Hello!  It’s Stash Challenge week at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown, where we invite you to use products you probably already own in creating your Christmas or wintry card.   This week we want to see what you can create with dimensional paper flowers.  The flowers on your card can be store bought, or you can create them with your cardstock and punches or dies.  You could even stamp a flower and then cut it out to give it some dimension.  Simply using a floral patterned paper isn’t going to count for this challenge.

I’ve had these paper poinsettias for a good seven years or so, never really knowing exactly when or how to use them.  When I came up with this challenge idea, I told myself that I was finally going to use them.  I kept my card clean and simple to keep the focus on the poinsettias and the sentiment.  The card base is textured cardstock, to give the card a little more interest, but I’m not sure how well that shows in the photo.  The tiny pearls started out white, but I colored them with a pale yellow Copic marker to make them look a little more realistic.

Be sure to visit the rest of the 52{C}CT Design Team members’ blogs and give them a little blog love! They’ve done a super job with this challenge! Then show us what you can do by linking your own card to the challenge post. You have until 1:00 p.m. Eastern time Friday, March 28 to share your card with us. We’d love to have you join in our fun and creativity!

Stamp: Christmas Messages (Stampin’ Up)
Cardstock: Whisper White, Kraft, Whisper White textured (SU)
Ink: Crumb Cake (SU)
Other: poinsettias (Making Memories); half pearls (KaiserCraft); marker (Copic); petite oval Nestabilities die and Labels Six Nestabilities die (Spellbinders)

8 Responses to “52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown – March stash challenge”

  1. Loved the challenge, Patricia! Your poinsettias are so beautiful and balanced and that is a great sentiment. I think that the textured card will complete this CAS card to perfection. Awesome job.
    Louise xx

  2. très élégante Patricia, sobre et si classe, biz

  3. Very nice card Patricia! I agree with Louise that it is perfectly balanced. Lovely flowers. Thanks for this challenge to help me use up some of my stash :o) Hugs D

  4. LOVE the fabulous CAS feel of this card and the wonderful way the flowers frame the sentiment! :) HUGS and have a fabulous rest of the weekend! Mynn xx

  5. So glad you got to use your beautiful flowers at last – they were obviously waiting for just this challenge to come along – beautiful card – Jacqueline xx

  6. What a beautiful card Patricia, your pretty poinsettias pop beautifully against the crisp white! I love the pearl centres and the textured CS too! 7 years waiting in your stash eh? Well worth the wait! : ) Have a great week! Ruth x

  7. I adore these pretty poinsettia! I like the way you’ve used them to frame the sentiment. Lovely card!

  8. Those poinsettias are so pretty. Love the red-white contrast!

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