Thursday, 15 October 2020

Poinsettia Greetings

 Our Freshly Made Sketch this week was designed by Linda Callahan and I love its symmetry.  And, I made a Christmas card!

You may have noticed a Christmas card on my blog last week.  I was invited to play along with my blogging friend Michelle's annual Christmas card challenge.  That was the first Christmas card I have made since June 2019.  In fact the post that went live just a day before my son suddenly passed was a Christmas card.  Naturally enough, I wasn't into celebrating Christmas last year and to be honest, I'm not this year either, but I might make a few cards as I feel like it, but I won't put any pressure on myself.

So back to the card.  In order to try and be a bit more inspired to make Christmas cards, I went shopping.  This card used a couple of sets from The Ton, which I stamped and cut with my Scan n Cut.  I used a piece of pale yellow watercolor wash patterned paper and added some black & white striped strips on either side to match the sketch.  I then arranged my foliage and poinsettia and finished with a white-embossed greeting.

To add a bit of interest, I colored some white pearls with a Copic marker and placed them in the centre of my poinsettia.

Thanks for visiting.  I hope you'll check out the fabulous DT cards over on the challenge blog.

Products used:

Stamps:  Poinsettia Wishes, Bountiful Leaves (The Ton), Snow Globe Sentiments (MFT)
Ink:  Red Sunset, Grass Fields, Pocketful of Sunshine sets (Altenew), Versamark
Cardstock:  White, Black, B&W Stripes, Watercolor Wash Brights (MFT)
Dies:  Basic Stitch Lines (MFT)
Accessories:  Pearls, Copic Marker, White EP



JoAnn said...

So sorry about your son. Hugs & prayers to you.
Your Christmas card is gorgeous with that pretty poinsettia. The black & white stripe paper is a great addition to the yellow watercolor wash paper. Have a blessed day.

Amy O said...

What a gorgeous poinsettia! I love the way it pops against the pretty yellow background.

Judy Rozema said...

Sending you so much love! Your card is so pretty -- those stripes really add such a nice element, and draw your eye to your beautiful flowers. <3

Linda Callahan said...

That is one gorgeous flower! I love the added b/w stripes as well! Beautiful card! xox

Cindy Beach said...

Hi Karren,
Your card is exceptional! I love that gorgeous poinsettia. Adding black stripes and pearls is the icing on the cake!

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous take on the sketch, Karren! The details on the Poinsettia are amazing and I love how you added black & white stripes to your design...such a beautiful card!
I'm sure your family and friends will enjoy being one of a few to receive a card from you this year...sending big hugs to you!

Jen Brum said...

This card is just gorgeous Karren! That flower is amazing! Love the stripped paper peeking out. Perfect for Christmas!

Ida said...

Very pretty card. Love the poinsettia and the greenery/berries behind it. Paired with the black stripped paper it looks wonderful.

Kim S said...

This is a stunning stamp - and so beautiful on the soft yellow with the black/white highlights. I'll be keeping you in thoughts and prayers throughout this holiday season.