Saturday, December 15, 2018

Color Throwdown #523

Hello friends.  LOVED the colors this week at the Color Throwdown Challenge and just had to play along!!


Also picked up a BEAUTIFUL Poinsettia plant last weekend that fit right in with this weeks colors, so I used it as inspiration for my card too!


I just loved the spotted red leaves on the Poinsettia and also the bright and dark greens...soooo pretty!!


I started with a kraft card base and then added PTI's Bold Borders: Yuletide die cut in white over the top of the card base.  Next I stamped my sentiment from one of my favorite PB sets...Yuletide Wishes.  Next came the fun of adding on the Poinsettia's that I had stamped and fussy cut from PTI's Pleasing Envelopes set.  I used a splattered stamp from SU!'s Gorgeous Grunge in Granny Apple Green ink and then quickly before it dried I added some clear embossing powder.  I did this so that when I stamped the flower image, the green spots would still show through.  Here's a closer up:


I love the way the flowers look with the green speckles and then the extra added greenery from the leaves and pine sprigs.  I did add a few Pale Gold Nuvo Drops to the centers of my flowers to finish off my card.

LOTS of beautiful inspiration from the DT, so check it out and play along...you can find all the info right HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today ... I love it when you do!


14 comments:

  1. Very beautiful card Marcia! Love the kraft background with the pretty white holly border and red poinsettia. Great use of the challenge colours! xx

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  2. Marcia I've seen that particular Poinsettia in stores - they are phenomenal, aren't they? They pale in comparison to your darling card, my friend!
    =]

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  3. I'm thinking of you today while you have your family gathering. I pray the Lord blesses each of you with nothing but fond memory making moments : )

    Your card AND poinsettia are stunning!! I love the use of Kraft and color and the stark white! beautiful design.

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  5. Sigh...this is beautiful Marcia! Goodness gracious I just love every detail. Your real live poinsettia is pretty too. Don't they call that variety Jingle Bells?

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  6. What an interesting poinsettia, Marcia! I love all the varieties of flowers we see now! Your card is beautiful with the spots on the poinsettias and that fabulous frame! A wonderful sentiment too!

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  7. The die is stunning and I adore the result! Love how you paired it with kraft CS!

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  8. Oh wow, Marcia, I have missed so many of your wonderful creations. Love them all. Your poinsettias on the Kraft cardstock and the white bold borders die are so stunning. Lovely card my friend. Merry Christmas!

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  9. This is gorgeous, Marcia! Thanks so much for sharing with us at the Color Throwdown! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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  10. Beautiful poinsettia and poinsettia Christmas Card, Marcia. I love the die cut border cover plate for the background of you Gorgeous stamped, colored and die cut poinsettias. Your splatters and Nuvo drops were wonderful embellishments. TFS my friend. Hugs..Nancy

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  11. Beautiful card! I saw it thanks to the mention on CTD. Congratulations!

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  12. This is stunning Marcia! The spotted leaves on your poinsettia are such a wonderful detail and adds so much to your beautiful card. What a gorgeous take on those colors.

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  13. So beautiful Marcia! Love the poinsettias and how you added them to the Yuletide borders die.

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  14. Such lovely layering, Marcia ... fabulous detailing that mimics your splendid new poinsettia ... what a wonderful way to frame that gorgeous sentiment! Hugs, Anita :)

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