Friday, November 12, 2021

The Flower Challenge #62 - Add Leaves & Peace On Earth Challenge #3

Hello friends.  Playing along with a couple different challenges today and trying to get some more Christmas cards made.  The Flower Challenge is looking for us to add LEAVES to our cards and the Peace on Earth Christmas Challenge has a wonderful mood board to inspire us!

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's coming quicker than you think!!

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


  1. Oh Marcia this is just gorgeous! Fabulous take on our mood board! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Peace On Earth Christmas challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often. We appreciate your support on our new challenge adventure!!

    Please stop in for a visit!

  2. Marcia, I didn't know that Poinsettias are not flowers, WOW!! You learn something new every day.
    In any case, your leafy Poinsettia is gorgeous, I love the glimmer of the leaves in that beautiful green color.
    Thank you for playing with us at THE FLOWER CHALLENGE.
    Stay healthy and safe.

  3. Gorgeous card, and I can see a bit of the shine from the vellum. Great take on both challenges!

  4. Beautiful card and Poinsettia! Thank you for joining our challenge at Peace on Earth!
    Diane POE DT {Nellies Nest}

  5. Beautiful card and beautiful poinsettia. Love the shimmery vellum.

  6. WOW! Love that shimmery vellum, Marcia! What a gorgeous poinsettia! So glad you remembered about it. (I do the same thing way too often!)

  7. Brilliant card, great design for our challenge.… Many thanks for entering and hope to see you again soon. Good luck in the final draw.
    [aNNie proud Designer for Peace on Earth Christmas challenges{My Blog}

  8. The pinsttia cetainly steals the show... A Magnificent card!

  9. This is gorgeous Marcia! The colored vellum poinsettia simply shimmers. What a stunning card! You just have to win with this card.

  10. OH such beautiful vellum, and a perfect choice for your Poinsettia, Marcia! So happy to see this gorgeous number in The Flower Challenge gallery! Thank you!

  11. It looks like you're challenging your inner Michele with the sage and gray combination, Marcia. That vellum made a gorgeous poinsettia. Thanks for sharing your card with us at The Flower Challenge.

  12. The shimmer from the vellum looks so pretty and what a unique and fabulous take on the inspiration Photo Marcia x.

  13. LOVE this card Marcia! The poinsettia cut from the beautiful green vellum looks AMAZING, especially with the shimmer. Gorgeous card, my friend! xx

  14. Wow - love this Marcia - that green shimmer vellum is gorgeous and the black and white goes so well with it! A beautiful card! xx


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