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Sunday, 10 August 2014

Christmas Blessings

Aren't Poinsettias a work of art?  They're such a different looking flower.  The blossoms look just like the leaves, only they're a different colour.  If you had only heard the Poinsettia described and had never seen it, you'd probably wonder what all the hype was about.  Why would it be our Christmas flower?  Once you've seen it, however, you'd stop wondering.  It really is a wonderful flower.

I've used the Poinsettia from the Joyful Christmas stamp set and coloured it using my Blendabilities.  I masked the finished flower and stamped snowflakes over the Whisper White paper.  It really softened the effect, especially since I chose to stamp the snowflakes using my Encore Silver ink.  On top of that I stamped my sentiment using Always Artichoke.  The simple words "Christmas Blessings" seemed the perfect fit.

My base cardstock is Smoky Slate followed by a layer of Cherry Cobbler and then a layer of Always Artichoke.  Then I mounted the stamped Whisper White on those layers.  A simple card but the Poinsettia makes it elegant.

































For more cards using these colours, check out Christmas Card Challenges #37.

For more cards that are "anything goes" Christmas cards, check out Completely Christmas.

10 comments:

  1. Gorgeous Design just perfect for our challenge over at Completely Christmas....Thank you for sharing with us,
    we look forward to you joining in with the fun again next time...
    Hugs
    Suzy B ( Owner )
    xx

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    1. Thank you very much, Suzy. I'm glad I found your challenges.

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  2. Beautiful Christmas card! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Christmas Card Challenges.

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    1. Thanks so much, Donna. I enjoy your challenges.

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  3. Love that huge poinsettia flower! So pretty! Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges! Karen N (DT)

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    1. Thank you very much, Karen. I love participating in your challenges.

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  4. Just LOVE your flower!!! amazing!! Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges!

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    1. Thank you, Wendi. I always love the challenges you offer.

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  5. Beautiful poinsettia, Heidi. Glad you could join us at Sunday Christmas Card Challenges.

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    1. Thank you, Marsha for the kind comments and also for introducing me to your challenge. I've been enjoying them.

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