Friday, 5 June 2015

Purple Poinsettia


     Welcome to another card for CASE-ing Christmas, this week we have a lovely card from Judy to case. I loved the colours of her card, so that's what I've gone with.
      I have used a Tim Holtz Bigz die called Tattered Poinsettia to cut my flower. The largest and the smallest petal sets are cut in purple mirri card, the largest is then embossed with a 'script' folder.
     The middle size petal set is cut from textured silver card, along with the centre piece. The greeting is also cut from the same silver card using a die borrowed from a friend so I don't know the brand.
     I have shaped the petals slightly so they don't sit dead flat, then stuck them all together. I have added a gem to the centre, this began life clear, it has been coloured with a Graph It marker to match the mirri card.
     The mat layer was white card, this has also been coloured with the Graph It marker, Bougainvillea 6170, just like the gem. I use my markers quite a lot for colouring mat layers, this way I can get my colours to co-ordinate and I don't have to but lots of coloured card just for matting. There are tiny gems on the greeting to dot the 'i's and small ones in each corner of the top white layer.
     This style of card makes a great winter greeting without having a religious tone to it, ideal if you have friends who celebrate in different ways.
     We are heading toward Christmas a little faster than I would like, so making a card each week really helps make things easier come December, come and join us at CASE-ing Christmas and build up your card stocks too.


I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Tis' The Season - Sketch  
52 Christmas Card Throwdown - Previous colour - #13 Jan 2013 Purple/Silver/White
The 12 Months Of Christmas - Anything Goes Christmas


10 comments:

  1. Hi Rocky! Wow that pointietta is gorgeous! You put a lot of work into that flower! Have a great day!

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  2. Stunning card! I love those gorgeous, purple petals. Thanks so much for joining us at 52CCT, April x

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  3. LOVE the gorgeous shine on this, Rocky! Such a beautiful take on Judy's card! Fabulous, friend! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

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  4. Absolutely stunning! I love that gorgeous poinsettia and the fab texture on the petals. Great work. Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week!

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  5. The big, bold poinsettia is very eyecatching! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT.

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  6. Wow, this is a stunning Christmas card!

    Happy Saturday sweetie!

    Love and hugs
    Maarit

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  7. So bold and beautiful, well done!

    Thanks for playing along with us at 'Tis The Season!

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  8. Love the elegant simplicity of your card, in pair with the beautiful white and purple color combo. Well done! Thank for sharing it on the 12 Months of Christmas Link-Up.

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  9. There is no such thing as too much sparkle for Christmas. Glad you agree, Rocky! :) Fab card.
    hugs, Asha

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  10. Your Christmas card is beautiful, Rocky! So glad you shared it with us at 'Tis the Season. Hope you'll join us again in the future.
    Sara

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