Thursday, October 31, 2013


I just got this die to make a small poinsettia and was very excited.  I wanted to try something new and I went ahead to create my own pink and green paper for the leaves.  Since I was doing it, why not making my own light green banner as well?  They are different inks but they all worked fine to give me what I wanted.

It was quite a large area of red pink that I've prepared and because of the layers, the color was not truly consistent throughout the piece.  That was great for this purpose because the petals should show some inconsistency, right?  That was done by Worn Lipstick distress stain.

The leaves were prepared with Forest Moss Distress Ink pad.  The color was just buffed onto plain old cardstock and after a couple circles, I got an area of green big enough for three leaves.

The banner was prepared with Tide Pool shadow ink using the direct to paper technique.  I had a lot of suspicion about this method but it was not difficult at all.   Having said that, I probably want to do it on a small piece only as it did take quite a while to get the cardstock fill with the intensity of the color.

It was fun making my own colored paper.  I probably need not freak out when I want a particular color but don't have that color's cardstock!

My card is entering the following challenges:
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Stampin' Royalty - Anything Goes
Penny's Challenge - Add Black or bling
Seize the Sketch

The Corrosive Challenge - Tic-tac-toe (I've chosen the top row)

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting!


  1. Very pretty card Joyce, these colours are wonderful and I love your poinsettias. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a sweet comment :).

  2. So pretty - love the colors and the pretty poinsettia's! Thanks for joining us at Seize the Sketch! :)

  3. Great card! Love the poinsettia's.
    Thanks for joining us at Seize the Sketch!

  4. lovely card! thanks for joining penny's challenge this week :) Steph DT

  5. So very pretty Joyce! Love the little Poinsettias! Thanks for joining along with Seize The Sketch challenge!

  6. Lovely card! Thanks for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge!

  7. Fabulous card and image, beautiful colors. Thank you for joining us at Creative this fortnight xx