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December 15, 2019

Inspiration III ~ Poinsettias

Hello Stamplings!

How about some poinsettia inspiration today? As you will see, I've never met a poinsettia stamp or stencil I don't like. There are several poinspirations below, so I'll hush up. I think they are all pretty self-exploratory as most of them are simple one-layer cards, but let me know if you have any questions about any of them. I love that there is no right or wrong way to color or design with a poinsettia!

Altenew "Festive Poinsettia." 1 and 2
(Just for fun I did a purple one, too, but I can't find that photo.)

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Impression Obsession "Poinsettia Sketch." 3 and 4
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A poinsettia stencil (a gift from Lolly) was masked and inked as a full page DSP. Then it was cut in half to make two cards. 5 and 6
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Waltzingmouse Poinsettias. 7 and 8
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I have more poinsettia stamps from Magenta and Stamplorations and Poppystamps and The Ton, but I didn't get to them this year. Because we see them only at Christmas, poinsettias are a beautiful floral symbol of the holiday!

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68 comments:

Tina Z. said...

wow, they are all breathtaking! I love poinsettias too, they are so beautiful in all their variety.
Enjoy your holidays!
hugs xx

kiwimeskreations said...

Stunning cards Darnell - Loving them all.
I have been out of town and off line for a week, and have been really glad of the break!! All my plans to make cards today went out the window, so i am scrabbling to get my cards finished!
May your Christmas be one full of love, wonder and blessings
Maxine

Sue said...

Hi Darnell, Loving all the cards. Purple is my favourite colour, so would have liked to have seen that one.

Hope you enjoy your day. Sue

scrAPpamondo said...

How many amazing poinsettias!! Wow!! Your cards are all so different and unique!!Love them all and especially your watercoloured ones, they are so sweet and delicate! Love the golden splatters, they add a fabulous shimmering!!
Big hugs and Merry Christmas to you and whole family (to Nellie, too!) :D

Stamps and Paper said...

Such a lovely collection of poinsettia cards Darnell all very different but equally beautiful

Anne

Sandra H said...

Oh my goodness me Darnell you have excelled yourself today your cards are wonderful and the poinsettia stamps and colourings on your cards are stunning xx

Sarah said...

What a sensational collection of poinsettias Darnell. I really do love them and always buy myself several at this time of year. A couple of years ago I managed to keep one well into August!! Wishing you and your loved ones a peaceful and happy festive season. See you next year xx

Ros Crawford said...

My goodness!! They are all amazing!! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

Aquarius said...

Sorry I've missed commenting recently but have been looking as and when. Wonderful selection of poinsettias which prove your comment about there being no right or wrong way. Best wishes for Christmas.

brandco2450@gmail.com said...

Super cards today! Have a great holiday!

Marilyn said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the gold
Have a great day!
Marilyn❤

Bunny said...

Stunning cards. I love the embossing and the coloring. [Bunny]

Daffodil Cards said...

What a wonderful and very beautiful selection of Poinsettias. I Love how you colour your stamps Darnell. Have a very happy Christmas, enjoy the break.
Faith x

Gerrina said...

What a feast for trhe eyes! Love poinsettas, and in more colours than red, so yours look super to me! Hugs, Gerrina

Hilda Burton said...

Gorgeous is the only word that comes to mind when I look at these beautifully colored poinsettias. Wow! Thanks so much, Darnell, for sharing all of them. Enjoy your day!

Pat said...

Such gorgeous poinsettias one and all Darnell and I adore your watercoloured ones and then the pretty stencilled ones using that lovely gift from Loll, and then the two beautifully embossed on shiny black card, the first of which is very special to me personally and I adore it. x

Bonnie said...

I've never met a poinsettia I didn't like either, Dolly! And what could be better than a post full of beautiful poinsettias! Well done, my friend!

Brenda in IN said...

No way to choose just one, they are all lovely. Lots of beautiful coloring. Enjoy visiting and getting ready for the holidays, then relax.

I Card Everyone said...

D, your cards are all stunning... thank you for introducing me to a few Poinsettia I haven't met! That IO one especially Wowzers, batgirl - it's a beauty!!
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cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely stunning cards Darnell, your designs and colouring is just so beautiful, who wouldn't want a card like one of these landing on the mat, Kate x

Donna said...

What an amazing collection of poinsettia cards, your watercolor Ing is beautiful! Enjoy your break and have a wonderful Christmas season dear friend!

Barbara said...

Wow! These are some of the most refreshing Christmas cards I have seen this year. I love them.

