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!