Today’s project is a Christmas card featuring a poinsettia in the colors of Poppy Parade, Smoky Slate and So Saffron.
I wanted to use these colors, because of this week’s challenge at Paper Players.
While making my card, I learned an interesting tidbit about poinsettias:
“Did you know that the poinsettia’s main attraction is not its flowers, but its leaves? The flowers of the plant are the yellow clustered buds in the center (termed “cyathia”). The colored leafy parts are actually bracts or modified leaves, that turn color in response to the plant forming flowers.”
No wonder the “leaf” from the Rooted in Nature Bundle makes a perfect poinsettia! The So Saffron, “flower” in the center, is from the Oh So Eclectic stamp set, and cut with its Eclectic Layers die.
For the Paper Player’s color scheme, I chose Smoky Slate for the card base, layered with Poppy Parade, and topped with Whisper White. I embossed the top layer with the Subtle Textured embossing folder. Then, I used Tear & Tape to attach a piece of Smoky Slate Gingham ribbon around the middle. (This color has retired, but Night of Navy Gingham Ribbon is available). Next, I stamped three leaves from the Rooted in Nature stamp set in Smoky Slate on Whisper White cardstock, and glued them in place.
Next, I stamped six Leaves in Poppy Parade on Whisper White cardstock. But, this time I stamped on a foam mat; the one that comes with the die brush. You can see the white spaces on the leaves, which is the look I wanted.
I used a stylus on the back of the leaves to give a rounded shape, before placing them on dimensionals in a circle. This created the spot for the So Saffron “flower.”
“Merry Christmas,” from the Star of Light stamp set, is stamped in Smoky Slate on Thick Whisper White cardstock, and cut with a Bunch of Banners die.
Today’s card is a CASE of a card I designed a while ago. And, the person with the original idea to use the leaf from Rooted in Nature is credited in my first post.
I appreciate you stopping by today. I hope you have fun making poinsettias!