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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Rudolph Days April (Project 35)

I managed to get a Christmas card finished just in time for this month's Rudolph Days challenge over on scrappymo's blog: scrapsoflifebyscrappymo - April Rudolph Days Challenge.  I used the prompt for May's Christmas All Year challenge over at Artsy Inkers, which was to use a flower. 
So I pulled out my Sizzix Thinlits Poinsettia die, which I bought last summer and this is the first time I'm using it. 



So I started by making the poinsettia, and I wanted to do it in white.  I used a gold pen for the center veins.  I was going to use chalk to color the green leaves, but I didn't have any chalk in the right color.  So I used Copic marker in YG01.  I used a gold pencil to color the center of the flower and then added liquid pearls.  I cut all the pieces from a snippet of white paper.  Then I used a Spellbinder Nesties die to cut the shape for the sentiment.  It is by Inkadinkado.  I stamped it with Versamark and embossed it with gold embossing powder.  I then added gold pen to the edges.

I had planned to make the card 4 x 5.5 and cut the red paper to that size and used a Sizzix embossing plate to emboss it.  But when I went to assemble it, it wasn't big enough.  So I cut the green paper for a 5 x 6.5 card.  Then when I went to assemble it, there was too much space between the green and the red, so I added the gold paper.

Here's a close up of the poinsettia.

 
 
As I said, I'm entering this in the Rudolph Days challenge.  And since I used snippets for the flower and for the sentiment, I'm going to enter it over at the Playground:
 
 
 


9 comments:

  1. I really like your flower with the gold pen! What a good idea for an accent! I also like the great christmas colors. I am glad you were able to play along with the Rudolph days challenge, it is a fun one!

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  2. Your flower is so very pretty and is a great focal point on your card.

    Thanks for taking part in the April Rudolph Days Challenge. Good luck in the prize draw!

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  3. Beautiful result Sarah! What a fabulous flower too.

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  4. Wow, Sarah, the Poinsettia is stunning, love the bright green and white.

    Love and hugs
    Maarit

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  5. This is a beautiful card Sarah! I am so loving your poinsettia, the touches of gold are so pretty, love the embossing and love the sentiment and mat. Just beautiful Sarah! Hugs, Brenda

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  6. Sarah, this is spectacular! That poinsettia rocks my world!! Have a wonderful weekend!! Hugs, Darnell

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  7. Gorgeous poinsettia and card design Sarah.

    Hugs diane

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  8. Beautiful card, Sarah! The poinsettia looks fabulous in white and the gold centre veins are a perfect finishing touch. x

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  9. Ooh! This is a gorgeous poinsettia. Love the white & gold treatment. Beautiful way to handle that lovely sentiment as well. Had fun reading all your adventures while assembling this card. Sounds a lot like the way I create. Your final result is wonderful, I love it! TFS

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