Monday, November 5, 2012

A Passion for Poinsettias

Hi, it's Bridget here on our first Monday in November - I've started working on Christmas cards recently! 
Don't you just love poinsettias with their deep rich color and thick velvety leaves and petals?  I've been having fun with the set Poinsettia lately - here I stamped it on card stock three times, once on green for the leaves, and three times on deep red for the flower, so I could layer it up.  I also slightly curled the leaves with the handle of a thick paintbrush.  All edges have been sponged with ink to provide a bit more dimension.  I wanted the flower to pop against a lot of white space, so simply added a small strip of dp and a banner sentiment.  Embossing a white or cream background is a good way to add interest without losing all that clean, crisp space!  Don't forget, this set and all of the sets featured in the Design Team Favorites Blog Hop are on sale at 25% off until November 7!  Be sure to check out all the birthday surprises and giveaways over at Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps!
I hope you're having a great Monday, thanks for stopping by!
Supplies include:
My Favorite Things Fishtail Flags Die-namic
Spellbinders M-bossibilities Elite embossing folder
Stampin Up Cherry Cobbler, Lucky Limeade card stock
Stampin Up Cherry Cobbler, Lucky Limeade ink
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Stampin Up Festival of Prints dp


Jennie said...

Beautiful card and love the embossing!

Cathymac said...

Another beauty with this stamp set, Bridget! Love the clean, crisp look with the rich colors!

farmlifewife said...

Elegant and beautiful!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Gorgeous card Bridget. Love the fab Poinsettia with the white, textures background.

Mary Kruschke said...

Bridget, your pearls add the ultimate finishing touch - gorgeous!