Friday, December 7, 2012

French Foliage Poinsettia - Create with Connie & Mary #229

I thought I was finished making Christmas cards, but I just couldn't resist one more, expecially when the sketch with Create with Connie & Mary here was calling for a poinsettia flower.  I used the stamp set French Foliage to make the flower.

2012 Create Thursday-009 

I started out by stamping 13 leaves from the French Foliage stamp set using Cherry cobbler ink onto Very Vanilla card stock.  They were embossed with clear embossing powder and cut out.  Each leaf was then placed in a 3/4" circle to which tombo glue had been applied.  Seven (7) leaves were in the bottom row, and six (6) on the top row.  A 3/4" champagne glitter circle was attached to the middle, and a red glimmer brad inserted in the middle of that and  the flower was finished off nicely.
The leaves were also from the same stamp set, but were stamped using Gumball green on Very Vanilla cardstock. After cutting out, they were attached to the bottom of the flower. The Poinsettia was attached to the card using dimensionals.

Stamps: French Foliage, More Merry Messages
Inks: Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green, Versa Mark
Papers:  Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Merry Moments Simply Scrappin' DSP, Be of Good Cheer DSP, Champagne glitter paper
Accessories: Gold embossing powder, Clear embossing powder, 3/4" circle punch, Red Glimmer brad, dimensionals.

9 comments:

Sandi said...

Gosh Maria, I never thought of using this stamp for a poinsettia!! How brilliant of you. I was kind of disappointed because I wasn't able to purchase the new poinsettia in Holiday mine, but now I can still make cards using this stamp -- thanks so much for sharing!!

Karren said...

Great card! That poinsettia is just so gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Create with Connie & Mary.

Melissa Davies said...

The poinsettia is STUNNING (not to mention very clever!)with the gold embossing! Thanks for joining us this week at Create with Connie & Mary!

Deb said...

What a truly stunning card! Love the poinsettia flower! Love all the sparkle and shine on the details! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

Narelle Farrugia said...

Wow this poinsettia is totally fabulous! I love the use of the leaf from French Foliage to create your pretty flower! Thanks for joining us at Create with Connie & Mary this week!

Lisa said...

I have seen that leaf used for poinsettias before and have always love the way it looks. Very elegant card. Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge this week!

Connie said...

Gorgeous...I haven't done one of those French Foliage poinsettias yet this year...need to pull it out before it is too late! It is perfect for the sketch! Thanks for playing along with the sketch challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh - how clever are you to turn those leaves into a poinsettia! I love that stamp set and I'm excited to see it used for a Christmas card.
Thanks for sharing that with us at Create with Connie & Mary!
Monika

Mary Brown said...

Oh your poinsettia is sooooo pretty! Love it paired up with that dsp! Thanks for playing along in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

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