Sunday, 4 October 2015

Clearly Besotted Poinsettia Christmas Card





Hello everyone,

Sorry I've been a bit absent for a while but I'm still a bit under the weather and my motivation is still awol!

However, following on from the amazing Stamp Launch Blog Hop at Happy Little Stampers,  we are now ready for the October Christmas Challenge.



This time the theme is Poinsettia and I came up with this card





I die cut 3 flowers, one in card and two in vellum using the 'Pretty Poinsettia' set from Clearly Besotted, then stamped the solid flower in red ink on the white card for the base. On the large vellum poinsettia, I stamped and embossed the outline flower in white, so the red flower could peep through, and then embossed the smaller solid stamp on the top flower. I curled the vellum flowers before I stacked them together to give a little dimension, and then added a circle of pearls in the centre which I coloured with a Copic marker.

The red panel was cut with a My Favorite Things Blueprints die and the greeting, from Happy Little Stampers Mixed Christmas Sentiments, was stamped and embossed in white. To finish is all off, I covered a plain A2 card with some patterned paper from Papertrey Ink and mounted the panel on it with some fun foam.


     The challenge is sponsored by


and the winner will receive



So why don't you pop over to the Happy Little Stampers blog  to see what inspiration my fellow team mates have for you this month. And finally, some more good news

My Photo


- we have a guest designer this month and I hope you will give the talented Pat  a warm welcome.




Thank you for stopping by


Hugs
Carol x

I'd like to play along with

Suzy Bees Blooming challenge - embossing

52 Christmas Card Throwdown - sketch

Dream Valley Challenge - recipe pearls, patterned paper, flower

23 comments:

  1. Hi Carol and happy to see you motavivated again ! Oh.......this is just gorgeous!!!!!!! Love the layers !

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  2. You make beautiful cards even when you're not feeling your best. :) This is so pretty. Love the design with the solid red stamped flower in the background and the vellum layers on top. So pretty! Take care and hope you're feeling better soon. xx

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  3. Oh wow Carol this is absolutely stunning love that stamp! love the layers it's gorgeous and hope your feeling a lot better lots of huggles Sue xxx

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  4. This is beautiful Carol and I love your use of vellum with the card for the poinsettia which stands out so prettily against the red with the sentiment in complementary white too. The background paper with the pretty multi coloured stars is just perfect as it enhances but doesn't detract from that gorgeous poinsettia. So sorry you haven't been feeling at your best lately. Hope it soon passes but it hasn't affected your card making that's for sure. x

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  5. Beautiful CAS design ..... your poinsettia looks so delicate on the vellum, love the white embossing. Feel better soon hun! xx

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  6. I know what you mean when your motivation is awal and not feeling well but you can't tell by this card. It is gorgeous.. love the layer of the poinsettia.... the color POPs it looks amazing

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  7. Love all the layers on this beautiful poinsettia. The blaze of red under the vellum really looks scrumptious. Hope you start to feel much better real soon. It's hard to feel motivated to do anything, when you're feeling poorly. Take care, and TFS. Hugs

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  8. What a gorgeous card. I love all those layers, especially the vellum, and the red is so very striking. Love that you made the flower white and background red--a nice twist on the tradition. Hope you are feeling better by now.

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  9. Your card is fabulous - I love all those embossed layers with the mixture of cs and vellum, red and white. I want to CASE it at some point!!

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  10. Love your layered vellum poinsettia - so stylish! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT, April x

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  11. Sorry you have been under the weather but glad you are picking up again. What a fabulous card you are sharing, I lvoe the beautiful layers and the beads in the centre are perfect xx

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  12. So pretty and delicate! I hope that you are much better soon. xx

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  13. Beautiful poinsetia! Great background, delicate stars give extreme lightness card. I love poinsetię of vellum, perfectly harmonizes with the background.
    Regards,
    BozenA

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  14. A beautiful card Carol, love how the vellum softens the colours. Hope you feel better soon. Carol x

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  15. Love this layered poinsettia on the red panel! The vellum is so pretty! Perfect patterned paper in the background!

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  16. Great card, love the combination of layers. xx

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  17. Your layered poinsettia is fabulous! I love your take on our sketch. Thanks so much for joining us at 52CCT - I hope you'll come back soon for another challenge! :)

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  18. beautiful card!!
    I'm doing my first GIVEAWAY over at my blog, be sure to check it out!! :)

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  19. Carol, this layered poinsettia is BEAUTIFUL! Love that vellum layer - gorgeous! I hope you'll feel better soon!

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  20. Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 100 - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

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  21. Stunning! I love the poinsettia, so crisp and clean. Super layout and I do like the paper too. Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week!

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  22. I really love this, the colorful background paper and the way you embossed the poinsettia onto vellum! GORGEOUS!

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  23. Carol this is just beautiful. I love the background paper - so pretty. You created your poinsettia like a genius. I have to CASE this one! xx

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