CAS Christmas Card Challenge - Poinsettia


Happy Tuesday!

So it's JULY now!  WOW!

How about some "coolness"
with some
Christmas in July ---

A new monthly challenge begins today
over at

Loll is our hostess this month
the theme is

Ok once again, I'm a little limited on my poinsettias. I don't know how since I have a fairly big box full of Christmas stamps.   Anyway, I think I have one stencil, one stand alone die and one stamp/die set for poinsettia.  Maybe I should take inventory to see just what all I really have in the box. Hmmm. I hadn't used the stencil yet, so I decided to go with it. I received it as a birthday gift from Bonnie Klass (my birthday is in Oct., so you know how NBUS goes sometimes).  So I thought I'd use it with some small sponge daubers and inked it up.  I kept the rest simple by just adding some gold borders and a sentiment die cut from the same gold.

Now stop by the CAS Christmas Blog and check out the rest of the team's beautiful poinsettia cards!  All so gorgeous!  Then ink up, sponge, watercolor, color, whatever a poinsettia and play along with us!  You have all month until July 24th so you can play several times with new projects.  And just make sure they are CAS (clean and simple).

Card Supplies:
PAPER: White cardbase (Neenah 110 lb Solar); Watercolor paper (Strathmore); Gold foil cardstock; White craft foam (Michaels).
INK: Rose Petal, Peppermint Scrub, Eucalyptus (Catherine Pooler Inks).
EXTRAS: Poinsettia stencils (Tim Holtz); Peace word die (Essentials by Ellen); Stitched border (Pretty Pink Posh).
CAS Christmas Blessings!


Nancy said...

Nance, You have inspired me to root through my huge box of stencils and see if I too have a poinsettia one! This card is lovely!!!

nancy littrell said...

Simply beautiful stenciled poinsettias, Nance. I love your pretty die cut borders out of gold foil and matching die cut sentiment. TFS and the wonderful inspiration...Hugs.

Bonnie said...

You used this stencil beautifully, Nance! Love how you've made a wide border with it and the pretty die cut gold border and sentiment!

Christine Alexander said...

incredible colouring with your stencil, such beautiful colour shades and love the touch of gold :)

Papercraft Boutique said...

Beautiful stenciling, Nance! The shading and the colors of your poinsettias are so pretty! The gold die-cut sentiment and the borders are the perfect touch to add a festive feeling. Hideko xx
p.s. We used the same stencil and made very different cards. I'm secretly proud of ourselves. :-)

Loll said...

The colours you have used for your poinsettia stenciled panel are GORGEOUS. I literally gasped when I saw your card Nance!! AMAZING!! So beautiful and elegant. The gold foil borders and die-cut sentiment make it even more elegant. Stunning design! xx

Susan said...

Fabulous job on colouring through the stencil! And I love the festive gold borders and sentiment. You came up with a great card!

JoAnn said...

Beautiful. Great job inking the pretty poinsettias with the stencil.

Mac Mable said...

Love the effect you've achieved with that stencil and the beautiful shades of inks. Such a wonderful Christmas card and love the pop of gold x.

Trina P. said...

I have only two poinsettia stamps myself, so you got me beat! Your stencilling is gorgeous, Nance. I’m amazed you got such beautiful blending results using a sponge dauber. Mine always look so blotchy. The gold is a great complement! Beautiful card! xx

Julia Aston said...

Beautiful inking of your lovely poinsettia stencil Nance! Love the colors and that wonderful gold die cut border! I don't have any poinsettia stamps either but do have a couple of poinsettia dies! Julia xx

Marina said...

What a great, timeless design- elegant and luxurious.