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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!
Chriss

7 comments:

  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

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  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 panel...so striking!

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

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  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.

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  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 :)

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  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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