Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Up until a few years ago, I viewed poinsettias as just a so-so flower and I wasn't seeing the beauty in them. Now I can't seem to get enough of them! That's one of my favorite things about all the holiday decorations you see in the store now too. I buy at least one of these pretty plants every Christmas and can actually keep them alive for several months. After that, it starts getting too hot around here and they pretty well crater.
I finally broke down and bought the Poppy Stamps die for this - and also got the smaller die but haven't used it yet. I wasn't real pleased with the leaf arrangement that I had going on my card so punched out several of the MS sprigs and used those instead. I also felt like I need something else for the gold part on the inside of the flower but ending up leaving it like it was for easy mailing. The embossing folder is from Cuttlebug I believe. I went over the petals with a glitter pen but they didn't show up very much in the photo. Will have to try something different on that next time. And last but not least.............I see so many using this die and curling the leaves a bit. I didn't curl mine because I've noticed when the leaves start to curl on my real poinsettia plants that means they're getting ready to bite the dust!
I'll enter this in Pixie's Snippets Workshop (snippets).
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