Thursday, October 30, 2014

Poinsettia and Holly

This card was created with SU Old Olive Paper, textured Ivory cardstock and the Spellbinder's Layered Poinsettia die, edged in Delicata Gold Sparkle ink (Tuskineko) and centered with a Swarovski amber crystal.   The Holly background is EF 657139 by Sizzix (Holly Swirls) and the green holly sprigs are Cheery Lynn Borders Holly Flourish B148.  Merry Christmas Sentiment is a Just Rite Stamp from the stampset that coordinates with this Layered Poinsettia Die (Festive Poinsettias CR-04636).  It is die cut using Spellbinders Labels 17  S5-025.

The poinsettia card below is cut from the same die in Cherry Cobbler (SU paper).  The Just Rite coordinating Festive poinsettia stamps (CR-04635) are embossed with clear embossing powder.  The musical note paper is sponged with  Tim Holtz Antique Linen distress ink.  The "Joy" is from the the Holiday  Double Cuts dies by Papertray Ink PTD-0701.  Gold cording is from the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.  The leaves are commercial.  Tufts of tulle and Fir sprigs (Martha Stewart punch) brushed with the Gold Wink of Stella brush complete this card. 

This same Layered Poinsettia (Spellbinders S5-055) used above got very intricate (and delicate) which the photo does not show as I heavily spritzed the flower and the matts with  Gold Shimmer Spritz by ImagineCrafts.  The green paper is Old Olive and the red, Cherry Cobbler by SU.  I would choose a different (darker) green if I did this card again.
  I used part of an oval doily from my stash, accented that with gold shimmer spritz, clear star gelly roll pen and graduated pearls.  The Embossing folder for the green matt was Sizzix 657139 (Holly Swirls) and the gold flourish is the center die from the gorgeous Marianne Creatables Large Ovals (LR0236). The leaves are commercial and the gold cord is from Stamp Simply Ribbon Store (as above).


  1. Oh, my.. this is just gorgeous! Love the embossing on it.. but the flower is amazing too.

  2. I'm lovin' those poinsettias! Can't wait for the Dec. meeting and can make some of my own. That double die for 'JOY' is so cute...