Tuesday 3 December 2013

Popped up poinsettias with Joyful Christmas

While I was making yesterday's cards with Stampin' Up's Joyful Christmas, I had an idea. Come an have a look:

I stamped my sentiment onto a square of Whisper White card stock and pierced a frame round the edge before mounting it onto a Cherry Cobbler card base.  Then the poinsettias were stamped on a separate piece of card stock, coloured with ink and an aquapainter and cut out out so that I could pop them up.

It's easier to see the nice bit of dimension it gives in this photo. The large poinsettia was decorated with rhinestones that I'd coloured with a permanent marker.

This is a fabulous sentiment isn't it?! I love how the word Christmas looks like a ribbon!

I'll be linking my card up with Make My Monday which has a Christmas Flowers and Foliage theme, and 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown, which is inviting us to Pick a Previous Theme (I've chosen number 1, Christmas flowers.)

Here's what you'll need to make this project
Stamps: Joyful Christmas
Ink: Real Red
Card stock: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler
Other: Markers, aquapainter, Essentials piercing template, mat and tool, Basic rhinestones, paper snips, stamp-a-majig

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I haven't yet succumbed to getting the Christmas tree but I have put up the advent calendar. I had a bright idea this year and instead of wall-to-wall sugar, some of the compartments contain jokes! You may think that my children would complain bitterly about this but they haven't at all. I searched the internet for the jokes that I thought would go down well - like this:
Q: How do you catch a rabbit
A: Hide behind a bush and make noises like a carrot
And yes, they did laugh like plastic bags!

See you tomorrow,


  1. Well NATURALLY . . . who wouldn't laugh like a plastic bag at that joke? It's hilarious!

    PS: love your card too!

    Sarn xxx

  2. You are definitely my favourite :) Fab *joke*, fab lesson *never heard of laughing like a plastic bag before* and delightful card :)
    Hugs xx

  3. Hi Vicky
    Fabulous card.... Love the joke....
    Hugs Sylvie xxx

  4. Love the colour of this, I've seen hybrids this colour, so pretty.

    Love the plastic laugh LOL.

  5. well thats a new one on me , laughing like plastic bags !!!!!!! that could only happen in your house. Gorgeous card Vicky the beautifully colored and cut out poinsettia is a joy.


  6. Vicky, this is amazing! LOVE this concept and I will definitely be Pinning this one! ;) Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! HUGS and have a great rest of the week! Mynn xx

    PS: We're having a blog hop/dt call at House of Cards until the 15th! We've got 5 sponsors and so I hope you can join in the fun! :)

  7. Clean, simple and just gorgeous! Love the sparkle in the poinsettia! Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week!

  8. I love all the dimension on this fabulous card. You did a wonderful job coloring the poinsettias. The piercing is a great finishing touch! I'm glad you shared this with us at 52{C}CT! :)

  9. Love this poinsettia flower, beautifully stamped and coloured and it has such an impact with that extra dimension.Love the gems in the centre too!Fantastic card for our Pick A Previous Theme challenge,I'd forgotten Christmas Flowers- before my time I think, thanks for playing at 52 CCT this week

    Louise xx

  10. This is just stunning, Vicky, thank you for sharing with us at Make My Monday
    Rosie x

  11. Hi Vicky thank you for joining us at MMM with this truly "joyful" lovely.
    Suzi B xx

  12. Beautifully elegant card Vicky and lovely to have you joining us again at Make My Monday.
    Fliss xx


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