Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Teal Poinsettia Card

Howdy.  I hope you are staying warm.  The weather out here is cold.  No snow yet, just bone chilling cold.  So, I stayed indoors and created a card.  I wanted to make something sweet, Christmas-y, and not red and green.  I used an old holiday stamp set from Flourish, and went to work.  {smile}
I saw the sketch over @ retro sketches and just fell in love with their current sketch challenge.

Look how fabulous this sketch is!  The part that I love is the overhang of the blossoms.  But you can easily change those out with snowflakes, or a different floral piece, or bells, or stars, or any other object.  Now, I did rotate the sketch 90 degrees to the right.  And here is what I made:

Recipe:  The card base is crumb cake card stock by Stampin' Up!.  The main panel itself is matted with a teal card stock.  I added the music pattern paper from Stampin' Up! to fill up the white space.  I added a decorative teal plaid pattern paper to the bottom portion of the card.  I did tie that beautifully sheer teal ribbon to the card front.  And embossed that tiny tag with 'Happy holidays'.
For the large Poinsettia I stamped and embossed in silver on shimmer white card stock by Stampin' Up!.  And then I simply water colored the blossom with a light teal and light green inks.   I adhered my large blossom to the card front with foam tape and added liquid pearls to the center.  I finished off the card with a trio of teal sequins.
Now, I need to get this little beauty in the mail to a lovely lady who requested a special order desk top calendar (NG).  I hope that she loves it, and can use the extra holiday card on hand.  {smile}
I've been a little busy getting a few more items created for my next holiday arts and craft fair, in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  I'll be @ La Cueva High School's arts & craft fair this weekend.  Yes! the whole weekend!  2 days! Saturday and Sunday!  I'm in the B-hall (booth B-34).  If you shop here during the holidays, please stop by my booth and say 'hello'.  It will be good to see you {smile}!

Thank you for stopping by, and now I must head out the door and get to work.  Take care, and stop by soon.  You'll never know what I'll make next! {smile}

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