Sunday 30 October 2016

Poinsettia ...

Another day, another Christmas card!  At this rate of production I should have this year's cards finished by June 2017!!  I really need to find a design that I like that is simple and I can make quickly - I like this one but it's not that quick to make.

If you follow my blog you will see that red and gold seems to be the flavour of the year for cards!  I heat embossed the image with gold and then water coloured the flower.  I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment, cut the panel and adhered the flower with foam adhesive to add some dimension.

I used:
UNIKO - Pure Florals: Poinsettia
Distress Ink - Festive Berries
Gold Embossing Powder
Versamark Ink

I'm going to enter the following challenges:

 "Less is More" #300 Celebrations and Festivals

Addicted to Stamps and More #217

Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge



  1. This is so beautiful Elaine! The red and gold colour palette is stunning, and I love the cut away sentiment strip. Such a distinctive and classy design - gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with us for our 300th challenge at Less is More :)

  2. Wow! Your poinsettia has such a rich and opulent look to it with that amazing combination of the gold embossing and red watercolouring Elaine. This is sheer elegance! A truely wonderful design. Ha ha! I'm like you in how long I need to get this years cards finished. Thanks so much for joining in our 300th celebrations at Less is More xx

  3. Beautiful design and execution, Elaine! Just gorgeous! I really love your cool rainbow floral design in the previous post, too!! Hugs, Darnell

  4. This is absolutely GORGEOUS! I love the way you split the poinsettia and inserted the sentiment. Fantastic design. Thanks for playing with us at Happy Little Stampers October Christmas Embossing Challenge!

  5. Just fabulous Elaine ;) Viv xx

  6. LOVE! Red and gold works so if it ain't broke, don't fix it! This is a gorgeous card, so striking.
    Thanks for sharing with us
    Anita x
    Less is More


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