Oct 29 2010

Stamping 411 – French Foliage Poinsettia

It is time for another Stamping 411 sketch challenge!  This one I decided to mix up the background a little bit and use 4 different patterns in the Jolly Holiday Designer Paper Pack to represent the background of the sketch.



I started with a base of Cherry Cobbler cardstock.  On it, I layered Very Vanilla cardstock.  Then I cut the four patterns from Jolly Holiday into 1" wide stripes and placed them on the Very Vanilla.  I cut a Top Note from Old Olive cardstock and stamped Merry & Bright from Bright Christmas in Basic Black in the corner.  I wrapped the Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon around the back and made a bow for the front.



For the Poinsettia, I stamped the leaf from Stampin' Up!'s French Foliage 11 times with Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink on Real Red cardstock and cut them out.  I used the larger leaf and stamped it twice with Old Olive Classic Ink on Old Olive cardstock.  I punched a 1 1/4 circle from scrap paper and began adhering the petals to the circle…back row along the edge and then filling in closer to the middle of the circle on top.  I added Pearls to the center for some extra bling…and three graduated sizes along the top of the Top Note diecut.  I used Stampin' Dimensionals behind the circle for the Poinsettia and also popped up the Old Olive leaves.


I love how this turned out!  Let me know what you think!  Make sure to check out what the rest of the Design Operators did on Stamping 411 this week with the sketch!


Have a great weekend…I get to go with my future daughter-in-law to shop for the dress!  Woohoo!

33 People have left comments on this post

Oct 29, 2010 - 08:10:43
Nina Riley said:

That is so clever!  I love it and it looks so pretty.

Oct 29, 2010 - 11:10:22
Sue Stevens said:

Love it Connie! You are quite clever with the poinsettia idea! Makes me want to go buy the French Foliage set! Thanks for sharing your ideas! Sue

Oct 29, 2010 - 01:10:28
Patti C said:

The poinsettia is gorgeous.  My hubby would say this is a real Christmas card because it is red and green.  Beautiful card.

Oct 29, 2010 - 02:10:04
Katye Harris said:

This is STUNNING! Clever use of a "seasonal" stamp to make it cross the seasons…I just love this!

Oct 29, 2010 - 07:10:04
Lee said:

Oh Connie, this is gorgeous!! I love it. What a great idea.

Oct 29, 2010 - 09:10:48
Dorothy T said:

I really love the way the poinsettia turned out.  Very gorgeous card.  Thanks for sharing with us.

Oct 29, 2010 - 09:10:04
Cookie said:

just stunning… I love the poinsettia and now I'm gonna have to spend all weekend trying to make one.  Can I use you as an excuse for not cleaning house?…lol.  Thanx for sharing your creativity

Oct 29, 2010 - 09:10:51

Connie, this is just a stunning card! You brought the traditional and contemporary together so beautifully here. Super job!

Oct 29, 2010 - 09:10:24
Anita A said:

This is amazing!

Oct 29, 2010 - 09:10:55
Donna said:

What a creative use of the leaves!  Just couldn't see myself buying a new Xmas set, so now I can use the leaf set I just had to have!

Oct 30, 2010 - 12:10:10

Absolutely gorgeous!  Connie you never cease to amaze me with your creations!!  Definitely have to case this idea!

Thanks so much for sharing your greatness with us!

Oct 30, 2010 - 05:10:33
Gabby said:

Very nice card and I love the  way you used the leaves to create the beautiful poinsettia! 🙂

Oct 30, 2010 - 07:10:50
Dale Morin said:

Very nice.  I really love this.  Makes a beautiful card.

Oct 30, 2010 - 08:10:31

I love, Love, Love this!  Great Job on the flower.  It is just stunning!

Oct 30, 2010 - 09:10:07
Robin Wilbur said:

Absolutely gorgeous!!!!  It looks so realistic. 

Oct 30, 2010 - 09:10:47
Wanda M. said:

Oh Connie, this is an excellent, beautiful card.  I love this idea of the poinsettia.  I think this would make a great  flower pot card too, or do you think the petals are too large.  I will have to try this, though I do not own the Foliage set yet.  TFS

Oct 30, 2010 - 10:10:46

what a COOL card!! an absolute winner!! I am SO goning to CASE your poinsettia flower!! TFS!! R 😉

Oct 30, 2010 - 11:10:18

They only thing that comes to mind when I look at what you made this week is ~ eye candy!  I love every last detail!  Gorgeous…

Oct 30, 2010 - 12:10:37
Kerin said:

Gorgeous poinsettia!!!! Everything about this card is just perfect 🙂

Oct 30, 2010 - 12:10:08
Sharon Carr said:

This is just one more reason to love the French Foliage set!  WOW!!!

Oct 30, 2010 - 01:10:06
Kim P said:

LOVE how you created the poinsettia!

Oct 30, 2010 - 02:10:48

I just love the French foliage stamp set – and you have given us yet another use for it.  It is the prettiest Poinsettia I have seen.  Love it.  May do this with our club. 

Oct 30, 2010 - 05:10:17
Rose Kerry said:

Beautiful card Connie, the colors are so rich and your poinsettia is awesome.

Oct 31, 2010 - 12:10:02

I just wanted to pop on over and tell you your card is just sunning!  I adore the dp you used on the back panels~~  well done!

Oct 31, 2010 - 12:10:32

How about STUNNING – sheez

Oct 31, 2010 - 11:10:20
Miranda said:

Your card is beautiful!  I love it! 

Oct 31, 2010 - 03:10:30

Just beautiful, words don't describe the flower. WOW

Nov 1, 2010 - 08:11:05

Connie, you card is so rich and beautiful!!!  I absolutely love your Poinsettia!!!  It is the only reason I am getting that stamp set.  Just so gorgeous!!!!  Plus its the only Christmas DSP I like this year, so I guess I'm gonna have to case your card.  *smile*  Hugs,

Nov 8, 2010 - 07:11:11

WOW, it always amazes me how creative people are. You have inspired me with using the leaf for the pointsettia, it is gorgeous.  I hope you don't mind me casing, I will for sure give you the credit, LOVE IT!!!

Nov 10, 2010 - 09:11:43
LeAnne said:

Awesome!!  This poinsettia is making its rounds in the blog world….very realistic-looking!  I'll have to try one too, thanks for sharing your lovely technique!

Nov 24, 2010 - 11:11:10
Mike said:

WOW!  I will definitely be CASEing this one in all sorts of colors.  Beautifully done!

Nov 30, 2010 - 12:11:33
Bev Gomez said:

OMG Connie this is spectacular!!!!! I love the French Foliage set and so glad I have it. TFS!!!! Merry Christmas! Bev

Nov 12, 2011 - 05:11:53
pascale said:

hello, i like your creations and i tried to realise your christmas tree.
thank you for the template and sorry for the mistakes in my comment.
have a nice day,