Friday, November 27, 2015

Sentiments of the Season Blog Hop - Season's Greetings Poinsettia



Welcome to the final day of Sentiments of the Season Blog Hop!


We’re giving away a prize for each of the Sentiments of the Season blog post.  The posts will be on our Designers’ personal blogs and on Quietfire Creations.  All you have to do is leave a comment on their Sentiments of the Season blog post and you will be entered in a chance to win one of our stamps or dies.  Each designer will randomly choose the winner from their comments.  


Here are direct links to previous sources of inspiration this week!

The other blog to visit today is 
Diana's Blog!
 
Make sure you leave a comment on each blog hop post to be eligible to win a prize!
The deadline for leaving comments is Sunday, November 29th at midnight PST.
Good Luck! 




When I started this card, I had no firm plan and it became a what-do-I-feel-like-playing-with time!  Now the great thing about poinsettias is that their coloured petals and leaves are the same, so wherever you put the red and green will never be a mistake!  This is how today's poinsettia turned out.  Tomorrow's will be different!

I love tone on tone, but in this case the Season's Greetings diecut would have been swallowed up by the background! A tiny little dropshadow fixed that.  I hope you find some ideas for your own creations here! 

Supplies:
Quietfire A Way With Words Season's Greetings  Quietfire site | Elizabeth Craft site
Black Embossing Powder
Core'dinations Poinsettia (really!) cardstock
Worldwin Petallics Spring Larch cardstock
Tombow Dual Brush Pen Markers: 249, 192, 993, 856, 847
Waterbrush


Instructions:
  1. Form a 5.5 x 7.75" card base from Spring Larch cardstock. Cut a red panel measuring 4.5 x 6.75".  Mat with a black panel.
  2. Die cut Season's Greetings once from red cardstock and twice from Spring Larch cardstock.
  3. Stamp the poinsettia on watercolour paper and heat emboss with black embossing powder. Apply marker colour and quickly blend with water from water brush. Use an HB pencil to shade around the leaves and flourishes and form a dropshadow. Trim close to the edges of the flourishes and round the corners of the rectangle.
  4.  Mount the red Season's Greetings on one of the green diecuts offsetting them slightly to give a dropshadow effect. Mount the poinsettia panel on the other green Season's Greetings so the words don't show, but the flourishes look like an extension of the poinsettia's flourishes.
  5. Use foam tape to attach the red/black panel to the card base and the poinsettia to the red/black panel as shown.  Use clear foam tape to attach the diecut below the poinsettia.

Thanks for stopping by and having a look!
Suzanne

56 comments:

  1. This is so p[retty Suzanne! I love the new dies with that gorgeous handwriting script!

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  2. Beautiful card. I love the sentiments and dies....I have a couple that I added to my die collection and they cut beautifully. The font style is so pretty. Jan D., Florida, USA

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  3. Beautiful! that touch of drop shadow makes the card!! Can't wait to color my poinsettia !

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  4. Beautiful card, Suzanne!!! I didn't know about clear foam tape (I need to keep up better :-).

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  5. love the way you covered the greeting and just used the swirlies. very pretty card. layering is so much fun.

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  6. Beautiful card; love all the details and creative way you used the sentiment die. Question: in your instructions, you said you used an HP pencil to shade around your leaves, but there's no HP pencil listed in your supplies??? Thanks for sharing

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    1. lol! sorry! I just grabbed any old pencil that was handy and started shading. Ooops, I didn't even think about putting it in the supply list. I hope that helps!

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  7. Lovely card. The layered sentiment die-cut gives just the right amount of definition without overwhelming the beautifully colored poinsettia.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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    1. I agree, Janis! It could have been nice done in gold as well, but the green is so fresh!

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  8. Beautiful card, Suzanne! I LOVE the poinsettia color and all the swirls!!!! Its gorgeous. Also like the Seasons Greetings die cut with shadow. The colors on the card are really pretty together!

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  9. Wonderful card. that stamp is beautiful. love the way you paired it up with the Season's greetings and double layering it. Have a great day

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  10. Love how the swirls around both die cuts seem to match. At first I thought maybe you cut two of the same and covered up the sentiment but I see that's not possible.
    The shadowing of the sentiment is wonderful.
    thanks for sharing.

