Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #451

We are back with another great sketch at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. I decided the sketch was a great card and copied it almost exactly. I am still cranking out a few last minute Christmas creations, how about you? Here is the original sketch design-

I have added a few new Christmas supplies to my card making stash. I seem to have found an obsession with poinsettias! I am a total failure at getting these gorgeous plants to thrive, so they shall live on forever in the craft form! My stunning poinsettia is a Texture Fades die from Tim Holtz. This is my first time using a Texture Fade die, I so love the details. You first cut the shapes as you normally would, then you emboss them with the coordinating embossing folder to add all the details. The embossing brings your poinsettia to life. On the plus side, I think I can keep this one alive!

To create my card, I die cut and embossed my poinsettia die. I then added sponged on Pomegranate ink for shading and added some bling with a gold shimmer brush. I stacked each layer of the poinsettia with 3-D foam tape for added dimension. I loved the layers of the sketch, so basically copied those exactly! The hardest part of this card was lining up my cut shapes in the embossing folder, otherwise it is actually super simple to create!

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:

  • C1525 Pear & Partridge Cardmaking Stamp Set-Retired
  • Colonial White Cardstock-Retired
  • Pomegranate Cardstock-Retired
  • Pomegranate Exclusive Inks-Retired
  • The First Noel Pattern Papers-Echo Park
  • Poinsettia Texture Fades Die-Tim Holtz
  • Scalloped Frame Die-Lawn Fawn
  • Z3316 Gold Shimmer Brush
  • Z3312 Gold Glitter Gems

I have entered my card in the following challenges:

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you will come join us in the sketch challenge at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge!

8 thoughts on “Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #451”

  1. Absolutely stunning, Allisa! This has to be the most beautiful poinsettia I have ever seen! Your card is so rich, and full of texture! I am so glad you shared with The Paper Players this week. Have a wonderful holiday season! Hugs!

  2. That poinsettia is definitely a star! I love the texture the embossing gives the petals; so lifelike. The gold detailing on the petals just kicks it up even a notch higher. beautiful use of the of colors! Thanks for sharing at The Paper Players!

  3. I confess, the first time I saw a close-up of this card, I said “WOW”!! That poinsettia is amazing! (I don’t even TRY to keep mine alive, LOL!) I would say this one would be a keeper too! Lovely sketch (I played too) and just an all-round gorgeous Christmas card! Thanks for playing with my colors at the Players this week!

  4. This is beautiful! The detail on the poinsettia truly is stunning. Thanks for linking up to the DRU Challenge. Best of luck to you!


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