Friday, December 07, 2012

Poinsettia Flourish and Poinsettia Ornament

Hi everyone.  Two cards for today.  The first one is a Christmas card is for my good friend, Kelly.  One of her favorite colors is red ... so I made this glittery red poinsettia for her ... and placed it on top of my favorite flourish die from Cheery Lynn, with some sprigs of pine.  Kelly is one of my "crafty girls" group ... and she made an amazing Christmas card for me with a shiny red ornament, surrounded by a fancy die-cut border of holly and berries that is so pretty and lacey looking.  Thanks Kel!

I'm entering this card into the Holly Jolly Christmas Bingo challenge for this week.  Here's the bingo card for the challenge:

I chose the diagonal line of Red, Free, Glitter for my card above (my free choice was die-cuts).  And speaking of die-cuts ... they are one of my favorite things to add to cards these days.  So I am also entering this into the SCS Ways To Use It Challenge (WT404 - favorite things).

Stamps:  Merry & Bright (Amy R)
Paper:  White (Neenah); Old Olive, Real Red (SU!)
Ink:  Old Olive, Real Red (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Big Shot, Blooming Poinsettia die (Poppy Stamps), Fanciful Flourish die (Cheery Lynn), pine branch punch (McGill), green glitter glue, clear glitter glue, mat, stylus, glue, adhesives and dimensionals

Here's a close-up of the poinsettia:


The second card is for my good friend, Debbie.  Debbie and I met through Splitcoast Stampers and we keep in touch on a daily basis.  We have a mutual obsession of stamping, of course ... but also have a similar style and inspire each other in our card making.  Merry Christmas Debbie!

Stamps:  Gifts of Christmas, Christmas Greetings (SU!)
Paper:  White (Neenah), Old Olive, Real Red (SU!)
Ink:  Old Olive, Real Red (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Big Shot, Nestabilities Squares (Spellbinders), Ornament punch (SU!); Holly Vine die-cut (Memory Box), 1/16" hole punch, white gel pen, sponge, Stamp-a-ma-jig, glue, and dimensionals

I colored the poinsettia sprig stamp with Stampin' Write markers and then stamped onto white cardstock.  I placed the punch overtop of the stamped image, centered it and then punched it out.  The ornament and holly vine edges are sponged with Old Olive ink to give them more depth.  The ornament is popped up for dimension and placed inside the square negative die-cut card front.  The holly vine starts inside the square die-cut and comes out through to the front.

Here's a close-up photo showing more detail:

I'm entering this card into the Less Is More challenge for this week (LIM96 - red and green).


Stamps and Paper said...

Two gorgeous cards Loll clean, classy and elegant


Chrissie said...

Fab cards, I just LOVE the second one, wonderful design!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Lisa Lara said...

I love the glitter you added to the flower and leaves on the first Lolly girl. and love the berries on the second.

Darnell said...

I love the Debbie card, Lolly. So pinned and so breathtaking!! said...

both cards are elegant.I have a "fetish" for poinsettias. Keep up the beautiful work. You are so inspiring! said...

I don'tthink I'm the Debbie this card is for, but wish I was. It's a treasure.

Anonymous said...

Both your cards are amazing! Love how you added the sparkle to the poinsettia!

MontanA said...

Beautiful card :)

GinaA said...

Just love your bauble card, the way you have the holly growing from inside the aperture is brilliant and the tree decoration looks gorgeous.

Jeanne H said...

These two cards are so beautiful! Love the red & glitter. Have any hints on using glitter? Am so challenged - not the good kind. Thanks in advance. :)

Judy McKay said...

Pretty, pretty cards. Wonderful designs. Thank you for joining us at Holly Jolly's Bingo challenge this week.

shirley-bee said...

Both cards are stunners. Loll! I love the added glitter on the poinsettia, and love the intricate detail on the second card.

Meighan Wheller said...

Beautiful cards Loll. Love them both! But I have to say the one with the poinsettia is my favourite, love the glitter on the petals and fantastic layout. A wonderful card for our challenge at Holly Jolly. Thanks for sharing with us. Regards Meighan

Bonnie said...

Two more gorgeous Christmas cards, Loll! I love these die cuts! And that ornament is beautiful!