Friday, November 28, 2014

Pink Poinsettia

I have enough Christmas cards.

I think I do anyway.

But I love creating Christmas cards so I'm keeping on.


When I saw this Festive Friday prompt, 
I thought of the poinsettia pieces I had seen in my UFO box.


I love the pink ornaments on the green tree.

Then I got really inky and did some backgrounds
using Loll's saturated watercolor technique.
  • (Drops of reinker on craft mat,
  • Spritz with water,
  • Drag paper through the ink,
  • Dry,
  • Drag through again,
  • Repeat until have the saturation you want.)


I had green fingers for days after doing this.
I need to remember to use gloves next time.

Or not......

I borrowed Loll's favorite layout too.

And I think maybe it's close enough to the sketch at

ANYTHING GOES
Always a favorite.

I hope all my American friends had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

All our daughters, their husbands and children were able to come this year.
It's the first time we'd all been together at one time in several years.

We even got a photo.


What a happy day!

Glad you could stop by for a visit.

Enjoy!
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Card Recipe
Paper:  Solar White (Neena), Whisper White, Watercolor (Strathmore), Blushing Bride
Other:  Re-inkers (Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry), Petals a Plenty EF (retired), Gold Beads (stash)

All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted


35 comments:

Dawn MacKay said...

The embossing folder is the perfect compliment! Happy Black Friday Bonnie!

Betty Keefe said...

beautiful card Bonnie - i'll have to try that saturation technique 'cause it certainly made a gorgeous background - and love the family pic!!

Deepti said...

Wow ! Stunning BG :) love this beauty, great family pic too

jimlynn said...

Beautiful background for that lovely poinsettia! Love the pink and green together.
I was just wondering if I had enough cards for Christmas already! Need to do a count I think.
So glad all your family was there for Thanksgiving!
Lynn

Mrs A. said...

Super background which will always be unique. Like the addition of the random pearls and love the pink poinsettia. hugs Mrs A.

Marisa said...

Gorgeous green background and poinsettia. Love the added gold twine.

Sue - said...

Lovely card Bonnie but the photo is better! You all look so happy! Glad you had a good day!

laurie said...

Looks like you had a fun time with your family!

I love Christmas cards..I like to make them ALL year long. I think the green with the pink is SO striking, and the bit of gold really shows off the poinsettia!

JoAnn said...

Beautiful. Love the pink poinsettia.

Kylie said...

How wonderful that you had your family together. Happy Thanksgiving to you all! Your saturated background is awesome! Great work. Love you could use your poinsettia for this card - great find! Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers xx

Rahmat said...

Lovely card Bonnie, and a great picture of the family together. In my case , I am the one who misses out all the gatherings.

Shylaa Shree said...

beautiful card bonnie

Susan said...

Beautiful use of Loll's background technique! And your pink poinsettia is so lovely!

Colleen Dietrich said...

BeUtiful, Bonnie! The green background reminds me of marble or agate. Love your family pic. :) Bet it was good to have everyone together!

nwilliams6 said...

Beautiful bg! Lovely card. Great Thanksgiving picture too! Hugz

Lynn said...

Oh I love your gorgeous family picture. Makes my heart happy to see everyone together! Your card is absolutely stunning too. So elegant! Thanks so much for playing with us at Festive Friday!

OH Babs said...

Well another beautiful Christmas card. I will have to try Loll's technique. What a lovely family photo I hope to do one at Christmas.

Betty Wright said...

Bonnie, the card is beautiful! Love the background, frame, and the soft pink poinsettia! The family picture is wonderful! Blessings to you and your family!

Loll Thompson said...

Oh Bonnie ... what a lovely family you have!! :) Thanks for sharing!

LOVE your card ... glad you had fun and got inky with the saturated watercolouring technique. We do have fun, don't we??!!

And thanks so much for joining in at the Happy Little Stampers Sketch challenge! Loll xx

MaryH said...

OH This is one GORGEOUS marbled background and just the right look for the beautiful poinsettia. TFS it and the wonderful photo of your sweet family. I spotted little J. right away. I'm so glad for you that your loved ones were all gathered round to say Thank You for your blessings and enjoy each other. I know that was what you were most thankful for, as you enjoyed the meal. I'm playing catchup, so off to scroll down and see some lovely goodness! TFS & Hope the day is going well for you. Hugs

Aileen said...

Love your soft pink against the deep greens. Gorgeous interpretation. x

Teresa Kline said...

hi Bonnie! I adore pink poinsettias, this is stunning against the green, just lovely! I am thrilled you played along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

sparkle & shine *~*

Sandy said...

1. What a wonderful family photo!
2. My daughter lives in Raleigh
3. I live outside of Brevard, N. C.

As always Bonnie, your card is so pretty. Love that color pink that you used.
Sandy xx

Marie B. said...

I'd say the green fingers were well worth the result Bonnie! Beautiful card! :)

Greta said...

So glad you had a family Thanksgiving, Bonnie, & the picture is a treasure! What a gorgeous card you've made--unique & festive--love the pink & incredible green!

Brenda said...

This is a gorgeous card Bonnie! I am loving that inky green background you created and I love, love that poinsettia in pink with the green background. Nice take on the challenge photo!! We did have a beautiful Thanksgiving, always my favorite holiday-no stress or expectations. lol I love, love that picture of your family. Don't you love it when you can get everyone home at the same time?! It happened for us last Christmas and I too got a picture made. lol It's the first time we had everyone home at the same time since they all left. Hugs, Brenda

Monika/Buzsy said...

Lovely card Bonnie. Love the rich green background to that soft pink poinsettia. Great family photo!

Cynthia said...

I love that fabulous background--so perfect for the poinsettia. Really beautiful!!

And you have a beautiful family too!!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

So much amazing depth in that green - I guess that's what layering colour gives you and it's gorgeous! Perfectly complemented by that beautiful pink poinsettia! So glad you joined us at Festive Friday, Bonnie! See you in 2015!

Geri said...

Now Bonnie...that's just gorgeous!!! I love what you've done with the background and that pink poinsettia is perfect!!! Delighted you could join us at Festive Friday and sure hope to see you again next year!!!

Betty Keefe said...

congrats on your "shout-out" on Festive Friday!!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

So pretty! That background is so vivid and the poinsettias so perfect. It is okay to make too many Christmas cards. I have it on good authority that they will be doing Christmas again next year!

Bobby said...

I am in love. This entire post is gorgeous - the background of the card, the poinsettia, the family picture. So glad you could all be together. Oh, and Congrats! on the recognition on Festive Friday.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Oh, Bonnie, I'm so glad you are a winner at Festive Friday (congratulations!!) so I could come by and see this. I somehow missed it and the fabulous photo! Thank you for sharing your precious family!! Your out-of-the-box card is worthy of the win!! Happy Holiday Hugs! Darnell

stampwithsandy said...

Hi Bonnie, I just linked over here from today's Merry Monday post as I wanted to check out your background technique (which I love). Just wondering though, who makes that poinsettia die? Love that, too! Thanks!