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CAS Poinsetta Card and GIVEAWAY!

Noel

Hi All!

I tried to keep this poinsetta card elegant by leaving a lot of white space. It’s all in the details! Here is a close-up of the details:

Noel

I finally decided to purchase a larger set of the Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. I started with the 12-count set and moved up to the 48-count set. I ordered it from Amazon, and they said it would arrive in a month or two. They came in 2 weeks!

So, now I don’t need my 12-count anymore! Leave a comment on this post by Wednesday, October 14th, 11:59pm CT. I’ll randomly pick a person to send my 12-count set to. Good luck and enjoy the video!

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Supplies:

To purchase at Ellen Hutson, click the EH link. To purchase at Simon Says Stamp, click the SSS link.
Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers used: 72 Beige, 24 wine red, 45 pale green

Mondo Poinsettas
Mondo Poinsettas
Mistletoe & Holly
Mistletoe & Holly
Kuretake Zig Markers
Kuretake Zig Markers
AMZN|SSS
Stampin' Up!Aqua Painter
Aqua Painter
Wink of Stella, Clear
Wink of Stella, Clear
EH|SSS
Wink of Stella, Red
Wink of Stella, Red
EH|SSS
Ranger Watercolor Paper
Ranger Watercolor Paper
EH|SSS
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Neenah Cardstock
EH|SSS
Stampin' Up! Basic Black Cardstock
Black Cardstock
Versafine Black Onyx Ink
Versafine Black Ink
EH|SSS
Ultra Fine Clear Powder
Ultra Fine Clear Powder
Stampin' Up! Heat Tool
Heat Tool
MISTI
MISTI
MSP|SSS
Absorber
Absorber
Thin Paper Tape
Thin Paper Tape
Stampin' Up! Two-Way Glue Pen
Glue Pen
ATG Tape Runner
ATG Tape Runner
EH|SSS

Comments

  1. wrote on October 9th, 2015 at 8:18 am

    Jan

    I like your gold coloring of the poinsetta (vs red). So pretty and you make it look so easy! Thanks for the opportunity to win the zig markers.

  2. wrote on October 9th, 2015 at 8:41 am

    Marie

    I love this card because it is simple but beautiful at the same time! 🙂

  3. wrote on October 9th, 2015 at 8:51 am

    ben9903

    This card is gorgeous! Love how you colored your poinsettias. Not the usual red color. I bet you had fun unwrapping all 48 of those markers! 🙂 I got the 36 count and spent a solid hour unwrapping!!

  4. wrote on October 9th, 2015 at 10:04 am

    Teresa

    Absolutely stunning card! Wonderful example of less is more.

  5. wrote on October 9th, 2015 at 10:10 am

    beastybunny

    Great card! I’ve really wanted to try these pens so thanks for the chance to win a set!

  6. wrote on October 9th, 2015 at 10:29 am

    valcanipe

    Love how these pens function. Thanks for offering up your 12-count 🙂

  7. wrote on October 9th, 2015 at 10:39 am

    Annie Abrahamson

    Beautiful! I’ve been thinking about trying these pens for a long time…they give such beautiful results! Thanks for the chance to win the 12-pen set!!

  8. wrote on October 9th, 2015 at 11:10 am

    itsabee

    Beautiful yet simple card. It would be easy to make several for Christmas. Thank you.

  9. wrote on October 9th, 2015 at 11:16 am

    Sarah

    Glad to see you doing more cards that incorporate this month’s challenge. Keeps me inspired!

  10. wrote on October 9th, 2015 at 11:30 am

    DebiKT

    I’m not a huge poinsettia fan but I do like the brown with the hint of green… and, of course, the Wink of Stella. Thanks for the opportunity to win your 12 -pack of Kuretake Zig markers!

  11. wrote on October 9th, 2015 at 12:29 pm

    Therese Arsenault

    Love the simplicity with the white background. Very classy. Sure would make my day to win this 12 pack Kuretake Zig Markers. It is almost impossible to find these products were I live.

  12. wrote on October 9th, 2015 at 1:14 pm

    Lupe Rocamora

    Love your card. Thanks for the chance to win the Zig markers.

  13. wrote on October 9th, 2015 at 1:14 pm

    Diane Fitzgerald

    I’m glad that you coloured the card with the zigs , was seriously thinking of buying them , they seem easy to work with and I love the colours of your card!!

  14. wrote on October 9th, 2015 at 1:19 pm

    Imtheresap

    Love the coloring. The shape of the flowers is nice. Thanks for sharing.

