Thursday, October 11, 2018

Joyful Pink Poinsettia

Hello friends.  I'm so glad you could stop by.

I counted up my Christmas cards the other day and I'm still at least 20 short.
So I need to get some more done.

The challenge at Jingle Belles is 
Pink Christmas....for the Cure
This month Stephanie and Lauren are supporting Breast Cancer Awareness month.
They want to see pink Christmas cards and will donate to the
Breast Cancer Research Foundation
for every card entered in this challenge.

Kudos to Stephanie and Lauren!

I hope this has enough pink in it.

I think this will fit at the Flower Challenge is celebrating their 2nd birthday!


The camera doesn't show the gold glitter I used for the flower center.
It sparkles really nice on my desk!

I've die cut the poinsettia bloom from a piece of shimmer spray background
and the stem and leaves from some Inka Gold smoosh.

As I write this, we are experiencing Hurricane Michael, now a topical storm.
Heavy rain and quite a bit of wind here but nowhere near as bad as they
had it in Florida.  So much devastation from hurricanes this year!
We are very blessed right here...and looking forward to fall like weather.

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Merry Christmas (wish)
Ink:   Encore Gold
Paper:   Neenah
Other:  Joyful die (PB), Double Pierced Rectangles, Snowflake EF (Darice), Gold EP, Gold Dazzling Details (ret. SU)


Liz said...

Fabulous card Bonnie, the flower looks so realistic! Hope you stay safe from Hurricane Michael. xx

Bunny said...

This is beautiful. Love the embossing, too. [Bunny]

Christine Alexander said...

gorgeous pink poinsettia Bonnie, I love all the shaping you have done with the petals and the leaves. Amazing 3D effect.

Marlene said...

Technique is perfect on this card. Great job

nancy littrell said...

Stunning die cut pink poinsettia, Bonnie. I love your pink smooshed petals and Inka Gold leaves. Wonderful snowflake dry embossed background and framing too. TFS and for the update on the storm for your area. Your party of the country sure needs a break from the hurricanes. Love and Hugs, Nancy

SmilynStef said...

It most certainly has enough pink ... I love how the pink is really the focal point of the design ... such beautiful petals ... thanks for sharing your PINK with us at Jingle Belles.

Doreen said...

A beautiful card,love the

Trina P. said...

Pretty pink poinsettia, Bonnie! The shimmer spray background and Inka Gold smoosh pieces you used to die cut from gives beautiful texture. I can just imagine how just gorgeous and sparkly it is IRL. Great design too... framing it highlights it perfectly. xx

Happy you are all right and the storm has not affected you as badly. Love and hugs. Trina 💙

JoAnn said...

This is so pretty Bonnie. I love the way your framed the pretty pink poinsettia and added to the embossed background.

Brenda in IN said...

The shimmer spray paper is just gorgeous and does shimmer. The inka gold looks great on the leaves. My favorite is the frame over the embossed background that shows off the flower. I've been thinking of you and I'm so glad you are safe. So much damage and loss of life in Florida.

Marcia Hill said...

Oh Bonnie...all of your cards are beautiful, but this card may just be my all time favorite that you have done!! I don't know if it's just the way you photographed it, but the flower and leaves look dimensional like you used a stylus on them. And the colors are just gorgeous and the embossed background totally enhances the whole card! Lovely and STUNNING card my friend! Sending prayers your way in the wake of Michael really, really don't need any more water!! Hang in there!!

Susan said...

Beautiful! Love the pretty pink poinsettia, the way you framed it, and the texture from the embossed background!

Jo said...

My mouth is hanging, OMG. Your pink and white bloom look like "émail sur cuivre" so amazingly close! (I think it's called enamel on copper) The shimmer on this flower base is so vibrant too. Like I've mentioned before, I always love the unique framing you accomplish with BRIO on your cards. UNIQUE!!
Another beauty xx

lauren bergold said...

that definitely has enough pink... it has the exactly right amount of every single element and is quite a stunningly lovely card in every way! thanks for thinking pink with us at JINGLE BELLES! ♥

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

SO VERY Beautiful Bonnie, love the shape of the flower and the embossing.

I am so glad you are safe, my cousin lives in Clearwater, not sure as yet if she is OK. Awful devastation this year over the world. We are in the middle of a big storm, but nowhere as bad as you, just 60 mile an hour winds and heavy rain.

Linda said...

Bonnie, this is so pretty with that embossed background of snowflakes. Beautiful cards. Glad to hear that Michael has been downgraded to tropical storm. The triplets have been in Florida, but not in Michael's path, thank God. Miss those little people. They come back on Monday.

Mac Mable said...

Hope the weather passes through quickly Bonnie x What a stunning card. Love the dry embossing and that stand out flower die and the delicious pink x.

Nstiz said...

That is one of my favorite new dies and I just love it in pink for this challenge! I also love the elegance of the embossed layers, something I never think to do. This is beuatiful, Bonnie and so perfectly framed too.

Loll said...

Gorgeous card Bonnie. I just finished a card the day before yesterday using mottled pink poinsettias ... we are on the same wavelength. Will post in a couple of days. Your card is so elegant. I love the dry embossed and layered snowflake background. And love the watercolouring of your beautiful poinsettia.

Sorry to hear that Hurricane Michael has made it's way to you. Glad that it's not as bad as it could have been. Stay safe, warm and dry, my friend! xx

kiwimeskreations said...

Oh Bonnie what a stunner - love the sheen on the flower, and I can just see some sparkle on the gold centre. The embossed background is beautiful, and using the frame as you have is perfect

Bobby said...

Fabulous dimension on your lovely pink poinsettia, Bonnie. Thanks for sharing your card with us at The Flower Challenge.

Papercraft Boutique said...

Gorgeous 3D pink poinsettia, Bonnie! I love the shimmer of the petal and leaves, and you styled the flower so beautifully! The subtle dry embossing in the background and the framing are just elegantly done.
I'm sorry to hear about another hurricane/tropical storm... Please stay safe and dry!
Hideko xx

Sue - said...

Beautiful card Bonnie, love hoe your poinsettia pops against the pretty embossed background. So glad you’re not being badly affected by the hurricanes.

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Oh Bonnie, this is gorgeous, love this amazing poinsettia and all the fabulous dimension you gave to the petals.
Your background is just perfect for this sweet Holiday card.
Thank you so much for sharing this beauty wit us at THE FLOWER CHALLENGE, hope you come and play again soon.
Maria Rodriguez.DT

BożenA said...

I love this card, it's like an intricate trinket. The wonderful embossed background looks beautiful, I love the beautiful delicate patterns of snowflakes. Gold poinsetti leaves shine beautifully on the gold.