Sunday, October 18, 2015

Antique Poinsettia


I am back with a second post and another Christmas Card.  I have been making cards to share with the Caring Hearts card drive- read more below.   I am using what might be my oldest stamp...not too sure but I know it was one of my first ones to buy.  It is a PSX stamp dated 1992 and I have used it a lot in many designs.  But this is the first time that I have colored it with Copics.  After stamping with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on GKD White CS and coloring with Copics R22,24,27, G21,82,, Y28 , I decided to fussy cut the image.  I attached this to a pattern paper layer (Fancy Pants Timbergrove pad) with foam tape and then to a Red card base.  I thought this pattern looks like a stylized poinsettia image and went well with the stamp.  I embossed the paper with Cuttlebug Wicker Weave EF.  The SU sentiment was stamped and heat embossed with Red EP.

Have you heard about Caring Hearts Card Drive?  This is a drive to collect handmade cards to give to those that live in nursing homes. Caring Hearts Card Drive is all about bringing joy and holiday cheer to the elderly that are often quite lonely.   See more here if you are interested. I will soon be sending a box of cards to support this drive.



Challenges:
Happy Little Stampers: Christmas Challenge Poinsettia
Sweet Stampin' Challenge: Antiques Roadshow-Use oldest stamp. Mine is a PSX from 1992.
Addicted to Stamps and More: #166 Anything Goes
Sweet Stamps Blog: October Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra: Anything Christmas
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: Use Pattern Paper

Have a great day! I love reading your comments.
Theresa

11 comments:

Susan said...

Your colouring is fabulous on that gorgeous poinsettia! What fun to go back and use your very first stamp! Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers.

Barb Ghig said...

Stunning poinsettia's, Theresa! I love your patterned paper for the background, too...so pretty! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at ATSM!

Loll said...

Beautiful card. LOVE this gorgeous poinsettia image ... no wonder you've used it a lot! Great job with fussy-cutting ... and the poinsettias look amazing popped up on the beautiful patterned background. Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers.

Cass said...

Beautiful Christmas card. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin'
Cass xx

Cass said...

Beautiful Christmas card. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin'
Cass xx

Wedgie said...

Fab, festive card!
Thank you for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin this week, Wedgie xxx

cass said...

Wonderful paper. Thanks for joining us at CHNS patterned Paper Challenge this month.

mixamatoasties said...

Great card.

Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin'

Susan

Gertrude said...

WOW eine wunderschöne Weihnachtskarte
glg Gertrude

Kylie said...

Very cool that you have kept this stamp and there is no wonder why. It is so pretty! Such a beautiful Christmas card! Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers xx

Suze said...

Your image looks very effective against this background. Thank you for joining in the challenge at CHNC Extra for October.