French foliage poinsettias …

It has been so cold here over the past few days anyone would think it was winter, not spring!  The sun has at least been shining today, but that wind is still so chilly – brrrrrr!

So I decided to cheer myself up a bit and got out my scrap box to make a card.  Inspired by a card I saw on Maria’s blog – this is what I came up with …

 Christmas poinsettia

Lucky limeade is a beautiful shade of green and one of my favourites – I love how it looks with real red for a fresh, Christmassy look.

I stamped the leaf, from the french foliage stamp set, in cherry cobbler and old olive inks onto scraps of real red cardstock and then cut out each one using my paper snips.

Christmas poinsettia close up

Once I made the first flower it was hard to stop making them, and so I just kept going until I was out of scraps!

I found a strip of punched cardstock amongst my scraps too.  The punch is now retired but I loved how it looked on the edge of the dsp …

Christmas poinsettias

To achieve the two tone effect on the label, I first inked up the large label from the layered labels set using certainly celery ink, and then added some darker ink here and there using an old olive stampin writer marker pen, before stamping the image onto naturals ivory cardstock and cutting out with the matching apothecary accents framelits.

Here’s what I used to make today’s card – all supplies from Stampin’ Up!:

cardstock: lucky limeade, real red, naturals ivory, shimmery white; stamp sets: french foliage, more merry messages, layered labels; inks: cherry cobbler, old olive, basic grey, certainly celery; punches: large oval, border (retired); accessories: adhesive pearls, stampin’ dimensionals, apothecary accents framelits, big shot, parker’s patterns designer series paper, old olive stampin’ write marker pen.

Thanks for dropping by today


4 Comments to “French foliage poinsettias …”

  1. Morning Gill , it seems weird to see a Christmas card at this time of year but I am following your lead this year and getting mine done very early ! I agree with you about the lucky limeade – such a fresh green which really pops against the cherry cobbler ! I love the label ( another set on my wish list ! ) and how you have combined all the elements so beautifully ! Jane xxx

  2. glad I am not the only one who thinks about Christmas in Spring!! Gorgeous card ,Ruth

  3. Never too early to be organised for Christmas!! speaks one who loves to tick stuff off the “to do” list!

  4. Gorgeous card….and you are at least one ahead of where you need to be come Christmas!!!! TFS! You are in a cold Spring and we here in CA are in Summer for our Spring…waayyyy tooooo hot here!! Would love to have some of your cool….

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