Saturday, July 3, 2021

CAS Christmas July 2021 - POINSETTIA

Hello friends.  It's time for another challenge at CAS Christmas and this month our lovely hostess Linda would like to see POINSETTIA's on our Christmas cards.


Even just a few years ago I would have told you that Poinsettia's are either red or white, but these days they come in every color under the sun, and I'm totally loving that!  Loving it so much in fact that I've got a Poinsettia card to share with you in PINKS and GRAYS!!  


I have many, many Poinsettia stamps, dies, and stencils, but I must admit that one stamp set that I go back to again and again is Stamplorations Layered Poinsettias.  I just love the simplicity of the shapes of the Poinsettias and leaves, and how modern looking they are.  (Which surprises even me as I'm mostly an old fashioned gal!)  I used Concord & 9th's Ballet Slipper and Honeysuckle inks for the Poinsettia flowers, and Mushroom ink for the leaves and sentiment.  


I actually stamped the centers of the flowers with the Mushroom ink too, but then ended up deciding to add some dark gray Prills that my sweet friend Bonnie sent me a loooooong time ago...I think it adds a nice little touch to the flowers!!  My sentiment is from SU!'s Watercolor Christmas.  I matted my stamped layer with a piece of Ballet Slipper cardstock before adhering to a white card base.  CAS and non-traditional, and I love how it turned out!  Might have to make a few more of these to add to my growing stash to make sure I have enough cards this year!!

Make sure you check out all the GORGEOUS Poinsettia cards from my teammates and also our Special GD Sandra for more inspiration, and then play along right HERE.  We can definitely help you be ready on time this year by playing along with us each month...just remember that this is a CAS challenge and to include a Poinsettia on your card!  This challenge is open till the 24th.     

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


22 comments:

  1. Beautiful card Marcia, the pinks are lovely.

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  2. I agree on past thinking Poinsettia's were just red or white Marcia - your card design is just beautiful in the pinks/grays here - what a great stamp set and I love how you've layered them and used different colors - a beautiful card! xx

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  3. Gorgeous Poinsettia's loving your colours

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  4. I love the contemporary look of these poinsettias, Marcia! So pretty in pink and gray! The prills finish them off perfectly! Glad you are enjoying them.

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  5. LOVE these poinsettias Marcia. Definitely modern design as you said ... so fabulous in both the red and soft pink. Those gray prills add some lovely dimension and texture to your card. xx

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  6. Oh I love this card, Marcia! The flowing pink poinsettias look modern, and the layout of the flowers and the sentiments is wonderful! Your choice of shades of pink and the style-matching sentiment is just perfect!
    Hideko xx

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  7. such an artsy poinsettia Marcia and the prills really add dimension. I'm with you I love seeing all these nontraditional colours at Christmas :)

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  8. Wonderful modern feel to your card, Marcia! Love the mix of pink and red poinsettias and the embellishment with the Prills.

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  9. So contemporary, so unique and absolutely fabulous Marcia x.

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  10. You may already have guessed that I love your card, Marcia! It has so much to love: the pinks, and GRAY, and yes I'm even thrilled with the Prills! Shirley's Poinsettia also is on my favorites list no matter what the season!
    Gorgeous, my friend!
    =]

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  11. Gorgeous card and colours and I really like the contemporary feel of this card x

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  12. CAS and non-conventional - you’re speaking my language! 😉 Beautiful. Love the artsy feel. Looks like we were on the same wavelength with the pink and gray colors.

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  13. Creative minds think alike :) I LOVE how you stamped these poinsettia's in 2 shades of pink and that you paired it with gray...so pretty, Marcia! I love the black prills, too...I think I need to get myself some of those :) xx

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  14. How did I miss this beautiful card?? Those artsy poinsettia's stamped in the soft colors is stunning! The black prills in the centers are brilliant.

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  15. Oh My...What Joy...Marcia...We would all LOVE to receive your CAS Poinsettia beauty, my friend!!! I Love your colors, CAS design and the prills. I also love this set and have it out to make a card for your wonderful CAS Christmas Challenge. TFS...Love and Hugs..Nancy

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  16. Oh... my... goodness!!! This is beautiful, my friend, just beautiful!

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  17. So pretty, Marcia. I love the design and the colors. The Prills are a great addition to the centers.

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  18. Love this in pink and grey and I love the artsy look of it too, Cathy x

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  19. This looks like a modern (expensive) painting and I love it!! So beautiful my friend!

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  20. Marcia, your poinsettias are so pretty and unique. Love them in pink and gray. Beautiful card, my friend.

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  21. So modern and elegant, Marcia! Perfect in pink and gray - just love the added prills too!!

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