Tuesday, July 17, 2018

White Poinsettia

Hi everyone.  Today is the reminder for the CAS Christmas July Challenge - Poinsettia.  There's still one week left to play along before the challenge closes!


I used a small square of Alcohol Ink blended on Yupo for my background.  I adhered it on top of the sweet scalloped-edged white square and popped it up on my card front.  I die-cut just two poinsettia (one medium, one small) from white, shaped them with my stylus and mat, then adhered them together, offsetting the petals.  I added three small silver glitter balls to the center and popped the flower up on the edge of my alcohol ink panel.  To finish, I stamped the sentiment in Delicata Silver ink.

Here's a close-up ...
I hope you'll check out the challenge blog to see the other reminder cards from our talented Designers, and special Guest Designer, Marina.

Then come play along.  Never too early to get Christmas cards made so you have a stash ready when the holiday time rolls around. :)

I'm also playing along with CAS on Friday - Christmas in July.






Stamps:  festive snippets (Penny Black)
Paper:  White (Neenah 110 lb. card stock); Yupo
Ink:  Alcohol Inks:  Botanical, Mermaid Lagoon (Ranger); Delicata Silver (Tsukineko)
Accessories & Tools:  Blending solution (Ranger), do not open ... die (Penny Black), layered poinsettia die (Penny Black), silver glitter balls, stylus and mat

Challenges:
CAS Christmas July Challenge - Poinsettia
CAS on Friday - Christmas in July

30 comments:

BożenA said...

This is a beautiful white flower with a dark, misty background. I love how you focused on the center of the card. Thank you for another amazing inspiration, Loll!
Hugs,
BozenA

Daffodil Cards said...

Drool! Love it.
Faith

Nancy Stislow said...

I don't think I've ever done an alcohol background that looked this dramatic and saturated with color. Your poinsettia is so beautifully formed too. This one is incredibly beautiful, Loll!

Mac Mable said...

That stunning green alcohol inked background looks fabulous with the crisp and ever so pretty mini poinsettia...wonderful inspiration x.

Brenda said...

Oh my this is one stunning and very elegant looking card Loll! I love that beautiful deep green(s) background, really makes that white poinsettia pop. I adore this one! Hugs, Brenda

nancy littrell said...

What a beautiful CAS poinsettia design, Loll. Would be a wonderful design to make multiples:-) I love your rich green alcohol ink background against your white die cut poinsettia with the silver beads in the center. Your sentiment stamped in silver is a beautiful final touch. TFS my friend. Hugs...

Susan said...

Love the wonderful contrast between the white of the poinsettia and the beautiful greens of the AI background! The sentiment font goes so well with the scalloped edge border.

Papercraft Boutique said...

Wow, your white crisp poinsettia shines and pops against the dreamy Alcohol Ink background, Loll! I love the beautiful mix of green inks! And the poinsettia looks so pretty with the white scallop frame. The silver pearls and the color of the sentiment are well coordinated too. Hideko xx

Christine Alexander said...

the AI background really pops against the white and is the perfect frame for you beautiful white poinsettia. Love the tiny pearls for the centre of the flower. Love the whole card.

Barb Ghig said...

Oh my gosh, Loll...when I opened this page, I gasped! Your white Poinsettia is absolutely gorgeous and your background is just perfect! I also love how you added the silver glitter balls to the center of the bloom...so elegant!

Ina G said...

That AI background is stunning Loll. A truly beautiful card with the simple poinsettia but what makes it outstanding are those 3 glitter balls. You really do CAS beautifully.

Julie B said...

Love the clean, crisp white poinsettia against that gorgeous green background, fab!

Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful Christmas card Loll your white poinsettia shows up beautifully against your fabulous green background

Anne

Jo Manna said...

This is so elegant and rich Loll. Perfectly CAS, all I have to say is WOW xx

Jeanne said...

Beautiful card, Loll! Love the colors in the background. They have blended so wonderfully. I really like how the poinsettia pops against it, too. So striking! :)

Bonnie said...

I love the contrast of the beautiful white poinsettia against the rich colors of the background! This is stunning, my friend!

Viv's Visuals said...

Just one word - GORGEOUS! xx

Marcia HIll said...

This card is STUNNING Loll!! LOVE that Al ink background and your beautiful white Poinsettia really pops against that GORGEOUS background! CAS perfection!! :0)

Anita in France said...

Gosh, that background is like a deep pool, Loll ... that pure white poinsettia with the beaded centre is stunning against it! Wow! Hugs, Anita :)

Linda said...

I love your white poinsettia, it looks so beautiful against that deep coloured background xx

Joanne said...

Oh, be still my heart!! I adore this card. Poinsettias are my favourite flower and this card is just stunning! Thank you for sharing it.

Trina P. said...

Just gorgeous, Loll! The rich deep green AI background is incredible and shows off the diecut white poinsettia beautifully. I’ve how you offset the poinsettia. xx

MaryH said...

That wonderful green background really sets off the pure simplicity of the lovely white poinsettia. This is so elegant and beautiful. TFS & Hugs

Nance said...

Such a beautiful and elegant card, Loll! I love that green/blue panel and that white poinsettia just pops on the corner!

Dawn said...

absolutely beautiful

Brenda in IN said...

Oh my, this is gorgeous. I love the alcohol ink background and the poinsettia just pops against it.

Darnell said...

I'm going backwards cuz I is behinder, Lolly, and I see again your signature style of using gorgeous colored backgrounds to make your whites always pop! Love what you did with the poinsettia and those cool silver balls in the center which work so well with the silver embossing!! Hugs, Dolly

Quillish said...

Wow.. this background.. Wow! How beautiful can you make a card look Loll. Blown over yet again!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Fabulous white poinsettia with the silver balls, Loll. Just love the AI panel too!!

Bobby said...

That white poinsettia is gorgeous against the green, Loll.