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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