Monday, November 9, 2020

Poinsettia in Red Felt - Color Challenge at The Paper Players #516

 I was surprised today looking at the Calendar that Christmas is less than 2 months away.  The warm weather belies that fact.  Indeed it felt more like May than November as the last several days being around 20 degrees C.  Other years we have had snow on the ground.

One nice thing about the holiday season is making Christmas cards, and I LOOOOOVE making Christmas cards - especially Poinsettia Christmas cards.  And this year's Poinsettia Petals stamp set and coordinating die this year are absolutely gorgeous.

The colours of the challenge at The Paper Players - Real Red, Shaded Spruce, Whisper White and Gold, fit right into my love of Christmas and love of Poinsettias.

Real Red is a perfect colour for Poinsettias, and it is certainly more gorgeous when using Red Felt!

The Red Felt poinsettia flower with a gold foil center, gold foil leaves and gold foil sprigs is adhered to the top of a Whisper White Ornate layer die which has a piece of  Plush Poinsettia Specialty Paper  added to the center.

Two smaller flowers are added below the main flower.

This ornate die is added to the card front using dimensionals.

The card front is Real Red card stock, layered with Whisper White.  On top of the Whisper White layer are adhered 4 strips of "Tis the Season" DSP (plaid colours of Real Red, Whisper white and Shaded Spruce).  The focal image is added to the top of this layer.

The sentiment, stamped in Real Red is added to the bottom of the die cut.  Both ends of this are punched using the Banners Pick a Punch punch.

Supplies Used:

Stamp:  Poinsettia Petals

Inks:  Real Red

Papers:  Real Red, Whisper White, Gold Foil, Tis the Season DSP, Red Felt Paper, Plush Poinsettia Specialty Paper

Accessories:  Ornate Layer Dies, Poinsettia Petals Dies, Dimensionals, Banners Pick a Punch Punch, Elegant Faceted Dotsd


Stef Perry said...

Your card is so elegant with that magnificent poinsettia and gold leaves! Every detail is divine! Thanks so much for sharing with us at The Paper Players this week!

Ann Schach said...

Wow! Your card is so rich and elegant! The poinsettia is absolutely stunning. I LOVE the ornate layer. Thank you for playing with The Paper Players this week!

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

That red felt paper is amazing and along with the gold foil leaves makes for a fabulous poinsettia! Thanks for playing along with my colour challenge at The Paper Players this week!