Monday, December 31, 2012


It's no fun being sick all week and especially on Christmas Week.  I have not accomplished much as I get way too tired out, but I AM pleased with this card that I made for the Queen for the Day Challenge on Splitcoast Stampers.  QFTD145 is located here.  The End of Year Challenge was to find the person who was Queen nearest your birthday and I was pleased to get Roberta.  I had not been able to make a card in her honor then.  Too much partying you think??
So I wanted so badly to play with my Tim Holtz Poinsettia and I was able to use it here.  I used a plain piece of tan cardstock for the Background that I ran through the Cuttlebug with a snowy Christmasy folder.  I hit the finished  piece with VersaMark and embossed it with some Tarnished Gold Embossing Powder.   The oval was left from an earlier project.  I touched the edges with VersaMark and also Tarnished Gold.

Then I found two pieces of K&CO cardstock from a mat that were different colors and cut out the Tim Holtz Tattered Pointsettia.  I stamped the blue petals/leaves with Hero Arts Old French Writing and the red ones with All Night Media music - two old favorites of mine that just never die.  I punched holes in the centers and was intending to attach the entire flower with a brad, but I found this button that I liked better, so I glued the flower down one section at a time and put the button on with a Zot.  The leaves and petals are all curled a little with my fingernail.  The colors are a bit richer than the picture shows, but I am pleased.


  1. I just have to tell myself that one poinsettia die is enough, and settle for the idea of using script and music on the one I have! Love the colours - and the embossing folder in the background.

  2. You know I loved this poinsettia card! The shape of the flower, the layers, the papers, colors ... commented on SC. I have one poinsettia die from Papertrey Ink and it is so weird, I don't even know why I bought it. I guess some of the sample cards must have been made to look really good ... or maybe it was because I didn't have one and I didn't take the time to shop around. That's probably more like it. Anyway ... it is three not-so-graduated sizes that are odd-shaped and awkward-looking when put together. I used it once to make a "funky" flower out of zebra stripes and pink papers for my teenage cousin, but never for a poinsettia. I don't think music paper or any paper could "save" it or make it better. Arrgghh! Not a wise investment. Oh, well. That happens. :)