Thursday, November 29, 2012

Elegant Poinsettia

Hi everyone.  The reason I called this "Elegant Poinsettia" is the fabulous designer paper in behind the poinsettia.  It is a beautiful paisley design ... and the white, taupe and gold colors make it so elegant.  I love it!  Found it at my local dollar store - you gotta' love that! 

Today's card is for this week's challenge at Paper Players (PP#123 - Jaydee's Sketch Challenge).  Here's the sketch:

I made another poinsettia card with the sketch above.  I wanted to make a few more poinsettia cards before having to put away the die-cut for the season.  Love it done in the red.

The only change I made to the sketch was to substitute a ribbon in place of the sentiment.  I kept the sketch CAS by having lots of white space.  Hope you like.

Paper:  White (C.C. Designs), Gold Paisley ($1 store); Real Red, Old Olive, Gold (SU!)
Ink:  Real Red
Accessories & Tools:  Big Shot, Blooming Poinsettia die (Poppy Stamps), Pine Branch punch (McGill), Mistletoe ribbon (SU!), sponge, glue, mat, stylus, adhesives, and dimensionals

No stamping on this card.  I sponged around each petal of the poinsettia to give depth.  I also shaped the petals slightly to give the flower more dimension.  Pine branches were layered underneath the poinsettia as well as a few smaller sprigs tucked in amongst the petals.

Here's a close-up of the poinsettia:


  1. That poinsettia is stunning! Lovely card all the way around. I love $ store buys too :o)

  2. Totally gorgeous, Loll! Thanks for playing along with The Paper Players again! :)

  3. What a find at the dollar store! Great paper. Pretty card.

  4. I, too, am having a great time with the poinsettia die - this is soooo gorgeous, Loll.

  5. You've created yet another masterpiece! Simply beautiful! Glad you joined the Paper Players this week!

  6. Absolutely gorgeous, Loll! What a beautiful poinsettia--I love how you've interspersed the greenery and the 3D center is fabulous! Great job as always. So glad you joined our GD call!

  7. Congratulations, Loll, for the Cut Above honor at Paper Players for this spectacular card!!

  8. What a beautiful poinsettia! I love how you've tucked the greenery in the petals! A winner indeed!

  9. Gorgeous classy and elegant Christmas card Loll


  10. so pretty Loll! great take on the sketch!


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