Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Perfect Sentiment Challenge #97 - Poinsettia Christmas

Going through my Christmas card stash last week gave me a little jab to get busy creating! Maybe some of you need to add to your stash - or even get started creating your holiday cards. Now is the time! Our new challenge at The Perfect Sentiment Challenge this week:

Create a holiday card and incorporate a poinsettia into the design of your card. It can be the image, a die-cut you add to the design of your card, etc. Be sure to include a sentiment on the front of your card.

We have a new sponsor for this challenge: Daydream Designs by Diane Noble. You can find quite a few poinsettia digis from her store. Her prize is three free digital sets. Part of the qualification for the prize is that participants "like" their facebook page.


I chose to use the one with a candy cane because I wanted to include the legend of the candy cane inside this card for a grandchild. I want to emphasize the real meaning of Christmas to each of my eight grandkids:
For unto us a Child is born,
Unto us a Son is given;
And the government will be upon His shoulder.
And His name will be called
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6
I used the new Christmas paper pack from Close To My Heart, Sparkle and Shine. I thought the red and white stripes would coordinate with the candy cane and the grey dotted paper would make a good neutral background for it. I thought I'd experiment and added some embossing of like designs on the gray dotted paper (Swiss dots) and the red (Ornate Swirls).  I colored the image with Copics: R29, R35. R89, RV29; YG03, YG63, G85, G94, HY17. I also used this sketch from Sunday Sketch and Stamp.
The sentiment on front, from a long-retired CTMH acrylic stamp, is perfect to coordinate with the inside sentiment that I found on internet. Here is the message I'm including on all my candy cane cards this year. I typed it so you can feel free to copy and paste it if you want:
Look at the Candy Cane
What do you see?
Stripes that are red
Like the blood shed for me
White is for my Savior
Who’s sinless and pure!
“J” is for Jesus My Lord, that’s for sure!
Turn it around
And a staff you will see
Jesus my shepherd
Was born for Me!
Merry Christmas!
I hope you'll join our challenge. I'm looking forward to seeing your lovely creations. May God bless you as you create holiday cards that will bless others!
I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:
Addicted to Stamps #67 – Christmas is coming
Deep Ocean #63 – Button It Up
Inkspirational #41 - Anything Goes
Joanna Sheen – Button it up
Scribble and Scrap #3 – Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #102 - anything goes with Scripture or uplifting, encouraging verse


Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow this is a stunning Christmas card and a wonderful take on the sketch.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Jo Ann said...

Such a wonderful Christmas card. Love the colors, lay-out and all the things in between. Fab job! Thanks for blessing us with your artwork at Word Art Wednesday and hope you join us again this week for our new Challenge.


sandie said...

love how you combined the cane with the poinsettia and great verse. Thanks for joining us at Ink

Cazro said...

Very pretty Christmas card. Thanks for using our sketch in such a delightful way at Sunday Stamp and Sketch. Hope to see you again. Caz

Jennipher said...

Vickie, this is absolutely fabulous! Great job my friend! You ROCK the digis.

Alljazzed2create said...

Great card Vickie, Love the candy cane and poinsettia..


Lena's Creations said...

Perfect Christmas card. I love the verse and the poinsettia/candy cane combo. Thanks for joining in the fun at HIMCR.
Lena’s Creations

Andree said...

A lovely card. The poinsettia looks perfect with the candy cane and the papers are wonderful.

Thank you for joining in with the Scribble & Scrap challenge. Please make sure you follow the blog x

Carole said...

Super card, great take on the sketch. Thanks for joining us this week @ Sunday Sketch & Stamp.
Happy Crafting
Carole xXx

Kimbo said...

A lovely colourful festive card. Thanks for playing along at Sunday Sketch & Stamp this week x

Lynn Whitehouse said...

Beautiful card, love the colours - thankyou for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap challenge - Lynn DT

Heather said...

This is so beautiful! I LOVE that striped paper and it does coordinate with the candy cane so well. And such a great way to reinforce the true meaning of Christmas. Thanks for playing with CSAYL.

La Papera Gialla said...

Wow! This card is lovely! I love the poinsettia on the candy cane!
Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges this week!
Monica - CCC DT

Karen (karey2005) said...

Very pretty! Thank you for linking up at Christmas Card Challenges! Karen N (DT)

Lexie said...

This is so pretty Vickie. Love the stripey paper and the addition of the corner which works with it so well. Gorgeous, traditional image. Fab layout. Beautiful card.

Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.

Jenn said...

Very beautiful card, I love it's message! Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges.

Samantha - Sparkly Moo said...

Fantastic card! Love it :)
Thanks for joining us at Sunday Sketch and Stamp x

Meighan Wheller said...

A fabulous Christmas card. Love the image and the colours! Thanks for sharing with us at Inkspirational, we hope to see you again soon. Meighan DT