Thursday, 21 November 2013

Flowers + Christmas Stamping = Poinsettia :)

Merry Christmas

Happy Friday-Eve! It's a little bit of a snowy one here today, but not even the first sprinkling of snow makes me stop for a fun, new CASE Study! :)

So you know the deal. Be inspired by this card from our muse, Keisha Campbell and get creative!

Check out the original post of this card here.

I was taken by the cool chevron pattern, the light pink and blues, and the flowers. I'm still whipping up Christmas cards so of course a flower gave me the perfect excuse to ink up yet another lovely poinsettia stamp. This time it comes courtesy of Clearly Besotted Stamps' Pretty Poinsettia set. :)

I forget how lovely vellum can be to work with. I used the same technique as I did on this card: simply heat embossed the flower on vellum and shaded it from the reverse side using the most basic, child pencil-crayons ever. No fancy colouring medium here today, folks! :) (FYI Debby totally rocked the vellum poinsettia here for last week's CASE Study. It was Debby's poinsettia that inspired me to try adding dimension to the technique by layering the flower)

Tips and tricks with this project will come in due course as I'm burning the candle at both ends this week. I'm going to be a zombie by the end of it! But I'll be able update this post with supplies etc over the weekend when I get a spare moment. I promise!

In the meantime, please do join in the fun with us. All you need to do is be inspired by Keisha's card and get creative! And remember that you're not limited to cards - just get into the creative flow and share whatever project you create - simple! :)

Need a mojo boost? Then check out how the rest of the CASE Study DT were inspired - you won't leave disappointed!



Maureen said...

Duchess! What is going on with all this fabulous twine! I love it! I so need to make a vellum poinsettia! This is divine! ox

Sazzle Dazzle said...

A simply beautiful card aimes, so delicate. X

Lynn said...

Gorgeous stamping on the vellum and I love the touch of twine!

Michelle Short said...

Stunning card Aimes, so beautiful! xx

~amy~ said...

gasp...soooo pretty!

Anonymous said...

This is so pretty, Aimes! I love the softness of it. Have a lovely weekend! Margaret C xx

Unknown said...

This is stunning! So stunning!! Love that poinsettia!

Barb Ghig said...

I love the soft colors you used for this card and your poinsettia is gorgeous, Amy! Thanks so much for your inspiration!

Lindsey said...

GORGEOUS! I love this card! Take care of yourself this week! It sounds like you are definitely going to need a restful weekend.

Cris said...

That poinsettia is gorgeous on vellum! Great take on the inspiration card!

Darnell said...

Whoa, Amy, I can't stop staring at it! It's like a poinsettia butterfly, which is what I'm calling it when I pin it! Hugs, Darnell

Tasnim said...

Gosh this is so breathtakingly beautiful!!! Love the soft colors, LOVE the vellum poinsettia, actually, love every little detail in this card!

Katie Gehring said...

Your card is gorgeous! The poinsettia on vellum is absolutely dreamy!

Anonymous said...

Such a pretty pretty card, I adore the softness of your pink poinsettia (yes and I had to check the spelling above... lol)

Cindy Lee said...

Such a lovely card!!

Sheila in Cyprus said...

Hi Amy. I love this, and hope you don't mind if I use your card as inspiration. Funnily enough, earlier today I stamped the same CB stamp on vellum and coloured from behind, but have since been fiddling with bits of paper and die cuts to get my card looking right! My card will look nothing like yours but your inspiration will certainly help.

Off to have another browse at your blog.

Love Sheila x

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