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:


  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!

  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!

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


    Di xx

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

    Love and hugs

  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

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

  7. Gorgeous poinsettia and card design Sarah.

    Hugs diane

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

  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