CAS Christmas July Reminder – Poinsettia


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!








The Flower Challenge — #22 Monochromatic
AAA Cards #119 Christmas in July
CAS on Friday — #137 Christmas in July
Papercraft — #16 Christmas in July
That’s Crafty — Close to Nature
The Merry Christmas Challenge — Anything Christmas







28 thoughts on “CAS Christmas July Reminder – Poinsettia

  1. Hey there, thanks so much for joining us at Papercraft-Challenges. We have just picked our winner of the Christmas Challenge, so make sure to check back soon!
    Hugs, Lia

  2. How did I miss these stunning poinsettia creations of yours! Trina: breath-taken-away by both, leaving me in a complete swoon! I’ve maybe coloured once on dark cardstock – seeing your gorgeous colouring here has inspired me to give it another whirl. On my ‘do’ list! Your pink poinsettias…sheer loveliness! I’m awed by your talents!

  3. wow Trina I am just blown away with your colouring of this flower stamp. Here I was looking at the black and white and thinking it couldn’t look any more stunning then you throw in this stunning pink version for me to see as well. So talented just so beautiful. Thank you so much for joining us at The Flower Challenge and we hope to see you there again soon. Aileen DesignTeam

  4. OMG, Trina ! These two cards are real stunners ! Wow this black one with the white poinsettia is my favourite but then I watch the pink poinsettias and they become my favourite too ! Beautiful colouring and such a gorgeous design ! Totally in love with both of them! Hugs xx

  5. Beautiful cards Trina, love them both. The black and white one is very striking. The pink poinsettia is very pretty.

  6. I love both of these cards, those poinsettias are beautifully colored, they just jump off the page.
    The silver sentiment compliments them perfectly.
    Thank you for playing along with us at THE FLOWER CHALLENGE, hope you play again next time.
    Maria Rodriguez. DT

  7. Well I do love the pink one, so beautiful, but I totally disagree with your husband – the monochromatic one is totally spectacular! I adore it! Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

  8. Hi Trina, Both the cards look super gorgeous and fabulously CAS. I love the shading and the coloring on the cards. The embossed sentiment is such a great touch. I love how the cards have such stunning elements and superbly CAS. Thank you for playing along with us at AAACards Challenge. Happy Crafting. Hugs – Bharati

  9. Two very gorgeous cards, Trina with two very dramatic effects! I love the black monochrome one, the flowers are so soft and elegant. And then the pink poinsettias on the 2nd just grab you but very elegant too!

  10. Both cards are truly STUNNING, Trina! I love them both. The pink and silver are so delicate and pretty. But for me, the black with the white and gray colouring is not only unique but very elegant. AMAZING work, my friend!

  11. Hmm! I am star struck with the elegance of the black and white card! It’s like that little black dress! Simple and elegant! But I’m drawn to the pink and white too! I think you’ve outdone yourself with both, Trina! Wow!

  12. Oh my gosh I love both of your cards. The color pencil on black is stunning. I too love non traditional color Christmas cards. Your second card is just as beautiful. I love the die and colors for the sentiment. So very pretty

  13. Wow, both cards are stunning, Trina! But I would vote for the black one because it’s so unique and refreshing! I would have never though of monochromatic poinsettias. You are the non-traditional Christmas Card Queen. 🙂
    Your coloring of the flowers both with pencils and distress ink is so beautiful and the shadow effect of the die-cut sentiment is a nice touch too. Hideko xx

  14. Absolutely stunning…both of them. The colouring on both is fantastic and what a wonderful effect. For me it’s the black and white/grey one, as it’s so very different but the pink one is so beautiful x.

  15. Both your cards are gorgeous, but I agree..your black and white version is just so elegant and unique. I thought you had use vellum for your beautiful poinsettias. Thank you for all the details of both your beautiful cards, my friend. Really Stunning cards, Trina. Hugs..Nancy

  16. Oh, Trina, there is no way I have a preference because I love them both so much! They are so dimensional that I feel like you laid real poinsettias on your card bases! Your eye for color and shadow and design is simply remarkable!! Hugs, Darnell

  17. I love all your cards! I agree, the black is more striking, but I think the pink is a really pretty alternative to the traditional red!

  18. I really like both of them. The black one would make a great masculine Christmas card (even though your husband didn’t like it!). And the pink one is so pretty. Great pencil shading on the black one! Love the silver card for the sentiment.

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