  15. wrote on October 9th, 2015 at 1:27 pm

    1Venus

    Those Zig pens make it seem so easy to watercolor. Thanks for sharing!

  16. wrote on October 9th, 2015 at 1:28 pm

    CeCe

    Really love the brown tone of the poinsettia! So different from the traditional red. It is a nice change! Always enjoy your videos. Thanks for the chance to win the zig pens. I’ve been wanting to try them for awhile now!

  17. wrote on October 9th, 2015 at 1:35 pm

    Kathleen

    Love the card! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome talent. Please, pick me!

  18. wrote on October 9th, 2015 at 1:35 pm

    swimbikerunat60

    Very beautiful Poinsettias Darlene, I love that you colored them in beige, I’ve seen some of this flowers in this color at the stores.
    I do have a question about this markers…..the tip seems very, very pointy and sharp so, is it make with bristles or is it like a regular marker material? Just wondering.
    Thank you for the chance to win this great set.

    • wrote on October 9th, 2015 at 6:32 pm

      Andrea

      The tip is real bristles, like a regular paintbrush. You can lay down a very thin line by just barely touching the bristles to the paper, or go thicker just by applying more pressure. They are really a dream to work with! 🙂 ~ Andrea

    • wrote on October 11th, 2015 at 8:37 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      Hi Maria. The tip is an actual brush – kind of like a paintbrush with bristles. It’s really different from markers and fun to blend colors so easily.

  19. wrote on October 9th, 2015 at 1:42 pm

    Peg C

    Oh how lovely your card is, the 48 set must be heaven to have all those colours to work with, 2 weeks delivery is great too, looking forward to seeing lots more cards using your new set

  20. wrote on October 9th, 2015 at 1:46 pm

    echelmed

    I love watching your coloring. I am one of those people that say “I’m not an artsy person. I have no talent in that area.” I really get thrown, we you say the light is coming from this direction. As I am a visual person, you need to do a video with a light shining on your paper and show what it looks like to see light on a project. I bought a few copic markers several years ago but have not played with them enough to get any confidence. I would love to try some of the other watercolor products that you have used. Maybe I will get lucky and win this set of 12 pens.

  21. wrote on October 9th, 2015 at 1:47 pm

    WilChean

    Love the card. I’m eager to try some watercolor pen art. You make it look easy with elegant results.

  22. wrote on October 9th, 2015 at 1:56 pm

    Cheryl

    Darlene, I always look forward to getting your posts and videos. I have followed you for years and you have taught me so much. I haven’t tried the Zig watercolor markers yet but would love to. Thanks for all you do.

  23. wrote on October 9th, 2015 at 2:10 pm

    Kylie Adams

    Sweet card. I have the zig markers, so don’t need to win them, just wanted to say that’s a lovely card 🙂

  24. wrote on October 9th, 2015 at 2:19 pm

    Becka

    Elegantly simple. Lovely card.

  25. wrote on October 9th, 2015 at 2:44 pm

    Lesley S

    I like how striking this card is, due to it’s simplicity and of course, great colouring technique. Thanks for the tip about using the coloured Wink of Stella on top of matching ink. Would love to win those Zig markers!

  26. wrote on October 9th, 2015 at 2:59 pm

    robinson01945

    Beautiful! I would love to spend a weekend in your craft room. These markers intrigue me.

  27. wrote on October 9th, 2015 at 3:03 pm

    Sherry W.

    I’ve been debating the Zig markers. Thanks for the chance to win.

  28. wrote on October 9th, 2015 at 3:19 pm

    Glynda

    Beautiful card (as always), Darlene! I need to invest in these Zig markers. Thank you for the opportunity to win some.
    Have a great weekend!

  29. wrote on October 9th, 2015 at 3:23 pm

    g.angelos@comcast.net

    I love all your watercolor techniques. How do you decide which technique you’re going to use?

    • wrote on October 11th, 2015 at 8:41 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      Hmmm, hard question! If I need detail, I’ll go with a marker or pencil. If I want a more watercolor-type look or if I want something really vibrant, I will use the paints and a brush or aquapainter. I also consider what I haven’t used in awhile – trying to spread the love. 🙂

  30. wrote on October 9th, 2015 at 3:43 pm

    lsipp1

    Such a beautiful and simple card! Thank you for simple ideas for Christmas cards–so much easier to mass produce.

