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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

More poinsettia cards...

I had such a good time making poinsettias with my Darice die set, that I made several different cards with this die-cut as the focus.
First up, I used a kraft card base with some pretty plaid DSP on the front.


On this card you can see that I have  used the leaf die that came with the die set. I've dry-embossed and then inked the veins on the leaves, as well. Isn't it pretty?

You can also see here that I've once again used some gold micro beads for my center (held in place with some Glossy Accents).













My sentiment is a stamp one from the $1.50 bin at Michaels. I colored the leaves and added some berries with my red Viva D├ęcor Pearl Pen.













A simple strip of matted plaid DSP decorates the inside.


















This poinsettia includes the stamens die-cut that came with the set. Can you see why I prefer the gold micro beads? I was also a bit disappointed with my heat-embossed sentiment. I used distressed embossing powder - I certainly got a very distressed look with it! More than I expected.



Here's a little closer look at this poinsettia. You can really see the embossing on the flower center in this pic.












To decorate the inside of this card, I used a strip of red patterned DSP and one of the little snowmen from the DSP on the front of the card. I thought this made a cute little embellishment.










For my final poinsettia card, I used glitter paper for the petals, inking them with some red Distress Ink. I added the dry-embossed leaves, but left them uninked this time. I also used an iridescent enamel dot for the center. I thought it better reflected the flower centers in the DSP.



Here's another look at the sparkle on this pretty flower.

















For the inside of this card, I used an old scalloped border punch to create some trim for across the top of my card.

Well that's enough poinsettias for awhile, don't you think? I'll definitely be using this die set again next year, though. It's such a nice size and SO easy to use. It was also very inexpensive. You can find it here at Consumer Crafts.

I commend you if you made it through all my poinsettia cards to the end of this post. Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.
Cheryl

3 comments:

Georgiana said...

They are so pretty! Happy Holidays to you!

designbydonna said...

Your poinsettias are spectacular. They really stand out against the colorful backgrounds.

Lynne in NI said...

LOL you can never have too many poinsettia cards, these are gorgeous, and would last much longer than the real thing - I think a fortnight in my house was the record ;)
Great idea to highlight the veins like that, it makes them so realistic.