Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Pink Poinsettia for CAS Christmas

Hello friends.  I'm glad you stopped by.

It's time for another challenge at CAS Christmas.


Loll is hosting our challenge this month.


The Design team is joined by a fabulous Guest Designer,
Marina (My Perfect Life).

I love this Spellbinder Layered Poinsettia die!

I've die cut from watercolor paper and used Worn Lipstick DOX ink
to watercolor the poinsettia and Pine Needles DI 
to watercolor the leaves.

The pine sprigs die cuts were extras tucked in with the dies.
I added a bit more color and arranged it on this
two piece frame.  There's a piece of vellum behind the frame
to soften the background a bit.

I stamped the sentiment in gray instead of black
to pair with the soft color of the flower.

Since I've colored my die cuts, I'll add this to the gallery at

Challenges:


Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.

Enjoy!


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Vintage Christmas Post (HA)
Ink:  Smokey Gray (FV), Worn Lipstick (DOX), Pine Needles (DI)  
Paper:   Neenah, Vellum, Watercolor (Strathmore cold press)
Other:  Layered Poinsettia Dies (SpB), Pine Sprigs Die (PS), Flower Background Die (AE)


29 comments:

MaryH said...

It's soft & beautiful, and I love the background dies. How pretty layered as you've done the different sizes; showcases that lovely pink poinsettia just perfectly. Another scorcher here. Stay cool. TFS &Hugs

JosieD said...

Soft, beautiful poinsettia card! Like the frame with the vellum behind to complete the look.

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous Poinsettia, Bonnie! I love how you watercolored the petals, leaves, and sprigs, and your background frame is sheer perfection! Such a beautiful CAS Christmas card...I'm looking forward to playing along again!

Nancy said...

Stunning and I had to stop and tell you so!!

Christine Alexander said...

Gorgeous Bonnie, I love the soft colour of your pink poinsettia. the background frames really make it pop with all those delicate layers.

nancy littrell said...

Absolutely Stunning die cut and watercoloured poinsettia with your beautifully textured background. TFS Bonnie. Your card needs to be touched! Hugs..

Papercraft Boutique said...

This is gorgeous and elegant, Bonnie! I LOVE your 3D poinsettia! The texture of the beautifully watercolored paper is just like a real flower and your styling of the flower and leaves is perfect.
The white on white flower background adds brilliance and keeps the card CAS. Hideko xx

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

That Spellbinders poinsettia is one of my faves too, Bonnie! Just love how you watercolored it in those soft pinks - so gorgeous! The pines add the perfect touch!!

Jo Manna said...

Oh my Bonnie, this pink poinsettia is exceptional. Your framing makes this card regal and you're right, the grey stamping really completes the softness of it all. Beautiful!! xx

JD/ Jill said...

Beautiful card!

Ina G said...

Beautiful card Bonnie. Love that poinsettia in pink. Time to get my SB die out I think.

Maxine D said...

What a stunning card Bonnie - this is exquisite. Love the soft pink on the petals and the fabulous background die cut
Blessings
Maxine

Loll said...

Amazing colours and dimension from your layered poinsettia spray with pine needles. And it looks so pretty on the gorgeous intricate layered background. Adding the vellum adds a dreaminess to the look. Very beautiful and elegant card Bonnie! xx

Marcia HIll said...

Oh my...this is absolutely GORGEOUS Bonnie!! Your Poinsettia is so pretty using the soft pink color and really pops against the greenery and that fabulous white frame! Lovely, lovely card my friend!! :0)

Susan said...

Lovely soft colour for the poinsettia - a great contrast to the bright greenery. And the background is fabulous - what a good idea to put in the piece of vellum!

JoAnn said...

Wow, this is gorgeous Bonnie. Love the soft colors and that die cut background is the perfect touch. TFS
Happy 4th of July.

Nancy Stislow said...

This is total elegance. Bonnie! That die is just gorgeous and you formed your poinsettia so beautifully! My gosh, this is just beautiful!

Sandy said...

Oh Miss Bonnie - you sure are good and this is one delightful Christmas Card. Without a doubt, one of the prettiest Christmas Cards I have ever seen! May I ask you who makes that Flower Background Die?
I think we have ruled out Cary and gong to see a retirement center in the mountains of N.C. even though my daughter lives in Raleigh. Believe me, you and my daughter are quite a draw for the eastern part of the state!
Sandy xx

Brenda said...

What a stunning card Bonnie! I love those dies you used for the background and that poinsettia is just gorgeous! Love how you colored it, it's so soft and touchable. Hugs, Brenda

Mac Mable said...

The ever so pretty die cut background is such a beautiful base for that ever so pretty pink poinsettia. The extra pine sprigs look fabulous and Bonnie so is your card x

Heidi Stamps said...

Beautiful!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my! This is one gorgeous card! Softly colored, artfully designed. Wow!

Trina P. said...

Gorgeous, Bonnie! Your watercolouring is amazing! Awesome texture with the lacy background. Sweet design. Love it in pink! xx

Karen D. said...

Love it Bonnie. That poinsettia die is still one of my favs too.
Love the bkg...so elegant looking.
have a great wknd.
x Karen

Julia Aston said...

What gorgeous lacy die cut panels behind your beautiful layered poinsettia Bonnie! Julia xx

Nance said...

This is so beautiful, Bonnie! Very soft and elegant. I love that background die! Hugs my friend! See you soon!

Marina said...

So pretty - the combo of poinsettia and the lattice die reminds me of a cathedral at Christmastime.

Pat said...

What a pretty poinsettia and foliage Bonnie and the ornate double framed background in WOW is just perfect with it. x

BożenA said...

Your poinsettia is so gentle and beautiful, Bonnie! Background that you chose for him is so beautiful, elegant and intricate.