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?