A site for my handmade cards, accompanied by my photos and written meanderings which are occasionally witty, often tongue-in-cheek, and rarely profound. Beginning in June 2013, you'll also see lots of NBUS, which is an acronym I coined for Never-Before-Used-Schtuff. Feel free to join in, use the acronym, and use up your NBUS too! Thanks for coming by! Have a beverage and enjoy!

September 21, 2013

Poinsettia Pal ~ Case Study #158, NBUS #52

Hey there!

A quick post, peeps.  Today is Mister's Burpday and we've got plans to hit a concert, maybe do a little twerking, and then have dinner at the San Francisco Ritz Carlton.  I'm sure I don't see what's so funny, nor how you know I'm lying.
 
Today I made a card for the current challenge at Case Study where the muse inspiration comes from the uber-talented Kathy Racoosin!
 
Here is my card:
A while back my bloggie friend and amazing card artist Kim M. of Art Keeps Me Sane used a poinsettia image on a  beautiful card.  When I commented on how much I loved it, she generously stamped off several images and sent them to me.  Another example of this kind and caring stamping community we blog in!  Thank you, Kim, my poinsettia pal! 

I used one of the images which Kim had white-embossed on vellum.  I colored it in summery nontraditional pinks, cut it out, and popped it on my card.  I'm sorry the coloring looks blotchy.  It's much less so IRL.  (We had a very unusual cloudy and rainy day here for the last day of summer.)  The center of the poinsettia is colored with a sparkly Wink of Stella clear pen, today's NBUS.
 
I'm thinking that if I made a pen and it had two black rings in the center and the instructions say to remove "the" black ring in the center before using, well, that's not very helpful, is it?  It might be a better idea to leave one of the black bits uncolored, just clear plastic, so there is only the one black ring in the center.  Is what I'm thinking.  Thank you.  (Also, I'm thinking it's poseeblay that I am the only one confused enough to be confused by it.) 
 
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Enjoy the rest of your weekend!  No, seriously, enjoy.  LITS*  
 
As always, thank you for coming by to visit the Playhouse and special thanks to you if you take the time to leave a comment and/or join as a follower! 
 
 
*Life Is Too Short!  

Paper:  Stampin' Up!
Stamp:  Stampendus; SU!
Ink:  SU! markers

37 comments:

Loll Thompson said...

Hi Dolly. Your vellum poinsettia is gorgeous! Love the soft colors you've used. It's so sweet of Kim to send you some images to play with. We do meet the best people in this hobby, don't we??!!

Have a great rest of the weekend. Lolly xx

Colleen said...

the vellum poinsettia is wonderful, how lucky to have a great friend to send you one when you make a lovely comment!! Great job on creating something beautiful with it!

Hannelie said...

Wow, that looks so beautiful Darnell!
You are just getting back what you so freely share... love & kindness!

Karen M said...

Love this gorgeous card Darnell - that flowers looks so pretty:) Hugs xx

Karen B said...

Love that pretty poinsettia Dippy - how great does it look embossed onto vellum; how kind of Kim. Love your non-traditional colours as well. You're definitely not the only one caught by "the" black ring doodah on the WoS pens....got me too!

Hugs.

Karendipity xxx

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Darnell. Such a beautiful poinsettia and I love the way you have coloured it.
hugs Sue xx

Redanne said...

Oh wow Darnell, what a fabulous poinsettia!! Your colouring is just amazing, it looks so pretty coloured softly like that and how lovely of Kim to stamp a few for you too. Crafters are the best and you are way up high on that list! Love little froggy at the bottom of the post too, he is a cutie. Big hugs, Annie xx

Sammy said...

LOVE this! I adore the colours you've used and the stamp is beeyoutiful! x

Diane said...

Beautiful flower....I love seeing them stamped on the vellum, something I can't ever seem to remember to do (one of many things I can't remember actually)....have a great first day of fall!!

mypapercraftworld said...

So, so delicious, Darnell (you and the poinsettia!) ... I love the soft colours and the way this gorgeous vellum bloom is curving and dimensional ... so touchable! Is there a touch and feel button somewhere? Anita :)

Sue - said...

What a beautiful flower Darnell. Love the soft colours.

Kim M said...

