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:






16 comments:

Danielle Vincent said...

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

H2 :) said...

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

froebelsternchen Susi said...

wonderful!

Jacqueline said...

This is beautiful!

Anonymous said...

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

Lisa Lara said...

Such a gorgeous card Loll.

Gramma Sarah said...

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

Jen Arkfeld said...

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

Nance Leedy said...

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!

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

Gorgeous cards!!!

shirley-bee said...

Fabulously elegant card, Loll!

Stephenie said...

Very beautiful and elegant!!

Darnell J Knauss said...

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

Bonnie said...

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

Stamps and Paper said...

Gorgeous classy and elegant Christmas card Loll

Anne

Anonymous said...

so pretty Loll! great take on the sketch!