Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Poinsettia Christmas Wishes

This is a card I made with a PSX Poinsettia stamp that I got at a yard sale some time ago. I just love the bright vibrant colors of that very pretty Christmas Flower. The center of the poinsettia has gold seed beads that I glued in the middle.Here is a nice close up of the poinsettia. I stamped them three times with gold embossing powder and water colored them with Rangers Distress Fired Brick Distress Ink. Then I went over the top of the flowers and the leaves with glitter pens. IRL the poinsettia are glistening. I distressed the edges of the scalloped nesties and this Spellbinders Fancy Tag with Versamark's Brilliance Gold Galaxy ink. The sentiment was gold embossed. I used the new Martha Stewart doily lace trim punch. (I really like that one-and see myself using it a lot...good investment)
This is the inside of my card. I made the holly with Martha Stewart's branch punch. I highlighted the center of all the pretty flowers in the lace with red rhinestones.

One last look at the whole card. I stamped the corner of my envelop with the stamp and water-colored and glittered to match the main image. I hope you enjoyed viewing my card as much as I enjoyed making it. I love Christmas and will be making lots of Christmas cards. I hope you get some inspiration and create some poinsettia of your own!



Whimcees said...

You make the most beautiful cards! The insides are like another card! I love your style! Today I am determined to make a card with all the wonderful layers and add ons like you use.

I absolutely love your wonderful blog!

Barbara Diane

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

WOW Carol, this is a beauty! I just love all those layers...poinsettias are gorgeous flowers and you have made this one exceptionally beautiful. Love all the details on this card....Stunning once again!

Whimcees said...


I have left you two awards on my blog. Wishing you a great day!

Barbara Diane

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is gorgeous inside and out Carol!! Love your embossing and your coloring! So rich and elegant!!

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

What a great find at the yard sale. Very pretty card, all over. Very festive and cheery for the holidays, lots of lovely details.

Sue @ McMahon Five Designs said...

Beautiful Christmas Card! Great yard sale find!

Winnie and Patty said...

Wow, I don't know where to start. First, I can't imagine cutting out all the poinsettias, but boy, are they GORGOUS!!!! WOW. And the stocking on the inside is the perfect touch. I can just imagine all the glitter IRL. Great creation Carol. TFS

Kym Weber said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Carol! This is stunning! What a masterpiece not only outside but also inside!

Michelle ~ daydreams505 said...

Oh Woweee!!! This is splendid! I'm just dying to ink up my new poinsettia stamp I picked up at a rubber stamp show a couple weeks ago! I love poinsettias! Love the gold embossing you used... I will definitely try that too. :) Michelle