Friday, November 25, 2016

doily & poinsettia card

we're still totally inspired by this cozy, christmassy room at ♥JINGLE BELLES♥, and you still have plenty of time (til wednesday night!) to join us... so we hope you will!

here's my card and then i'll essplain:

not a lot of "product" on this one, plain white & kraft cardstock plus some white vellum, all of which came from paper anthology; i used a white posca paint pen for the outlines of the poinsettias and filled in the leaf veins with a sakura gelly roll pen... which i also used for the doily. beautiful pearl heart brads and white glitter enamel dots are from eyelet outlet; adhesives: elmers brand gluetape, 3m foam tape, sewing machine

i saved a photo of this gorgeous card by debby hughes to my "i want to make this" file a while ago. when i saw it again the other day, i thought it would work really well for our current inspiration challenge. i mean, it's got white + kraft, a sort of rustic vibe with intricate decorations, and a little bit of sparkle on top! then i realized it uses two very beautiful (but alas no longer available) clearly besotted stamp sets, neither of which i happen to own. then i realized that i've drawn poinsettias before, so i could probably swing that, and i could always use an actual doily instead of a stamped one. eventually, it occurred to me that when you really look at a doily, it's a circular design, with repeated scalloppy motifs... and what does THAT sound like? yep. a mandala!!! :)

i'm not sure how i always manage to wind up in these art scenarios where telling the story is almost more complicated than making the actual card, but i really like how it came out!

i'm joining the "clean and simple christmas" challenge at the paper players:

and i hope you will join stephanie and me for this last ♥JINGLE BELLES♥ challenge of 2016!


  1. Lauren, this is gorgeous! I love these beautiful white poinsettias on the Kraft background! So happy you joined my CAS challenge at The Paper Players this week! XX

  2. Lauren, this is such a beauty! I love those delicate white poinsettias and that you did the drawing

  3. Love the white with the kraft. Such a lovely card. The poinsettias are fabulous. So glad you joined us at the Paper Players this wee

  4. This is gorgeous! Love those stunning white poinsettias. It's was also fun to read how you improvised and I am quite impressed! So glad you joined us this week at The Paper Players!

  5. Lauren, would you mind terribly coming over to pick my jaw up off the floor?? This is GORGEOUS! :)


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