The Jingle Belles have asked us to share what Santa brought us this year. Santa, in this case, took a detour through Ireland to get here courtesy of my blogging friend Sabrina. She sent me this poinsettia die for Christmas and I love it.
There are so many variations of poinsettias these days. I really like the pink and white speckled ones so that's what I tried to create here. I used some Atelier ink and water to color my white cardstock. When it was dry enough, I used the new die to cut out the poinsettias. There are actually three layers of petals on each flower.
The background paper is striped and not layered. I added some gold twine loops behind each flower.
The actual flower on the poinsettia is the yellow portion in the center. The colorful petals are modified leaves. They are part of the spurge family and have a sticky sap which can be irritating to the skin. I think I'm going to need a special box for this card because it will definitely not make it in an envelope especially with the luck I've been having so far these past couple of months with mailing cards.
So why not join me as I wander over to the Jingle Belles to see what Santa brought everyone else. Just click here.