Caly’s Sketch-Inspired Poinsettia Card

Hi friends, Caly here! Thanks for joining us today for more inspiration for the current Card Sketch challenge!  There are a few days left to participate and I hope you’ll play along!  This challenge ends on December 19th at 11:59pm EST.  Are sketch challenges difficult for you?  They used to be for me because I would get really literal, but I’ve learned to tell myself that the sketches are meant to be inspiration – you can interpret them however you like!

The stars can be help you envision a scene, or a background using a different shape.  My card today uses the Stitched Poinsettia dies.  I used multiple poinsettias to create a background over a colorfully inked panel.  Last Monday when this challenge began, I used little wreaths that I die-cut in rainbow colors.  Be sure to check out what the other Design Team Members have created – we share inspiration every day!

I die-cut my poinsettia using the small and medium petals to create smaller poinsettia – there is a larger die too.  I also used the smaller of the two leaves from the Stitched Poinsettia die set to pair with my smaller poinsettia.  I die-cut the red using Chili Pepper cardstock and the centers and leaves using Cilantro cardstock.

To give my flowers more interest, I ink-blended the poinsettia with Lawn Fawn Cranberry Dye Ink and the leaves with Lucky Clover Distress Oxide Ink.  Once all the ink-blending was done, I pieced them together using liquid glue and set them aside to work on a background.

I really wanted my panel to glow and used a new color combination using Abandoned Coral, Spiced Marmalade, and Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide inks.  I attached all my poinsettia and leaves directly to this ink-blended panel and finished by attaching an embossed sentiment from the Ho-Ho-Holidays stamp set and finished with a few iridescent sequins.

I hope you like it!  Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope it inspires you to create!  Remember, the Card Sketch challenge ends December 19th at 11:59pm EST!  Have a wonderful day!
~Caly

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