  31. wrote on October 9th, 2015 at 3:56 pm

    Tammy

    Well I hate to be the party pooper here but I don’t like the card at all. I guess for some ppl it’s ok but to me it looks like a dead poinsettia and that’s just not what I think of at Christmas. Now Jan 31 I can see it. Plez don’t take this personal as it is not meant to be that way. I love your work. This just didn’t do it for me. But I am glad you shared and shared how you did it.

  32. wrote on October 9th, 2015 at 4:05 pm

    Suzanne

    Beautiful simple card!! Thank you, Darlene, your cards are so lovely!!

  33. wrote on October 9th, 2015 at 4:07 pm

    Char

    Beautiful card!!! I love the simplicity of it. Thanks for giving us more ideas!

  34. wrote on October 9th, 2015 at 4:21 pm

    Bonnie

    This card is beautiful and calming. I always look forward to your emails. I learn so much from you, thank you.

  35. wrote on October 9th, 2015 at 4:35 pm

    Linda

    Your card is beautiful! I would love to try the Zig markers. Thanks for the chance to win!

  36. wrote on October 9th, 2015 at 4:39 pm

    jchris316

    I LOVE Zig markers! I have used them for years and would be so excited to win your set. I also LOVE poinsettas and may have to make a few of these cards myself!

  37. wrote on October 9th, 2015 at 4:40 pm

    cris.mudd

    Love the challenge of using white spaces. I tend to overdo. Love this card. Thanks.

  38. wrote on October 9th, 2015 at 4:56 pm

    Brenda West

    Thanks for such a simple way to color poinsettias. I’ve always stayed away from doing them because they seemed so complicated. And Wow, you are so generous to give away your brush markers! Thanks, Brenda West

  39. wrote on October 9th, 2015 at 4:59 pm

    Jenny Chilton

    Ooh I love the Zig Markers. I’ve not seen them before. They look so easy to use. I really like the white space too. There is no need to colour the whole image as it looks great the way you have coloured the poinsettia. I am not sure if I am able to receive the markers in Australia but keeping my fingers crossed. Thank you again for a great project.

  40. wrote on October 9th, 2015 at 5:07 pm

    SallyDee

    The poinsettia card is lovely and makes the Misti appeal even more. The Zig markers are very appealing and I would love to win the set because I want to try them out. I have a big bunch of Copics so I hesitate to invest. The one stand out feature of the Zip markers is that easy off cap. Some marker caps are very difficult to remove.

  41. wrote on October 9th, 2015 at 6:02 pm

    Cindy M

    I really like the colors you used on the poinsettia-so pretty! Would love to win your clean color markers, too!

  42. wrote on October 9th, 2015 at 6:16 pm

    Laura Norris

    Great card! Simple yet striking! How kind of you to give away your 12 set of Zig’s.

  43. wrote on October 9th, 2015 at 6:28 pm

    evergreen1774

    I do like the white space and simplicity of this card. Winning the markers would make me so happy, please add my name to the drawing!

  44. wrote on October 9th, 2015 at 6:36 pm

    shirley hotop

    Been looking and pricing the pens but have just not given in “yet”. Love how you colored the poinsettias in the gold. Love watching your videos.

  45. wrote on October 9th, 2015 at 6:48 pm

    Irene

    Thanks for the giveaway! That’s generous of you. I’ve been resisting getting these only because I don’t need yet another coloring medium. I’m STILL learning how to use inktense pencils and the Gansai Tambi watercolors effectively. lol But I’d love a chance to try them (and, sadly, fall in love with them.) ha ha!

  46. wrote on October 9th, 2015 at 6:49 pm

    grannyb

    I love how these zig colors work. So easy for a novice to use . Thanks for all the great tips.

  47. wrote on October 9th, 2015 at 6:54 pm

    Barbara Young

    Beautiful card. I would love to have the markers. Thanks for all the inspiration you give us.

  48. wrote on October 9th, 2015 at 6:56 pm

    kirsten

    Great colors. A nice change from typical holiday colors. I should stop watching videos about the Zig Real Brush Pens…they make me want to buy them. I’ve seen a couple people use Bristol paper when using the pens and they say it’s fabulous for blending.

  49. wrote on October 9th, 2015 at 8:17 pm

    SandraMaria

    Oh that’s awesome! May the best crafter win!!! Skip me and pick someone else because I have the 60 set + 6 more that I bought open stock. =)

  50. wrote on October 9th, 2015 at 8:40 pm

    Glassygram

    Lovely card. You make it look so easy. Thank you

  51. wrote on October 9th, 2015 at 9:28 pm

    Aussie Girl

    Gorgeous card Darlene, love the close up photography too!

