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Alex Syberia Designs November Collection Blog Hop & Giveaway

Hi, and welcome to your next stop on the Alex Syberia Designs November Collection Blog Hop & Giveaway! Oh, there’s so much pretty in this release! I got a hold of the new Joyful Poinsettia die set and made a fun blue Christmas card. I adore the curling, playful lines of these poinsettias!

I started with white heavyweight cardstock and the Poinsettia die set. I cut out multiple pieces, left them in place, taped them to the paper on the underside of the sheet I cut them from, and started inking the “blooms” with shades of blue, turquoise, and teal and just layering color on top of color. I used a blender brush and Pinkfresh Studio inks for all of my coloring.

(The flowers of a poinsettia aren’t actually flowers; they’re colored leaves called “bracts.” The flowers are actually tiny clusters in the middle of a circle of bracts… Lesson over. šŸ˜‰) After coloring all the blue leaves, I used white pigment ink on the edges. There is a leaf die for the poinsettia to use as a base; I left mine white to help it pop more on the colored cardbase.

I decided it would be fun to add some leaves using another new release from Alex Syberia’s November collection: Magic Stars hot foil plate. I used gold foil with vellum and then die-cut some poinsettia leaves from it and cut them apart into single leaves.

I curled my blue leaves slightly using the handle of a big fat paintbrush and a couple of pieces of fun foam to provide some give when rolling the leaves. Then I started adhering it to my cardbase. I used foam tape for just one or two of the layers and made sure to stick it down in just the center of the arrangement. Then, I had plenty of space to start inserting the starry leaves putting glue on the tip of the leaf that is hidden. I also inserted the “stems” in the Joyful Poinsettia die set. A few of them were colored purple, and a few were die-cut from a sparkly gold specialty paper.

For that charming, scripty sentiment, I used ASD’s new Joy die (this set includes a shadow die that I ended up not using). I added some sparkly gold bling and was done with my fun, Joyful Poinsettia card!

Thanks so much for coming by!


Amanda Fitterer was just ahead of me in the hop order, and Bobbi Hart is next!

Here is a link to Alex Syberia’s Designs blog hop post to see the whole collection! And here is a link to the store.

Giveaway info:

Alex Syberia Designs is giving away a Ā£85 ($100) gift certificate to one lucky winner and a Ā£15 ($18) gift card to five winners. 

Open internationally. All six winners will be drawn from the entrants that have played along with this Blog hop by midnight BST on November 26th, 2023. Winners will be announced on the Alex Syberia Designs blog ‘Giveaway Winners’ page on November 27th, 2023.

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This Post Has 55 Comments

    1. Anne

      Hi Sandi! That’s so kind, thank you!

  1. Teena

    That poinsettia is beautiful!

    1. Anne

      I’m so glad you like it, thank you!

  2. Hanh

    Wow! So beautiful! I love the dimensions!

  3. Jenny E

    The poinsettia looks amazing! And the color palette is stunning.

    1. Anne

      I’m so glad you like it, thank you!

  4. Gayle Perona

    Absolute gorgeous card, Anne.

    1. Anne

      Thanks, Gayle!

  5. Victoria K

    Your poinsettia is beyond stunning! Your colours and your shading truly bring this to life!!! Absolute paper magic!!

    1. Anne

      Thanks so much, Victoria!

  6. Deborah Buchanan

    This card is amazing!

  7. Laurie Black

    Beautiful card! I love the foiled stars on some of the petals.

    1. Anne

      Thank you, Laurie!

  8. Sharon Gullikson

    The blue and pink is GORGEOUS! I LOVE the blue!

    1. Anne

      Wonderful! Thank you!

  9. Michele F

    Anne, by now you must know that my love for Poinsettias runs pretty deep! BONUS you’ve added that lovely vellum into the mix! Extraordinarily beautiful!

    1. Anne

      I love to add a little “magic” when I can. Thanks so much for coming by, Michele!

  10. Meghan Kennihan

    I LOVE the texture of your poinsettia! Gorgeous!!

    1. Anne

      Thanks so much, Meghan!

  11. Susan Pens

    Beautiful card! Not using traditional colors made this card really catch my eye!

  12. Debbie Frank

    This is absolutely stunning, Anne! Now Iā€™m super excited for my order!šŸ˜šŸ˜šŸ˜šŸ’™šŸ’™šŸ©µšŸ’™šŸ’™

  13. Alexandra Y

    Oh my gosh! This is incredible, I love how dimensional the poinsettia is!

  14. Lisa Ainscough

    Wow and Wow. Stunning card, really a piece of art.

  15. natosha

    The blue flower really goes well with the gold. So beautiful!

  16. Donna Tuschoff

    That flower is stunning!!

  17. Andrea H

    Oh my goodness that flower looks AMAZING! The shades of blue, turquoise, and teal with the pink just pops off the white card stock. The gold stars, well what can I say, beautiful, gorgeous and AMAZING. The Poinsettia hust looks GORGEOUS and unusual. Thank you so much for the inspiration and the lesson about the leaves hahaha. A really good blog post. X X

    1. Anne

      Oh, wonderful! Thanks so much, Andrea! šŸ©µšŸ˜Š

  18. Kristen Snoozy

    Such beautiful blue color and the poinsettia just pops right off the card

  19. Greta H

    So unexpected & beautiful!

    1. Anne

      Thanks so much!

  20. Marisela Delgado

    BMJ, you’re a rock star! This card is absolutely stunning!

    1. Anne

      Thanks Mari!! šŸ˜Š

  21. Andrea Megan Hastilow

    So elegant looking & thank you for the lesson as I never knew that xx

    1. Anne

      That’s what I’m here for! šŸ˜ Kidding! I’m so glad you like it, thanks for coming by, Andrea!

  22. LynneR

    What a gorgeous card. Your poinsettia colour is fabulous!

    1. Anne

      Thank you, Lynne!

  23. Carrianne Banul

    Love Love Love everything about your card! The blue petals with the pink & gold is just beautiful!

  24. Terri Sandoval

    Your poinsettia is gorgeous! Love the color.

  25. Parmi Mudhar

    Absolutely love the dimension you’ve created in your poinsettia. Such a beautiful colour choice too. An amazing card x

  26. Denise Bryant

    Gorgeous colors and dimension! Fabulous card with this beautiful poinsettia!

  27. Deborah Hellman

    Gorgeous card šŸ˜

  28. TraceyA

    Oh Anne, those Poinsettia’s look amazing, I would never have thought to do those colours but they are absolutely gorgeous. I just love these blog hops for all the inspiration, just wish my bank balance was bigger so I could have it all. Definitely one for the wish list now. Thank so much for sharing your creativity.

    1. Anne

      Hi Tracey! Thanks so much for coming by!

  29. Lauryne Cunningham

    Wow! The ink blending and dimension are just amazing! Your card is stunning!

    1. Anne

      Thanks, Lauryne!

  30. Helen F

    Just gorgeous! I love the beatiful colours on your poinsettia! Thanks so much for the great inspiration!

    1. Anne

      Thanks so much, Helen!

  31. tina Z

    wow, this is absolutely stunning.

    1. Anne

      Thank you, Tina!

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