Freesia Poinsettia Petals
Last week, Susan had a card using Fresh Freesia for a poinsettia. I thought it was so gorgeous, I had to make a freesia poinsettia. Susan’s card used the Merriest Moments Bundle; I used Poinsettia Petals. I love that set, and just haven’t used it much this year, so I thought it was time to bring it back out.
I stamped the poinsettia petals using Highland Heather ink on Fresh Freesia Cardstock. Next, I stamped the Just Jade leaves in Just Jade ink on Just Jade Cardstock. The little berry images are stamped in Rich Razzleberry on Basic White Cardstock. I die-cut all the stamped pieces plus the Crushed Curry center using the Poinsettia Dies.
I had some of the Metallic Mesh Ribbon sitting on my stamp table, so I decided to make a “faux bow” to add to the card. Basically, it’s two small pieces of ribbon tied together.
For the Basic White layer, I simply used one of the Stitched Rectangle Dies to create the layer, then stamped using Rich Razzleberry Ink.
I love the sentiment, which is also from the Poinsettia Petals Stamp Set. Christmas is magical and wonderful, don’t you think? And the Metallic Mesh Ribbon reminds me of ice, which is also magical to look at. As long as it’s not on the road or weighing down power lines, that is.
My card base is also Rich Razzleberry. I guess Razzleberry and Freesia aren’t technically Christmas colors, but I like them.
For everyone who is wondering about my birthday gift from Jon – I tried to take a picture, but it’s really hard to catch the amazingness. He has been making landscapes for a game out of paper, glue, flocking, paint, and more. They are so realistic looking; he does a fabulous job. For my birthday, he created a beautiful apple orchard. The trees are covered in apples (which he added). He spent a lot of time driving around, looking at various orchards in the area, and he nailed the look. He even added a few larger clumps of grass, “dropped” apples that fell from the trees before they could get picked, and some thistle. (Not too much; Dad kept the thistles under tight control!)
Since this was my first birthday without my dad, he wanted it to have extra special meaning, and, believe me, it did! In the center were two figures – a man and a little girl. It is the most perfect gift ever!
Once we get back into the routine of life, I’ll try to get Mike – who is a wonderful photographer – to take a good picture. I’m still amazed at all the work Jon put into this. I don’t want to post mediocre pictures that don’t capture the beauty and technique.
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!