Nov 15 2011

Flower Fest Poinsettias

Well, it's Tuesday already and this is my first post of the week!  I was looking around for a challenge to do, because I know you all MISS me posting, right?  I came across a pretty color combination from The Paper Players…and then a very neat sketch from Mojo Monday!  I don't know when was the last time I played along with Mojo Monday!



And here is my card using the combination of both challenges!



Yes, I made up some more of my Flower Fest stamp poinsettias!  Funny how changing the colors out on the card and a few details can make the card look totally different!  (If you want to see the last one I did with Poinsettias…you can see it HERE!)  On this one I started with a base of Always Artichoke and layered on River Rock that I ran thru the Big Shot with the Stripes Impressions Folder.  I lightly sponged River Rock Classic Ink across the raised areas for a weathered panel look.  I added the front layers  of Always Artichoke, Riding Hood Red and Very Vanilla according to the sketch.  I stamped Merry Christmas from Stampin' Up!'s Christmas Greetings stamp set in Always Artichoke on the front and added a stripe of Red Glimmer Paper.  I also punched along the bottom with the Pinking Hearts Border Punch. 


The Flower Fest flowers were stamped in Riding Hood Red and Always Artichoke and then punched with the 5 petal punch.  I added pearls to the centers, then popped them up on the front of the card.  I like the simple elegance of this one!



9 People have left comments on this post

Nov 15, 2011 - 03:11:03
Rose Kerry said:

Very quick & CUTE!

Nov 15, 2011 - 04:11:23
Jenny said:

So pretty and festive – the glitter is the perfect touch!

Nov 15, 2011 - 09:11:29
LeAnne said:

This is lovely, Connie!!  I love your poinsettias as well as the cute little panel!  Thanks for playing with the Paper Players this week!

Nov 15, 2011 - 10:11:32

Oh Connie…I love the bit of shimmer you added to these fabulous colors!  The Striped background was the perfect addition.  Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players!

Nov 17, 2011 - 08:11:00
Susan Joyce said:

Pretty card Connie!   The Glitter is the perfect touch.  Thanks' for playing at The Paper Players this week.

Nov 17, 2011 - 08:11:28

Great take on the colors Connie!  Love those Flower Fest poinsettias and the glimmer paper is the perfect touch!  So glad you joined us at The Paper Players!

Nov 17, 2011 - 11:11:57
Ann Schach said:

Beautiful, Connie! I LOVE your poinsettias! The stripes embossing folder adds the perfect texture! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players this week!

Nov 19, 2011 - 12:11:18

Connie, I wish you could have seen my face when I saw your card. Yup, my jaw dropped! What a cool way to showcase this stamp set for the holidays and I love the delicate pearl centers. So pretty! Thanks so much for joining us this week at the paper Players! 🙂 

Nov 19, 2011 - 02:11:35
Lesley said:

Fun Connie! I adore the strip of glimmer paper to make it all pop!