Sunday, October 18, 2009

White Poinsettias


I think I should have been a florist because working with flowers always makes me so happy.  I am so happy Melanie included this beautiful poinsettia in her "A Year of Flowers" set.  If you have been following my blog, you know Melanie's A Year of Flowers is one of my all time favorites so I am so happy I can start using it again for the Holidays.

These poinsettias were embossed with Super Fine Gold embossing powder, on watercolor paper,  and cut out.  I did this just because I like the texture and color for the flowers.  I have to say a few words about the embossing powder.  I recently ordered some new super fine gold embossing powder from Gina K Designs and it is absolutely the most beautiful gold embossing powder I have ever used.  It is a very shiny gold and is super fine to give really good definition to your stamped images.  I highly recommend it.

The ivory background was embossed with the Cuttlebug Holly folder.  I used the new "Good As Gold" cardstock from Gina K Designs, which is a perfect match with the embossing powder. There are two pieces of this  on the card.  The bottom portion was cut off and scored on the ScorePal every 1/2" then both pieces of gold were attached to the main card.  The embossed piece was attached to the top and a gold braided cord added across the seam.  Two gold Cuttlebug corners were cut out and added to the top.  The poinsettias were arranged with dimensional tape.  A Martha Stewart punch was used for the gold sprigs and small gold beads added to the center of each flower.  I just put a small glue dot in the middle of the flower and then added the beads.  Three gold buttons were added at the bottom to complete the card. 

 Hope you are having a great weekend.  Thanks for stopping by.

16 comments:

Melanie said...

oh that's so pretty, I love those metallic punched ferns too! :)

Patti said...

OMGosh Selma! This is over the very tip top gorgeous! You should have been a florist!I feel a serious case coming on!You've inspired me GF!

Sharri Seffens said...

Selma, You were born a florist! This is stunning! I love the gold embossed poinsettia's and all the details you added to the card!

Marsha said...

Oh, my goodness. This is absolutely gorgeous, Selma. And thanks for the info about the EP. I need some gold so now I know where I am getting it.

craftieodamae said...

OMGoodness!!!! This is over the moon gorgeous, (had to out do Patti) LOL. You are so talented!!! If you were a florist your garden would be a show place!

Anonymous said...

Selma,

This card is gorgeous. You really went all out on this card. It is just so elegant. Beautiful job.

Dianna

Betty Benton said...

Selma, your card is "out of the galaxy" gorgeous (had to outdo Patti and Olga!). You certainly have the touch with your flowers!!

Jan D said...

Selma, your card is absolutely gorgeous...you have serious talent..I will probably case it along with Patti :-)

Payne Holler Cards said...

this is a jaw-dropper!!!
it is "out of the galaxy and BEYOND!"
(had to outdo Patti, Olga and Betty! LOL)
but if you were a florist - then we wouldnt have your gorgeous cards!!!!

Jennie said...

Let me see if I can outdo, Patti, Olga, Betty, AND LINDA!!! This is "out of the galaxy and BEYOND anything out there beautiful that even astronomers can't take in all of its magnificence." Does that outdo the others, LOL! hee~Hee


Honestly this is gorgeous! You have such an eye for floral...just awesome and so much beautiful detail.

Jill Haddad said...

Wow Selma - this is the most beautiful Christmas Card I've seen this year. I hope you take this as a compliment - I'm going to CASE you and make these for my closest friends. I love them.

Joan Fricker said...

Selma, my mouth dropped open when I saw this card. I is so gorgeous. I love everything about it!!!

I hope I can somewhat case it for our get together for Saturday (so wish you were coming.

What did you use for the centers or did I miss reading what you did?

Joan

Brenda said...

Wowza Selma!!! This is gorgeous!! Another winner!

Stacey said...

I really love this card - and I have been a florist from 1984 until my health kept me from doing it anymore, so now I design floral arrangements with floral images instead of live or artificial flowers.

This card is absolutely jaw-droppingly stunning! I had to make sure that this card went into my inspirational notebook! I definitely will be sending out similar cards to family and close special friends this year.

Thank you very much for the inspiration that I find every time I stop by your blog!

Stampin' Pam said...

Absolutely stunning Selma - love this - have to case this! It's beyond words :-)

Juanita B said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS!! TFS.

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