Thursday, May 27, 2021

Peace and Joy

Hi everyone.  I'm playing along with two Christmas challenges with the card above.

First, Rudolph Days May challenge.  It's always Anything Christmas Goes for this challenge.  Second challenge is Merry Little Christmas Challenge #34 - Anything Goes Christmas. :)  
I do love this poinsettia stamp, Holiday Bouquet from Avery Elle (it's unfortunately retired now).  I stamped in Versamark and heat embossed in Liquid Platinum.  Then watercoloured the image in distress inks (listed below).  I used a corner die that I bought from AliExpress a long time ago.  It has a piece of dark red card stock behind the cut-out design.  

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Stamps:  Holiday Bouquet (Avery Elle - retired)
Paper:   Mixed media (Strathmore 140 lb.); White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:   Distress Inks:  Picked Raspberry, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn, Aged Mahogany (Tim Holtz)
Accessories:   Liquid Platinum embossing powder (Ranger), heat tool, paint brush, Corner die (AliExpress)

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29 comments:

Susan said...

Beautiful poinsettia - lovely watercolouring and lovely use of the corner die to tie in the deeper red of the berries.

BożenA said...

Wow! Beautiful card. I love the openwork corner, it fits wonderfully with these sweet Christmas flowers
hugs,
BożenA

Marian said...

What a stunning card - I love the colors.
I work on my Christmas cards all year long as I make them for the Seniors homes.
Will be using these colors for sure.

Darnell said...

Spectacular card, Lolly! You always paint the best poinsettias and this one is stunning in lushilicious shades of pink, perfectly embossed in gold! Hugs, Dolly

I Card Everyone said...

LOve that corner die, Loll! and all the beautiful Peace and Joy that we love to receive at Christmas!
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ps got your email notification just fine!

HilaryJane said...

Lovely, I particularly like that die cut corner with the lovely deep red behind it xx

nancy littrell said...

Beautifully watercolored poinsettia image, Lolly. Love how the die cut corner brings out the color of the berries.

I added the Google link to my subscriber contact list. So cool to just have to click on your hyper linked Peace and Joy beautiful card post. TFS Love and Hugs..Nancy

Mac Mable said...

What a beautiful card with the prettiest of colours and love the detail of the corner die Loll x.

Trina P. said...

Beautifully watercoloured poinsettias. The liquid platinum embossing gives it such elegance. Love the design with the corner die.

Kiwigirl said...

Beautiful, thank you.

Nstiz said...

Beautifully done, Loll and the corner is such an exquisite touch to the overall design. Once again it's perfectly painted.

Bonnie said...

Love that die cut corner, Lolly! It's so pretty with that awesome poinsettia!

Pat said...

Such a pretty corner cut out with the deep rich red behind it Loll and I adore the embossed poinsettias with the holly and berries so beautifully watercoloured by you and a lovely sentiment embossed with the same pretty Platinum EP. x

Marcia Hill said...

Beautiful card Loll!! I love that Avery Elle stamp too and it looks fantastic embossed in the platinum and then water colored. LOVE the little bit of die cut design in the corner too! Lovely, lovely card!! Hugs. :0)

Christine Alexander said...

wow amazing Lol, love the deep magenta colour and the die cut just adds that extra level of interest. I have a bunch or those corner dies but never think to use them. So much inspiration :)

Vicky Hayes said...

Love the graduation of colour on those poinsettias Loll. I also love the ease of subscribing to your blog! Vicky x

kiwimeskreations said...

Ohhh what a gorgeous card - love the way you have coloured the flowers, and that die cut in the corner is beautiful with the rich burgundy under it
Stay safe
Blessings
Maxine

Brenda in IN said...

Oh, so pretty, Loll. I like that corner cut out die that adds so much interest. Beautiful water coloring and the berries look so bright and festive.

Daffodil Cards said...

So VERY Beautiful Loll, I love the corner die and the poinsettias are stunning.
Faith x

Bunny said...

Gorgeous. Love the Liquid platinum too.

Ros Crawford said...

What a fantastic card! I love how you married up the colours of the berries to peek through the pretty frame. Have a lovely weekend!

R's Rue said...

Tres belle. Love the color. Well done. Have a great weekend.
www.rsrue.blogspot.com

Leslie Miller said...

Wow, these are some gorgeous poinsettias, beautifully colored, and the corner is perfect with them!

Jenny L said...

Hi Loll,
Happy Rudolf Days.
I love this wonderful card and the gorgeous poinsettia is so pretty.
Your water colouring is fabulous and I love that die cut corner what a super idea.
Thank you for joining the Rudolf Challenge.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT

Papercraft Boutique said...

Beautifully watercolored poinsettias, Loll! The shade of pink with the liquid platinum outlines is so pretty! Love the wonderful design, using the elegant corner die-cut!
Hideko xx

scrappymo! said...

This is a gorgeous card, Loll. The watercoloured poinsettia is beautiful and I love your card design.

Thanks for taking part in the May Rudolph Days Challenge.

Robyn Oliver said...

Beautiful Christmas card Loll, gorgeous poinsettias and the little corner die cut out finishes it wonderfully, hugs Robyn

Anita in France said...

A rich and lovely Christmas card, Loll ... the poinsettia are so beautifully coloured ... and the die cut corner adds a wonderful touch of elegance! Hugs, Anita :)

Helen said...

A beautiful creation - thanks for sharing it with us at the Merry Little Christmas Challenge.

Helen x