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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Perfect Poinsettia...

I have a thing for poinsettias.  I love them and used to purchase them at Christmas time, but gave up a few years ago because I cannot keep one alive to save my life.   So... I have taken to purchasing poinsettia stamps... much longer lasting!  My most recent purchases have been Penny Black's Christmas Star and the lovely poinsettia stamp I used on my card today from the ODBD set Blessed Christmas.  And to make it even better, Kelley the owner of ODBD came out this year with a die to match the image!!  I'm in poinsettia heaven!!!



I made the card for the current ODBD challenge which this week is a lovely sketch.  I stamped the poinsettia image on some yummy papers from the new Websters Pages Christmas Collection Combo Waiting for Santa/Sweet Season.  One image was diecut using the die and the other was trimmed out by hand.  Both were ink distressed with my new favorite distress ink:  Old Paper.  The trimmed out flower was popped up on top of the diecut image with foam dimensionals.  Additional Websters Pages paper were used for the background pieces.  The card base is PTI's Fine Linen.  The red cardstock is SU!'s Cherry Cobbler (I think!).  All the pieces were ink distressed with Old Paper, as well.  I love how the card turned out.

Thanks for taking a peek.... hope you are able to keep your poinsettias alive!!

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI Fine Linen & SU! Cherry Cobbler; PP:  Websters Pages; Ink:  PTI True Black, SU! Cherry Cobbler, Ranger Old Paper Distress Ink; Spellbinders Plain & Scalloped Circle Dies; ODBD Poinsettia die; Kaiser Craft rhinestones; Hero Arts Lace ribbon

7 comments:

Lin said...

This is really lovely, Rosemary! I'm with you on the poinsettia plants - can't make them last very long. This year I found a pretty pink fake one at JoAnn's - it looks really real! Have you seen Jane's digital one: http://www.squigglefly.com/shop/pretty-poinsettia. I love it!

Nat said...

Hi Rosemary, I love Poinsettias too but I can't keep any plants in this old house as it is too cold in the Winter. Love this card and the pp's are awesome! I have this petite pack from Webesters too but have not used them yet. Your design is so beautiful!
Happy belated Birthday to you, I hope you enjoyed your day!! :)
Hugs, Nat :)

Olga said...

I love your card and that sketch is fantastic!!!!

Barb said...

Rosie, I just LOVE the way you used the Webster's Pages! They go perfectly with your beautiful poinsettia!

Poinsettias ARE a difficult and sensitive plant. They don't like to be too wet or too dry, they hate it when there is air blowing on them whether it's hot or cold, so you can't place them in a drafty area and when you water them, they like to be watered very slowly, only in the center where the stem goes into the dirt. Hope this helps and you can maybe give another one a try! Hugs!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Rosemary, this is over the top gorgeous!!! Love those papers andthe way you have turned the Ponsettia. Thanks so much for takign the time to play along in this weeks Shining the Light Challenge over at ODBD and sharing your gorgeous creation. Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Elise said...

This is POSITIVELY decadent crafting, friend! Such opulent use of MATERIAL! Send THIS one, to the Queen! {!}

Chrissy D said...

Ohhhh SO LOVELY! Thank you for joining us in the ODBDSLC!! Have a blessed weekend!