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Thursday, 19 November 2020

Poinsettia and Foliage


Good morning.

"Oh dear", I can hear some of you say, "She's on her poinsettia obsession again".
Yes, its true, I love poinsettias, and yes, I do have several cards and boxes
again this year where I have used them, but not as many as usual.
Previously I have taken my cards outside to photograph them, but am therefore
always at the mercy of the weather, so recently I made myself a 'light box' and
bought 2 reasonably expensive lamps. However, I am not at all happy with the
quality of my photos. The photos above and below were taken less than a
minute apart, yet the reds look completely different???

A closer look at my poinsettia and some of the foliage. I attached that gorgeous
lattice die-cut to double-sided JAC paper, then liberally sprinkled glitter dust
to fill the open spaces. I also applied the tiniest amount of glitter dust to the
poinsettia, but as is always the case, the amazing sparkle does not show up.

I love this greeting die. To make it easier to attach it to the background,
I attached a piece of the silver paper to JAC paper before cutting it out.

Challenges I would like to enter:-
52 Christmas Card Throwdown - 'Red and Green' (must show logo)
Beccy's Place - Day 19  'P'
Moving Along With The Times #124 - 'Christmas Flowers' TOP 3
Try It On Tuesday - 'Traditional Christmas Colours'

Dies - Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Tattered Poinsettia, Holiday Greens; Creative Expressions Sue Wilson Netted Star Background, From Our House To Yours, Pine Cone Greenery; Memory Box Woodland Branch
Embossing Folder - Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Poinsettia
Inks for sponging - Distress Inks Aged Mahogany, Vintage Photo, and various greens
Pearl Centre - Stampin' Up Beaded Pearls
Glitter - Crafts 4U Glitter Dust Clear

Until next time, thank you for visiting and also for your kind comments.
Jennifer.  x


  1. Stunning card Jennifer. I love the large sparkly poinsettia.

  2. WOW! What a stunning creation! Jennifer, this is just beautiful. I love the poinsettia flower you constructed, the embossing is gorgeous and the little sparkle is wonderful. The greenery tucked behind the petals helps to soften everything and give it a festive feel. I love the shiny paper and the gorgeous silver lettering too. Just beautiful!

  3. Hi Jennifer,
    my dear hubby was a keen photgrapher and he used to give me tips on photgraphing.
    If your card or prject has a lot of white in it you use a darker bacground and it makes it stand out more hope that helps try it and let me know.

    Your card is very stunning and that poinsettia is gorgeous.
    Love all the wonderful design and elements used.
    You can never have too many poinsettias as far as I am concerned I love them hence why I chose Christmas flowers as the theme.
    Thank you for joining the MAWTT Challenge yet again.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT

  4. Beautiful card. So much texture and depth. Love it.

  5. When you make poinsettias as glorious as this, I don't think you need to be apologetic about them at all! This is thoroughly wonderful. Thanks for sharing with us at 52CCT this week.

  6. That silver background is gorgeous. And I love the large poinsettia too. What a beautiful card for the holidays. Thanks for sharing with us at Try It on Tuesday. Hugs-Erika

  7. Gorgeous poinsettia! I love all the sparkle!

    We are so happy you could join us & we hope to see you again in the next Papercraft Business Challenge!.

    Anna – Design Team member at Papercraft Business

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    Thank you!


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