Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Christmas Star

Hey everyone!

I want to first thank those of you who stopped by and commented on my guest design post over at the Scrap Rendez-Vous blog yesterday. I really appreciate it - you guys are awesome! :)

I wanted to play some more with the Penny Black Poinsettia stamp. It's actually called Christmas Star and it's so pretty! I've made a couple of cards with it using reds, but because I work with flowers everyday at my job, I remembered a Christmas blog post I did last year, showing these beautiful purpley-blue poinsettias.



So I wanted to try and make a card, with this photo as my inspiration, and here's what I came up with.



Very simple, just stamped and colored. I used a few different Copics, in blues and purples, and the beautiful sentiment is also Penny Black. I layered the panel onto some pretty, BoBunny paper, from their 6x6 paper pad called, Midnight Frost.

Thanks for visiting me today! Hope everyone is having a good start to the week! :)

30 comments:

Lynn said...

Barb, gorgeous. You absolutely captured the beauty of the inspiration photo!

Lisa said...

I've never seen poinsettias like that before- gorgeous! Very nice inspiration! I love how you captured the blues and purples- I really adore these colors for xmas cards :)

Brenda said...

Those are awesome colours Barb! I love how you managed to get that purply-blue shade! Beautiful card!

Tanya said...

Love the color of the flower, so beautiful! Congrats on the guest post yesterday, very exciting!

Maureen Morton said...

Stunning, my dear friend! Congrats on the guest spot....looks like a fun place. Love these colors! I will have to keep my eye out for some of these this year in CA. Your card is perfectly wonderful.

Rosemary said...

beautiful card, barb! i love the "christmas star" and you have really made it shine!

AnitaRex said...

Love how you were inspired by your photo! Love the purply blue poinsettia! :>

Rachel W K said...

goooorgeous! the periwinkle-ish color you achieved is so pretty. how great to find your own photos for inspiration!... i should try that!

-rachel w k
rwkrafts.blogspot.com

CinnamonSally said...

The only poinsettias I have seen in the UK are red or white these plum/blue ones are beautiful as is your card Barb!!

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

This is chic and gorgeous!

Donna Bowman said...

Gorgeous card Barb!! Love the colors - so pretty!!

Nancy said...

I saw this card in your Flickr gallery and was amazed. But now that I see your beautiful inspiration I'm even more impressed! This is one gorgeous card, Barb! Thanks for sharing those unique Poinsettia's too, I've never seen anything like them.

Sue McRae said...

Such a pretty mix of shades on your card Barb!

Dawn said...

what a beautiful colours, I've never seen a bluey poinsettia before. Wonderful card.

ivy said...

those colors are so beautiful! great inspiration photo!

Tina said...

The inspiration photo is marvelous and your card is perfect. Just love your pick of blue color for the poinsettia.

Elizabeth Allan said...

ooooh Barb - you captured the colors in your photograph perfectly! Gorgeous tints of blue and purple. Love how you have the sentiment linked in with the flower.

Clare said...

It's been a while since I popped in here, and wow! So refreshing! Love the new banner - gorgeous pic!
What a beautiful card! That stamp is lovely, and you've used it to perfection!

walchowDesign said...

Gorgeous card and great coloring on the Christmas Star, Barb! I'm looking forward to more of your flowers again this year!

Thanks for your sweet comments too!

GrammySue's Creations said...

Hi Barb, This is a gorgeous card--Love the poinsettia in blue. Great inspirational photo.

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous card and gorgeous inspiration. So elegant in design and love the blue tones!

Michelle said...

A real beauty, Barb! Such a pretty stamp and love the way you colored it!

Karen B. said...

WOW! This is so beautiful! Our church decorated with the blue/purple poinsettias last year and it was so stunning, just like your card. I really like the overstamping of the sentiment with the flower as well.

alexandra s.m. said...

Hello Sweet Barb,
Gorgeous card! You rock that stamp for sure ;-)

TFS~

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Barb, this is gorgeous! Love that you use blue instead of the typical red. Have a great weekend!

susanne said...

Love these beautiful blues :)

Tiffany said...

Absolutely gorgeous colors on your poinsettias! Love that fancy sentiment too, the font is lovely!

sheila said...

just love this card Barb. the design, the colors the sentiment placement and the bling.....all pretty durn perfect!

Karin (PeppermintPatty) said...

Amazing ornaments - but your poinsettia just took my breath away - so beautifully colored - WOW!!!

CanadianScraps43 said...

Wow what beautiful inspiration and your card is totally stunning. Love the variety of colors. So different.