Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Pretty Poinsettias

A new challenge starting today at
Double D and I bet you can guess what the theme is?
Yep, it is POINSETTIA'S!

Look at the pretty mood board to inspire you!
What's it going to be, purple, white, pink or the traditional red?
Plenty of other colors to pick from too!

I have to admit I had a debate with myself to either go with
red or pink.
In the end pink won out!

I used a Memory Box die ( Poinsettia Collage) that came out in 2016.
I finally put it to use, first time.
I got a little creative with it and ended up using a light weight
white card stock to cut two 4" by 5 1/4"  panels at the same time.
I wasn't sure if it would work but with my metal shim
it cut perfectly.

The idea was to use one as a stencil then I could place the other on top
to fit perfectly, and it did!
I used Altenew inks to stencil the colors.

I got my sentiment slightly crooked (ugh) even when lining it up
on my TH platform, it's these OLD eyes of mine
once again playing tricks on me!

I would definitely do this again, maybe in red this time!

Be sure to take a peek at Double D to see what the design team
has to inspire, so many beautiful Poinsettias all in one place! 

Entering the following challenges:
Watercooler Wednesday ... Marsha's Special Challenge ATG
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge .... ATG Christmas/Merry option


aussie aNNie said...

Lovely stencil and gorgeous colours. x

Donna Phelan said...

You can never go wrong with pink poinsettias! Love the stencil look and how it worked out for you--perfectly, of course!

Birgit said...

Another gorgeous stenciled card from you Diane! How is it that these dies seem to slip right by my notice. Then I come and see your cards and I want all the dies. I love the pink and green for Christmas cards. It's refreshing and fun! Merry Christmas to you!

Vicki said...

This is gorgeous, Diane! I love that you used the poinsettia die as a stencil also. The layers give it great dimension. Lovely colors too! I hope you saved that stencil for a future card topper!

Darlene said...

Well aren't you the clever one!!! What a fabulous idea ... turned out BEAUTIFULLY!!! LOVE IT!! Well done my friend ... thanks for inspiration!

Bunny said...

This is absolutely beautiful. [Bunny]

Shona Erlenborn said...

Very clever Diane. Love the added dimension! The lime and pink is a lovely refreshing Christmas duo!

Verna Angerhofer said...

A beautiful card and that die made a wonderful stencil too.

Judy Woodland said...

Very pretty and over-the-top creative. I love the technique and will file it away in my brain to try. Great colors, and you have used that die beautifully.

Leslie Miller said...

Wowie, what a gorgeous thing this is! Color me a fan of pink and green. Hate to tell you how the years are growing on some of my NBUS, sheesh. Keep working on it!

Barbara said...

So glad to see the pink. I think that the team did a great job getting all of the colors on their cards. Another year of Double D challenges on the book and what a year it has been. Sometimes the only good thing was crafting away the hours. On to 2021. Merry Christmas to you and a Happy New Year.

Kathy Krug said...

This turned out so pretty. I love the colors and often forget that you can use dies to create your own stencils. This die is perfect for that technique.

Karen Brown said...

Such a beautiful card! I love the texture the embossing adds. Have a great week and thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday. Karen

Karen Letchworth said...

This is gorgeous, Diane. Love your sweet colors and this wonderful stencil technique. What a pretty poinsettia card to get everyone inspired. I appreciate you sharing this beautiful card in our challenge, and I hope you know that I'm truly grateful to have you play along with us. Have a blessed Christmas, my friend.
Word Art Wednesday said...

So beautiful with the soft pinks!

Jo Ann said...

Wow, this is so beautiful! Hope your New Year started great and we're so delighted that you took the time to join our Challenge. Living you with the timeless Word of God that comes from 2 Peter 1:19-20 that says, "And we have the prophetic word more fully confirmed, to which you will do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts, knowing this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture comes from someone's own interpretation." Be encouraged.