  52. wrote on October 9th, 2015 at 9:35 pm

    Danigirl1964

    thank you for the opportunity to win. yea! yippee skippee. i just love your tutorials.

  53. wrote on October 9th, 2015 at 9:53 pm

    cherylmcc1964

    Beautiful card..love the colors..super simple but elegant.. Thanks so much for the chance to win…

  54. wrote on October 9th, 2015 at 11:10 pm

    thestampbug

    Lovely card and great giveaway! Thanks!

  55. wrote on October 10th, 2015 at 12:05 am

    Anita

    I’m intrigued by these markers and wonder how they compare to other brands. I only own copics and some SU! These poinsettias give the card a unique and elegant look.

  56. wrote on October 10th, 2015 at 12:25 am

    liadie

    I’ve never seen these markers before, love them, and as usual your card is great.

  57. wrote on October 10th, 2015 at 2:30 am

    Daphne

    Thanks for the video and the chance to win. I just bought myself a couple of basic colors and I’m experimenting with them. I never would have thought of this color for a poinsettia, I must admit I’m still on the fence about loving it. Maybe just cause it’s different.

  58. wrote on October 10th, 2015 at 6:47 am

    Candice

    I always forget about the white poinsettias! As always, your cards are great! Thanks for sharing and getting the holiday ideas flowing;)

  59. wrote on October 10th, 2015 at 8:04 am

    BeckyH

    Classy! Enough said.

  60. wrote on October 10th, 2015 at 8:34 am

    babressette

    Beautiful card. And how nice of you to give away your markers!

  61. wrote on October 10th, 2015 at 11:41 am

    harly100@comcast.net

    I love how the green blends with the beige. I am trying to come up with a more simple card to do this Christmas. Thanks for the ideas!

  62. wrote on October 10th, 2015 at 1:50 pm

    Lizzie

    Fabulous card Darlene. Now this is a card that would be easy to assembly line for Christmas. I love the way these markers blend together but I’m afraid to invest in them as I might not be able to do as good a job as you do. Thanks for the opportunity to win some, that is exciting and even if I don’t win this is a card I could try maybe with other markers.

  63. wrote on October 10th, 2015 at 3:32 pm

    Karen

    The card is gorgeous- love it!

  64. wrote on October 10th, 2015 at 5:06 pm

    Susan Berry

    Beautiful card, simple but elegant. You make it seem so easy to color. Thanks for sharing.

  65. wrote on October 10th, 2015 at 5:44 pm

    Roni

    Great inspiration..beautiful!!

  66. wrote on October 10th, 2015 at 6:05 pm

    gramsMJ

    Like it! Clean and simple…

  67. wrote on October 10th, 2015 at 7:13 pm

    Vee

    Lovely, lovely, lovely!!
    This is sooo elegant, Darlene!
    Love how you coloured the flowers.
    You are so lucky to have these superb markers!
    Hugs

  68. wrote on October 11th, 2015 at 3:42 am

    sassybrown

    Great, elegant card Darlene. One that wouldn’t be too difficult to mass produce, especially with the fabulous Misti. Love the simplicity (at least you make it seem simple) but always pretty cards your make. Thanks for a chance to win the Zig markers!!

  69. wrote on October 11th, 2015 at 10:15 am

    lswiger

    Beautiful card. I would love to try Zig markers, thanks for the opportunity to win.

  70. wrote on October 11th, 2015 at 10:17 am

    venndj

    Very pretty Darlene! Clean and simple really says so much!

  71. wrote on October 11th, 2015 at 10:58 am

    gjloyola

    This would make a great thank you or note card for the month of December and January. I use colored penciles but would love the opportunity to use the Zig markers.

  72. wrote on October 11th, 2015 at 12:23 pm

    Carol Lucas

    Very nice! Simple, yet elegant!

  73. wrote on October 11th, 2015 at 3:10 pm

    soadaddict11

    So pretty! I just love your cards ♡

  74. wrote on October 11th, 2015 at 5:14 pm

    Beau

    Beautiful card Darlene! I wanted to let you know that with the Zig clean color markers if you want a super smooth blend that leaves no harsh line whatsoever ever and want a bright white cardstock, you can use Strathmore Bristol Smooth cardstock for wet or dry medium and the color will just melt. You can blend with water or just blend multiple colors without having to worry about those pesky harsh lines. I know that distress watercolor paper isn’t your favorite, I don’t blame you, I’m not a fan either. I just didn’t know if you had already tried it or not and think you will love it. ?

