Hello there! This is the reminder post for July’s CAS Christmas Poinsettia card challenge. Deadline is July 24th, so you have one more week to join us. I’m fascinated with color pencils on dark cardstock. Can’t get any darker than black and since I love non-traditional colour Christmas cards, here’s my card.
Started by die cutting a stitched rectangle from Artagain drawing paper. Used my MISTI stamping tool to stamp the duo poinsettia image off the edge with white pigment ink. Stamped the image again on a scrap piece for a third poinsettia (applying the rule of thirds and odd numbers). I could have used the single image in the set, but why dirty up another stamp. Coloured them with a white Prismacolor pencil and a couple of grey Polychromos pencils for shading.
Once colouring was complet, re-stamped the images with white pigment ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder. Added clear shimmer to them then fussy cut out the poinsettia from the scrap piece.
Die cut ‘Merry Christmas’ from silver foil and black cardstock. Offset them on the panel for a shadow effect. Adhered the panel to a white top folding card base and mounted the fussy cut poinsettia with foam tape to finish. At least that was what I thought… 😂
My husband was not thrilled with the monochromatic look, so I re-created it. This time I used Bristol paper and white heat embossed the poinsettias first before watercolouring them with Picked Raspberry distress ink. He’s not a fan of pink, but he liked it more than the black! Huh! I was happy with how both turned out but I still prefer the black one. My mom just happened to FaceTime me at that moment, so I asked her what she thought… and she agreed with me! Ha! 😂 Anyway, what do you think?
Marina of My Perfect Life is our wonderful guest designer this month. She and my team have created some beautiful cards to inspire you and you can see them HERE. As always, thank you for visiting. Have a wonderful day!
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