Combining Poinsettia with Parrot Paradise

by Erum Tasneem

Erum here with two cards to share today that compliment each other. I will be using Build-A-Flower Poinsettia and Parrot Paradise Stamp Sets mainly. In addition to these, I will be using sentiments from Just Because and Best Buds Stamp Set.

Altenew Build-A-Flower Poinsettia, Parrot Paradise, Just Because and Best Buds Stamp Sets | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0 | @altenew

Actually, I first made the one layer card on the left only but it seemed so lonely in photos that I decided to use the same stamps to make something along the same lines but a tad different.

Altenew Build-A-Flower Poinsettia, Parrot Paradise, Just Because and Best Buds Stamp Sets | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0 | @altenew

It’s an odd combination of stamps. Therefore, by changing the colour of the Poinsettia I have turned this into a summery/tropical card duo.

Altenew Build-A-Flower Poinsettia, Parrot Paradise, Just Because and Best Buds Stamp Sets | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0 | @altenew

First, let’s start with my one layer card. As you can see, I did a whole lot of masking. I first stamped the two flowers and then proceeded to stamp the leaves.  Incidentally, I had leaf masks leftover from the time I made THIS card which made my work easier.

The Parrot Paradise is one of my favourite stamp sets, I just LOVE the leaves in this set. The parrot is gorgeous too but I didn’t need it for these cards. I stamped two of the leaves repeatedly, using masks to make my foliage backdrop.

Next, I watercoloured my panel. I stamped the sentiment from Just Because Stamp Set with Permanent Black Crisp Ink after it was dry.

Altenew Build-A-Flower Poinsettia, Parrot Paradise, Just Because and Best Buds Stamp Sets | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0 | @altenew

For this card, I followed a similar trick to layer my Poinsettia as I did HERE. I stamped the Poinsettia twice, I use one whole stamped image and cut the petals of the other. The photo below, that I took while crafting, will explain it much better.

Altenew Build-A-Flower Poinsettia. How to layer two flowers | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

See, how easy it is and adds SO much dimension too. Next I stamped and fussy cut the leaves. I then did a light colour wash of blues and greens to make my subtle background. Stamped my sentiment from the Best Buds Stamp Set and added a few black splatters. I then placed my floral arrangement using foam tape.

In the end, to finish off my cards, I added a few sequins and I was done.

Altenew Build-A-Flower Poinsettia, Parrot Paradise, Just Because and Best Buds Stamp Sets | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0 | @altenew

I hope you liked my cards and that my post inspired you to combine sets that usually don’t go together.

That is all for today. Have an amazing day and be kind.

Erum

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Mary W November 9, 2017 - 10:22

These are absolutely gorgeous!!!!!!! The colors are amazing and, to me, it looks very Christmasy – like looking at the Christmas tree branches with colored lights reflecting off the white poinsettias. WOW

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Erum Tasneem November 10, 2017 - 07:52

Oooh I can picture it now! Thanks Mary <3

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BeverlyBL November 9, 2017 - 10:38

Beautiful colors. Great job. Thanks so much.

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Erum Tasneem November 10, 2017 - 07:54

Thank you Beverly!

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Tracey Magner November 9, 2017 - 10:49

Beautiful, Beautiful cards. I love the colors, they are just stunning. I love this tip and you have inspired me to try this, thanks for the idea it is always exciting to try something fun and different. Thanks so much.

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Erum Tasneem November 10, 2017 - 07:55

You are very welcome! Thank you for stopping by :)

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MelissaF November 9, 2017 - 11:10

Gorgeous cards, love how you stretched the poinsettia set!

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Erum Tasneem November 10, 2017 - 07:56

Thanks Melissa :)

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Tara Prince November 9, 2017 - 11:47

Very pretty cards!!

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Erum Tasneem November 10, 2017 - 07:57

Thank you Tara!

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Lori Ritchie November 9, 2017 - 11:56

Beautiful cards both of them, love the coloring!

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Maureen Reiss November 9, 2017 - 11:56

Really Beautiful cards!!!

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Karthikha Uday November 9, 2017 - 12:04

Very pretty cards :) The flowers are so beautiful!

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Lagene November 9, 2017 - 12:54

Gorgeous card, love th odd combination!

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LauraJane:) November 9, 2017 - 13:23

The two sets Poinsettia with Parrot Paradise work famously together Erum!

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Ingrid November 9, 2017 - 13:40

Prachtige kaarten mooi gestempeld en in gekleurd

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Michele F November 9, 2017 - 15:04

Erum they are all beautiful – all WAYS! love the fuller version, you clever girl!
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Anne Sturgeon November 9, 2017 - 16:06

Just received this set. Your card is wonderful, I definitely have some thoughts on how to use my new set. Thanks so much. Nicely done.

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Henriëtte November 9, 2017 - 16:44

Love your stunning cards. Great colours for the poinsettia’s. And yes, the leave of the Parot Paradise set is gorgeous and so versatile as you let us also see.
Thanks for all your work.

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Helen November 9, 2017 - 17:02

How clever to combine elements from the two sets to create such lovely cards. tfs

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Doris Jones November 9, 2017 - 17:20

I should have recognized your style. They are equally beautiful Erum!

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Jenny Martin November 9, 2017 - 18:08

So gorgeous and summery! I’m always inspired by Erum’s creations!

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Andrea Hastilow November 9, 2017 - 18:53

Really great idea, by changing out the colours on the flowers you totally created another plant. It looked stunning & elegant, more great hints from you, many thanks x

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Nora November 9, 2017 - 19:18

WOW!! I love this idea!! So cool!!

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Kathy Ferguson November 10, 2017 - 01:15

Your cards are very colorful and elegant. Love how you colored the flowers and background differently. Your clever use of two stamps sets was amazing. Thanks for sharing!

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Lisa Ainscough November 10, 2017 - 05:32

Such lovely cards. So inspiring.

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Claudia November 10, 2017 - 14:43

Gorgeous cards! Love the fresh colors and the tropical feel to this poinsettia, I’m going to have to try these color combinations! Thank you for the inspiration Erum!

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Hussena Calcuttawala November 11, 2017 - 20:20

Both your cards are just so gorgeous.. I love the way you have colored your flowers and the background.. Beautiful way to stretch the poinsettia stamp .

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Barb macaskill November 12, 2017 - 05:44

Absolute perfection! Your poinsettias are colored beautifully and I love every single detail on both of these truly breathtaking cards! TFS!

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Marjorie Dumontier November 13, 2017 - 01:05

These cards are extremely delicate !!

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