Good afternoon, and Welcome. Here's the card I made for my Sweetie (Mr. DH). The image is a PSX stamp I bought on eBay. I used a music background in Memento Desert Sand, wiped off the center portion with a baby wipe, then stamped the Poinsettia Basket with Versamark, heat embossed with Ranger's Queen's Gold. Colored the flowers with Copics R05,R14,R24 & R29, varying the darker colors on each flower. I was trying to get different shadings on the flowers, and I was pleased with the effect. Used YG03 & YG63 on the greens. (Now normally I won't remember the marker colors as I experiment, but this time I do!) Touched the pinecones with some E colors - which I do not remember! Diecut with Spellbinders Label 8, to get the card shape, as well as the card front. Sponged while still in the die with Distress Ink Worn Lipstick, then Tea Dye. Liked it this way, but after looking at it for a couple of days, I thought "Hmm, what if I cut out some of the flowers & popped up.." so restamped as above to get the 3 flowers. I staggered the placement of the pop-ups to make the flowers look fuller. I started out using Decor Viva gold pearls for the stamens. Well, this just mussed into a glob (Operator error) instead of being individual stamens. I think I was hurrying too much last night to get the card finished. This morning I remembered I had some gold-y color rhinestones. There were some very tiny ones, so used Glossy Accents on the 'pearl blobs', and with a Tim Holtz pick tool, adhered the rhinestones to the centers. (Hardest part of the entire card!). I love Glossy Accents, but I always have to unclog the bottle. I've tried standing it on the tip, laying it down, and I STILL have clogging problems. Anyway, this is one of the cards I have done this season that I felt pleased with the finished result. I'm scheduling 2 more posts, but we'll be traveling, & away from home. I won't be making any cards... BUT I hope I have time to stamp up some images prior to departure - to take along to color. If I see some pretty scenery out DD's back door - she lives on the water - I'll try to snap some pictures and share. . I bet your day is just as hurry-filled as mine is. I'm trying to get all the last minute tasks finished, get us packed, check my list to be sure I haven't forgotten to do something. So have a wonderful afternoon, and see you later. Hugs and thanks for stopping to chat.


  1. Beautiful card, Mary, gorgeous poinsettias. I think DH is going to love it. Enjoy the next couple of days, safe journey and have a very Merry Christmas. Elizabeth xx

  2. Lovely card. I love poinsettias. Have just bought a die to make the flower. Tried it out on my Aunts card for her birthday and pleased with the result. Hope you have a jolly Christmas and I wish you a HappyNew Year. email really is on its way. Hugs Mrs A.

  3. Wow! How beautiful! A stunning card. Have a wonderful christmas x

  4. Gorgeous card, Mary! Love the poinsettias! I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Hugs

  5. Wow, wow, wow Mary! This card is stunning! I have never seen a card as beautiful as this one my friend. I am blown away! I love poinsettias and you have made these look like I could reach out and touch them. Your cards are always so professional my friend! Hugs!

  6. This is really beautiful, Mary! I love the background and the 3D poinsettias!


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