Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Framed Poinsettia

It's hard to think of poinsettias when my garden is full of phlox, baby's breath, astrantia, foxgloves, and geraniums, but this month I have to as the CAS Christmas Challenge wants them on our cards.


I went with a simple framed die cut poinsettia on a red card base.

After die cutting the poinsettia layers with watercolour paper, I watercoloured them with my Gansai Tambi paints, keeping it darker in the centre and fading out to the petal tips.  I used my ball stylus to give the petals some dimension and layered them.  I added it to a red card base gluing down the centre and popping up some of the petals with tiny bits of foam tape.  I die cut a stick frame to glue around it.  Finished of with a  simple heat embossed sentiment on the bottom, and a tiny bit of stickles and some gold gemstones in the poinsettia's centre.  Here's a close-up:


Head on over to CAS Christmas for more poinsettia inspiration from the rest of our Design Team and our July Guest Designer, Marina (My Perfect Life).  You have until July 24th to link up clean and simple cards featuring poinsettias.

I'm also taking my card over to AAA Cards where the challenge is to use a frame.




And to CAS Mix Up for the "Colour Your Die Cuts" challenge.


I have my watercoloured die cut, stamping, and heat embossing.

Also taking it over to Winter Wonderland where the challenge is "Square Cards Only".





Supplies:
Stamps - A Muse sentiment
Ink - ColorBox white
Paper - white and red cs, watercolour paper
Size - 4.75" square
Accessories - Poppy Stamps Grand Stick Frame die, Poppy Stamps Blooming Poinsettia die, Gansai Tambi watercolour paints, white embossing powder, gold Stickles, gold gemstones, foam tape



18 comments:

  1. Love the die cut stick frame setting this off. And your style of watercoloring deep to lighter and leaving the end of the petals white. Plus the foam tape to raise the petals and the centre in gold. Very striking card!

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  2. What a beautiful poinsettia, Susan! Love the watercolor and the center with Stickles and gold beads! It's so pretty on the red card with the stick frame around it!

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  3. I love how you used the red for the card base and the white stick frame, it really frames your poinsettia. Great colouring the gradation of colour is perfect.

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  4. OMG..Susan, Gorgeous die cut and watercolored poinsettia with the beautiful gold embellishments in the center of your flower. All that and a CAS stick frame on red cardstock. Wow! TFS my friend and joining us at CAS Mix Up. Hugs..

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  5. Oh my, that poinsettia bloom is simply gorgeous. You've accomplish such creative watercoloring on those petals. Loving the red card stock too, it really makes that Christmas flower pop. Your framing also compliments this whole beauty, love it xx

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  6. It sounds like your garden is full of beautiful blooms, Susan!
    Your poinsettia is gorgeous with the wonderful shading of the watercolored petals, and the shiny stickles & gold gemstones! The white stick frame leads the eye right into the flower. And the red card base is merry and bright! Hideko xx

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  7. Your watercoloured poinsettia is gorgeous Susan. Love the soft colour and the pretty sparkles in the center. The stick frame and red card base really stand out. It gives this design an Asian flare. So very pretty! xx

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  8. I love how this turned out Susan, the richness of the red is wonderful.
    xx Karen

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  9. Beautiful card. The poinsettia is so beautifully colored and framed with the lovely die cut.

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  10. Wow...Love the vibrancy of the red card stock and the delicate and beautiful water colouring of that poinsettia. The stick frame die cut draws your eye right in to your stunning card. Thank you for joining in the fun at the CAS Mix Up Challenge with this beauty Susan x.

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  11. How I love this very different look for a poinsettia, Susan. Not only do I love the frame and red background but this is so creative and original and like the way you watercolored it. This is beautiful and so unique too!

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  12. So beautiful! Love your shading on the poinsettia and that stick frame is a super contrast. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

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  13. Gorgeous card, beautifully coloured. Thank you for joining us at Winter Wonderland. Pat K xx

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  14. Just beautiful, Susan! The red card base is striking and showcases your beautifully watercoloured poinsettia superbly. Love the stick frame and stickles/beads. xx

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  15. Gorgeous watercoloring on your poinsettia Susan! LOVE that stick frame and the bold red background! Julia xx

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  16. Beautiful watercolor poinsettia and a great backdrop of bright red! Have a great week, Susan!

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  17. Lovely colouring of that beautiful flower. Thanks for joining AAA Cards! Hugs Åsa

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  18. I love how you've reversed the expected colours (red poinsettia on white card) - and brought it up-to-date.

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