Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Poinsettia Wreath for Christmas!

Hello friends! I hope your weekend was wonderful and that you are enjoying this season of advent! I have a quick card to share with you today that I made for a challenge on SCS. I used this month's release at Our Daily Bread designs, Poinsettia Wreath. This wreath is one of my favorite ones! The poinsettias are so fun to color and in this case, I decided to layer them up a bit. I heat embossed the image with gold and then cut it out, and I stamped the floral part a couple more times so I could layer on a few extra petals for dimension. I water colored with Distress Markers since Copics and embossing don't get along that well together. I decided to go for a lighter color in order to let the embossing shine a bit more, and then I added some little gold Recollections pearls. I love that this set has the separate bow so you can easily place it where ever you want it. The background is stamped with an older stamp from ODBD, Poinsettia Background. I stamped it with Distress Marker - Barn Door. I also used a Sizzix and a Cuttlebug embossing folder, and a Spellbinders Floral Ovals. The card base is vanilla and the matting is a red mirrored paper.

 I am entering this in the following challenges: Artistic Stampers - must use rubber stamp,  Home for Christmas, Cards Galore -  Christmas, Cupcake Craftroom - Anything for Christmas, Natalie and Amy's ChallengeChristmas or winter, OozakAnything goes plus red, Sparkles Forum Challenges -- Christmas is coming, Unique Crafters Challenge - Christmas (Freebie available), Addicted to Stamps Challenge - Christmas Time,  Amusing Challenges -  Die Cut,  Corrosive Challenges -  Anything Goes, Glitter n Sparkle - Flowers, My Sheri Crafts  -   Tis the Season, Stamp your Life Anything goes,  Card Makin' Mamas - cards only – Week 1, Silver and/or Gold, Fussy and Fancy -  I Love Christmas, Jingle Belles -  Christmas -  Anything (Holiday) Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by!!!  I love hearing from you!


31 comments :

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Grace! I love the embossing and the layered poinsettias! Very elegant! Hugs!

Rosietoes said...

Gorgeous poinsettia Grace. I love the layers and the embossing. Have a blessed Christmas season.

Edna x

Scrapaddict said...

Absolutely stunning! Love the embossing. Thanks for joining us for our first challenge at Stamp Your Life!

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Grace.

Hugs Riet.xx

Sparkly Engineer said...

The gold embossing on the wreath is lovely and the popped poinsettias make it extra pretty.

craftygranny said...

Beautiful and love the flowers , just perfect for the challenge at glitternsparkle hugs trisha x

kathi17 said...

This is beautiful Grace. I love your coloring and layers, and that embossed ribbon is gorgeous!

scrappingnana said...

This is gorgeous. Love the layered poinsettia and your coloring. The embossed layers are perfect. TFS

JD said...

Beautiful, great gold embossing, makes the card look so elegant!

Mary said...

AWESOME!So pretty...

Traci S. said...

Hi Grace~

This is without a doubt the most amazing Christmas Card I have seen this year! The gold embossed wreath is just stunning. And the red wreath background with the vanilla embossed paper in the center is just perfect to set off this wreath. And, those poinsettias! WOW! I love the gold on them and the little gold pearls are so special...you must be able to work with the tiniest embellishments! It looks spectacular!

He IS Able!
Traci Starkweather

Conniecrafter said...

so lovely, like the dimension you gave to the flowers and the gold centers, pretty embossing too!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is absolutely stunning Grace!! I just love the embossing and your water coloring!! The poinsettia background matches perfectly!!
hugs,
Chris

Cissy Prestage said...

What a beautiful and festive holiday card! Love all your aattention to detail! Just gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Unique Crafters Challenge.
Hugs and sunshine,
Cissy

Teresa said...

Superb card for our Christmastime challenge at Addicted to stamps thanks for playing along.
Teresa x

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Fantastic embossing and wow... simply beautiful!

MaxineD said...

Absolutely gorgeous Grace - love the way you have accented the embossing by using a lighter green.
Blessings
Maxine

*Vicki* said...

Grace, this is such an amazing design!! Love the elegant images and popped out details! Thanks for sharing your creation with us over at Fussy and Fancy Fridays ! Hope you will join us again!! Smiles and Hugs - *Vicki* ~ DT member

Rose said...

stunning!!!! so glad you joined us for our first challenge on Stamp Your Life :)

Sherry Eckblad said...

Beautiful card! Love all the layers and that beautiful poinsettia. Thanks for joining us at Stamp Your Life.

Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous card. Thank you for joining us over at Cards Galore this month.

Hugs
Linda DT

Kjersti said...

A gorgeous Christmas card!
Thanks for playing along at Addicted to Stamps Christmas challenge this time!
Hugs Kjersti:)

Mari Kocjancic said...

Very nice! Thank you so much for joining us in the Stamp Your Life Anything Goes Challenge!

Susan Flynn said...

A stunning card, what a fabulous wreath! Thanks for joining us at Card Makin' Mamas for our Silver and/or Gold Challenge hugs Susan x

Kelley said...

Just stunning! Love the poinsettia's! They just blow me sway!

Astrid Maclean said...

Fabulous project! Love that stamp!!Thanks for sharing it with us at the Artistic Stamper!!

* Shaz * said...

Fabulous creation!

Thank you for joining in the fun at Sparkles Monthly Challenges for our * Christmas is coming * challenge

Hope you will join us again & good luck in the draw
Hugs Shaz x

Artyjen said...

Thanks for playing along at The Artistic Stamper this month with your stunning Christmas card.
xoxo Sioux

Rebecca said...

Hi Gorgeous creation! Thanks for joining us at Sparkles monthly challenge hope you will join us again!

Love From Rebecca xx

Susie Little said...

Gorgeous, thank you for playing along with Natalie & Amy's Challenge xx

cabio's craft corner said...

Beautiful dimension flower and delightful Christmas card Thanks for joining us at Oozak Challenge and hope to see you again for the next ones :o)
Hugs,
Cabio