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. 😉) 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!
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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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