Saturday, November 17, 2012

A Christmas Blessing

The Christmas Poinsettia originated in Mexico and Central America and is well known for its appearance in Christmas floral displays.  

Although we are most familiar with the red poinsettia, they now come in various colours from white, to pink, to orange, to variegated colours

Joel Roberts Poinsett, the first United States Minister to Mexico, introduced the plant into the United States in 1825.

Stamps: Christmas Blessings (c -123809, w – 123807, p. 19 2012/13 AC)
Paper: Natural Whites, Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Vellum Card Stock
Ink: Black Stazon
Accessories: Big Shot, Apothecary Framelits, Pearls, Markers, Decorative Label Punch. Whisper White Organza Ribbon

The vellum provides a contrast to the Cherry Cobbler and makes the image appear to be like stained glass.  

So that the adhesive does not show through on the vellum, put the adhesive somewhere inconspicuous.  On this card, the pearls hide the adhesive.

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  1. Your Poinsettia card is lovely Karen and you are right there are some stunning new varieties around but nothing beats the wow of a full grown shrub in full and glorious flower which downunder is the middle of Winter.

  2. Beautiful card and the poinsettia is gorgeous! Love the muted red!

  3. Such a elegant card Karen using my favorite image for Christmas the Poinsettia. I love the effect of the vellum and the die cut shape framing this beautiful bloom is gorgeous too! xx

  4. This is just gorgeous! I like the vellum and how you put pearls on the top of the vellum. Great way to hide the adhesive and extra dimension!

  5. Karen this is such a gorgeous card. LOVE the vellum and the colors look fabulous. Have a great holiday... i'm off to visit my grandkids.! Yeah. Hugs.

  6. Really pretty. I love the subtlety of the vellum.

  7. I love this gorgeous Christmas design, Karen!! What beautiful work!


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