Monday, August 10, 2015

Poinsettia on Gingham

Well, after nearly a whole week off from making cards because of the grandsons visiting, I am once again getting my supplies out on the kitchen table and trying to get a bit more crafty. Today I saw some gingham pattern paper and thought how pretty it would be with a new die I purchased recently, so I thought while the idea was fresh in my mind I would work on it.


The sentiment is from Gina K. Designs Stately Flowers 5 set which is illustrated by Melanie Muenchinger. I stamped that with black ink on white card stock and then layered it onto red card stock. This was then placed over the red gingham pattern paper panel which is from the Gina K. Designs Cold Snap paper pack.

All the rectangle layers were cut out with a Stacker's Nesting die set from Cheery Lynn Designs called ST 014 Rectangle. It is an A2 size stacker set and I use it a lot.

My poinsettia was cut out of light pink Stardream card stock using the Cheery Lynn Designs C145 Poinsettia set. Using some Momento pink and red inks I lightly sponged on some color to the Stardream card stock before assembling the flower together. I colored the little center pieces with yellow ink.

As extra embellishment behind the poinsettia bloom I added some evergreen boughs from Cheery Lynn Designs called B146 Pine Branches.

Once I had all the layers assembled onto the base card I then added the poinsettia. The finishing touch to the card then was to add a few green rhinestones by the sentiment and to add a strip of red gingham layered onto red card stock inside the card.

I am entering this into the following challenge:

I hope that by using greenery and a poinsettia it will be considered back to nature. At any rate it was fun to do that card. 

I am so glad to get a bit of card making in and have another Christmas card done for my holiday giving. Thanks for stopping by and I hope your week will be a wonderful one.

God bless,
Verna

17 comments:

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Verna! This is one of my favorite Christmas cards for The year! That gingham is fabulous with your wonderfully layered poinsettia! Really a beautiful card and so festive!

Sandy Hulsart said...

Verna, your card is stunning but our challenge is Back to Nature (add a critter; butterfly, dragonfly, bird, etc) Perhaps you will join us again?

Barbara said...

I am sure that you enjoyed your grandson visit, but I am glad that you got your stamping supplies out again. This is so sweet with the red and white and gingham. You have a start on your Christmas cars too. I don't want to think about it yet.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Doesn't that poinsettia look lovely against the gingham background?! I am loving this creation, Verna! It's good to see you getting crafty, although even crafting isn't as much fun as grandsons! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Darnell

Kathy Krug said...

This is beautiful. I love the checked paper and the poinsettia.

Olga Moore said...

Very pretty! The gingham background really makes your card pop. Love it!

Donna Phelan said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love your background, you were right....and that Poinsettia is FABULOUS!!! This is bold and beautiful!

Donna Ellis said...

I am back with my DT hat on, Verna! Thanks for sharing your pretty project in the Scrapy Land Challenge! Hope you will join us again! hugs and blessings, de {Creative Smiles}

Judy Woodland said...

What an awesome Christmas card. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the gingham paper on this.....just really different and very sweet. Your poinsettia is awesome too!!! Well done!

cardscookiecarrotcake said...

Love your Christmas card! The poinsettia on the gingham looks stunning.

Vicki Dutcher said...

This looks so fabulous with that gingham background!

Lori Kobular said...

Gorgeous card with that big beautiful poinsettia on the red gingham background! Really pretty Christmas card! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenge #23!

Ina said...

Nothing screams out more loudly floral wise than a poinsettia at Christmas time. Gorgeous card Verna.

Asha said...

This is so lovely, Verna. Gingham makes everything look so warm and cosy and safe. Love this card.
hugs, Asha

Shari M said...

Great idea t mix the gingham and poinsettia, Like it.

Anne Temple said...

Gorgeous Christmas card and I love your poinsettia. So glad you shared it with us for the Scrapy Land Challenge.

Lisa Babitz said...

Beautiful! Love your poinsettia!!

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