I am really getting into these weekly Christmas challenges. It's fun to get out of the "normal" cards and stretch my Christmas creativity. For this challenge I decided I really wanted to use the Blendabilities and what could be more appropriate for that than that gorgeous stamp set, Joyful Christmas and its beautifully sketched Poinsettia? I'm so glad that this stamp set is still available until August 27th. For those who didn't order it last season, this is the perfect time. It's one of the nicest Poinsettia stamps I've seen.
I wanted a soft, candlelit type of background and so, after colouring the Poinsettia and leaves, I used a dauber and several inks to make my background. I think it worked, don't you? The colours of ink I used were Sahara Sand, Daffodil Delight, Hello Honey, and Pear Pizzazz.
To finish of the card, I used a sentiment from the Greetings of the Season stamp set (also carried over and available for ordering) and also put some dazzle in the centre of the flower with small rhinestones which I had coloured with my Medium Daffodil Delight Blendabilities marker.
You can check out more of this week's cards at the Sparkle Creations Christmas Card blog.
I'm also submitting this card for the S-U Only Challenges, #33 - Holiday Colours.