Today is Rubbernecker Stamps Blogger Challenge. Shelly is hosting the challenge today and she has given us a great one for this holiday season of making sparkling, glimmering and shining cards.

KC Poinsettia I combined my challenge project with SCS's Tuesday color challenge  to use red, black and kraft. These really are not easy colors to use for Christmas but I snuck in some olive green and decided it works fine.  I stamped my Rubbernecker Winter Holiday Poinsettia image with black craft ink and embossed with clear embossing powder. I masked out the flower and then stamped the Pine Sprig image around the flower with Olive craft ink and embossed again. I colored the poinsettia with Distressed Fired Brick and Adirondack Red Pepper reinker and used a little Distress Peeled Paint for the little center inner leaves and painted the berries with Summer Sun.  I stamped an additional poinsettia on scrap kraft, painted and cut out to pop up on the original flower to create dimension and interest.  I used a tiny dauber to stamped Real Red craft ink berries around in the greenery, painted little black shadows around the berries with black craft ink and created tiny little berry stem tops and embossed with clear embossing powder. My final touch was to add Diamond Glaze to the berries and around the petals and to apply Diamond Dust Glitter for sparkle.  It is sad that this effect does not show well at all in the photo. I layered the image with black cardstock that I made shine with versa and clear ep.

Stamps"  Rubbernecker Winter Holiday Poinsettia nd Pine

Paper:  Real Red, Kraft, Black

Ink:  Black Craft, Adirondack Red Pepper, Distress Fired Brick, Peeled Paint, Summer Sun

Accessories:  Diamond Dust Glitter, Martha Stewart Glitter, Clear EP, Brushes, Sponge Daubers, Versa