Hi there! I’m honored to be back as a guest designer for The Flower Challenge this month. The theme is Use A Sentiment, and so I dug out one of my older finished coloring panels (from a set called Lo How A Rose E’er Blooming) and one of the newer holiday sentiment die sets from Spellbinders: Mix & Match Holiday Greetings. These medium-sized sentiment dies are a great complement to the bold poinsettia flower on my holiday card. Let’s get started with the details!
I had already colored this image using Copic markers for my holiday coloring panel release last year (be sure to subscribe to my blog in the box in the upper left hand corner to be notified about my new coloring panel release later this month!), so I used some sharp scissors to fussy cut the image. It’s already helpfully tucked into the corner, so I just had to carefully cut around the bottom edge of the image.
For the greeting, I die cut the Mix & Match Holiday Greetings “Holiday Hugs” from Red Glitter Foam from Spellbinders. Spellbinders’s Glitter Foam is such a quick (not to mention sparkly!) way to add some quick dimensionality to your sentiment die cuts, and it comes in a huge range of beautiful colors. I find myself reaching for it constantly. If you haven’t checked it out, I encourage you to do so! You can see all wide variety of colors that they have available HERE.
I had a shiny foiled background that I had previously created with the Spellbinders Plaid Tidings hot foil plate and Crimson Stars hot foil tucked into my stash, just waiting for the right project. The red foil matched the red poinsettia perfectly, so I popped up the colored poinsettia corner using some foam tape, tucking a strip of vellum behind. The vellum helps ground the sentiment from the busy, shiny background. I adhered the foam sentiment die cuts using liquid adhesive, then added a few iridescent white pearls for some more shine! This project is quintessentially Christmas, I think!
Well, that’s all for my project today! To celebrate The Flower Challenge’s 6th Birthday, I am donating two sets of coloring panels to the winner of the challenge-winner’s choice! All you have to do to be eligible to win is create a project using the prompt (Use A Sentiment) and some flowers, then upload your project to the inLinkz list. The dates for the new challenge, as well as all of the details, can be found on the The Flower Challenge‘s blog post! Thanks so much for stopping by today, and have a marvelous day!
Vivien Hodge says
Thank you so much Emily for being our Guest Designer again this year as we celebrate our 6th Birthday ! Your card is just so outstanding it really takes my breath away. A big thank you for the prize give away also, your colouring panels are fabulous and I am sure the winner will be most thrilled with them 😉 hugs Viv DT xx
Maria A Rodriguez says
Hello Emily and thank you for being our Guest Designer as we celebrate 6 wonderful years of THE FLOWER CHALLENGE.
Your card is stunning, colorful and festive, an amazing example of your creativity.
Thank you again for celebrating with us this amazing milestone!!
Stay healthy and safe.
How beautiful! I love that you did the poinsettia petals the way that you do leaves. The results are amazing!!
Aileen Ryan says
Such a beautiful card Emily, I need to get my panels out and colour them though I don’t think Im game enough to watercolour yet. This looks stunning and cant wait to see your others. Thank you so much for being Guest Designer this month. xx aileen
Your poinsettias are so beautifully colored. Stunning card.
Ericka Strange says
Stunning card Emily and I love all the beautiful foil and glitter. Gorgeous poinsettia and such a perfect holiday card. Thank you for being a GD on The Flower Challenge!
Your Copic colored poinsettia looks so beautiful and soft like velvet! The red plaid background is a perfect match for it! Thank you so much for supporting The Flower Challenge, Emily!
Bobby Hagen says
Your poinsettias are beautifully colored, Emily, and I love the glitter foam sentiment. Thanks for being our guest designer for our birthday celebration.
Stef Perry says
There’s something so wonderful about pairing flowers with plaid or geometric designs and yours in red looks spectacular topped with your gorgeous poinsettias, Emily! Thank you so much for being our guest designer at The Flower Challenge this month!
Carol L says
This is such a beautiful card and I just love how you colored that beautiful flower! What a wonderful creation!