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Friday, 7 December 2012

Tattered Poinsettias

Hello fellow crafters,
How are you all going with your Christmas preparations? Everyone I know seems to be in shock about how fast the big day is approaching.

Over the past few months I have seen several cards featuring Tim Holtz's Tattered Poinsettia, and so recently I succumbed to temptation, and bought the dies. These cards are the result.
Both cards are almost identical, with a just few variations.  
I used a Pergamano 'ball tool' (don't know if it has a proper name) and a pricking mat to mark veins in the leaves and petals, before sponging the edges with Distress Ink.

      The base card is dark green.
The inside of the card matches the front, however it never ceases to amaze me how various reds do not photograph accurately - the cardstock for the flowers, and the holly on the DP are fairly true, but the red scalloped rectangle layered under the white message card is not the bright red IRL as it appears here, nor is the narrower ribbon. 

I would like to enter the following challenges - 
                                                   Try It On Tuesday - 'Let's Get Inky'
                                            Crafting For All Seasons #41 - 'Use Flowers' (winner)

Paper - October Afternoon 'Deck The Halls'
Cardstock - Bazzill
Dies - Tim Holtz 'Tattered Poinsettia'; Cheery Lynn 'Holly Flourish'
Punch - Carl 'Holly Leaves'
Ink - Tim Holtz Distress Inks 'Antique Linen' & 'Walnut Stain'
Ribbon, Peel-off sticker, spacer & brad from my junk stash

Until next time, happy crafting and thank you for visiting.
Jennifer. x


  1. Gorgeous card Jennifer. I love the backing paper and the poinsettia looks fabulous.
    Lorraine x

  2. Beautiful card Jennifer. I love the poinsettia.

  3. There's a lovely Victorian look to this card Jennifer - I love the touches of gold. Thank you for your good wishes - I'm beginning to feel much better now! Vicky x

  4. Love this die, great take on the challenge. Thanks for playing with us at TIOT.
    Hugz, Z

  5. a gorgeous flower thanks for playing at TIOT trace x

  6. Two beautiful cards, I love the traditional colours.
    Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.

  7. Beautiful card, I love the detail on the leaves and how you finished off the inside of the card. Thanks for playing along with us over at TIOT Get Inky Challenge! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :) (sandee )

  8. Wowie Jennifer this is lvoely - I don't normally go for poinsetta all that much but these are so amazing. I hadn't realised I'd gotten so behind in looking at your lovely creations cos i had obviously missed this one!
    pauline x


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