CAS Christmas - Poinsettia Reminder

So are you hot where you are?  We were cool for a few days but now it's steamy hot here again in NC.  Those dog days of summer I guess!

Well, find a cool place to sit 
with a cold glass of lemonade or sweet tea 
check out the mid month projects 

Loll is our hostess this month
the theme is

I broke out my poinsettia die set by Tim Holtz for this card.  I cut all the layers out of watercolor paper and watercolored them with CP Inks smooshed on an acrylic block and a water brush.  I did the same for the berry stems.  After I colored them, I swiped clear Wink of Stella on them.  

I used a new background die by Memory box, using it in the two corners of the card base.  This created a nice diagonal in the middle for my poinsettia die. I decided to leave some of the circles of the background die on so I covered the back of the front of the cardbase with vellum to help hold them in.  

The center of the poinsettia is white pearl gems that I colored with a rose colored Copic marker.  After I stamped my sentiment on the card I adhered the flower with adhesive tape and Tombow liquid glue.

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).

For Following Challenges:

Shaped Dies, Watercoloring, Stamping, Background die

Card Supplies:
STAMPS: Sentiment - Signature Christmas(Papertrey Ink).
PAPER: Neenah Solar White cardstock; Watercolor paper (Strathmore); Vellum (Recollections).
INK: It's A Girl, Rose Petals, Peppermint Scrub, Eucalyptus,  (Catherine Pooler Inks); Rose Copic marker; Clear Wink of Stella.
EXTRAS: Poinsettia die set (Spellbinders); Berry leaves die (Tim Holtz); Corner background die (Memory Box); pearl gems, double-sided tape (Scotch); Aqua Mono liquid glue (Tombow).

CAS Christmas Blessings!


Mac Mable said...

Wow...absolutely stunning. That poinsettia and the colours you've used are beautiful. Love how you did the background die cutting and the vellum. Wonderful card and thank you for joining in the fun challenge at The CAS Mix Up with your stunningly beautiful card x.

Susan said...

Love the way you left part of the die cut intact by adding vellum behind it - a brilliant idea that I must remember! Your poinsettia is gorgeous - the loveliest soft colours. And the sprigs of berries are a great finishing touch!

Papercraft Boutique said...

I love the awesome design and the way you used the die-cut in the background (leaving some of the circles), Nance! I didn't notice that you used the vellum behind until I read your blog. It's a great idea.
Your coloring of the poinsettia/leaves/berries is stunning! I can see the beautiful layers of the colors and the shimmer even in the picture. Hideko xx

Christine Alexander said...

beautiful colouring on your poinsettia, love the soft colour sparkle and the pop of red on the berries. Great background,so cool with some of the circles in place. Love the card:)

Bonnie said...

This is a gorgeous poinsettia, Nance! Beautifully colored and I love the berry sprig peeking out! Brilliant idea to leave some of the circles in the die cut! Love the random look of it! A beautiful Christmas card, my friend!

Loll said...

Gorgeous layered poinsettia Nance!! Love the soft mix of colours you've used to create your delicate poinsettia. Looks amazing over the die-cut front. Inlaying some of the pieces from the corner die-cuts is a great design element. Thanks for also sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

Trina P. said...

Beautiful card, Nance! Superb design. The muted colours are so cool and pretty. Love the coloured white pearl gems added to the center. xx

nancy littrell said...

Wow..Stunning watercolored die cut poinsettia with such soft pretty colors. LOVE your die cut corners too. TFS your beauty, Nance. Hugs...

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Gorgeous pink poinsettia and that yummy background die, Nance! Just love the added berries too!