Sunday 11 October 2015

Uniko: Revisiting Pure Florals: Poinsettia

Morning crafty pals I'm here with a post for Uniko; October is a 'revisit' 
month where we brush off and dust down a previously released set and re-create
 ... hopefully giving you lots of inspiration along the way!

So in true festive style as we near that busy month ... I don't need to say it!
We are revisiting the Pure Florals: Poinsettia set and I've been loving it!
In fact I think I got a little obsessed with it and couldn't stop inking it up!
I'll be glad though in a few weeks time when I've got some cards in the bag!

First up I've gone all dark and dramatic using the floral image as a 
background with heat-embossing in WOW Metallic Brass sparkle.
The sentiments are also from the set and there's loads to chose from!

Next up I've used the same embossing powder from WOW but on 
white card stock this time. Stamping 2 images before fussy cutting them
 and trimming one down to mount up on 3d foam tape for added dimension.
I've used a Darice lattice embossing folder to the base of the card and some
Papermania textured cardstock for the top. Once again the sentiments are
from the set and heat embossed including the horizontal line which I drew
with a Versamark pen along a ruler before adding the powder.

I hope you'll head over to the Uniko blog to see what the rest of the team
have created and find all the details of the traditional blog hop and prizes on offer!

The October Christmas challenge over at Happy Little Stampers
is featuring Poinsettias so I'm heading across there with my card.

Thanks for calling by and I hope you enjoy the hop!


  1. Two floral beauties here, Sarah! Love the dramatic black and gold and the way you have layered the poinsettia up on your second card. Such different looks with the same stamp :)

  2. Both cards are lovely - think I prefer the black and gold one. Very elegant!

  3. You've shown just how versatile this set is here, Sarah. I love the gold on black, the bloom is so fab and detailed that's all you need with the sentiment. And I love your second one, the soft green looks beautiful with the gold x

  4. I'm sold on the dark and dramatic first card - sooooo gorgeous!

  5. Beautiful cards! The black and gold look is very unique and pretty!
    Take care!

  6. Stunning cards! I love the black with the gold embossing - so elegant! And the fresh color combination of the minty green with the white and gold is awesome.

  7. Gorgeous Sarah, love the colours here and that embossed panel makes all the difference x

  8. Gorgeous poinsettias in both black and white. The gold embossing adds a touch of elegance. These poinsettias are beautiful! Thank you for the blog hop - I enjoyed the inspiration!

  9. Sarah you know I cannot resist dark and dramatic ... if I had a vote, this one is the winner, ding, ding, ding!!! Of course, the other does have a bit of embossing ... drat.

  10. I love the black and gold which reminds me of Art Deco Sarah and the white against that pretty green is a beautiful and love the dry embossing too. x

  11. So your poinsettias.

  12. Can you believe that I don't have any poinsettia images in my collection? Crazy! Your showcases of Bev's beautiful poinsettia are stunning; love the gold/black of the first and the white/gold/aqua of the second. Simply lovely....

  13. I love the POP of color behind the poinsettia. It really makes it stand out.. This is gorgeous Sarah.. Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge xx

  14. Love those gorgeous Poinsettias in gold, against both backgrounds. Very classy! Hazel xx

  15. Two stunning cards. I love the dramatic black and gold, but it's the second that's my favourite. Love the white poinsettia, the embossed background and the touch of green. Gorgeous!! xxx

  16. Black and gold is always such a dramatic, stylish statement, perfect for this wonderful stamp, making the first one my runaway favourite

  17. Lovely cards. My favourite is the gold outline on the black background.

  18. Wow again Sarah, loving these pretty cards. The dramatic black and gold looks so classy on the first card and the green looks so fresh looking on the second one. Pretty poinsettia 's too, OH my....might need it now lol. ☺Viv. Xx

  19. LOVE that gold on the black. Super-elegant!
    <3 J

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  20. Two lovely cards - each so different it's hard to believe it's the same stamp! Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers.

  21. I couldn't tell you which of these I love more - both are awesome!

  22. Two awesome cards in two fabulous colour combos, you have made it far too hard to pick a fave. Wonderful showcase. Hugs Bev x

  23. Two very differently styled & colored poinsettia cards, yet equally lovely & dramatic. #1's black and metallic poinsettia is just gorgeous, love that open design on the flower. Loved the non-traditional green of #2 with the wonderfully rich embossing at the bottom and the very pretty gold & white shaped poinsettia. Thanks for joining in HLS October Christmas Challenge.

  24. Two gorgeous cards love the black and gold, xx


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