Hi folks and welcome to March! We're expecting to get up in the 60's this week. Since it is so warm my bees are out and about and are already bringing in some light colored pollen! After scouring the yard for what it might be that they are finding, I was thrilled to see them foraging on a big clump of heather in the front yard. My March header is one of these busy girls!
With Spring just around the corner, we often think flowers, and it just so happens that the theme over at Christmas Craft Creations for the month of March is also flowers - Christmas flowers!
I chose to feature the Poinsettia! I began with stamping the Stampendous Poinsettia Background in Versamark and heat embossing with Gold Detail.
I cut the white border off and layered to pink cardstock before layering to a white cardbase. The poinsettia from the Recollections Stamp and Die Set (which happens to be this month's prize over on the Challenge) was also stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with gold detail.
The flower was also inked with the Worn Lipstick.
The flower portion was then die cut.
I inked, heat embossed and colored the petals a third time and the smaller inside petals were then fussy cut.
I then attached the three-layered poinsettia to the prepared card front with mounting tape. Nuvo Crystal Drops Dandelion Yellow were added to the centers of all the flowers. The sentiment from Sparkle N Sprinkle set Nesties Xmas Trees was stamped on pink card with Versamark and also heat embossed in Gold Detail. I hand cut a little banner and attached the sentiment also with mounting tape.
Gold baker's twine was wrapped around the spine of the card to finish off my project for today. Taken from this angle, you lose the sparkle of the embossing powder, but you can see how detailed the embossing is.
I hope I have inspired you to join in along with the challenge and have a chance at winning the Recollections Stamp and Die set. Below is a list of all the products that I used.
Stampendous Poinsettia Background
Sparkle N Sprinkle Nesties Xmas Trees
Recollections Stamp and Die Set 529319
Gold Detail embossing powder
Distress Oxide Ink Worn Lipstick
Nuvo Crystal Drops Dandelion Yellow
Gold bakers twine
I'd like to join in the following challenges with my card:
Christmas Crafts all Year 'Round: March Challenge: Something that starts with E or F (Embossing (heat) and Flowers)
The Holly and Ivy Challenge #90: Anything Goes
MLCCB #32: March: Anything Goes