Monday, September 16, 2013

Glittery Poinsettia


Hi everyone.  It's Monday again and time for the Merry Monday Challenge.  This week we have a color challenge ... and a beautiful photo to inspire you.




I used vanilla colored watercolor paper for my card base, and two panels of embossed card stock (Early Espresso and Gold) to anchor my glittery Christmas Poinsettia.  I used a paint brush to add gold glitter glue to all the petals for the added shimmer. :)

Here's a close-up:





Stamps:  Christmas Greeting (SU!)
Paper:  Watercolor; Early Espresso, Gold, Real Red (SU!)
Ink:  Early Espresso, Real Red (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Big Shot, Blooming Poinsettia (Poppy Stamps), Square Lattice embossing folder (Sizzix for SU!), Musical Flourish embossing folder (Cuttlebug), gold glitter glue, stylus and mat, Stamp-a-ma-jig, glue, adhesives and dimensionals



I hope you'll pop by and check out the challenge on Lesley's blog ... and see all the lovely cards made by the rest of the Design Team ... lots of inspiration there!! :)




26 comments:

sandie said...

these colours together are yummy Loll and that glitter makes me want to get out the Xmas carols x

Marianne said...

Really love this! Love the warm colours and the gold shimmer is the perfect finishing touch!

JoAnn said...

Love your glittery poinsettia and the embossed panels. Very pretty.

scrappymo! said...

Two beautiful embossing folders to highlight that sparkling poinsettia! Great card.

scrappymo! said...

Two beautiful embossing folders to highlight that sparkling poinsettia! Great card.

Carole said...

Sparkling poppin' poinsettia perfect! I can pick your cards out all the time because they are eye catching gorgeous!

Stamps and Paper said...

Your CAS Christmas cards are just lovely Loll...the added sparkle just makes all the difference on your poinsettia

Anne

Julia Aston said...

Great use of these pretty colors Loll! love the embossings and glittery poinsettia!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh how beautiful!! Love the embossing and the added glitter on the poinsettia!!

Anonymous said...

Simply gorgeous, Loll ... such a rich, dimensional, glittery card ... so festive! Anita :)

Deepti said...

Gorgeous, like the gold glitter on the red petals :)

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card Loll-fabulous take on the inspiration and I just love your Poinsettia,it is so pretty :)
Nessa xx

Bonnie said...

What a gorgeous poinsettia, my friend! Love the sparkle and how you did the center! Love the layout too!

Cathy said...

Love these colours Loll, the flower looks really pretty with the sparkly gold touches. Cathy x

Marybeth said...

Hi Loll. This is gorgeous! I love the way your poinsettia turned out with bits of gold and raised up a bit. Simply beautiful! Thanks for the congrats....:)

Karen D said...

Loll, thanks for dropping by.
Once again your card is so elegant. The Poinsettia is so beautifully done and looks fabulous on the textured backgrounds.

Wendy said...

Another gorgeous card, Loll!! Love the embossed panels and your beautiful poinsettia! Love the sparkle on your flower too!
Have a great week! :)

Joyce said...

This is so pretty. I love the way you used textures and glimmers of gold.

Barb Ghig said...

I love all the texture you created with the embossed panels and the glittery gold pointsettia is gorgeous! Beautiful card, Loll!

Karren said...

Loving that poinsettia, Loll, and its glittery goodness. Fantastic layout and balance of colors.

MaryH said...

Firstly, love that glittering poinsettia. But I especially liked your layout and the unexpected brown tones of the embossed mat against the mesh embossing. Inspired! So beautiful together, and really popped out the red of your gorgeous flower. TFS..& Hugs

Debbie said...

Oooh! I like this! Guess I have to visit the blog more often as I think I missed in the gallery. The sparkly poinsettia is so lovely and I really like the layout. These are beautiful colors, so I think I need to try and play, whether or not I actually get it done this weekend.

LeAnne said...

Just beautiful....those golden leaves are just so elegant! Gorgeous creation.

Lesley said...

Gorgeous card, love the shine on your poinsettia!

Margaret Moody said...

Beautiful CAS card, Loll! Love your glimmery poinsettia!

Susan Joyce said...

Pretty card Loll, love the bling on the flower.