Poinsettia Hugs

Double D Challenges – Poinsettia

Here’s to another January birthday! My card today uses the Tim Holtz Sizzix Poinsettia Pieces die which was cut twice for the outline and all of those little tiny pieces were captured while still in the die onto a piece of press ‘n seal. The pieces were sponged lightly with some distress inks and then inserted back into the outline which was mounted on cranberry tart cardstock. This card was my second attempt. First after I inserted all of the pieces and found inky finger marks on the white cardstock…drat that slow drying distress ink….I decided to add some of the leaves to cover the smudges….mistake so that ended up in the trash. After clearing snow today, decided to give it another go and it worked better making sure the ink was dry before touching and inserting. The birthday is also a Tim Holtz Sizzix Celebrate die and hugs was stamped using GKD’s Whimsical Spring stamp set.

My card will be entered into the Double D Challenges poinsettia challenge. Pretty mood board for inspiration was included:

I’m loving the purple poinsettia but decided on the red/pink/cranberry tart color scheme.

Thanks for stopping by and be safe.

10 thoughts on “Poinsettia Hugs

  1. Your inlaid poinsettia is beautiful! Love the soft colors on your sponged pieces. How frustrating to do all that work and then to end up with ink smudges on your first attempt – ugh!! This one turned out great.

  2. I can imagine your feelings when you smudged your card and couldn’t fix it. Around here the air would have been blue. Love this result though. It is quite beautiful and your soft colour really makes it special.

  3. That’s one fabulous poinsettia! It’s magnificent! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Double D Blog, Poinsettia Challenge. Donna, DT Member.

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