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Sat 09

by Sherry Hester

Hello everyone! I hope you are enjoying our blog blitz with all of the wonderful posts featuring the newest release! My card showcases the Poinsettia Flourish, a beautiful die with lots of possibilities.


I chose a lavender/burgundy color scheme for a somewhat nontraditional looking Christmas card. I die cut the flourish from green card stock, and cut two more of just the flower from lavender card stock, snipping away what didn’t belong. I sponged Peeled Paint Distress Ink onto the flourish portion, and inked up the inner portions of the flower petals with Dusty Concord Distress Ink to add some shading.

I assembled the flower by first gluing one of the lavender flowers outline directly over the corresponding flower on the die cut. I layered the second lavender flower outline, turning it slightly for a fuller look. I then added the petal pieces from both flowers, shaping and adjusting them as shown.  I added burgundy glitter to the center and on the circles of the flourish.


I cut one piece of gray card stock from one of the Rectangle Layers dies, and another slightly larger one from white card stock. I splattered the gray piece with watered down white acrylic ink before adhering it to the white layer, then stamped the word “believe” from the new Making Spirits Bright clear stamp set. Before adding this to the card base, I decided to adhere one of the ribbon dies from Grosgrain Ribbon die set onto the base, then adhered the layers to the card base with foam tape.


I added the assembled flower with one piece of foam tape on the back of the flower, and that completed the card. If you would like a chance to win the Poinsettia Flourish die, please leave a comment on this post, and all the others for more chances to win the featured die from each post. You have until 11:59 on Sunday, July 10, to leave your comments. Good luck, and enjoy your weekend.  Thanks for stopping by!




This card is absolutely beautiful, Sherry!

Beautiful flower! That is a lovely die! Gorgeous color and dimension on your card!

That is a really beautiful card! This die had caught my eye, and now it's definitely on my list after seeing your card!

What lovely colors and such a beautiful card!

Simply beautiful, Sherry :)

Love how you did the flower on your card.

Beautiful dimensional flower!

A beautiful, inspiring card. The poinsettia in this colour looks less like a poinsettia, this inspired me to look at my poinsettia dies to be used for occasions besides Christmas. I love to expand the use of my dies, and think outside the box. The poinsettia flourish does have many creative possibilities. Thank you for sharing your inspiring card today.

Wow! Changing up the color gives this die a whole different feel. I can see using it for lots of occasions other than Christmas. Very pretty card.

This is a beautiful card! Love that flower and the colors!

Stunning! Love the color, such a refreshing change. We all need to think of alternatives to the tried and true.

I love the purple poinsettia and flourish. This is a lovely card.

oh so pretty Sherry! I love it!

This is so beautiful in purple, wow! I love the wonderful dimension you got with this flower die and classy elegant card design.

Outstanding card--love the color combo!

An absolutely stunning card. I love everything about it. Beautiful.

Such a pretty card, love the purple for the poinsettia.

You took this pretty die and made it even more spectacular with all the layers and glitter! Thank you for showing us how beautiful this die is, and inspiring me with your fabulous card.

That flower is stunning!!!

Wow --very pretty in these colors.

I BELIEVE your card is GORGEOUS Sherry!!!
LOVE your colour combo & layers, ADORE your ELEGANT poinsettia flourish - WOW - LOVE IT ALL!!!
THANK YOU for sharing :)

WOW! Excellent layers and layout. I love the new die. Looks fabulous!

The poinsettia flourish die is so beautiful ! And the colors you chose are elegant !

Beautiful flower, super cute card!!!

Beautiful...Love the colors.

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