Nov 7, 2016

Poinsettia and Plaid Distress Christmas Card


You should know that I have pined over The Funkie Junkie's 12 Tags of Christmas week 4 tag like no other!  I just couldn't purchase the die set Linda used right now, sigh...  But what to do!?  I have about a zillion poinsettia stamps and none of them seemed to be what I wanted for this project.  So after three weeks of nonstop mental debate I sat down to make a card using what I have.  Actually, this has always been a self-proclaimed talent of mine.  I haven't always had a studio filled to the brim with good things, it has been a long road (with lots of hard work!) and has taken me 17 years to accumulate a generous supply of stamps and supplies.  I digress...


I was enamored with Linda's white and red with a touch of plaid.  I decided to make a side panel with one of my Tim Holtz Christmas sets using the tiny poinsettia.  What a mess!  For some reason using Crushed Berries and Fired Brick stains your fingers like no other ink combo!  And then my family yells let's go out to dinner!  So I go to pizza buffet with fiery red fingertips!  I have no shame!


Anyway, I used a Wendy Vecchi plaid stamp on the other side.  Only my fingers were so inky from the resist that I got fingerprints all over my plaid!  Yikes!  Never reink just before stamping...  So I used my Colorbox stylus (blending tool) to smooth out the fingerprints before they dried.  I added some Vintage Photo to try to work the look.


I made my own flowers and used pearls for the centers, which I like very much.  I could not decide upon a sentiment and in the end went with this beautiful and favorite Verve stamp.  How utterly joyous!  I was so pleased that the Ornate Frame die worked around it so well.  I punched some greenery with a McGill punch to finish her off.  Thank you Linda for the very encouraging challenge!  It feels good to triumph over this card!  :)  I hope you all like it.


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35 comments:

brenda said...

What a really stunning Christmas creation Autumn, super resisit stamping and it sounds like you love Poinsettias stamps as much as I do.

It's lovely to see you at Stamping Sensations and Penny Black and More challenges this month, my thanks for joining in.

B x

Lin said...

I love your ingenuity, and adore this card! The mix of the floral and plaid panels is wonderful, and the poinsettias are gorgeous! Beautifully done!

Kuni said...

What a wonderful card.
Hugs
Kuni
my new challenge blog start on the 10th november and i hope to see you.
http://sweetstamperschallenge.blogspot.de/

Marty Fishman said...

I'm in love with this card, Autumn, just love it. Your flowers are always perfect and the white poinsettia stencil over the red background, oh, to die for! The ornate frame and sentiment are the perfect complement. Exquisite!! It does take a long time to build up a decent inventory of supplies. BTW, I see no problem with going out to dinner with inky fingers :-)

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Oh my! This is just stunning, Autumn! Every little detail is beautiful.

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

I loved the cosy christmas look with plaid on your card a lot ... Beautiful warm vintage feel.
Its Amazing feeling when we improvise..and use whatever we have its real creativity !!

Redanne said...

Well, I think you do THE most amazing work with what you have Autumn and this card is no exception - the plaid background looks amazing and those poinsettias are quite simply gorgeous against the beautiful frame and the wonderful sentiment. Really, this is stunning! Hugs, Anne xx

Lisa said...

This is absolutely stunning, Autumn!! I love the plaid and those gorgeous poinsettias!! The design is beautiful!! I love the sentiment, too!! This is so stunning my friend!! Thanks so much for playing along at Scrapy Land!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Sara Barker said...

This is gorgeous, autumn, and I enjoyed the read, as well! Ironically, I misspelled 'read' as red at first and really cracked myself up! Seriously, sweetie, this is delightful, and some of our best crafting endeavors come out of limited supplies! This amazing card is proof positive! Love this, especially the plaid background! Well done! Hugs!

pearshapedcrafting said...

This really is fabulous! I love the beautiful poinsettias against the plaid background! A truly lovely vintage style card! Thank you for joining us at Try It On Tuesday! Chrisx

Brenda Brown said...

I adore your beautiful card Autumn, the plaid looks fantastic and works perfectly with the poinsettias and frame. Great job xxx

Marjut said...

