Mary at Carolina Cards blog chose the theme of Poinsettias and any Christmas Greenery for this fortnights' Christmas Card Club.
Since my arthritis is still playing up with my hands and feet, I chose to use a Bugaboo image I had coloured up over a year ago! I had coloured it with Copics and then went over parts of the image with a clear Wink of Stella. Cut a snippet of crimson card and made a fancy mat with a Spellbinders die. Cut an Elizabeth Craft Merry Christmas die from the same card, and TRIED to set it on the same angle as the upsweep of the high heel. As you can see, tried is the key word.
The image was set on a Penny Black Festive and Frosty DP background. I really like this Penny Black 6x6 paper pad. The white poinsettia is a layered combo of various die cuts I already had cut and on hand. The larger blossom petals are Memory Box and I can't remember what the small ones are. The boughs are Sue Wilson Pine Twigs cut from white glitter paper and the smaller boughs were produced with my Martha Stewart Fern punch, from silver glitter paper and also a few from plain white card which had already been given a coating of clear Wink of Stella.
I went over the two larger layers of the poinsettia with Nuvo Crystal drops and then the smaller blossom layers with clear Wink of Stella. It was fun to pick and choose which glimmer to use on the card elements. I even went over the white and red berries on the background DP with clear WOS as I enjoy sparkle on Christmas cards!