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Hello and welcome to my blog. I'm an independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator in the UK and love sharing my passion for paper crafting and Stampin' Up! products. Thank you for visiting I hope to see you again soon. Zoe x

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:

Mrs A. said...

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.

Rita said...

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

Zoe Tant said...

thanks Valery.

Zoe Tant said...

You have a good day too Rita and thank you.

MaryH said...

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

dutchess said...

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

Christine Harrop said...

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

Zoe Tant said...

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

Zoe Tant said...

I will be very soon Margaret.

Zoe Tant said...

Thanks Christine. Zx

Carol said...

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

Zoe Tant said...

Thank you Carol.

Karen Petitt said...

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

rachel said...

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

Gibmiss said...

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

Rainey's Craft Room said...

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

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

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

Warm hugs
Maarit

Wedgie said...

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

Pami said...

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

Helen said...

A really great card and a clever design.

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

Helen x