Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Card Concept Challenge # 81

Welcome to another challenge here at the

I adore poinsettias, so I was excited when I saw this Inspiration Board! I had received a new stamp by Sunny Studio called Petite Poinsettias, and now I had the perfect reason to pull it out and play! 

I loved using this stamp set, because it was so easy with the 3 layer process! My Misti was the perfect tool for these stamps. I stamped the first 2 layers with 2 different shades of red and the final layer with Versamark ink, so I could heat emboss with gold embossing powder.  After I stamped the images, I decided to sponge the background with some Antique Linen and Tea Dye Distress inks for a vintage look. Then I stamped some musical notes, and added ink splatters and some Nuvo Crystal drops. 

Finally, I stamped a separate poinsettia and I die cut it with the matching die. I die cut some leaves with green card stock, and heat embossed veins of the leaves with gold embossing powder. After I curled the edges of the leaves and poinsettia, I adhered them to my card with foam tape for extra dimension.

This is the first Christmas card that I have made this year! I had better get busy!

I hope I have inspired you to join us for this challenge!
I love seeing all of your beautiful creations!

My card style would be considered Mixed Media :

Two or more mediums (For Ex; inks, embossing powder, pencils,
pastels, watercolor, charcoal, pigments, mica powder, etc.)
           May include Dimensionals, embossing paste, gesso, fabric, papers, foils
May include Heated elements
Can be a variety of styles-CAS, Graphic, Shabby Chic, Grunge
Basically 2 or more mediums qualifies as Mixed Media

All of the styles are explained HERE.
Please feel free to use any of the styles we have defined or create your own with a combination of styles. 

You can join us HERE!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stuff I used:
Stamps: Petite Poinsettias (Sunny Studio)
Paper: White card stock (Recollections)
            Chocolate Chip, Cherry Cobbler, Pear Pizazz (Stampin Up)
Inks: Pale Tomato (Hero Arts)
         Velvet (Altenew)
          Willow (Simon Says)
         Potting Soil (Ranger)
Distress Inks: Antique Linen, Tea Dye (Ranger)
Embossing Powder: Gold (Stampin Up)
Nuvo Drops-Dark Walnut, Bright Gold 


Maria said...

Oh, my!! Absolutely gorgeous, Mackie! Such lovely poinsettias!! Love the vintage background and splatters with the Nuvo Crystal drops! Makes me want to go out and buy a poinsettia!!:-)

shirley-bee said...

Ooh, fab vintage card, Mackie! Love how you made the background for those gorgeous poinsettias!

Darnell said...

Ooooh, Mackie, your poinsettia card is so beautiful, so warm and toasty!! I love it! Hugs, Darnell

Michele K. Henderson said...

Ooooh, Mackie, this is gorgeous! I love the background, the poinsettias, everything! Amazing!
Take Care!

Vicki Finger said...

So pretty and I love your distressed sheet music background!

Ruth said...

Absolutely love the vintage background. Really adds depth to your poinsettias xx

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE the gold embossing on your GORGEOUS flowers! Beautiful card!

Karen Dunbrook said...

I love the look of your gorgeous card...such great details.

Lisa Elton said...

This is absolutely beautiful!