Wednesday, August 12, 2015

A Merry Poinsettia Framed Favourite

 Happy Wednesday!
It's time for another Muse: Christmas Visions installment.  
If any of you know me personally, you know that I LOVE poinsettias.  I have a nice collection of stamps and a few dies.  Today, I decided to make this latest card with the SSS Poinsettia Parade die.  It has smaller scale poinsettias and I had in mind to make a tiny framed front to my card.  I also wanted to add some drama, so a textured black card stock was my first choice.  I started by creating a loose frame by embossing the corners separately with a stamp that is intended to be a butterfly path.  I have also used this stamp as a balloon streamer!  Anyway, stamped in Versa Mark and heat embossed in gold, then I layered my poinsettia parts onto a green textured swatch die.  The little leaf is a Memory box die and I layered a pine needle die cut over the green, just snipping the edges off while following the leaf shape.  I also placed a few golden seed beads in the poinsettia center.  The sentiment is an old and retired SU.
My simple, but favourite Christmas flower...
I hope that you will have time to play this next week.  The linkup is open until next Wednesday at 8:00 Eastern.
Have a wonderful day...and add to those Christmas cards.  Will your framed favourite be a flower, tree or something else special to you?
Looking forward to seeing your creations in the gallery!


  1. Well now I understand your question! and what a wonder this is to behold!!! Chriss, I guarantee I will put aside time to play along ... oh how I wish I had that E.H. stamp from her latest release ... Gorgeous!!!
    =] Michele

  2. Another really gorgeous card, Chriss! Your Poinsettia is so pretty, and I love how you embossed the butterfly path in gold around your green striking!

  3. You are so clever to have used those balloon streamers!! They look terrific ... Fabulous elegant card Chriss!

  4. Just beautiful!!! I love poinsettias too. I love your color choice and the gold framing. Can you tell me what butterfly set you used? Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

  5. Gorgeous, Chriss ... love how the vibrant red and green really pop against the black ... and those touches of gold are just perfect! Hugs, Anita :)

  6. Hi Chriss! This is such a beautiful card and I wanted you to know I had so much fun making a card inspired by yours! The black was a wonderful way to add drama,well done!


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