#912 – Poinsettia for non-Christmas card

Hello and welcome! I made this card inspired by a few challenges.. and also the fact that I made a new purchase in December which I was itching to put to good use! 🙂

I first die cut the poinsettia using Altenew Poinsettia 3D dies, watercolored them using distress inks and adhered them. Then I started with the rest of the card. I embossed a card panel using We R Memory Keepers Geometry embossing folder and adhered it over my card base.

I then adhered two strips of washi tape, one with grey stripes and another which was an antique silver-like over scrap cardstock, trimmed it and adhered it over the embossed piece. I also adhered the sentiment, from Avery Elle Petals & Stems stamp set, trimmed it, then foam mounted it on the card. I finally adhered the poinsettia. Then I added a few pieces of silver and white dots of Nuvo crystal drops for embellishing.

And that’s my card. I don’t remember making a quicker and easier card than this! Fun too! 🙂

I’m joining the following challenges with my card –

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: New/Unused product

SSS - Monday Challenge

Watercooler Wednesday challenge #303: Anything Goes with a Feminine Twist

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Something New

SSS - Wednesday Challenge

CAS(E) This Sketch challenge #403

Color Hues challenge #9

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#892 – Color Hues challenge Guest Designer!!

Hello and welcome!! After becoming the winner of the very first challenge of Color Hues – which in itself is a big win for me – I even get to be the very first Guest Designer for the challenge!! What a big honor!! Thank you so much Nancy, for this wonderful opportunity!

This the the third challenge and here are the colors for the challenge –

That’s a beautiful and elegant set of colors! And here’s what I made –

I was inspired by this beautiful, elegant card by Therese Calvird. I chose rustic cream cardstock from Paper Trey Ink for the card base and the top most layer of the flower die cuts. The die cuts, of course, are from the Altenew 3D Rose Flurries die set. Those petite roses are just perfect for any occasion!

So, anyway, I used white for the first layer, vellum for the second (I used double sided tape on a piece of vellum and die cut it after), gold foil cardstock from CrafTangles for the third layer and the same rustic cream cardstock as the card base for the fourth layer. I used black and gold on the leaves to get some contrast on the otherwise plain card.

I am not so sure it is all that apparent on the images here – well, blame it on the cloudy weather and my overly used contrast image manipulated to counter it for it!! ;P

I used splatters of black and two kinds of gold – all of which I got from the Gansai Tambi watercolors – on the card base. I then adhered the die cut pieces on top.

For the sentiment, I used WPlus9 Fresh Cut Floral. My initial idea was to directly stamp this sentiment on the card base directly, but when I ended up moving the card on my Misti while stamping, I had to abandon the idea. Instead, I stamped it on another piece of the same cardstock, added some gold foil washi tape on another piece, trimmed them both and then adhered this to the card base. No loss there, and I loved that gold shine from the washi!!

And that’s my card! Head over to the Color Hues challenge blog for more inspiration from the Design Team – I assure you, they won’t disappoint!!

Thank you once again for having me over, Nancy!

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#886 – A Vintage Thank You

PE: Winner at CAS(E) This Sketch challenge! So unexpected for me!! Yippie!!

CASE This Sketch - Challenge Winner

Winner at Color Hues!!! Wowzers!!!

Color Hues - Challenge Winner

Retro Rubber challenge Top Pick!! Wow, is this card proving to be lucky for me!!

Retro Rubber Challenge - Top Pick

Hello! Most of us already know about a new challenge – conceived and hosted by my dear friend Nancy – Color Hues challenge! A BIG congrats to Nancy on starting this!! Of course, I couldn’t miss the very first challenge!

The first challenge is to use Yellow and Green. I used some old stamps, that I hadn’t used in some time and did some watercoloring using my Prisma watercolor pencils.

First, I stamped the images from Simon Says Stamp Summer Garden and Sketch Ranunculus using Pumice Stone distress ink, then watercolored them using my Prisma watercolor pencils. Of course, since I stamped with distress ink, the outlines were diluted while watercoloring. So, I redrew some of the outline using a Copic grey colored marker. I also added a few splatters in green and grey colors on top.

I then distressed the edges and mounted it over watercolor paper – I liked the look of consistency of color and texture with the watercolor cardstock. For the sentiment, I used Simon Says Stamp Nutty Over You. I then fussy cut it, foam mounted it over the card. Of course, I didn’t add any extra embellishments, since I wanted to keep it pretty simple. So, that finished my card.

I am joining the following challenges –

CASE this Sketch challenge#338

Color Hues challenge #1

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Use Your Favorite Stamp

SSS - Monday Challenge

Retro Rubber Challenge #143 (I believe the stamps I used on the images were released at 2014 and 2016)

RRCB 143

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