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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!




Beautiful card...and fabulous flower!

Hi Sherry, love seeing non-traditional coloured Christmas cards, great for those of us who celebrate Christmas in the Summer, thank you for the inspiration and the opportunity to win a lovely die... Megan

I love your color choice on this card. It shows the versatility of the die. Lovely card.

Such depth and dimension in this pretty creation, absolutely wonderful!!

What a stunning card! The colors you chose make it even more fabulous and I love the die.

You showed off this pretty die to perfection. Cutting the poinsettia multiple times and layering it gives beautiful dimension. Love it!

Very nicely done - its beautiful! I have a dear friend who would love this card with this lovely shade of purple.

Beautiful card on both design and color combinations!! Purple is one of my favorite colors :) Thank you so much for the inspiration~

What a beauty and such unusual colours x

Your card is gorgeous Sherry, I neeeed that Poinsettia Flourish die : )

Lovely card and die!

Love the colour scheme, much fresher than the usual red & green! The Poinsettia flourish is gorgeous!

So simple and yet so elegant. Love this. :)

Gorgeous flower. Love it in purple. Hugz

Love your card and I think it would be a great year round card although the holly might need a little adjustment for summer, very pretty thanks for sharing.

This looks gorgeous in purple!

Love the colors you chose. Thanks for showing us how to make a 3D flower using this new die.

Gorgeous! I love the poinsettia in this non-traditional colour! Beautiful card design too! I'm sad this is the last day of the blog blitz! I've really enjoyed seeing all of the new stamps and dies!

Your card is very elegant.

That is an awesome card, love your colours and the poinsettia flourish die.

Beautiful card. Love that die.

Gorgeous card! Love the font on 'believe'.

Beautiful card, that flower is awesome!!!

This is absolutely gorgeous. I love the poinsettia flourish. It would make some beautiful Xmas cards!!!

Gorgeous card!

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