Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Trying Again

Hello crafty friends, happy St. Patrick's Day and happy hump day to you all! It's a dreary one here and will be for a few days. I'm ok with that as we have had some really nice bright sunshine.

I'm trying again with the CAS Christmas Card challenge. I wasn't totally happy with my first try, but am liking this second try better. Although I think I could have possibly used more red. What do you think? A simple CAS card, just die cut my poinsettia and colored with with DIO's and blending brushes. Popped parts of it up with foam dots and put it on my card. Not a good one for the post though, but I still love the poinsettia made 3D looking. If I make more I will be keeping them flat for posting though. We will see if I make more.

                                                         Showing the dimension

As always I want to thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to visit me. I so appreciate you and enjoy your visits, they make my day so much brighter! Have a wonderful week and will "see" you soon.

Crafty hugs,

Card Recipe:

Poinsettia die - AliExpress
Scallop panel die - AliExpress
Merry Christmas stamp - AliEpress
Distress Oxide Inks - candy apple and peeled paint
Seed beads - ancient stash from needlepoint days
Gold Splatters - Gansai Tambi Starry Colors in Red Gold 
Blending Brushes - Amazon


Veerle's Kaarten Hoekje said...

Gorgeous Brenda, love that curve.
Hugs Veerle x

Marilyn said...

So pretty! Love that poinsettia!
Have a great day!

Carol L said...

That poinsettia is just gorgeous and I love how you tinted the edges! OH MY GOSH, do I spot a green thumbnail for St Patrick's day??? It might be blue, but my eyes are only seeing green today :) Happy St. Patty's day!

Julia Aston said...

What a beautiful layered poinsettia Brenda - and lovely divided design on your card! Thanks for joining us at CAS Christmas! xx

Bonnie said...

A beautiful poinsettia, Brenda! I love the 3D look and the lovely curve of the white! A beautiful Christmas card, my friend!

Irish Cherokee said...

Perfect in color and design. Excellent balance.

Hugs and Blessings,

Christine Alexander said...

your poinsettia is gorgeous and love the wave die to combine the the kraft and white. Thanks for joining us at CAS Christmas :)

I Card Everyone said...

I just love it, Brenda! Guess what? a card this gorgeous should always be hand-delivered!! I'm hoping for the all-clear by then, aren't you?
Absolutely gorgeous!

Mac Mable said...

Now that's one beautiful poinsettia and what a striking and pretty design Brenda x.

Nstiz said...

This is so creative, Brenda! Love the wave die with this setting it off so beautifully. I do love the soft colors of your poinsettia and the 3D effect. This is so perfect for the challenge!

Brenda in IN said...

Oh Brenda, this is awesome. The poinsettia is simply gorgeous and the design really shows it off perfectly. It will still be beautiful if you leave the poinsettia flat, not popped up.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Your poinsettia is so beautiful, love the layers and the design of your card is just wonderful, great sentiment stamp too, a gorgeous card Brenda. Lurrrve the nail varnish. Keep up the glam Gal.
Faith x

Liz said...

Gorgeous design, Brenda and a I love the 3D effect of the poinsettia. xx

Loll said...

WOW! Gorgeous card Brenda. I love your layered and dimension poinsettia. AMAZING, my friend. Gorgeous design with the scalloped divide. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Christmas! xx

Darnell said...

I think you are too hard on yourself about your first entry, which I scrolled back to see and love, but I have to admit, I do like this one better. The whole composition is just mwah in every way!! WOW! Hugs, Auntie

Anita in France said...

The dimension you created on that lovely poinsettia is gorgeous, Brenda ... and how fabulous are the gold splatters ... such richness ... and delicious balance between all the elements! Hugs, Anita :)

Susan said...

That is a wonderful 3D poinsettia - fabulous layering! It's definitely red so no worries there! And a great layout too with the curved white section. Thanks so much for joining us at CAS Christmas!