Friday, December 4, 2020

A Place To Start - December Challenge - Anything Vintage

 Hello, Crafty Makers!

I really like Poinsettia plants.  Last night, it occurred to me that I had not created a single Poinsettial themed card for the holiday season. 

I only own one Poinsettia Die Set and it does not have a matching stamp.  After I die-cut my petals, I realized that the flower would be very boring unless I added in a  bit of contrast.  I was able to accomplish this by simply distressing the edges with Vintage Photo ink.  I also lightly brushed a bit of the ink over the embossed veins of each petal.  I did not use the leaves or stamens that came with the set. Instead, I used the largest petals as leaves and created my flower using the smaller petals.

I played around with a few background plates and stencils for my focal and finally settled on a fun stencil that I have not had a chance to use. 

I first tried using Kraft Card but I did not like how the flower looked against that dark background.  So, I went rummaging through my ink drawer and found an awesome "Curry" ink pad from Color Box
I inked the stencil and then applied a thin layer of matte gel.  I dusted the circle cut with glitter.  I found yellow stamens in my stash and added them to the center of my flower.  Finally, I put a small amount of gold Stickles around the stamens.  I am so glad that I can now put in check in my Poinsettia Card box!

Challenges Entered:
Color My Heart Color Dare: #423-Traditional Christmas Colors
Cut It Up Challenge #214:  Christmas Challenge
Winter Wonderland:  Anything Goes Christmas Challenge

Chana Malkah
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  1. Wow...this is gorgeous, I love the shading on the leaves, the dimension of the petals and your embossed background, fabulous card, hugs, Lori m

  2. Beautifully made Chana, the inked edge looks lovely and the stencil background and the yellow curry is just perfect, a fabulous card.
    Faith x

  3. A very elegant card, I love how you've highlighted the flower with the yellow circle. María, xx

  4. Very pretty - loving that bright, beautiful yellow! Thanks for sharing!!!

  5. I'm confused, Chana. Your APTS challenge isn't suppose to start until Monday the 7th.
    [your card is beautiful by the way]

    1. I know! I forgot to change my publish date! But it is okay because I have created another card for the challenge! I just had too much going on at one time!


  6. I really like poinsettias too and yours is no exception! Using the larger petals for leaves worked out great! And the inking definitely adds to the look. Thanks for playing along with Color My Heart Color Dare. X

  7. Beautiful card and that yellow and red poinsettia really pop against the die cut white background. Thanks for sharing with us at Color Dare's Traditional Holiday color challenge.

  8. Very elegant card. Thanks for joining us at Creative Fingers.
    DT Mari, my blog Ittetehty

  9. This is so elegant - the embossed background adds just the right touch. Thanks for sharing with us at Colour Dare :)

  10. What a beautiful card!! Love the gorgeous poinsettia and the pretty background!! Thanks for joining us at Cut it Up challenge!
    Have a great day.

  11. Lovely card, Chana! Your recipient should be very pleased to receive this beautifully created Christmas memento. Using the yellow design was genius... it is the perfect touch. Thank you for playing along with us at Color My Heart Color Dare #423.

  12. Beautiful! I love how you inked up the poinsettia! Thank you for joining us at Color Dare.


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