Saturday, 23 November 2013

Joyful Christmas poinsettias

Today's project received the most ooohs from my lovely stamp-a-stack gals & truth be told is probably my favourite Christmas card this year too....so far anyway. I just love blues & silver for Christmas.
The star of the show is the beeeauuuutiful poinsettia from the Joyful Christmas stamp set. For this card, I've heat embossed 2 flowers in white on vellum card, cut one out completely & one only the central flower. It was so pretty, the gals didn't even mind hand cutting it out. We curled the ends using a bone folder to add more depth & secured the flower on the card with just a few glue dots on each piece.  A glimmer paper flower & pearl added a little more sparkle. You can see the flower better in this pic.
The remainder of the card is very simple - a strip of paper from the Quatrefancy Specialty DSP, elegant sentiment from Greetings of the Season & sparkly silver ribbon. Anyway, hope you like it too.

A more traditional poinsettia
This poinsettia card uses more traditional colours but still has a clean contemporary look. Pretty straightforward - I cut out the central flower again & coloured the berries with  ink pad & blender pen, then matted the panel on cherry cobbler & gumball green base.
That's all for today. Thanks for visiting today. I hope you enjoyed seeing both my poinsettia cards. Back soon!
Inky wishes, Di

Supplies
Card 1
Stamps: Joyful Christmas, Greetings of the Season

Card/Paper: midnight muse, whisper white, Quatrefancy Specialty DSP
Ink: midnight muse ink pad, whisper white craft pad
Accessories: silver 1/8 in ribbon, white embossing powder
Tools: Heat tool, embossing buddy 
Card 2
Stamps:
Joyful Christmas
Card/Paper: gumball green, cherry cobbler, whisper white
Ink: gumball green, cherry cobbler ink pads
Accessories: real red 1/8 in taffeta ribbon
Tools: blender pen

9 comments:

Sharnee Torrents said...

Dear Dianne, this card is totally amazing!!! I LOVE IT!!!! WOW oh wow what a stunning, crisp, beautiful Christmas card!! SUper job clever lady!
SMiles SHarnee :)

Juliette said...

Gorgeous poinsettia cards, Di!!!!

Christine Blain said...

Wow! I haven't been "wowed" much by that poinsettia stamp, but I love what you've done with it, Di.

Bobbi Miller said...

Hi Dianne, I've been following you for awhile now, but haven't commented much but only because I was at work and didn't have time. I am home today and I am so happy that I can finally tell you how awesome you are! This card is outstanding!! I've been looking for just the right card for my December stamp camp...with your permission...may I CASE it? It's just stunning. I love everything you do...thanks so much for the inspiration! I'll be sure to print out the recipe for my guests and include your blog address. Thank you so much! Have an awesome day!

Diane Barnes said...

Thanks heaps Sharnee

Diane Barnes said...

Thanks Juliette :0)

Diane Barnes said...

Thanks Christine. It's not my usual style but I really love the set. Hugs. D

Diane Barnes said...

Hi Bobbi. Thanks for your lovely comment. Happy for you to case. Good luck with your camp. Di :-)

KimB said...

Love both cards Di! If I ever buy that stamp I'll be casing them for sure! The layered vellum flower for your blue poinsettia card is just stunning against the dark blue. xxx

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