    • wrote on October 11th, 2015 at 9:16 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      Hi Beau! I’m always on the lookout for a bright white watercolor cardstock, so I will definitely research this one. Thank you!

      • wrote on October 15th, 2015 at 11:50 pm

        Beau

        You are very welcome! If you need me to send you a picture of the one I am talking about, please let me know. There is another one that often gets mistaken for because the cover looks very similar. But it is very bright white and like I said, the zig clean color markers blend on it like a dream and you don’t have to use water to get two colors to blend. Which I really like sometimes because you know how sometimes when you put water to it, the color changes so if I want to keep that true color I just blend with whatever colors I want to use and just skip on the water. It says on the cover it is for wet or dry mediums and it is very smooth paper. When you look at it, it certainly doesn’t look like a paper that you could put water to but I have put quite a bit of water to it and it doesn’t peel at all and holds quite a bit of water. So I was quite impressed with it. However, if you want texture to your paper, you won’t find it here lol. When I say it is smooth, I’m not exaggerating lol. I think it is smoother than Neenah Solar White. So yea, if you want me to shoot you a picture I would be happy to and I got mine at Michaels and a lot of times you can get it buy one and get one 50% off or I just use my 40% off coupon so it is really cheap. I think retail is like $12 for a pad that measures 11″x14″. Hope this helps and let me know about the picture and where you want me to send it 🙂

  75. wrote on October 11th, 2015 at 7:34 pm

    Trish

    I love how easy you make this look. This CAS card is simple yet elegant.

  76. wrote on October 12th, 2015 at 1:12 am

    Katylee1958

    Yet another beautiful card. Thank you for sharing. I am having trouble locating these pens in Australia and Amazon will not post them here but I will keep on trying!

  77. wrote on October 12th, 2015 at 4:32 pm

    suzierubberstamp

    I love this card and the white space. Sometimes less is more, unless we’re talking CHOCOLATE!!!

    • wrote on October 19th, 2015 at 10:26 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      Amen.

  78. wrote on October 12th, 2015 at 4:35 pm

    Drakeam

    Loving the simplicity of this card! Great use of white space.

  79. wrote on October 12th, 2015 at 5:40 pm

    wilma

    beautiful card, l love the simplicity of it. Great for making a bunch of them.

    thanks so much.

  80. wrote on October 12th, 2015 at 8:42 pm

    Mariah

    Beautiful and simple. Love the color combination!

  81. wrote on October 13th, 2015 at 12:39 am

    DPenny

    I look forward to your videos and the techniques you share. Thanks for sharing your extras!

  82. wrote on October 13th, 2015 at 9:43 am

    Joyster

    These pens seem amazing love the real brush tip! They have have great color!

  83. wrote on October 13th, 2015 at 2:48 pm

    changedbyHim

    Not owning an actual set of markers as yet, I am debating over getting the Zig Clean Color Brush set that seem to color everything. Thanks for the chance to win.

  84. wrote on October 14th, 2015 at 10:29 pm

    okiedee

    Oh, what a wonderful card, love the use of white space…makes it so elegant.
    I would love, love to try the Zig markers…..thanks for the chance to win some to try.

  85. wrote on October 18th, 2015 at 11:23 am

    Joyce Mangels

    I bought the 12 count but have not used them as yet. Your card is so pretty I guess I will have to give them a try. Water Coloring intimates me
    Did you know that Marvy (Uhida) has stopped manufacturing Liquid Applique and now have a product called Puffy Velvet which is awful stuff.
    Keep up the good work I realy enjoy the club and your web site.
    P.S. I’m 82 and I have a Vagabond which really helps me with the die cutting.

    • wrote on October 19th, 2015 at 10:46 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      Hi Joyce. I didn’t know that Marvy discontinued the liquid applique! That’s terrible news. I always thought it was such a fun product.

  86. wrote on November 4th, 2015 at 1:55 pm

    Anita

    I finally made up my mind and ordered a 48 set of these real brush markers. Just a little tip, SSS has them for the equiv of $233.68 AUD at today’s exchange rate (plus postage) and I found them on Ebay, directly from Japan, for AUD$153.00 FREE POSTAGE. I am so excited about my purchase. Thanks for the tutorials once again Darlene. It’s amazing how much we can learn from you : )

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