Tuesday, 23 November 2021

Colorado Craft Big & Bold Slimline Poinsettia Christmas card


Hello friends and welcome to another challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More


This time you can choose a card for any occasion, and as I still need a few more Christmas cards, that is what I went for.




I made a slimline card and used a Pinkfresh Studio stitch die for the white layer on the navy card base.  I took a piece of mid-blue card and stamped and embossed the beautiful poinsettia image from Colorado Craft Company Big and Bold Poinsettia stamp set, with white embossing powder.  It looked pretty as it was but I thought it was a bit bland, so I used some masking paper to mask off the inner edges of the flowers and blended on some navy ink to add some contrast and give the flower a bit more depth. I added a couple of sentiments from the same set, embossed these in white, and finished off by adding a trio of tiny resin stars.



 I hope you are nearly there with your stash of holiday cards and can enjoy December with less of a rush.

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Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs
Carol x

14 comments:

Mac Mable said...

Such a striking effect and love the white with the deep blue. A real stunner Carol x.

cotnob said...

This is beautiful Carol, I love the bold blues - a fabulous design.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Maria said...

So beautiful! Love all the pretty blue with the white embossed lovely flowers! Great card!

Verna Angerhofer said...

So beautiful with the blue and white embossing.

Carole said...

A lovely classy card carol and I think the inking you added has certainly given depth to it..beautiful! xx

Witchcrafted Life said...

Absolutely beautiful! The serenity of blue and white is a welcome respite for the eyes and spirit alike amidst the hecticness of the holiday season.

Autumn Zenith 🧡 Witchcrafted Life

Ros Crawford said...

Carol this is stunning!!! I adore it!

Sarah said...

It looks amazing Carol, I genuinely thought the poinsettias had been fussy cut and mounted on foam pads to give the depth. You are clever!! xx

Lindsey said...

This is really beautiful, Carol! Your shading adds such depth to the gorgeous poinsettias. And so pretty in blue!

Michelle said...

Wow! Gorgeous!!

laurie said...

So pretty...just love the blues!

Brenda said...

Wow Carol, this card is so beautiful! I love the white and blue color combo. The shading you did really makes those beautiful poinsettia's pop! Love, love, love this card!!! Hugs, Brenda

Lisa Resnick said...

It’s a good resource for learning. I see the post again and again clipping path

Ilonka said...

Youre card is so beautiful, thanks for sharing it with us at The Unicorn Challenge Blog.
Hugs Ilonka DT

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