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

OMG _ all those amazingly gorgeous Poinsettias! They look great in all colors, don't they?! Happy Holidays to you and I hope I will see you around next year at the DotMCC!Thanks for supporting us! - And thank you so much for your sparkly Christmas bauble card - it arrived yesterday. Your will get out tomorrow and hopefully you'll get it before Christmas...

Lisa Babitz said...

All of these are GORGEOUS!!!

OH Babs said...

That is quite an array of poinsettia stamps. Did you color with Zigs?
Have a happy week before Christmas. Hugs, Barb

HilaryJane said...

What a lot of poinsettia stamps you have and you have excelled yourself with these cards, they are all just gorgeous but I think my favourites are the heat embossed and watercolored examples, such gorgeous colours and I love that splattering xx

Jasleen Kaur said...

Such a stunning line-up of cards! Love all of these!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Wonderful array of beautiful poinsettia cards. You certainly have done wonders with these stamped images. The colors are fantastic and I love the range of colors you used from really colorful to simple and elegant black and white. So much beautiful embossing too. I agree there isn't a poinsettia that I have not liked. They are all gorgeous!

Kath said...

Fabulous cards Darnell - I love poinsettias too.
Kath x

Lindsey said...

Such a beautiful array of poinsettia cards! And to think you have even more lying in wait for their turn. (Of course, I have lots, too, but have been having too much fun with my newest Altenew poinsettia, which is a lot like your WM one...) While I have no favourites, I will thank you for linking one up to Happy Little Stampers for the Watercolour challenge, that led me here to see them all!

conil said...

Sorry, I'm always on Santa's naughty list...I have a permanent position. I am, however, impressed with your floral goodness and these amazing cards. You do have quite an array of poinsettia images to choose from and they are all beautiful.
Wishing you, Kevin and the rest of your family the very best of Christmas miracles and a joyous New Year. See you next year...literally.

Sharyn Polesel said...

Be still my heart! Poinsettias are my favorite and these are gorgeous! Love them all. Merry Christmas, my friend.

Patti said...

Oh wow Darnell!! you are the Poinsettia queen!! Each of these beautiful cards is SO PRETTY! I agree they are a symbol of Christmas and the Merry season!! I love the way you colored your first cards! I mean REALLY! but I have to say the simpler ones that follow are equally as stunning!!

Ina G said...

Just pick me up off the floor and then put me in my chair so I can just sit here and gaze at the beauty of ALL those poinsettia masterpieces. They are all so very beautiful. I'll just take my time to be blown away by these pieces of art. I can do that because it is going to be over 40c here today and i would just melt if it wasn't for AC which will be working overtime to try and keep me cool. Oh Darnell these are the most beautiful poinsettia's ever. Hope Hammy helped you in some small way - maybe the lovely splatters while he had a paintbrush in his mouth. Merry Christmas my friend.
PS Also a big thank you for sharing these magnificent masterpieces with us at HLS Watercolour challenge.

Jeanne H said...

:You sure out did yourself this year. Love poinsettias too and you showcase them beautifully. tfs Happy Holidays to you. Hugs too.

Ann said...

Wonderful Christmas cards Darnell and a great opportunity to wish you a wonderfully happy Christmas with your loved ones. Thank you also for your warm and super interesting blog posts - they always provide a lift to my day! Hoping 2020 is kind to you and yours in every way!

Liz said...

Oh WOW, Darnell, what a fabulous collections of poinsettia cards! xx

Leslie Miller said...

Wowie, stunning poinspiration, Darnell! I love that you have so many poinsettia stamps. I can't think of any flower in particular that I collect, although I have tons of flower stamps. I know you have a lot of poppies, too. How fun it would be to root through your stamp collection! Enjoy your Christmas festivities!

Lisa Elton said...

Thank you for sharing this plethora of pretty poinsettias with us! Wow, just fabulous Darnell!

Cheryl W. said...

I love poinsettias and I love all your cards! I especially like the non-traditionally colored ones. You manage to make so many incredible cards. You're a true inspiration.

Christine Alexander said...

Wow Darnell what a wonderful array of poinsettia so many beautiful ones to choose from. I love them all :)

TK said...

Oh Goodness, these are gorgeous and I lOvE that you stepped outside the "norm" coloring! And that final poinsettia? STUNNING & gorgeous!

Susan said...

Wow - a post full of poinsettia loveliness! All are stunning, but I'm especially in love with the two Impression Obsession Poinsettia Sketch ones. So beautiful with the gold/platinum heat embossing and the vibrant colours.

frommycraftroom said...

These are just stunning! love the heat embossing

papierelle said...

So many Poinsettias!!! I am amazed that you were able to make a choice which you would like to show in our challenge.
You made a great choice, fantastically beautiful card with a noble look.
Thank you for joining with us at DotMCC.
Gundi

Jane said...

