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Monday, 2 March 2015

Christmas Card Club - Poinsettias


I've been so busy with classes and stampin' parties this past fortnight I completely lost track of our next Christmas Card Club Challenge set by our lovely organiser Margaret. Margaret is a big fan of Poinsettias and she asked us to use them on our card in whatever colour combo we wanted. I'm a bit traditional with them and so I've stuck with gorgeous shades of red using my cherry cobbler blendabitlities to colour my flowers and also the holly berries along with the rich golden centres that Poinsettias have in daffodil delight and old olive for the  holly leaves.  I also covered a couple of the blooms with Versamark and embossed the surface with clear embossing powder to give some more depth.

I started out stamping the holly onto very vanilla card stock and coloured it in. I carefully cut out the image, but inevitably the stems were thin and weak and there was a substantial amount of vanilla showing. So  I thought about how I could have the holly without the vanilla and decided to stamp in Staz On ink on window sheet and colour on the back again with my blendies! I cut the window sheet to fit the flap I created with my Stampin' Up! trimmer.  The card base came to me from Sue who was at my class last week. She'd made some super cards using this type of card base.

My sentiment is 'large' and is from Seasonally Scattered a stamp set that was in the Autumn/Winter Stampin' Up! UK catalogue.  It too is stamped in Staz On.

Now I hope you'll visit the other ladies in the Club who are detailed in my side panel.  I've visited most of them already and I have to say they've done a fantastic job with Margaret's challenge and you will be inspired by how many different and stunning ways you can feature Poinsettias on your Christmas cards.

Back with more soon. Zx

Challenges
CHNC - Anything goes
Sweet Stampin' - All or nothing

21 comments:

  1. Wow I really like the way you have made this card. Very unusual. Perfect for the challenge. just managed to get mine posted this morning too. Running so late already for March. hugs Mrs A.

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  2. Fabulous Poinsettias card Zoe. Looks so stunning. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xxx

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    1. You have a good day too Rita and thank you.

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  3. This is just brilliant! Loved reading how you solved the problem with the design that you wanted to achieve, and your solution worked beautifully on this window card. The holly cascade is so very lovely with the lush red poinsettias trailing over the edge and really liked the way you've got the sentiment displayed in the interior. LOVE it! TFS

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    1. Oh thank you Mary. It's always good when a plan comes together.

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  4. Hi Zoe...well you may have to do a tutorial!......its a stunner I just love that window effect...and the poinsettia are perfect xxx

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  5. This is great Zoe. Fabulous shape card and gorgeous poinsettias. Christine xx

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  6. A beautiful card Zoe, love the design and of course the gorgeous poinsettias. Carol x

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  7. Such gorgeous rich and very lush colours! Love the shape and I love the fact that you used acetate! The card is gorgeous Karen xx

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  8. such a stunning make Zoe - fabulous and unusual design - love this xx

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  9. Hi Zoe
    This is gorgeous... Stunning design... As Margaret says we could do with a Tutorial....
    Hugs Sylvie xxx

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  10. Lovely Poinsettia's Zoe and a very unusual card fold, love it.
    Lorraine

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  11. Gorgeous card, it's perfect for Sweet Stampin's All or Nothing challenge, thank you for playing with us this week.

    Warm hugs
    Maarit

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  12. Fab card.
    Thank you for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin this week, Wedgie xxx

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  13. Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin' this week, good luck! Pami x

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  14. A really great card and a clever design.

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.

    Helen x

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