Nov 03 2010

French Foliage Poinsettia again!

I showed the stepped up version of a French Foliage Poinsettia card on my Saturday post HERE.  I want to thank everyone for their nice comments…I enjoyed reading them!  Now, I wanted to show you one that my Club members made last week.  I showed how this could be their Christmas Card, even though it did require a little more cutting.  It would be easily mailed since it doesn't have the bow and economical because I substituted home-made glitter paper for the pearls in case you need to make a LOT of them!  Very demonstratable for demos…I've sold a lot of French Foliage stamp sets because of this card!  I love using a predominantly fall stamp set to make a Christmas card!



I used many of the same elements.  The base is Cherry Cobbler.  I added a full layer of Jolly Holiday Designer Paper which would save time from cutting the panels like on the other version.  I cut the Top Note from Old Olive and stamped Merry & Bright from the Bright Christmas stamp set in Basic Black. 


I stamped 11 leaves from French Foliage with Cherry Cobbler on Real Red cardtock, then cut them out.  I stamped two of the larger leaves in Old Olive on Old Olive cardstock and cut them out.  (Great TV time activity for me!)  I made the poinsettia by punching a 1 1/4 circle out of scrap paper and then adhering the leaf "petals" to it.  Instead of the pearls for the centers, I made some glitter paper by inking up Daffodil Delight piece of cardstock with Versamark, then sprinkling on Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder and heat set it.  Then I used a 1/4 circle punch to cut them out…it adds a little bling without the bulk!  Or use the center of the Daisy die to make a bunch of circles at once!


I know I'll be making a few of these this Christmas!  How about you?



6 People have left comments on this post

Nov 3, 2010 - 10:11:49

It's amazing how pretty both cards are.  Each can totally stand on its own as a beautiful card. The leaves, especially the green ones, look so velvet-y.   Good job Connie.     ~Blythe

Nov 4, 2010 - 02:11:35
Barb Mann said:

Connie I love your idea for the poinsettias.  I'll definitely be trying this out.  I know if I make a similar card at one of my workshops my gals will complain about all the cutting but it looks sooo amazing!!  The leaves especially.  Thanks for your inspiration…Barb

Nov 5, 2010 - 02:11:34
Cathie Smith said:

This card look soooo rich looking and velvety like Blythe said.  I definitely want to try this one for sure.  I especially like the idea of no bulk!  Good choice.   Cath

Nov 5, 2010 - 12:11:56
Laura said:

What a beautiful card! I was looking for ideas and this one if perfect. Thanks so much for sharing. I usually make around 30 cards to mail to relative and friends. I need to get busy. Thankfully my Thanksgiving cards are done 🙂

Nov 5, 2010 - 12:11:06
Sue Scheets said:

What a great idea to make the French Foliage stamp set more versiitile.  I love this card. You come up with the best ideas.

Nov 16, 2010 - 09:11:10
Kathy Burke said:

This is such a beautiful card. I must try it today. This is such a versatile set. Thanks for sharing