Spectacular Darnell! Think I love your cards as much as you love poinsettias. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards, hope to see you join in with future challenges too.

Diane said...

Wow...what a gorgeous display of Poinsettias!! Each and every one is totally beautiful...I need to get my Poinsettia stamps out...would be interesting to see how many I have.....have a fabulous week!!

KandA said...

These are all so beautiful but especially love the Impression Obsession 3+4 xx

oldpunca said...

Wau! More poinsettias! And each of them is fantastic (I've started to visit blogs from newer to older...). Poinsettia Sketch is fantastic. I like the motiv and your coloring in red and green. Fancy!
Hugs, Sonja

designbydonna said...

These are all stunning. You are right in that you can use any color for them. They make the prettiest holiday cards. I have a poinsettia die but no stamp. Humm! I may have to do something about that.

Em Louise Fairley said...

Wow! They are all gorgeous, Darnell! xoxo

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW Darnell....amazing creations
Cheers
Dr Sonia

Pia S said...

Gosh, the colored poinsettias look gorgeous in every color combination! Also love the added splatter detail.
The gold and black version is clean and elegant, and without coloring I’m guessing it is a great tip for a quicker version.

Broni said...

So many poinsettias and such beautiful cards!! Thanks so much for playing along at the Color Throwdown!

Greta said...

Absolutely beautiful work, Darnell! I especially love the first 4 cards--keep staring at them!

Redanne said...

At first it was that green 'Tis the Season' poinsettia that stole my heart... until I saw the fabulous black and white one - oh my, that one is certainly stunning Darnell. You really have treated us with this wonderful collection of cards. Hugs, Annie xx

Loll said...

I'm in poinsettia heaven! :) You have the most fabulous collection of poinsettia images. And more in your cupboard. No wonder you run out of room in the play house. :)

LOVE all of these cards, Dolly. Your watercolouring is amazing on the first four cards. The image look fabulous in different colours. Always great to do one stencil and cut the image to get two cards. Awesome! Your gold heat embossed poinsettia are so elegant. And, last but not least, your gorgeous poinsettia heat embossed in gold on black with the red die-cut sentiment ... LOVE it! It has a special place of honour on my mantel. Love, Lolly

JD/ Jill said...

These are all so lovely! I would not be able to pick a favorite. Just think I didn't even get my ONE poinsettia stamp out this year. I must get it out ater Christmas to make some cards for next year with it. You have inspired me

Rosmarie said...

OMG, so many gorgeous poinsettias!!! I love them in all the colors and shapes you show here, Darnell - a real feast for the eyes!!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at 52CCT! Have a wonderful Christmas time!! Hugs, Rosi

Glittered Paws said...

I just kept scrolling and saw more and more beautiful poinsettias, what a beautiful job you did with all of the cards. The splatters are perfect as well.

Bobby said...

Your poinsettia are all so gorgeous, Darnell, but I'm smitten with the one from IO. I love the way it covers the entire card front. I think I'll be searching for that one.

Di said...

Wonderful poinsettia cards Darnell - I love each one! And your snippets ones are great of course. You might want to check out the Grand Draw in the Playground sometime - it runs until 4th January. Knowing you, you might well have one of the prizes I'm offering folk three chances of winning - think poinsettia :)

Hugs - and Merry Christmas -

Di xx

Neet said...

Wow what a gorgeous lot of poinsettias you have got. I think I especially like the Impression Obsession one although they are all utterly gorgeous. Love the way you have coloured them in too. Didn't buy one this year as we will be away part of the Christmas period but if I had I would be stuck as to which colour I wanted. Red is always a first choice at Christmas but I love the pink ones and the white ones too.
Have a wonderful Christmas, my Best Wishes to you and yours (not forgetting Hammy of course).
hugs, Neet xxx

Mac Mable said...

Wow....What a stunning array of amazing poinsettias. The colouring and colours are fabulous on the first four stunning cards. Great use of the stencil from Loll and the black card stock on the final two are so very striking and classy x. You have spoilt us Darnell.....Thank you x

BożenA said...

You've worked so hard lately, Darnell. But it was worth it, because these cards are wonderful.
A peaceful and wonderful Christmas, my dear Darnell.
hugs,
BozenA

Fikreta said...

these are so pretty!

A.Rose said...

Absolutely gorgeous card! Stunning as always! Thanks for joining AAA Card Challenge!

foleysfriend said...

So beautiful! Great job with the poinsettia stamps (guess I need to add to my collection). I love the watercolour with the metallic heat embossing. They make things very fancy and "expensive-looking". Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers - Watercolour challenge.

sue n.