Thursday, November 16, 2017

P is for Poinsettia

My card today means a lot to me. I love how it turned out. I envisioned it much differently than it turned out but I really like the changes I made.

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!
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Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek at my card. Almost the weekend. Have a crafty day!



Lisa Lynn said...

Donna, that card is gorgeous and love the blue poinsettia. Just love the reason for the blue!!!

Suzanne H said...

Your blue poinsettia has such a special meaning. The card is a reflection of the maker and the purpose. So lovely.

Julie Odil said...

I love your blue poinsettia and the meaning behind it. Yes, buy blue poinsettias in memory of your grandson for the rest of your days! Keep that memory alive. Your card is beautiful. Thanks for joining us this week at QKR Stampede. Julie, DT member

karalschuknecht said...

Beautiful card and so happy to have you join our challenge this week at QKR with such a meaningful card. Karal DT

Beccy said...

A beautiful tribute to a much loved grandson Donna, and a loving tradition for a grandma to start. Your card is extra special because of the meaning behind your blue poinsettia. Beautiful.

Denise Goeldner said...

Gorgeous tribute card Donna, beautifully done. Thanks for joining us over at Creative Knockouts, good luck.
Denise {DT}

Go Sweden 2019 said...

This is really gorgeous. I love to see alternative Christmas cards.

Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Crafty-littleangel {Welcome to visit My Blog}
Through The Craft Room Door

Debbie said...

Your card is gorgeous and made more so by the meaning behind the blue poinsettia!!
Wishing you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving this week!
Thanks for playing along with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches
Debbie ~ TMS DT
Debbie's Dash of This and That

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 359 – you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for November - I'd love to see it there too x

Melissa Craig said...

Simply lovely! Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Creative world said...

Fantastic idea and make...thank you for joining us at ATSM challenge this week,hope to see you again
Željka DT xx

Tanja said...

love your blue poinsettia - thanks for joining us at Addicted to Stamps and More

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