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  11. Thank you for sharing this beautiful card. I love this sentiment die and your use of the drop shadow to make it pop.

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  12. Your poinsettia turned out so beautiful! Love the sentiment die with shadow work!

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  13. Lots of movement on your card. Lovely composition. Thank you for sharing your design and instructions.

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  14. Lots of movement on your card. Lovely composition. Thank you for sharing your design and instructions.

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  15. Beautiful card, Suzanne! I love how you did the dropshadow effect...awesome! Your colouring is done so perfectly too! Great card and thanks for the inspiration! :)

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  16. Very nice card, love the poinsettia colors and the die sentiment, can't wait to use mine.

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  17. Beautiful card Suzanne!! Love the shadowing on the lettering!

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  18. I love the poinsetta and swirls. It's so festive!

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  19. Lovely card! I just love poinsettia's! Thanks for the blog hop and all the wonderful inspiration!

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  20. Lovely card with those soft greens and red and a fun tutorial. Love that the design from the sentiment is a backdrop for the poinsettia. Great job.

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  21. ABSOLUTELY STUNNING card Suzanne!!!
    Your flourishes layered with the poinsettia are SO BEAUTIFUL and your layered sentiment a DELIGHT, LOVE your colour combo and colouing too - YES - I LOVE IT ALL!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your RECIPE FOR AWESOMENESS :)
    ... I am in AWE of your calligraphy and design skills, a precious talent that I'm so glad you share with us!!!

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  22. So pretty and I
    love the way you
    offset the title!
    Carla from Utah

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  23. So pretty and I
    love the way you
    offset the title!
    Carla from Utah

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  24. Such a beautiful stamped floral image and the seasons greetings looks so elegant and beautiful
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia

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  25. This is lovely, I do like the way you've given the sentiment a shadow :)

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  26. Beautiful card love how you did the swirls around the poinsettia

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  27. This a different take on our favorite Christmas flower. Love the die cut

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  28. Beautiful card Suzanne! Dropshadow effect on the Seasons Greetings is perfect.

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  29. Beautiful color combo and I like the offset sentiment.

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  30. Pretty card! I've very much enjoyed the blog hop this week! Thanks for having it!

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  31. I like this card too... waiting on my Season's Greetings die to come in :)

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  32. Great blog hop! I enjoyed the different cards, ATCs and totes. Your card is quite nice. I think I wouldn't have but the flourish behind the poinsettia. I guess I'm a less is more sort of person. :)

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  33. Gorgeous idea! Love the offset way you did the sentiment - really packs a punch. Your coloring is gorgeous on the poinsettia.

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  34. Beautiful card, and the poinsettia is just lovely!

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  35. Beautifully elegant. Love this card!

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  36. Love the shadow effect of multiple dies!

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  37. So nice! Thanks for sharing your work.

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  38. The only word to describe this card is SPECTACULAR!!

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  39. The poinsettia is lovely, and I like how the flourish from the Seasons Greetings is featured in both sections of the card.

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  40. Love how you used the die Suzanne!

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  41. Pretty poinsettia and I love the dropshadow effect on the die cut!

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  42. REally like your card, although I don't use Season's Greetings, I say Merry Christmas. Please forgive me.
    Ann Robbins

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    1. I'm the same, Ann! Don't use Xmas either!!

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  43. I like the card especially the way you have used the shadows!

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  44. I love this card Suzanne. The Seasons Greetings is a great die and I love the swirls. I just may have to order the poinsettia die. Beautiful card!

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  45. So going, "pick me, pick me, pick meeeee" for a stamp and/or die would probably be childish, huh? Ok...won't do that then! Your card is lovely, and I appreciated the reminder to use an HB pencils for drop shading...too often I make it way more complicated than that! I liked the colors and the style...loved how the flourishes up top echoed the ones below by using the sentiment behind. Wouldn't have thought of that! Thanks for sharing, Suzanne!

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  46. Lovely card Suzanne and a fun blog hop. Merry Christmas!

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  47. So many pretty swirls and layers, love the poinsettia stamp too!

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