Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Poinsettia in Gold

Did you observe World Card Making Day Saturday?  I spent a good part of the morning addressing cards for the mail, and in the afternoon I made three cards.  Monday morning I photographed.  There's a lot more to stamping than making cards!  I'll have to wait a bit to share some of the cards I made, but today I have a Christmas card.




The frame and poinsettia were already cut and laying on my desk unassembled.  They looked dull and uninteresting until I splattered them with dilute white acrylic paint.  Perhaps too dilute, hence the large splatters, but I still like the look of it.  I cut the poinsettia again from green glitter paper for the leaves, and nested it on gold glitter foliage.




The flower center is glitter paper circles.  I know, not very gorgeous, but it will be easy to mail.  I had a fancy rhinestone brad all picked out for it, but in the end I couldn't bring myself to add the hard bulk.  Glitter paper dots and the retired JustRite sentiment finish it off.  Here's the die list:

Poppystamps Stitched Poinsettia Trio
Poppystamps Sylvan Sprig
Die-namics Stitched Rectangle Frames

I'm happy to have added another Christmas card to my stash, and it sure was quick and easy.  Thanks a lot for visiting today.  You know I love it when you stop by.  Take care!


22 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

Leslie this is just adorable. The pretty poinsettias and those splats, love it and the whole card is stunning. It's amazing what a splat here or there or even everywhere does to enhance a card, great sentimental stamp too.xx

Sherri said...

Once again you give me inspiration! I LOVE the spatters against the gold! Makes a beautiful card into a stunning one! Another wow card!!!

Christine Alexander said...

wow, what a difference the white splatters made, I thought it was the paper pattern. Love the card and really love the splatters :)

Nanny's Pansy Patch said...

I love poinsettiea cards. What says Christmas better than that! Beautiful card and you're right one more for the pile that I'm not doing - again!! Good for you!

Yogi said...

pretty card. Love that poinsettia. And yes there is a ton of more work after making the card... Have a great day. We've got more snow coming down SIGH.

Verna Angerhofer said...

So very artistic in design and so very elegant too! I love all the splatters you added. I like that they are bigger too!

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous glittery poinsettia, Leslie. I love your acrylic paint splatters and sentiment. TFS Hugs.

laurie said...

Your poinsettia is GORGEOUS!!I love all the splatters..such a fun look!

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Oh Leslie, I adore those splatters, you are a brave one my friend, I'm always terrified of trying in fear of totally messing my card.
And I adore that Poinsettia in gold, gorgeous and so elegant.
You should come and share this amazing card at THE FLOWER CHALLENGE, which is "Add Sparkle", we would love to see you in the gallery.
Hugs,
Maria.

Lynette said...

What a great idea to splatter with white! Your card is so beautiful. I love the sentiment.

Traci M said...

I love the big splashes...it just brings what could be a very traditional card modernized! I am so glad you tried that as I have a gigantic poinsettia sitting in my drawer that looks a little blah and I’m going to try your method. But since I have carpet...may bring the splattering down a tad! Beautiful card, Leslie!

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Leslie! Your snow-splattered, golden poinsettias are luscious, and the springs of glittery leaves are darling (with their matching dancing dots!). Beautifully done, and such a gorgeous sentiment! Hmmmm, methinks there is a birthday on the horizon? LOL hugs, de

Darlene said...

Well now isn't that a clever idea! Looks AWESOME! I did QUICKLY add a card for the World Card Making Saturday and there are other challenges I want to create for that ties in with the event ... hopefully tomorrow! I had to get my hair & toes done today ... hey, a lady has to look good while she's crafting! Right!?! lol Hugs and thanks for inspiration ... love it!

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful Christmas card(still not started mine!)Love the fabulous poinsettis and splatters--I get a big A4 sheet of stamps free every month with the craft mag and this month we got two!!!
Carol x

Stacy Morgan said...

yes there is a lot more to card making that just the cards. hee hee This is beautiful. Awesome gold touches and pretty framing. Glad you got to play along Saturday too.

pam said...

Gorgeous Christmas card Leslie, love your added white splatter! gorgeous poinsettia flower and love the stamp, sure I must have that one as purchased so many Justrite stamps.
Pam x

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful, I love all the metallic you have used in the card, the white splatters gives it that great snowy feel to it, great font on the sentiment!

Pauline said...

I have always said you have such a great creative mind - I love those splatters! It really adds to the card - very cool. I would of never of thought of that. Poinsettias is gorgeous love the added green leaves, and the springs of greenery (well goldish). Good for you for another one added to your stash. Thanks for inspiring me today as you do with every post. Have a wonderful week Leslie!

Ros Crawford said...

I love the look of the large splatters!! What a fantastic card!! Love the poinsettia and the gorgeous glittery sprigs!

crafty-stamper said...

Hi Leslie thank you for the comment on my card and the image was cut with "Old Letter" die from Gummiapan forgot to mention that -just added the information lol
Carol x

Stef Perry said...

Just the smallest additions can be so transformative to a project and I totally love how fabulous your card looks with the white splatters on the ponsettia and red background! Absolutely gorgeous, Leslie!

Sue from Oregon said...

Yes, most of my cards are designed to mail so it does limit all the foofy stuff LOL! This is another festive and pretty one!

♥ Sue Kment

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