Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Double D - Poinsettias

Dear One~

This time over at Double D the challenge is to use the iconic Poinsettia. Here is the Mood Board for our inspiration:

And here is my card:

I wanted to use dies to make my poinsettias, but alas I have none. So I used this Orange Blossoms die set, and I think they did the trick. I die cut a bunch of them and sponged the centers with a nice Cranberry Tart ink. I used an Anna Griffin embossing folder and splattered it with gold paint. The centers of the poinsettias are done with Martha Stewart Microbeads.

The Ingredients:
Recollections Rose Petals Card Stock
GKD Fresh Asparagus Card Stock
GKD White Card Stock
Anna Griffin Matelasse Embossing Folder
Creative Expressions Orange Blossoms Dies
Tim Holtz Holiday Greens Dies
SU Beautiful Boughs Dies
SU Ornate Frames Die for Greeting
GKD Cranberry Tart and Christmas Pine Ink
Martha Stewart Luster Glass Gold Microbeads
  If you head on over to the  Double D Challenge Blog and play along, you could win this beautiful die set by Elizabeth Crafts. And don't forget to check out all the beautiful cards the other designers have created for your inspiration.  

Elizabeth Craft Designs - Dies - Poinsettia

I'm so glad you stopped by, I adore your comments. They always make me smile. Please stay well and enjoy your crafting. Now head on over to Double D to see what's going on.

Until next time, here's celebrating your Creative Muse.  



  1. How beautiful! There's just something about pink poinsettias aka orange blossoms--it worked! Love your textured background and the gold splatters. Every little detail looks amazing!

  2. those flowers work perfectly for poinsettias, your card is beautiful Judy! The gold splatters add wonderful detail. Stunning inspiration for the challenge!

  3. Gorgeous! I would have never know that this was not a poinsettia die. The background EF is amazing. I think I need it, for sure. Microbeads always look awesome as flower centers, but boy...they can get out of control quick!

  4. WOW ... this is just gorgeous Judy! LOVE the coloring on your poinsettia and the embossed background is perfect! Just beautiful!!! Hugs & Good Health to you my friend!

  5. You did great with this substitute for the poinsettia. Gorgeous colors and design.

  6. Beautiful Poinsettias, isn't it great that you can use dies in different ways, they look like the real thing to me, such an elegant card!!

  7. No kidding, the orange blossom flowers really did the trick. They look amazing and you are so clever. There is that embossing folder that makes it all look so magnificent. Another year of Double D challenges on the books and what a year it has been. On to 2021. Merry Christmas to you and a Happy New Year.

  8. I thought it was a poinsettia die until you mentioned it. Love the background with gold spatters and the white branches behind the flowers. The micro beads really work for the centers. Wonderful card.

  9. Judy, this is incredibly gorgeous, and I never thought for a minute that these were not actually poinsettias. You clever and talented girl!

  10. You outdid yourself on this one my friend. It is soooo beautiful. I would have never guessed the die was not poinsettias. The gold splatters and white branches pull the whole together.

  11. Your poinsettias are lovely! The pink color is gorgeous.

    Cheryl (SheStamps)
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  12. Your gorgeous card inspired me to make my own 3D poinsettia card but yours is so beautiful!! Love all of your dimension and layering!