November 21, 2014

Poinsettia Joy

Hi everyone!  I know, I know!  Another card to share!  I managed to get some time in my craft room  and I got a bunch of cards done.  :-). This card came about for a few different reasons.  One, well I needed to make a card for my Christmas stash.  Two, my friend and fellow Ink teammate, Sandie, ever so nicely asked me and some others to play along in a challenge for a stamp company blog that she's now on the team.  Of course I was happy to oblige.  Three, there were some other challenges I wanted to join in on.  :-). So here's my card....

I printed off my free digital image (Uniko Studio) of my poinsettia circle and coloured it with my Spectrum Noir markers (DR1, DR5, DR7, CG1, DG2, DG4, blender). Once that was done I noticed that the sentiment had kind of faded and was hard to see so I traced the letters with a black fine tip marker.  I didn't change how the letters looked at all just made them stand out a bit more.  I added gold in the middle of the flower and around the circle border with a fine tip permanent pen. Then I fussy cut it out and adhered it to a snowflake I had die cut using my Slice.  I attached this to a panel of woodgrain paper which was attached to my white card base.  I'm loving how this turned out.

I'm playing along with the following challenges:

Winter Wonderland challenge blog - "let's be sentimental" have a sentiment on your card.  Mine is small but it's there!  :-)
STAMPlorations - Novembers monthly challenge is stamps and layers
Uniko Studio - it's anything goes with an option to use the sketch.  I decided to use the sketch. There's some new rules too!  You don't have to use Uniko stamps to play.  But if you do, you can win a great prize!  :-).  Hope you'll join in on the fun!

Addicted To Stamps and More - make your mark.
Spectrum Noir Monthly Challenge - November's challenge is Christmas/Winter

Well, that's all for now.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


  1. Great to see you Kim! And you have done wonders with the freebie! Your colouring is superb and the touch of gold inspired. So very pleased and smiling you played with us at Uniko x

  2. So pretty Kim. Gorgeous image and beautifully coloured. Love the design. Thanks for joining us at ATS&M.

  3. Very lovely image and design.

    Hugs Diane

  4. This is beautiful :) Love the wood grain BG with gorgeously colored image. Thank you for sharing with ATSM

  5. This is gorgeous, Kim! Love that woodgrain background and your fabulous coloring of that sweet poinsettia image! So happy you could join us at Addicted to Stamps and More!

  6. What a stylish, pretty card, Kim! The poinsettia, nestled in the snowflake frame, is sooooo eye-catching! Another card of yours to adore!

  7. So happy to see you joining in on the Uniko Studio challenge and I am super happy to see you using a Uniko Studio freebie image too :) Hugs Bev x

  8. Gorgeous coloring on your poinsettia! Thanks for joining in at STAMPlorations~

  9. A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Winter Wonderland and good luck.

  10. Absolutely stunning!! The coloring is so beautiful and I love how you you made it the focal point over the snowflake. Thanks so much for playing along with the Uniko challenge! We hope you join us again!

  11. Anonymous11/27/2014

    Love how you framed your image using the snowflake. Great design. Thanks for joining us at ATSM. Monika


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