Happy Monday Peeps!!
Hope you all had a great weekend.
I slacked off a few days here on the blog
but I am back and have cards lined up for most of the week already, so let's get to it!
This fun non traditional Christmas card was inspired by the color challenge this week at
One might not think Christmas right away when seeing these colors but
I had been wanting to make a blue poinsettia so when seeing these colors I decided it was time.
I started by die cutting my poinsettias petals with thick whisper white card stock.
I die cut 2 of each size petal, for a total of 6, (2 each of 3 sizes).
I used a sponge dauber and my Seaside Spray ink pad to lightly sponge color onto the white petals.
Each of the 3 sixes of petals was glued together separately, alternating the petals.
I then used dimensionals to layer the petals together.
While I was die cutting my poinsettia I also die cut my leaves using Gray Granite, the berry sprigs using Misty Moonlight and Gray Granite and my flower center using Bumble Bee card stock.
I knew I would want them to tuck around the poinsettia, so it was just easier to do all the die cutting at one time, most of the time I don't plan ahead and end up going back and forth die cutting as I decide what I want to use on my card. But on this card I already knew I would want those pieces.
The base of my card is Gray Granite card stock
I then took a piece of Whisper White card stock and embossed it with the Winter Snow EF.
I matted this embossed piece with Misty Moonlight card stock.
I glued this piece to my base.
I used a piece of Misty Moonlight for my sentiment strip. The sentiment is from the Poinsettia Petals stamp set. I stamped with Versmark ink and embossed with White Embossing Powder.
I glued down the sentiment piece across the bottom portion of the card and added a strip of Seaside Spray Metallic ribbon above the sentiment panel.
I added a dimensional to the back of the Poinsettia I had made and laid it on the card to judge where I wanted it and to see where to add my ribbon loop.
I laid down the ribbon loop first and then added the poinsettia.
I then tucked all the leaves and berry sprigs in and around the poinsettia and ribbon.
Finally I added my Bumble Bee center.
I was going to add some bling but in the end I didn't.....lol! I may still do that. :)
Listed below are the "ingredients" used to make this project.
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