Thursday, September 11, 2014

RIC: Poinsettias

 Hello crafters! 

So last Friday I went on my fall spending spree and order lots of new goodies. I try to only do two large purchases twice a year. This way I can make sure I really want it and it helps me to spend less. There is usually at least one "OMG I HAVE TO HAVE IT RIGHT NOW!" moment through out the year. I'm not perfect :)

I digress. During my spree I knew I had to have Hero Arts new stamp set Peace Poinsettias

That outline Poinsettia. It's a need. A NEED, people. I miss outline stamps so much. I'm not saying build your own flowers sets aren't pretty. They are. Sometimes though I just want to color. Is that too much to ask?

Anywho, I ordered. Then I saw the current Runway Inspired Challenge and I prayed. Oh please, oh please Lord let my stamps get here before this deadline runs out. 

Why you ask? Look at that bustier!All I could think about was that poinsettia and how perfect it would be to make a card for this challenge. Oh please. Oh please. 
Apparently God thought I should indeed make a card for this challenge because he put some angel wings on my package and it arrived just in time :) Whoop Whoop! 

Kelly Latevola You and Your Big Dreams

Oh, how I love this flower. I'll apologize now for how much you will be seeing this flower in the future. 
 I masked the top portion of my card using a mask die cut from a spellbinders die. Turns out this was completely unnecessary because you can't see it but that's okay sometimes you have to just go with it :) I outlined the masked portion with a thin black pen. 

 I stamped and masked the top portion of my card and then I colored, Just colored and colored until my heart was content :) Ahh little things. 
 I decided I wanted one poinsettia to really stand out so I colored one along with some leaves and added it over the stamped piece with dimensional adhesive. The centers were colored with a gold metallic pen. I added the little dots back in with a white gel pen.
A simple sentiment in black from Hero Arts Hello Sunshine finished it off. 

The houndstooth in the original photo is gorgeous however I just couldn't use it. There are really fabulous card designers that can incorporate pattern like nobody's business. I am not one of them. If I have learned anything in the years I've spent in this hobby it's go with what is "you" Too much pattern isn't me. Flowers are me and I think they are more than enough to carry the card. What do you think?

Thanks for stopping by!



  1. WOW! Yes, you did NEED this stamp set! Look what you did with it! Gorgeous, gorgeous, GORGEOUS card! Wow, the red really pops when paired with purple, too. Wow! Gorgeous coloring.

  2. gorgeous!! love your idea of buying twice a year. I should think about that.

  3. Wow and gorgeous is right!! Beautiful job and I love the mixing of the purples in there!! It looks wonderful! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*
    My Blog: Stamp Smiles

  4. These bold colours are fantabulous!

  5. Kelly, you have created a masterpiece here!! I love the vibrancy of the colors; did you use Copics?? And, the gold centers are very pretty. Can't wait to see other designs using this set.

  6. Love it, Kelly, and a great baptizing of it!! This doesn't need anything else, it's a beauty!

    Now, the question is, what ELSE did you get? :))

  7. Always great fun to play with a new stamp. Your card is awesome! I can see you enjoyed the colouring!

  8. Just lovely!! Gorgeous composition, coloring, stamping...everything!

  9. Absolutely Gorgeous!! Fantastic coloring... You just brought the flowers to life! I popped over from the W&W blog to see details on your winning card (Congrats BTW!) and saw this card and had to leave a comment. You have a new follower. I can't wait to see more inspiration!

  10. WOW! You made this set SING! Beautiful coloring!!

  11. Love it Kelly fab stamp, fab colouring, fab design ...look forward to seeing plenty more with this set ;)
    Kate xx

  12. Awesome use of that poinsettia stamp set - guess it really was fated as this card turned out fabulous with it! Thanks for strutting your stuff with us at Runway Inspired Challenge!

  13. Your coloring is absolutely stunning! Thanks so much for joining us on the Runway!

  14. I guess I missed this post of yours and you won the Ric challenge with it :) ..Congrats !! ..Your card is so gorgeous !!! I love the way you have used that poinsettia stamp to create this beauty :)

  15. Congrats! But no surprise with such a stunning card!

  16. Absolutely, positively GORGEOUS card, Kelly! Your coloring is just beautiful, and I love how your Poinsettia's pop! You really did an amazing job on this card! Congrats on your well deserved win at RIC!!!

  17. Your card is absolutely stunning! Love the bright colors :)