Hello my friends, Ilda here!
Today I have a Christmas card to share with you, done in a non-traditional Christmas color palette. I wanted to use the Poinsettia Trimmings Stamp set but wanted to have fun with coloring them in other than red. I am also participating in Kathy Raccosin’s 30 Day Coloring Challenge and used this as an opportunity to learn from my coloring. I’m sure this would card would have turned out beautifully as well done in a red and green Christmas palette, but this way you can see all how fun the poinsettias look done in a variety of colors.
To make this card I began by stamping out the teacup from the Cup of Thanks set and masking off the top. I then removed the mask and did some partial stamping of the Poinsettia Trimmings stamp, by only inking the areas I wanted to stamp out and wiping off ink of any adjacent flowers before stamping out the image. Next, I used Copic Markers to color in the cup of poinsettias and then used the cup of thanks coordinating die to do a partial die cut of the cup. I then fussy cut the poinsettia area and the space in between the cup handle that I had drawn in to connect the lines that were missing. I then finished off the images by adding some silver detailing on the rim of the cup with a silver gelly roller pen and then added some silver crystals to the saucer. To the center of the poinsettias and berries, I added glossy accents.
The background was made using the Halftone Dots Cover Die and gluing that piece onto Silver Glitter cardstock.
The Silver embossed sentiment strips come from both the Cup of Thanks and the Holiday Village Stamp sets.
To complete the card, I adhered all the elements onto the card base using foam tape.
I hope you enjoyed this Cup of Poinsettia Wishes Christmas Card. Thank you all for stopping by and until next time… Happy Crafting!
A CUP OF THANKS
A CUP OF THANKS DIES
HOLIDAY VILLAGE | STAMP SET
HALFTONE DOTS COVER | CREATIVE DIES
STUDIO KATIA GLUE
SILVER | CRYSTALS
This is beautiful!
I’m going to feature it in the Coffee Loving Papercrafters FB group!
Ilda, a beautiful array of colours for your poinsettias…and how amazing your colouring is! Highlights and shadows are perfect! LOVE this!