Paper crafting is works of heart

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Sunday, February 10, 2019

Jingle Belles Challenge 3 shape card of Poinsettia using CKC Feb 2019 kit

What plant that looks like a flower (or flower that looks like a plant) do we associate with Christmas? The poinsettia--

Love the mix of papers! 3 metallic texture scraps were used for 5 petals and a pinkish red lightweight cardstock was used for the other 4 petals. A pale mossy green paper was used for the leaves.

Note: poor quality photos are below; editing in better quality photos above

JB: 19: 3 "Shaping the New Year"...with a poinsettia


Design notes: upper half was "cut down" to create an lower half easel stand kind of base

a. clip art coloring book image was printed 4" x 6" 
b. margin was extended and filled with 3 different colored pencil tones and outlined in marker
c. 3 metallic textured papers from Paper Wishes were used for half of the petals and the rest were cardstock from My Mind's Eye; and 2 leaves base paper is a very old one from my stash (and all of these are in my 2019 starter stack for 100 Pattern Paper Challenge Facebook group and my Feb 2019 Counterfeit Kit Challenge Kit I have titled "Bodacious Botanicals")
d. 10 golden amber gems were clustered in the center
e. 2 wood veneer laser cut leaves were placed on top of the green paper leaves for added dimension, texture, and mixed media appeal
f. I apologize for the poor camera/cell phone usage this evening. It doesn't do the cards' papers and embellishments justice. Tomorrow I will try with my husband's cell phone and then edit the post with a better quality photo. [edited at 1:00 pm]

Access/credits to other groups:
a. CKC blog February 2019 inspiration kit/collection is Kaisercraft's Anthology
Papers and embellishments were part of this month's "Bodacious Botanicals" kit that I collated together out of my old craft supply stockpiles & 100 PPC's 2019 starter stack!

b. Facebook group: 100 Pattern Papers Challenge
The 3 metallic textured papers were in my scrap bag as part of my starter stack for 2019; and the light green paper and the pinkish coral cardstock were full sheets also in my starter stack.

More card-making and scrapping are planned for this week so please check back!

Becca S...from the USA heartland


  1. What a pretty card Becca!

    1. Thanks, Maxine! I'm getting ready to edit and add-in better photos, however, so you might want to check back.

  2. Love your gorgeous floral center ... how fun to have a holiday bloom that lasts all year ... so glad you *shaped-up* with us at Jingle Belles.

    1. Thanks, Stephanie, for acknowledging my entry for JB's "Shaping the New Year" recent challenge!

  3. ooooh! what a beautiful poinsettia and i love the way you're made it a shape at the top, but with a nice solid base, below so it stands well! beautiful job! thanks for getting in shape with us at JINGLE BELLES! ♥

    1. Lauren: I appreciate your acknowledging my entry!

  4. Replies
    1. Thanks, Julene! I appreciate your time looking at my post for this Christmas card.

  5. Saw this on card on Facebook, love the dimension.
    Cindy F

    1. Thanks, Cindy! I love too how the wooden leaves and amber gems add depth and texture contrast!

  6. Ah! You DO do Jingle Belles! Such a really pretty poinsettia! Love it and I need to get back into the more regular rhythm of jingling along.


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