Wednesday, March 1, 2017

MM237 and GDP076 Poinsettia Christmas


Whee, it's Wednesday...the week is half over!  AND it's March first! I am keeping up with my Christmas card-creating, so at the end of the year, I should be in good shape!  Today's card uses the Merry Monday prompt of "Shimmer and Sparkle", as well as the Global Design Project sketch, which is to CASE the talened Kylie Bertucci's card:



Stampin' Up! came out with this gorgeous poinsettia stamp a couple years ago called Joyful Christmas; I thought it would be pretty in lieu of the florals that Kylie used!  Here's my take on her sketch:


I used Versamark and Real Red ink to stamp each image on watercolor paper, then embossed them with clear embossing powder, making sure I cleaned my stamp well between each inking!  Then I watercolored the florals with Watermelon Wonder, Real Red and Cherry Cobbler inks...and you know me, I always "loosely" watercolor!



I colored the centers with a Zig Painty gold pen; added some Encore Gold speckles, gold sequins, and heat-embossed the "Christmas" from Time of Year with Encore Gold ink and Gold Glory embossing powder:


The "merry" is from a Paper Pumpkin kit, I believe from Christmas 2015.  A wee bit of gold thread peeks out from behind the sentiment as well, and I used Real Red glimmer paper for a little mat and gold foil for the card front!  Although this is a little more flashy than my usual style, I think it's pretty!  It certainly sparkles and shimmers!

Trying out a bus stop selfie with my new phone!


Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details--All Products Stampin Up Unless Otherwise Noted
Stamps Time of Year, Joyful Christmas (ret), Itty Bitty Backgrounds (ret), Paper Pumpkin (Nov 2015?)
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Watercolor, Gold Foil, Red Glimmer
 Ink Versamark, Real Red, Watermelon Wonder, Cherry Cobbler, Gold Encore
Accessories Gold Wire, Gold Sequins (Verve), Clear Embossing Powder, Gold Zig Painty (ret)
Tools     Heat Tool, Aquapainter

15 comments:

  1. Very pretty card, LeAnne! Love that beautiful poinsettia and the wonderful color combo you used! It's perfect for the holidays! Super cute selfie with Cassidy! Love it! TFS and stay safe today!!

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  2. Beautiful card. Love all the sparkle and shine.
    Cute selfie of you and Cassidy.

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  3. LeAnne, you amaze me. This card is beautiful and the perfect blend of Kylie's inspiration and your creativity. I wish I was disciplined enough to get ahead on my Christmas cards. Thanks for playing along this week at Global Design Project.

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  4. Beautiful card. Truly an artistic masterpiece. Cute selfie too.
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  5. Stunning watercolored poinsettias, LeAnne!! Just love the banner with the gold foil behind too!!

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  6. Love your Christmas card and the poinsettias are gorgeous! A beautiful card for a lucky recipient. :)

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  7. This is gorgeous, LeAnne! Love the beautiful poinsettias and shiny gold foil. You and Miss Cassidy are lookin' pretty good, too!

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  8. This not your usual AND it is stunning! WoW, when you step out, you step UP!!!

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  9. Those poinsettias are gorgeous LeAnne!! Love the sparkle and shimmery gold paper. This is a marvelous card!! Cute selfie ;)

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  10. Definitely gorgeous Christmas card, LeAnne! Poinsettias are so elegant! :)

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  11. I am so jealous that you are getting ahead with your Christmas cards already! Thanks for joining us at the Global Design Project this week x

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  12. You have done a fantastic job on the Stamping and watercoloring! Gorgeous card.

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  13. I love your watercolouring - simply gorgeous. Lynn x

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  14. Beautiful card Leanne, so glad you could join us for Merry Monday this week.

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  15. Such a lovely card Leanne .. Thanks for playing along with Global Design Project

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