Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Poinsettia Christmas Card - Day 10: Unruly Paper Arts 12 Days of Christmas Link Up Party

Hello everyone.  So glad you stopped by today, because I want to share another Christmas card with you for Day 10 of the Unruly Paper Arts 12 Days of Christmas Link Up Party.  I am having so much fun using Pam Bray's Christmas stamp sets from Sin City Stamps.  I really love how this turned out!

One of my favorite Christmas images, right after Santa and Snowmen, is the Poinsettia.  Pam did a wonderful job recreating this wonderful flower.  So, here is another example of what you can make with her wonderful sets.

All I did was stamp and heat emboss the poinsettia image twice with gold embossing powder, once in whole, once part. Then I colored with my Copic markers and fussy cut each one.  You may notice that the flower only is not the whole flower, but just a portion of it.
Next, I added some gold Flower Soft to the center of the small flower only.  Then I die cut two size frames from the pink pearl and olive pearl card stocks.  I pop-dotted the olive frame and added strips of the wavy gold lines stickers around the edge.  Then I adhered my poinsettia, with the smaller flower pop-dotted on top of that.  You may notice that I did not align the flower, but instead, I offset it so it would have the appearance of more petals.  You can play with this image and arrange it just about any way you want and have so much fun making all your flowers different.

I also added the red Wink of Stella glitter brush to the petals for extra shimmer.
I stamped the sentiment onto a scrap of the beige card stock, die cut with the smallest nesting frame, edged with brown ink, and pop-dotted it, also.
One last thing, I added straight gold lines stickers around the edge of the print paper layer for that extra bling. It makes it look embossed without the trouble.

Card stock:  white, beige, pink pearl, olive pearl
Holiday Traditions print paper (Recollections)
Starform Stickers (gold lines and ripples) (Ecstasy Crafts)
Copic markers:  R37, R39, YG 23, YG25, Y17
Gold ink and embossing powder
Black StazOn
Gold Flower Soft

Stop by the UPA link up party and see what everyone is making!  There are some awesome projects and lots of talent.  
Have a wonderful day!



  1. Stopping by from Unruly PaperArts. Very pretty that poinsettia!

  2. Fabulous fussy cutting. Gorgeous card! xxD

  3. it is beautiful and elegant! happy 12 days! xo

  4. Very pretty card!! Love the coloring and all the great details you added!!!

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  6. Such a lovey poinsettia and card Barbara, love the dimension you have given to it and your background paper compliments it beautifully.. TFS with us at Unruly! xx