Saturday, 10 December 2011

Purple Poinsettias Merry Christmas Card - Simply Stampin' Challenge # 37

Purple poinsettias?  Not in real life but in card making anything is possible!  This is the card I've made for this week's Simply Stampin' sketch challenge - and it's a fab sketch to work with.

I've taken the small liberty of moving the bottom strip down and I've tied Elegant Eggplant ribbon round the card for that element of the sketch.  I hope you'll join in with our sketch challenge this week, I want to check out your creations!

One of my fave colour combos for Christmas cards this year has been aqua and purple so for this card I've teamed Pool Party with Elegant Eggplant and added some white and brushed silver.  The card measures 5 3/4" square.  I embossed the brushed silver CS with the Vintage Wallpaper folder and then brayered Eggplant ink over the top.  I stamped the Medallion in Pool Party, trimmed it to a square panel and then added the circle sentiment element and the punched Eyelet Border.  I stamped the three Poinsettias in Elegant Eggplant ink, one is full strength and the other two are stamped off once.  I cut them out, popped them up and added rhinestones to each flower centre.  I added a plain strip of Elegant Eggplant CS before adding the white square panel over the top with Dimensionals.  I couldn't resist putting some sparkly rhinestones on to perk up the plain strip!

Inside, I've added an Eggplant Eyelet Border with a brushed silver CS strip and I've added the multi sentiment stamp from the Season of Joy set.  I stamped it twice and cut some Eggplant elements out and glued them over the Pool Party stamped image. 

Here's the front of the envelope with part of the Medallion, more poinsettias and a punched frame ready for the recipients name to be written in.  Not a very traditional combo for Christmas cards I know - but I just love these colours together!

Supplies: Stamps: SU! Season of Joy, Contempo Christmas, Four Frames & Autumn Days sets, SU! Medallion background stamp
CS: SU! Pool Party, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White & Brushed Silver
Ink: SU! Pool Party & Elegant Eggplant
Tools: SU! Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, brayer, Eyelet Border punch, circle punches, Decorative Label punch
Embellishments & accessories: SU! Elegant Eggplant grosgrain ribbon, basic rhinestones & Dimensionals



Becky said...

Beautiful Ruth! You always pay so much attention to detail. Loving the colour combination as well.

kelly said...

I think purple is a much better colour for poinsettias, they should change them to that colour in real life, who can we contact about this?
Kelly xx