I have to say I’m embarrassed that I have waited this long to get out my Poinsettia Place Suite of products to make anything until now. I have had these products on my shelves since July. Terrible. But, now that I have I’m so glad I can share one with you today.
The Poinsettia Place suite has many coordinating products. I focused on the Plush Poinsettia Specialty Paper and the Poinsettia Dies for my card today. The Plush paper is vellum with flocked designs on one side. Several of the designs coordinate with dies included with the suite. I love it when you can die-cut images from DSP.
I cut out the large poinsettia as well as leaves and berry branches. I colored the back of the flower with my Light Real Red Stampin’ Blend. This allowed just a hint of color to come through to the front.
For the leaves and berry branches I colored directly on the front flocking. I did try it on the back, but there wasn’t enough color coming through to really show. I used the color lifter Stampin’ Blend if there were areas of color I didn’t want.
Once I had the Poinsettia and leaves colored I needed to figure out what the rest of the card would look like. The real red under the flower made a unique pink color that wasn’t the same as any of our existing colors, but very close to Rococo Rose. I don’t use Rococo Rose very much and I won’t be sad when it retires in the spring but for today’s card, it was just what I needed.
To warm up my Poinsettia card even further I added a layer of Merry Merlot as well as heat embossing the sentiment. The Dainty Diamond and Tasteful Textiles embossing folders gave just the right amount of texture without overpowering the Poinsettia.
Thank you for checking out another of my projects. I hope you liked it. I always appreciate your comments. Until next time…
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