Darnell, your card turned out gorgeous!! I love what you did with it! Your kind words for me were so sweet. I admit I got all warm and fuzzy inside. :-). It's was my pleasure to send you the poinsettias. You been such a nice and helpful bloggy friend. :-)

stampwithsandy said...

This is stunning, Darnell! I love the sheerness of the vellum and I love pink poinsettias. Great card, one I'd be super happy to find in my mailbox! (No that was not a hint)!

shirley-bee said...

Fabulous, Darnell! I love the pink vellum poinsettia and the soft patterned background.

Sue said...

Lol you make me chuckle Darnell:) love this card I love to stamp and emboss on vellum it looks so delicate and you have done a fab job huggles hun Sue xxx

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Darnell, Gorgeous Poinsettia, love the colouring. You are so funny...have fun celebrating Mister's BD :):):) Cheers, Shirleyxx

Jill Norwood said...

Your post made me giggle at the beginning! I love your gorgeous card! And so sweet to have lovely kind friends! I always forget about vellum but I sure love the effect! Need to use it more! And thanks for the tip on the wink of Stella. I don't yet have one but now have been armed with knowledge!! Always a good thing as I am mechanically challenged! :)

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Gorgeous flower! Hope you didn't hurt yourselves with all your twerking (I've never even heard that word until Miley made it famous!)

cm said...

Okay, I admit, I almost tried to touch your poinsetta through my screen! Absolutely, 1,000% gorgeous!! You've showcased Kim's gift beautifully; love your colouring!! Hope your burp-day celebrations were fabulous! Thanks once again for the 'make my day brighter' post!!
c

Heather Jensen said...

This is beautiful! :)

Dianne said...

This is a lovely card. The poinsettia looks so pretty and delicate.

Dianne.

Karen Petitt said...

Beautiful vellum poinsettia, love the colours you've used too. Have a great day and mega burpday wishes to the Mista! Karen x

Jessi Fogan said...

Happy birthday Mister!
Your poinsettia is STUNNING - and what the heck with that pen? Shaking my head over those directions.
Also, if there DOES happen to be twerking, please let us know. I don't think that would be good for your back though ;)

Jacquie Southas said...

Gorgeous pointsettia! Happy twerking :)

Laurie Unger said...


Wonderful card - hope you enjoyed the twerking! LOL! YK!

Sian Ridley said...

This poinsettia is absolutely stunning!! How kind of Kim to send you those beautiful images...you've done them proud with your fab soft and subtle colouring - love it ;)

Tracey McNeely said...

Beautiful poinsettia Darnell, great job on CASE Study!

The Crafty Laydee said...

Beautiful Poinsettia Darnell-fabulous effect-and such pretty non Christmassy colours.So off Twerking and the Ritz eh-what a tease you are LOL!
Have a good day,
Hugs,Nessa xxxx

Bonnie said...

I love the soft colors of the poinsettia! Such a pretty card! I think these manufacturers are intent on driving us crazy! If they only knew how crazy we already are, they wouldn't have to bother!

Bobby said...

I love the softness the vellum gives the card, and it doesn't look blotchy, just shaded. Don't tell anyone but when they were talking about Miley and her twerking I had to look it up on the internet. Please don't do it in public. ;)

Lisa said...

What a soft and delicate poinsettia Darnell!! Amazing work!!

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Fantastic card
and gorgeous poinsenttia
love it
hugs Tamara

Geri said...

Oh, Darnell...This is just soooo lovely!!!

MaryH said...

I loved your soft pinky toned poinsettia. I've seen this color IRL, and your 'blotches' as you call 'em, looked very realistic. The real pinks I saw, looked the same..not even shading as the reds are. And very pretty too. As was this card! Yes, cardmakers are such generous folks. This was gorgeous done on the vellum. And yes, I was cornfused - but that is usual for me! TFS & Hugs

Nicole N. (Nicole's Craft Nook) said...

Gorgeous!!! The pinks are perfect & I certainly don't see flaws!!!
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So glad you have met some fab & fun generous crafty friends!! I feel blessed to keep finding gals who love to share!! Makes me feel like I'm still w/ my kindergarten team, which I love!!!

Hope mister had a fantabulous bday w/ lots of fun memories!!! Will you be on you tube this week...!?!!

JD/ Jill said...

Lovely card!

Tasnim said...

wow! that flower is simply breathtaking! Thanks for joining us at CASE Study :)