Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Layered Poinsettias

Hi there.  I'm so glad you stopped by!

A dear friend shared some of her poinsettia die cuts with me.

I had so much fun playing with them!

First up some metallic watercolor on this fantastic embossed background that the same
dear friend sent.  (I think this is my favorite of the bunch!)

Another die cut colored with metallic watercolor.
The entire front is embossed even though it doesn't look like it here.

This time I smooshed the flower layers in watered down Distress ink and placed
it on a die cut background that had been sitting in my stash for ages.

Had to have a red poinsettia!  This time I smooshed the layers in Festive Berries
and Candied Apple Distress inks and added some snowy splatters.

Thank you so much, my friend!  I have really enjoyed this lovely gift!

The Flower Challenge #74 - Add embellishments
Let's Squash It #26 - Christmas card
Tic Tac Toe #187 - Center across (Holiday Floral - Free - Red)


Card Recipe (card 1)
Paper:   Watercolor (?), Basic Black, Gold Foil
Other:  Layered Poinsettia Die (Waffle Flower), Metallic Watercolors (ALT), Dainty Diamonds EF (ret SU), Jingle All the Way Die (PTI), Gold Pearl (Studio Katia), Holiday Blooms Die (Spl)

Card Recipe (card 2)
Stamps:  Mixed Christmas Sentiments (HLS OOB) 
Ink:   Encore Gold
Paper:   Watercolor (?), Red (?), Gold Foil
Other:  Layered Poinsettia Die (WF), Scenic Poinsettia EF (Spl), Metallic Watercolor (Alt), Gold EP, Gold Pearl (SK)

Card Recipe (card 3)
Ink:   Festive Berries (DI)
Paper:   Watercolor (?), Neenah Solar White, Gold Foil
Other:  Layered Poinsettia Die (WF), Holiday Blooms Die (Spl), Diamond Background Cover Plate (PS), Special Merry Christmas Die (MB), Gold Pearl (SK)

Card Recipe (card 4)
Stamps:  Scripty Holiday (GKD)
Ink:   Encore Gold
Paper:  Watercolor (?), Neenah Solar White, Gold Foil
Other:  Layered Poinsettia Die (WF), Heirloom Frame EF & Die (ret SU), Gold EP, Gold Pearl (SK)


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I Card Everyone said...

What a gorgeous array of Christmas Poinsettia cards, Bonnie! I LOve the way you've added color to each - this last bright red might be my favorite - love the speckles of white!

jimlynn said...

All are just simply yummy looking! So gorgeous and elegant looking. I'm loving the embossing in the background on that first card too. Beautiful poinsettias and beautiful cards.

Bobby said...

Oh my goodness, Bonnie, these are amazing! The embossed backgrounds add just the right amount of texture and the metallic watercolor has wonderful shine. I've been looking for a new poinsettia die and you may have pushed me in the WF direction.

Heather said...

Oh my, oh my! These are gorgeous and just the right inspiration for a few more cards.

Darnell said...

You have filled me up this morning with these spectacular poinsettia cards, Bon! Each one looks alive and real and your designs to showcase them are brilliant! Love, Dolly

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Fabulous quartet of cards, Bonnie! Those poinsettias look amazing on all the different embossed backgrounds you chose - I can see why you'd love card one with the rich red bg. I think my fave is card three with the starry diamonnd embossing. But all so gorgeous!!

Pat said...

Wow Bonnie, they are all beautiful designs and with some super colours with the pretty poinsettias over some wonderful embossed and die cut backgrounds. x

JoAnn said...

Gorgeous set of poinsettia cards. You really made each one unique with the different colors and backgrounds. I love them all but the 3rd one is my favorite. Thanks for sharing these beauties.

Carole said...

Beautiful poinsettias Bonnie...result of course fabulous designs of cards. Thank you for bringing all your wonderful inspiration to your blog. xx

Cat Craig said...

oh those blooms are beautiful. Such fabulous cards, and lucky girl to get the diecuts.

Susan said...

Love how you did each poinsettia a different colour and you got beautiful variations of colour within each. And four great card designs!

Nstiz said...

All four of these are just gorgeous! What a fabulous job you did on those poinsettias and love that you tried them in different colors. I did try my hand at flower forming and was all thumbs. Yours are impeccably done.

Lisa Elton said...

Each one as pretty as the next, Bonnie!

Sandy said...

Good Lord Child! Aren't you tired? You are a card making lady!!! I thought my favorite was the first card and then when I got to the 4th card, I knew I was in love. Really gorgeous cards!! Bravo Bonnie -
Sandy xx

kiwimeskreations said...

Beautiful, beautiful cards Bonnie - love all the variations on the poinsettias, in colour and texture. You have mounted them exquisitely to make some magnificently

HilaryJane said...

What a gorgeous collection and how wonderful that they were all a gift. I really like them all especially the different embossed backgrounds xx

Diane said...

WOW, ALL the cards are stunningly beautiful!! Thank you for joining our challenge at Can You Handle The Pressure!
Diane CYHTP Co-Owner
{Nellies Nest}
{Can You Handle The Pressure}

nancy littrell said...

OMG..How did I miss these 4 Gorgeous die cut and watercolored poinsettia Christmas cards?
Each card is using the same die cut poinsettia, which you finished into Stunning cards. Loved all your backgrounds, embellishments and designs, my friend. TFS Love and Hugs..Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. Love and Hugs...Nancy

Leslie Miller said...

These are really beautiful poinsettia cards, Bonnie! Oh my word, the first one has my jaw dropped! The white with metallic watercolor is stunning, and the red background just oozes deliciousness. Each card has its own special qualities. Wow!

Stef Perry said...

Oh my, Bonnie, all four cards are simply stunning! Love the metallic watercoloring of the poinsettia die cuts and all the different embossed backgrounds. Thank you so much for joining the Tic Tac Toe Challenge this week!

Christine Alexander said...

Bonnie, thanks for all the wonderful inspiration, I have so many Poinsettia dies I really need to pull them out, and another nudge from you is using my embossing folders :)

TK said...

Really beautiful, I love each and EVERY one! Stunning colors, gold accents and beauty everywhere -- great cards to your stash!

Brenda said...

These poinsettia cards are stunning Bonnie! How sweet of your friend to share the die cuts with you!! I love all the backgrounds you used, they are just so pretty, but it is those poinsettia's that I'm loving. I'm like you and love the gold one, but they are all so gorgeous! Hugs, Brenda

My Paper Epiphany said...

Wow you have been busy! I love all of these gorgeous cards, especially the first!

Angelnorth said...

Three lovely cards, what a great gift to enjoy! Love the rich red embossed background of the first one — gorgeous!

Loll said...

Four beautiful poinsettia cards Bonnie. I LOVE your layered poinsettias that you've brought to life with your wonderful watercolouring and shaping. So much depth and dimension! Am loving the ef used on the first card - gorgeous! xx

BożenA said...

I am stunned by these untasty cards. I love them all, but I like the third one the most. No, the fourth ... no, the first and the second ... I can't choose a favorite, because each one is different, and each has something amazing about it.

Trina P. said...

WOWser! A fabulous array of poinsettia Christmas cards! Love the colour and layout varieties.

Ericka Strange said...

Gorgeous cards and I love the gold and white poinsettia the most! So beautiful and the embossed background is perfect for a beautiful Christmas card. Thanks for playing along with us at The Flower Challenge.

ElizStewart said...

Bonnie... you most definitely have a way with poinsettias... just beautiful... all the cards!