't wait to see your last project! Good luck! :)

Danielle Vincent said...

And what a terrifc finale it is Loll! You are an amazing talent with those layered flowers and CAS cards! Hugs D