Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Poinsettia Christmas

I'm back with another Merry Monday challenge.  Debbie is our hostess this week and her challenge is to use silver, gold, white and one other color on our cards.



For my card, I kept white as the dominant color (surprise!) and used red as my fourth color:


I cut some half inch strips of gold and silver card and ran one side of each through a stitched die.  From there I positioned them onto a white card base and ran the whole thing through the Big Shot with my stitched rectangle die.  The poinsettia was made using the smallest two petal dies from the Spellbinders Layered Poinsettia set.  For the center, I colored some tiny pearls with a copic marker to make them gold.  I then painted the flower with Wink of Stella and you can see a bit of the shimmer in the photo below.



The gorgeous sentiment is from the Clearly Besotted/SSS set called Holly Berries.

I'm entering this card into the Black Tie challenge at The Paper Players.


Thanks for coming by.  Be sure to check out the rest of the design team's cards for some wonderful inspiration.

Products used:

Stamps:  Holly Berries (SSS)
Ink:  Versafine
Cardstock:  White, Gold, Silver, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories:  Rectangle Stitched Mat die, Layered Poinsettia die, Wink of Stella, pearls, Copic

Cheers
Karren





22 comments:

Kristie Goulet said...

I love this, Karren! So stunning!
Have a great week.

Lesley Croghan said...

That silver and gold paper in stripes on the side really packs a punch! Love it!

Lyn said...

Gorgeous to the max <3

laurie said...

The silver and gold is so elegant, very stunning card! Thanks for joining us this week at The Paper Players!

Diane said...

Lovely design and color.
Hugs Diane

Debbie said...

Very nice -- love how you used your silver and gold. Looks great with your poinsettia and all that delicious white space.

Hannelie said...

Just beautiful! The deep red poinsettia steals the attention... rightfully so!

Greta said...

Oh what an elegant, beautiful card, Karren!

Marika (MeandMinimecrafting) said...

Elegant! Love the titched borders. Thank you for your kind comment on my blog. It really means a lot to me. Thank you!

Becca Cruger said...

This is so elegant and stately! Great choice using that pop of red!

Patti said...

Beautiful!! I love the elegant simplicity!!

Patti

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

So pretty! Love the poinsettia!!

Deanne :)

Notes by Nina said...

Fabulous card Karren, lovely poinsettia.

Katie Melhus said...

Love your clean lines, Karren what a gorgeous card in every way!

Debbie Henderson said...

You are so wonderful at creating simple yet striking cards the pack a punch. Love the addition of the cherry!

stampwithsandy said...

Very pretty, Karren! I love the metallic stripes in the corner and the splash of red. That poinsettia is just beautiful. Thanks for playing along with us this week at The Paper Players!

Bonnie said...

I love how you did your strips with the stitching and that's my favorite poinsettia! Beautiful sentiment too! Classy and elegant!

Jan Clothier said...

A really elegant card. The stitching detail is just lovely.

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

So simple, yet SO pretty! Great design, Karren!

Susan Joyce said...

I like how you used the stitched rectangle to decorate your strips of silver and gold and the poinsettia is very prettyt, beautiful card Karren.

LeAnne said...

Wow, this is a perfect card for the PP "black tie" challenge! What a gorgeous creation! CAS yet dazzling! That poinsettia is just beautiful! Thanks so much for playing with our challenge this week, Karren!

Joanne James said...

Gorgeous CAS card Karren with just the right amount of shine for fancy! Love the stitched die effect and the pop of red from the poinsetta. Thanks for joining us for our two-week challenge over at The Paper Players - season's greetings!