Creamy poinsettias

Lately I have been die-cutting poinsettias from all sorts of different cardstock. I have a poinsettia Christmas card class coming up so I’ve been playing around with lacy paper, shimmer paper, kraft paper and watercolour paper with plans to also cut up some pretty plaid paper. These two cards feature a lovely cardstock called ‘Ivory WorldWin twist’ which is a smooth ivory cardstock on one side a lace texture on the other side. I bought it at Crop A While, my local scrapbooking store. The lacy side is almost spiderwebby but in a delicate pretty way not a ‘look what’s behind the filing cabinet’ way.

The card bases are neenah cream cardstock, and so is the sentiment strip and the PB ‘diamond cut’ behind the poinsettias. I used the PB ‘layered poinsettia die set’ for this trio of poinsettias; I like the size which makes it possible to fit three on a card front. (two more cards with these dies here and here) The PB jolly holly die cuts are a dark gold cardstock. I didn’t pop anything up on dimensional tape as it was getting pretty dimensional anyway with seven layers! That must be some kind of a record for me. I used glue for the flowers, narrow double sided tape for the diamond frame and stickit adhesive on the back of the holly.

The second card features the same cardstocks but a new PB poinsettia stamp ‘scarlet season’ which has both solid and filigree flowers. I cut them once again from the lacy cardstock and layered them over a funky rectangle die from ‘Ink to Paper’ and added the PB ‘joy’.

I’m not sure if it is the lacy paper or the colour combo but these cards have a bit of a retro look to them. I think these designs would be pretty with patterned vellum too.

As always the supplies are linked below; I have added a second affiliate with my Canadian readers in mind. The store is Scrap ‘n’ Stamp in BC. If you buy through my affiliate links from either Foiled Fox or Scrap ‘n’ Stamp there is no extra cost to you but I receive a commission.  Thanks for dropping by today.

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4 Comments on “Creamy poinsettias”

  1. Karen Jackson says:

    Two beautiful and different poinsettia cards Heather. I love the cut outs on the petals of the poinsettia on the second card, and the colour combination on both of them. I suppose it is time I should be starting to plan my Christmas offerings. I am waiting for PB ‘Snowy Flight’ to arrive. Then I’ll begin in earnest.

  2. Pat says:

    I adore both looks using the pretty poinsettia and holly dies Heather, and the cream and soft gold colours are so different for Christmas but work beautifully. The added background dies and sentiment on the second work well on both too. x

  3. jillianfoster82 says:

    The creamy color scheme is beyond elegant and off the charts eye catching! Thank you for sharing such special designs!

  4. Lagene says:

    WOW I love the creamy color scheme! Very elegant in my opinion!


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