Sunday, 11 October 2015

Uniko - Pure Florals: Poinsettia Revisited

This month at Uniko we're revisiting a very gorgeous and must have stamp set for the Christmas season. So many possibilities and ways to use this classic Christmas image.

http://unikostudio.blogspot.com/2015/10/october-2015-design-team-blog-hop.html

I know poinsettias are red but I wasn't too sure about the markings so I popped over to pinterest to check this out. And that completely changed my mind and inspired me to go for an icy white with lots of sparkle.


It's such a very beautiful stamp set I wanted to give the flower lots of dimension by layering it up, so I stamped and embossed it with sparkly powder three times onto vellum. I remembered reading somewhere that you need to apply the heat from the back with vellum, so that's what I did.


Then I cut out two whole flowers and one with just the the centre petals and layered it up on top of a matching ribbon. The addition of a few sparkly gems to the middle and round the outside just finished it all off perfectly.

And then look what happened!


I couldn't resist making another card using the more traditional colours of red and gold. So rich and spectacular in this colourway! I'm wondering which version is your favourite?


Difficult for me to decide, but maybe the white poinsettia just has the edge.

Supplies:
Stampos: Uniko, Pure Florals Poinsettia
Inks: Versamark
Embossing: WOW! sparkling snow; Personal Impressions, mirror gold
Embellishments: Mei Flower gems; ribbon from my stash

I know by now you're going to be putting this stamp set into your shopping basket, but just in case you need a little more convincing follow the Uniko DT bloghop and be inspired.

Jane (that's me)

AND don't forget the GIVEAWAY... Simply comment along the hop for your chance to win the featured set or an eGift Certificate code to the same value if you already own them...

I'm popping my first card into the Christmas challenge at Happy Little Stampers where they want to see a poinsettia - perfect timing - and also into Addicted to CAS where they want sparkle.

http://happylittlestampers.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/hls-october-christmas-challenge.html       http://addictedtocas.blogspot.com.au/2015/10/challenge-74-sparkle.html

Thanks for making time to visit my blog today, I'm very grateful.

 And keep crafting!

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31 comments:

  1. Your layered poinsettias are stunning, Jane! I really love the white vellum poinsettia against the rich red base but red and gold works perfectly too :)

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  2. Both cards are beautiful but I think I prefer the white vellum one - great texture.

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  3. Wow! Absolutely gorgeous Jane and I love both versions! Fantastic embossing and loads of sparkle and dimension! Why not pop it in at ATCAS as we are sparkling this week! Sarah x

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  4. Two fabulous versions of the same design, Jane. I love the mulit-layered poinsettia and I think the sparkly vellum version has stolen my heart, so gorgeous x

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  5. Love the pretty gold embossed leaves! Just gorgeous!
    Take care!
    Michele

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  6. Oh, so stunning!!! I love them both with the multiple layers and the embossing. I think the white embossed poinsettia has the slight edge over the red one, only because it's different and totally unexpected!

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  7. Both wonderful!! I love expecially the first one in white vellum, it's very delicate and so elegant!!

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  8. Just gorgeous Jane, love how you have layered these and adore the red and gold. Do you mind if I CASE these for a DT project for TO. It is one that Uniko is sponsoring in a few weeks and I will give you credit for inspiring me?

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  9. Gorgeous, just stunning. Both are beautiful, but I think the vellum is best. Question, what is sparkly powder?

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    1. It's WOW embossing powder,sparkling snow - listed under supplies.

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  10. Wow, I love them on vellum and on red. Your embossing looks amazing! These poinsettias are gorgeous! Thank you for the blog hop - I enjoyed the inspiration!

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  11. love the vellum on red, so eye catching.

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  12. I love both these versions Jane, which are both very dramatic in their way. The white against the red and the red with the white, but the white is more delicate so I think I probably prefer that, but both extremely beautiful! x

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  13. Both are absolutely beautiful but the card with the white poinsettia really has the "WOW" factor.

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  14. Beautiful card ♥ I love the contrast in both the cards, lovely ♥♥
    And thank you so much for the sweet comment on my blog!!

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  15. I saw your white Poinsetta over at Addicted to CAS...LOVE it!

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  16. Can you believe that I don't have any poinsettia images in my collection? Crazy! Your showcases of Bev's beautiful poinsettia in both red and white are simply stunning! They certainly deserve to be the stars of the stage...
    ~c

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  17. Wow! Both these cards are absolutely stunning. Simple, elegant and beautiful. xxx

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  18. I love them both, but the white on white one really has the WOW factor.
    Jane

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  19. Great cards! I do love a bit of vellum and the red card is so sumptuous.

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  20. Great cards! I do love a bit of vellum and the red card is so sumptuous.

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  21. So gorgeous!!! Love them both, but that vellum one is a total beauty!!! Absolutely exquisite!!!
    <3 J

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  22. I love them both but am leaning towards the vellum one. It must be so lovely in real life with the sparkly embossing powder. So glad you joined us at Happy Little Stampers.

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  23. I totally did a double take, love how you created a yin and yang of this awesomely designed card - just beautiful each one!

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  24. FABulous card designs using this set, wonderfully showcased. I simply adore the Poinsettia stamped on vellum and the layering & depth you've captured is amazing. Hugs Bev x

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  25. Jane, I had to stop by your blog. I saw vellum poinsettia in links, and here I see two amazing cards. White one looks so unusual and just fantastic! Thank you very much for sharing this beauty with us at ATCAS. - Ksenija, ATCAS DT

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  26. Two stunning cards, love how you have used the stamp on different papers, I love the vellum one. thanks for sharing at Happy Little Stampers.

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  27. Wow two stunning cards love those poinsettias. Thanks for joining us over at ATCAS

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  28. Oh my goodness ! These are so very pretty :) I love the bright red and gold combo, thank you for sharing with ATCAS !

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  29. Such a gorgeous card - cards actually! Each one is so different. I love the lightness of the vellum in the first. Gorgeous creations - thanks for sharing your creativity with us at Happy Little Stampers! :)

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  30. Beautiful cards and each as lovely as the next...the poinsettias are a favorite flower of mine...may stop by Uniko and get that stamp set.

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