Thursday, 24 November 2016

Christmas Poinsettia

Hi and welcome to Freshly Made Sketch Challenge Day!  This week, I am the sketch hostess and, true to form, I've got a pretty simple sketch for you.

I decided to create my own background pattern to come up with another Christmas card.

And now that I look at the sketch, I notice that I didn't follow it totally, putting the flowers a bit higher than the sentiment.  Doh!

My background was made by white-embossing various images onto a panel of Soft Stone cardstock, then die-cutting with a stitched edge die.

The sentiment was cut from gold foil because my Mini Minc up and died on me - after nearly asphyxiating me with the smell of burning plastic!  Back to the shop it went and I'm waiting on another one to be sent to replace it.

I stamped the ponsettia and leaves using Altenew inks then die-cut them out and colored them with clear Wink of Stella.

All in all a pretty simple card.

Thanks for stopping by!  The rest of the design team have created some gorgeous cards with the sketch, and I hope you'll have a go too.

Products used:

Stamps:  Spruce & Sprigs, Holiday Greens (PTI), Holiday Petals and Leaves (Hero Arts), Pretty Poinsettia (WPlus9)
Ink:  Versamark, Caramel Toffee, Paper Bag, Rouge, Velvet, Crimson, Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades, Evergreen (Altenew)
Cardstock:  White, Soft Stone (PTI), Gold Foil
Dies:  Pretty Poinsettia (WP9), Merry Christmas (Stamplorations), Blueprints 20 (MFT)
Accessories:  White EP, Wink of Stella



Susanne Vargas said...

Absolutely love this beautiful grey background you created. It really makes the flowers and gold sentiment pop! Gorgeous card!

Betty said...

wonderful wonderful card Karren - soft stone is one of my favorite colors of cs and made a great background for you pretty poinsettias.

I Card Everyone said...

I'm feeling a bit of CASEing coming on, Karren! That background bit of gorgeousness is calling my name!!! Stunning card! xx

Amy O said...

Love this embossed background, Karren! And those flowers and shiny sentiment are beautiful. Fun sketch -- loved working with it.

Linda Callahan said...

Sooooo elegant! I love that background.....the flowers look beautiful in front of it! Gorgeous!

Rosemary said...

gorgeous background and I love the poinsettias!! it's your sketch!! you can do what you want with it, lol!!

Karen Howard said...

Love the gold lettering, gorgeous!!!

I'm a fellow stamper who makes blank general and thank you pet themed handmade cards and donates them to animal shelters and rescue groups. I've just started a new blog, Sending Paw Prints, for this purpose. I love your cards and am hoping if you have a stash of pet themed cards or are interested in making some you'll think of donating them to Sending Paw Prints.

Thank you!
Karen Howard

Barb Ghig said...

You did an amazing job on your background pattern, Karren! I thought it was high-end designer paper...honestly! Love your gold sentiment with these pretty Poinsettias, too! A really gorgeous card!

Aileen said...

Beautiful card Karren, love it. I cant believe how busy you are at this time, I dont know how you find the time to breathe. So talented

Leigh Penner said...

This is so pretty!

Jen Camara Mitchell said...

That background is so beautiful. I love all those wintery leafy images. It must seem weird for you to create Christmas cards with winter greenery when spring is in full swing in your neck of the woods! I'm glad you survived the great Mini Minc disaster, but the gold foil cardstock looks just as good, I'm sure. :)

Kim S said...

I absolutely love your pop of color and shine on the elegant gray and white background!

Cécile RIBON said...

I love everything about your card Karren! the wonderful poinsettias, the pretty DSP and that big gold sentiment! All those elements together make such a beautiful Christmas card!

SewPaperPaint said...

Karren, this is absolutely gorgeous! Love your combo. Hugs, Autumn

Narelle Farrugia said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I adore this Chrissy card and all it's elegance - especially that gold sentiment!

Karen Davis said...

Such a gorgeous design Karren. I love the background you created. The gold sentiment and poinsettias are fabulous. B------r re the Mini Minc! I will have to Google to see what a MM is used for?? Hope all is well with you.