Thursday, 13 April 2017

Three Versions of the Same Poinsettia

The suggested theme for the SCS Christmas Card Challenge for March was poinsettias. I do a quota of 10 each month and I didn't get my March quota finished so sat down today and did three variations using the same stamp.

And the April Christmas Cards All Year Round challenge is flowers.

For each variation, I stamped and heat embossed the poinsettia on watercolour paper, but used different colours each time.  I used Inktense watercolour pencils to colour all three versions, fussy cut all three, and mounted them on fun foam but on different colours or styles of cardbases. This one is on a red panel die cut with a stitched square and then on a square white cardbase.

This one is stamped and heat embossed in gold.  It is on a red cardbase, with a gold die cut sentiment, and some gold gemstones in the centre of the flower.

Next up is one stamped in black ink and heat embossed in clear ep, on a white cardbase, with a stamped and heat embossed sentiment.

And lastly, stamped and heat embossed in white, on a red panel die cut with a stitched square and then on a square white cardbase.

Interesting to see how the different colours of ink and embossing powder change the look!

Stamps - Stamp Oasis poinsettia
Ink - gold version - ColorBox Gold; black version - Versafine Onyx Black; white version - Hero Arts Snow
Paper - red and white cs for the card bases, watercolour paper, scrap of gold cs for the die cut sentiment on the gold version
Size - A2; 4.75" square
Accessories - gold, clear, and white embossing powders; Inktense watercolour pencils, gold gemstones, Lil Inkers stitched square die, fun foam


  1. This poinsettia is gorgeous each way you've done it, Susan! It's amazing how the different colors of embossing make such a difference in the look!

  2. I love all 3 of your poinsettia cards Susan. I especially like how the black heat embossing on your 2nd card really made your flower pop, but all 3 are really beautiful. TFS my friend. Hugs..

  3. All three versions are so pretty, Susan. Great job using the same beautiful image in different ways. They all are unique. xx

  4. Susan, I love all three of these! I love the versatility of this stamp and the different looks you achieved with it! Thanks for the inspiration!

  5. What a great idea to make 3 versions - each is so pretty but I think I favor the 2nd one! Isn't it great to get our Christmas cards done early! Julia xx

  6. Beautiful Christmas card Susan. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Christmas Cards All Year Round. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

  7. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at CCAYR, good luck!!! Amy DT

  8. great way of adding to your stash, each one is so pretty. I love that stamp, I'm probably going to have to borrow it again :)

  9. Very pretty Christmas cards! Thanks for sharing with us at CCAYR.

  10. Beautiful card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our CHRISTMAS CARDS ALL YEAR 'ROUND challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper


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