Bright Red Poinsettia

Hi there. I hope you are doing well. I have managed to craft some more and created a CAS simple card for some challenges.

I used the Uniko ‘Season of Beauty’ poinsettia stamp, only using some of the layers. I fuirst stamped the flower itself in Rockin’ Red by catherine Pooler – realising after the first stamp I needed ti re-ink the pad. So this is actaully the second stamping…….

I then took the outline layer and one of the inner layers and heat embossed in gold. I used a green for the little dots in the centre of the flower, and stamped a sentiment from the same stamp set in Altenew Obsidian ink.

I took a little while to decide on the base card, and my eye turned to black, to tie-in the sentiment. My thoughts then turned to a strip of gold card, but I knew that Bev from Uniko designed a lot of the strip stamps to build backgrounds – of which I have a few πŸ™‚ – and found this stripy strip stamp so I heat embossed that in gold along the bottom – then went for the top too.

I’m trying to get my head around indoor photographs with my cards – lighting, angle etc. I may even try some kind of decoration around the cards at some point – only time will tell!

I shall be entering the following challenges:

CAS Colours and Sketches cherry cobbler, metallic gold, shaded spruce

Daring Cardmakers3 elements from photo inspiration – stripes, red, joy

Time Out Challenges merry and cheerful

Uniko December ChallengeChristmas with option of trees

Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challengeatg Christmas with option of candy cane

30 thoughts on “Bright Red Poinsettia

  1. This is simple, striking and stunning!
    Love it!
    Sorry I’m so late in visiting and thanks for sharing with Happy Little Stampers Christmas challenge and have a very Happy New Year!


  2. Beautifully put together – love the border stamps, they finish the card perfectly.

    Thanks for joining us at the Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge and Happy New Year!

    Helen x

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  3. So stylish and elegant! The poinsettia really pops from the all white base and I love the gold accents in the borders. Thank you for joining us at Time Out!


  4. Simply stunning….love your gorgeous poinsettia, it’s so beautiful. I love how you finished off the top and lower edge of your card too, so elegant. Thank you so much for playing along with us at Time Out!


  5. Stunning! I adore your card design and colour choices, such an elegant and timeless card. Thanks for playing at Uniko, hope to see you join in with future challenges too.


  6. This is such a clean, crisp card design and love the hint of gold with the black on the edges. All that white space really makes the flower colours pop and the sentiment fits in that corner perfectly. So very glad you shared this with us at TIME OUT!


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