Lets pretend these are poinsettias

by yana.smakula

Hello, everyone! Yana is here with you today very excited to share my new project created an absolutely stunning Vintage Flowers and Lyrical Script sets. I wanted to make a holiday background with lots of large poinsettias. I didn't have any on hand, so I decided I would use images from the Vintage Flowers stamp set and would stamp them in various shades of red.

Altenew | Lets pretend these are poinsettias by Yana Smakula

I used Coral Berry, Ruby Red and Grapevine along with Jet Black ink colors to stamp the flowers on this background. For the leaves I went with traditional Frayed Leaf and Forest Glades. I had to do a little bit of masking, although I only had one flower mask, I did not mask the leaves. After  was done stamping my large flowers and all of the leaves I ended up having a few white spots on my background so I filled it in using smaller flowers and flower centers from the Vintage Flowers stamp set. 

Altenew | Lets pretend these are poinsettias by Yana Smakula

I used my favorite Lyrical Script stamp set and heat embossed a classic sentiment in gold embossing powder onto a strip of vellum. Using clear dots I adhered vellum onto one of the Ringstone Medallion Trims and foam mounted that onto my background, which was already adhered onto an A2 card base.

Altenew | Lets pretend these are poinsettias by Yana Smakula

Even though I did not use poinsettias for my project I was still able to create a somewhat modern Holiday card. Have you tried using non-holiday images for your holiday projects? I'd love to see your projects in the comments.

Thank you so much for stopping by today, have fun creating!

S_yana

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Harriet December 4, 2015 - 11:23

This is a lovely card and a good example of thinking outside the box.

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yana.smakula December 5, 2015 - 11:17

thank you, Harriet!

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Peggy Pride December 4, 2015 - 11:55

I love your work and I love the stamps your company produces. The stamps and the ink are wonderful. Thanks!

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yana.smakula December 5, 2015 - 11:25

I love them too :) thank you, Peggy!

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Debbie Peysen December 4, 2015 - 12:04

I really like this card. It is so eye catching. I am now going to look at my stamps in a new light. Thanks

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yana.smakula December 5, 2015 - 11:26

thank you, Debbie!

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Melissa Friedrich December 4, 2015 - 15:41

Beautiful card, love the Christmas colors, so clever!

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yana.smakula December 5, 2015 - 15:01

thank you, Melissa!

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Carol / creatingincolors December 4, 2015 - 16:02

That is a beautiful and unique card that will certainly stand out in a crowd of other Christmas cards.

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yana.smakula December 6, 2015 - 10:40

awww! Thank you so much, Carol!

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Amanda Rhodes December 4, 2015 - 16:25

Very pretty! I just saw this in my e-mail and the line “Let’s pretend these are poinsettias…” caught my eye! :) I love it!

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yana.smakula December 6, 2015 - 10:41

thank you, Amanda! I was trying to come up with a catchy title :)

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Helen December 5, 2015 - 09:50

Stunning! Works perfectly as a Christmas card.

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yana.smakula December 6, 2015 - 10:41

thank you, Helen!

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Sindhu December 5, 2015 - 10:10

Very beautiful card!

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yana.smakula December 6, 2015 - 10:42

thank you!

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Karen L K December 5, 2015 - 13:37

Very clever & it looks great!

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yana.smakula December 6, 2015 - 10:42

thank you, Karen!

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KimberRae December 5, 2015 - 13:59

Ohhh, gorgeous work Yana! I’m inspired to do dining simular for an anniversary card. :)

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yana.smakula December 6, 2015 - 10:43

aww, thank you, Kimber! I’m sure, you’ll make a fab one!

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Celeste Goff December 6, 2015 - 07:48

Such a beautiful card Yana! Love the colors and the gold embossing!

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yana.smakula December 6, 2015 - 10:43

thank you, Celeste!

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Teresa Doyle February 13, 2017 - 11:52

WOW Yana, you NEVER disappoint! Just stunning!

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