Poinsettias come in a lot of different colors, but two years ago I started buying a blue poinsettia and I will continue to buy a blue poinsettia until I have moved on from this world. Two years ago on November 23rd our first grandson was born, more than 2 months early. He lived four hours and then God decided to call him home to make him an angel. Alex was born with lots of medical problems and had he lived he would have had multiple surgeries and a lot of misery and pain. For his funeral, I bought a blue poinsettia. That poinsettia and the poinsettia that I bought last year in Alex's memory lasted well into March and April. Alex is still with us and will always be in my heart. So when I started thinking about this card I knew I had to color the poinsettia blue for Alex. The image is called Winter Set from Eureka Stamps. This is one of the four images in the set. I colored it with Copic markers and used Wink of Stella on the poinsettia. You can't tell from the photo but it has lovely glitter on the flower. The sentiment I believe is from Beccy's Place. She has a number of freebies very similar to this one but I didn't find this particular sentiment among them. I printed the sentiment on light blue card stock and made the card base the same color. The image was already outlined in black so I decided to make the accent color black. I used a Stampin' Up corner punch and embossed the white background with the Holly Swirl embossing folder. The border punch is from Martha Stewart. My card is dedicated to Alex, my little angel in heaven!
I am entering these challenges:
- Beccy's Place A Month of Holiday Cards: P is for poinsettia
- QKR Stampede: anything goes
- Tuesday Morning Sketches: sketch
- Addicted to Stamps and More: holidays
- Through the Craft Room Door: anything goes
- Crafty Hazelnut Christmas challenge: anything goes
- Creative Knockouts challenge: border time
Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek at my card. Almost the weekend. Have a crafty day!