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Nov 22, 2008

Poinsettia Christmas

Today I decided to give this sketch a try.  Tammy posted it on her blog
but I didn't have any Ovals and so I thought that I couldn't participate.  She emailed me right away and assured me that it would be okay to use any shape just so long as it matched the sketch.  Well I couldn't not do a card after that so here is what I came up with.
I used (Christmas Window - Penny Black) for my focal image.  I watercolored it with Crayons, Ink refills and an Aqua Painter.  I added Icicle Stickles to the flower centers and highlighted the stars with a Yellow Spice Glitter Pen and the petals of the Poinsettia with a Clear Spica glitter pen to add some shimmer.  Then I mounted it to a piece of Always Artichoke card stoke that I did some faux stitching on and distressed the edges.  This was then mounted on a piece of Bravo Burgundy Card Stock.  My card base is Always Artichoke layered with Bravo Burgundy and some retired designer paper from Stampin'Up!.  -  I embossed the sentiment (Hero Arts) with Claret Tapestry EP (PSX) and added some faux pink jewels underneath part of the sentiment.  I also tied Artichoke Grosgrain ribbon around the card.  The main panel was raised with foam mounting tape


  1. Ida! This card is gorgeous! Love, love your coloring!

  2. This is gorgeous! Are the rectangles part of the stamp? Love how you colored this - the retired DP looks FABULOUS with this - Beautiful card Ida! TFS!

  3. That is so beautiful!! I love the lil *windows* in the back!! CUTE!!

  4. what a fun sketch and love your card :)