I had bought Altenew's Poinsettia 3D Die Set last year, and thought since The Flower Challenge was looking for LEAVES and Poinsettia's are technically LEAVES (and not flowers, even though they sure look like flowers!!), they would make a perfect card for this current challenge! Take a look...
I started this card with a background using a cover plate from Cutplorations called Circles All Over (thanks Michele!!) and then added a piece of plaid (SU! - Peaceful Place DSP) to the side to add in a bit from the Peace on Earth mood board. I also added in a little strip of black cs next to the plaid to add a defining line between the background and plaid. Next I added my beautiful Poinsettia leaves that I die cut using Altenew's Poinsettia 3D Die Set and SU!'s Shimmer Vellum in Soft Succulent...the sparkle in real life is SOOOO PRETTY! Here's a closer up:
My sentiment is a die cut from The Greetery called Abundant Joy and is one of my favorite new goodies this year! I want to put it on every card I make this year, but am trying to show some restraint!! I used Gina K's brushed silver metallic cardstock for the top part of the die cut (and also the center of the Poinsettia), and then some plain black for the bottom layer of the sentiment to make it stand out. Pretty simple card really, but I'm loving how it turned out with all the shimmer and shine, and also that it fit TWO challenges!! And actually I'm going to add it to one more challenge...Darnell's NBUS #32 as my Poinsettia dies have never been used since I bought them last Winter (HAD to have them, and then forgot I had them...probably the only one out there who has ever done that, right??!! Hahaha!!)
Make sure you check out all the FABULOUS cards from the DT's at The Flower Challenge and also the Peace on Earth Christmas Challenge, and then play along if you need to finish up those Christmas cards...it's coming quicker than you think!!