Saturday 4 December 2021

Flowers for Christmas


I love seeing the bright and happy poinsettias at Christmas time.
Using this new to me stencil called Single Poinsettia, I created a cluster of flowers.
A little masking, a little inking can transform the look.

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I began with a white card panel and positioned the Single poinsettia in the bottom corner.  I masked off the areas I didn't want to ink up using some low tack tape.  
  • I inked up the stencil with some Festive Berries Distress Oxide ink. To darken the middle a bit, I used some Barn Door then right in the center where the berries are, I used a bit of Dusty Concord to darken.
  • I repositioned the stencil up to the side a bit, masked again and then inked with the same inks.  I repeated that process one more time, giving me 3 flowers in the cluster.
  • To add more interest, I stenciled using the Simple Grid and some more Festive Berries DOX ink.
  • I rubbed the ink along the edges as well to add some shading.
  • I splattered with my white Posca pen.
  • While that dried, I die cut the sentiment 3 times and glued them together.
  • I glued the flower panel onto a heavy white card base, then glued the stacked sentiment over the flowers.  
  • Lastly, I added 3 black gems for more interest.

Here are the stencils I used:

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Thanks so very much for coming by for a visit.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Crazy 4 Challenges- CHRISTMAS FLOWERS
Alphabet Challenge - 'R' FOR RED

Stamps- none
Inks- DOX (TH)
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ont.)
Accessories and Tools- stencils- A Colorful Life Designs; Sending Cheer die (WPlus 9); 
TE inking brush; low tack tape; black gems (Dollar Store); Posca paint pen


Sarn said...

REALLY beautiful. Love this one.
Hugs, Sarn x

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

How beautiful, love the stencilling and colour, great sentiment too.
Faith x

cuilliesocks said...

A beautifully designed card Karen and fab colours, Kate x

meg said...

A beautiful poinsettia card in gorgeous shades of red,thank you for joining in at the Alphabet Challenge

Christine Alexander said...

wow, beautiful effect by masking the poinsettias ♥

kiwimeskreations said...

Ohhh Karen this is a stunner - a great use of the poinsettia stencil and the grid background is such a contrast that is forms a great background.
Stay safe

I Card Everyone said...

Another Poinsettia to love! Karen this is so wonderful - you've reminded me how wonderful Festive Berries is!

Bonnie said...

Bright and beautiful, Karen!

Dawn Phillips said...

Stunning card. You did a lovely job with the masking. Thanks for joining us at The Alphabet Challenge. Love Dawn x