This is lovely! Thank you for joining us at TioT.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

An amazing card!Thank you for joining us at Try It On Tuesday!

Pamellia Johnson said...

Beautiful holiday card Autumn! I love your big luscious poinsettias and all your wonderfully festive patterns! So fun and traditional! hugs :)

Nancy said...

Beautiful card, Autumn! The sentiment is fabulous, and so is everything else! :o)

Helen Wallace said...

Well your persistence won out in the end. Good for you! I had a few smiles as I read your post; a few of these things have happened in my craft room as well. But what a triumph of a card! Absolutely splendid. Love it.

Donna Ellis said...

Lovely! Your poinsettias are some of the prettiest I've ever seen, Autumn! It's a wonderful card! hugs, de

Rainey's Craft Room said...

This turned out beautifully after all your hard work, it just shows what great talent you have to achieve such a great design and finish when you have to use what you have and not exactly what was on the original. I love the red and cream together for this beautiful vintage look.
Lorraine

Susan said...

Triumph you did - its gorgeous! Love the colors, the patterns, the flowers, the sentiment - everything!

Marlies said...

A gorgeous card Autumn. You've stamped a beautiful background and the flowers you made look great! Stunning! Thanks for joining our challenge at Stamping Sensations. Marlies

crafty-stamper said...

I was about to write love the papers until I read the post and realised they were beautiful stamps and love the colours you stamped,beautiful poinsettia dies
Carol x

Stefania Salmi said...

When an error becomes wonderful! Your remedy has been brilliant and the background has become a wonder!
I also like how you have placed small poinsettias around the frame .... really a beautiful card!
I still do not know how to realize it :-(
Hugs!

Anita Houston said...

PINNED this beauty! LOVE the flowers, love the plaid, love the red. Gorgeous card!

craftytrog said...

I love the dimension in your beautiful poinsettias Autumn! Gorgeous card!

Asmah Zainal Abidin said...

This is so beautiful Autumn. I love the flowers...gorgeous! By the way I was so positive I have followed your blog all the while, but I haven't...duh...so here's your new follower and thanks you so much for your continuous inspirations =) Hugs xx

LauraVi said...

Great mix of colours and textures, love the poinsettias and plaid mix, love it!

Vintagehandmade said...

Your Christmas card is fantastic, Autumn! I adore the way how you used those amazing stamps in creating your fabulous background! You have created such a wonderful dimension and your poinsettia flowers are stunning! Brilliant, my friend! Big hugs! Branka xx

Ellibelle said...

This is very pretty! Wonderful design and love how you framed the sentiment!
Thanks so much for playing along with us at Penny Black and More!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Wow, I LOVE it, Autumn! Okay, so I'm a real sucker for red and that Wendy Vecchi plaid stamp so this card really calls to me. Love the mix of the red poinsettias and your plaid stamping. You did a masterful job in taking inspiration from my tag and making it your own! Gorgeous stamping and that wonderful sentiment stamp looks beautiful with the Ornate Frame die cut. Super job on Week #4!

Hugs,
Linda

CherylQuilts said...

Wow, Autumn, this is GORGEOUS! I love the poinsettias and this fabulous sentiment! And your colors and DP/prints are stunning! Hugs! xoxo

Jackie P Neal said...

Playing catch up this morn Autumn,so you might see a bit more of me! heehee
I have to admit, I have never been one for plaid, but I must tell you, you have designed and married these papers just beautifully! What a gorgeous card Autumn! I do love the plaid here! Who knew? heehee
hugs,Jackie

Maryvonne COUSSE said...

Stunning !
Thanks for joining us at Scrapyland Challenge blog and Good Luck !
Maryvonne – DT member

Linby said...

A beautiful card. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Penny Black & More. Lynn x DT

Dora said...

Beautiful card. Very pretty are the papers and flowers. Beautiful text.
Thank you for joining at Stamping Sensations this month.

butterfly said...

Gorgeous! I love your plaid, and I actually think it looks all the better for the fingerprint imperfections! Well recovered - the blending out gives it a great distressed aged look. I love the ornate frame for the sentiment too.
Alison x

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