25 November 2020

Poinsettia Petals - Colour INKspirations Challenge #90



 Hello and thanks for popping in!

Today I have a very special announcement to make.  You may have noticed a change in my watermark? The card I'm sharing today is my very first as a Colour INKspirations Challenge Crew Member. Yes, the guys over at Colour INKspirations have asked me to be on their Design Team and I was very honoured to accept! 

Feel INKspired to join the challenge? It's so easy! Firstly, get some INKspiration by checking out all of the creations of the Colour INKspiration Crew in the challenge album on our Facebook page. Then you have 12 days from today to make and upload your creation to the Facebook Colour INKspiration Group. You don't have to have a blog to participate but if you do you can link back to your post. Make sure you use all of the challenge colours. You can also use neutrals such as Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand and Basic Black as well as Metallics.

Not a member of the Colour INKspiration Facebook group yet? Just click here and ask to join Colour INKspiration, add the group to your favourites and share it with your crafty friends so they can join in the fun too. We can't wait to see what you create with these gorgeous colours.


Supplies Needed:
  • Poinsettia Petals Bundle
  • Cardstock:  Whisper White Thick and regular, Pretty Peacock, Chamgpne Foil, Fluid 100 Watercolour Paper
  • Ink: Daffodil Delight, Petal Pink, Pool Party, Coastal Cababa, Pretty Peacock
  • Stampin' Blends: Petal Pink, Pretty Peacock, Colour Lifter
  • Embellishments: Basic Pearls
  •  Punch: Banners Pick A Punch
  • Tools:  Cut & Emboss Machine, Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips
  • Adhesives: Tombow, Dimensionals
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Putting it all together:
Take a strip of watercolour paper measuring 2 1/2" x 7", and paint strips of colour.
Stamp the full poinsettia flower twice in Petal Pink ink and colour the flowers with the Petal Pink Stampin' Blends. Die cut one using the co-ordinating die then fussy cut the top petals of the second.

Adhere the two flower pieces together and add some Basic Pearls to the centre.
Stamp the two leaves in Pretty Peacock and colour in both with Pretty Peacock Stampin' Blends.  If you feel you need to, use the Colour Lifter Blend Pen to add highlights.

Place Dimensionals on the back of each of the three pieces.
TIP:  For the leaves, by placing Dimensionals on the outer end and leaving the inner end free, this will allow the end of the leaves to stay raised when you add them to your project.

Stamp your chosen sentiment in Pretty Peacock on a strip of Whisper White cardstock measing 4" x 1".

Cut a strip of Petal Pink cardstock measuring 4 1/2" x 3/4"

Using the Banners Pick A Punch, punch each end of both strips.

Place Dimensionals on the Whisper White strip and place this centrally on top of the Petal Pink strip.

TIP:  Put a drop of Tombow glue on each of the Dimensionals to allow wiggle time to get your strips lined up perfectly.

My card base for this card is 8 1/4" x 8" scored at 4" to create a slim-line card.
Take a piece of Pretty Peacock cardstock measuring  8" x 1 1/2" and adhere this to the bottom half of the card front.
The watercoloured strip is adhered to a piece of Champagne Foil measuring 7 1/8" x 2 5/8".
Glue this piece over the top of the Pretty Peacock cardstock, allowing an even border on three sides.
Arrange the poinsettia and the leaves over on the left hand side of the watercoloured strip.
Glue this down with Tombow glue.
Your card in complete!

Thank you so much taking the time to drop in.  If you have any questions, please leave them in the comments section below.  
Take care, stay safe and have a great day! 
Monica xx
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  1. LOVE the watercoloured striped background Monica! Perfect background for your beautiful poinsettia! xxx

    1. Thank you Cheryll. Took a few tries to achieve but well worth the effort. All in the name of art, right?!


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