29 September 2015

Textured Poinsettias
monochromatic christmas card

I finally had a chance to photograph my card for today! Between rainy days and some needed rest, at last I was able to spend a whole morning in my craft room. Christmas will be here before we know it and I love Poinsettias, so today I'm sharing a lovely clean and layered card with lots of different textures and elements!




One of my favorite colors for Christmas cards is pool / aquamarine. I used at least 3 tones of white and used sand / beige too. I always find that silver metallic accents compliment cards beautifully when I use this color combination!

To achieve the texture on my Poinsettias I used one of my favorite non-crafty supplies: shelf liner. This shape is a bit tricky to die cut on the liner because of the flower's tiny center... Sometimes the petals may separate but you can always adhere them back to the ensemble.

The accents added included pearl stamens, craft metal and metallic cardstock die cuts, rhinestones and a word bead. The white column on the right adds graphic, minimalist structure to balance all the texture on the card... Love how the design turned out!

I hope you enjoyed today's post! Do you like adding texture to your cards too? Thanks so much for stopping by. 'Til next time!

Sharing with: SSS Monday Challenge - Ombre (patterned background on my card) / SSS Wednesday Challenge - AG / The Crazy Challenge - Shabby Chic / Crafty Boots - Gold or Silver / 7 Kids College Fund - AG

16 comments:

  1. Gracie, this card is exquisite! The different shades of white with the pale turquoise look amazing. I love your work!!

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  2. Wow, Gracie, shelf liner who would've thought, great work!! I love colour combo too.
    Shaz in Oz.x

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  3. This is fabulous! I love the gorgeous poinsettias.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  4. How beautiful. A real piece of artwork.

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  5. Awesome card. I have used a lot of unusual things, but never shelf liner. I will have to try that! Hugs

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  6. Beautiful card, stunning floral arrangement. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.

    Dionne

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  7. Ah ha...that looked like shelf liner to me, Gracie...you are so clever and creative! I love the dimension it adds to your gorgeous poinsettia!

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  8. This is so beautiful! You do such amazing work!

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  9. I'd love to receive a card like yours. It's so pretty.

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  10. Very pretty. Love all the layers and textures on your flowers. Thank you so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog this week :)

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  11. Oh my this is sooooo beautiful, love how you layered the flowers
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
    Luv
    Debby

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  12. You card is Lovely! Thanks for playing with us this week at http://www.7kidscollegefund.com/
    Huggs
    Sandi

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  13. This is totally amazing and who would have thought! Very, very pretty, Thank you for joining us at http://7kidschallengeblog.blogspot.com Challenge today! Good luck! xoxoxox

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  14. I watched your video posted on youtube on how to make these flowers. I think one of the materials you said you used was Crate Paper. I don't know if that's correct or not, but I can't find this material. Could you help me with where I might find it and what it is used for? I would appreciate your help. Thanks

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    1. Hello. Please note that I did not use crepe paper on these poinsettias. Supplies used on this card are listed below this blog post. You can click on the supplies' thumbnails to find out more. Hope this helps.

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Thanks so much for your kind comments!

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