Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Plaid Poinsettias














Good morning everyone!  It was great to see all the wonderful comments left about the blog candy yesterday.  remember to keep it up for extra chances in the candy draw!  As for todays post, this is a special request from follower Babs, she wanted to see this card up close.  I honestly thought that I had already posted this one, but I didn't see it when I had a look see back through the old posts.  This is one of the Christmas cards that I made while I was away in Florida in August.  It was a bit strange to be designing Christmas cards when it was sweltering heat outside, I have to admit!  I did rather like the way it came out though.  I used some decorative plaid (tartan?) paper I had to make the three poinsettias on the card.  The Spellbinders layered poinsettia die makes a beautiful flower I think.  I wanted the centre flower to be larger than the other two so I used the extra single leaf from the set to add larger flower bracts to the centre one.  The three flowers were mounted on a white background that was embossed with the Creative Expressions Flourish folder designed by Sam Poole.  There is a holly accents border, but I have to admit, it doesn't show up very well in the pic as it is white on white.  I added a few swirls which were cut using the Samantha Walker Ornate tag set.  The sentiment was stamped and cut out with the Picot edge die and layered on to a lace doily die.  The entire card was framed with the dots of the pearl PVA glue.  I hope it helps you get in the Christmas card making mood!  All for now, Sue x

112 comments:

DI said...

This is very different but I love it.

Jan said...

Stunning card Sue, I love WOW with the pop of colour xx Jan

Uta said...

Wonderful card and the poinsettias are so beautiful.

Hugs, Uta

Chloe's Nan said...

Love this card, such a different take on the poinsettias which works very well xx

Anonymous said...

I love the way you have used the tartan paper to make the poinsettia Sue another stunning card. Please can you tell me where you got the tartan paper from?
Heather x

LellyJelly said...

Really stunning, the tartan appears orange on my screen. Florida orange. Fun colourway but classic card. Well done.x

Elaine L said...

Love the way it is not too Christmassy in colours. Love the plaid paper - there should be a lot more of plaid about as it is often difficult to get.

Sandra F said...

A beautiful card Sue. I love the way you've used the plaid paper.

Helene said...

Great card. So different from the normal Christmas style. I am loving it!

Julia Watts said...

Lovely card. Just love that Poinsettias die set. Julia xxxx

Anonymous said...

I am loving the plaid paper and also the poinsettia dies. Such a different take on Christmas.
Amanda x

Ayelet said...

Great card! So elegant. I love the flowers.

Fiona said...

Lovely card - the textured white background sets it off nicely

sandra(misty) said...

Love the pointsetter flowers and the embossed background I have not tried that yet must get done of the folders

Jackie Ginger said...

Another wonderful card, simple yet effective. xx

Luanne said...

very very beautiful card. love the paper use on the poinsettias and love the embossing of the card.

dutchess said...

Oh Sue this is just a great christmas card......I have yet to use my poinsettia dies on a card ...I have cut them and embossed them on an empty beer can and they are wonderful..have yet to make a card...now I have the inspiration I need thank you take care Margaret

Rita said...

How Fabulous is this card. It would take pride of place on my mantelpiece any time. Beautiful Work Sue. Hugs Rita xxx

Rocky said...

White on white is so elegant and with a splash of tartan it looks great. Love the PVA pearl, can't wait to try out all the new colours.

Clai01 said...

I'm currently making my christmas cards, been using the poinsettia die with red mirri card and dark green velum for the leaves , they look great, hoping to use the holly dies too with the same velum. Your card looks great Sue, love it! The white background looks really classy.

Lindyloo said...

It seems alot of people usually associate white for christmas with blue and silver, but your soft red plaid with the stark, snowy white speaks to me of the contrasts of Christmas. Cold icy snow, with warm fires and christmas cheer. (I also see a reindeer, with the florishes as the antlers -yea I know everyone, I'm a picture in the clouds girl!). Lovely Sue. Regards Linda xx

Bee and Dee said...

Lovely card

Anonymous said...

Very unusual tartan poincettia's but very affective. Another winner in my book. thanks Sue x Yvonne

Maggie said...

Liking the tartan poincettia's this is such a versital shape makes a great clematis too!

Maggie

Lynne M said...

Yet another elegant card, love white on white but with the extra twist of the tartan. lol Lynne Mills

Elizabeth said...

Lovely card Sue. Another one for me to have a go at..xx

Ang said...

Very pretty, I love the use of that paper for the flowers.

jules said...

WOW. YOU ARE SOOOOO TALENTED. STUNNING CARD X

Sandra said...

Love the flowers Sue yet again another fab card
Sandra x

missybossy65 said...

Gorgeous! Loving the red with the white and I just have to get that holly mask! Every time I see it used I think it's beautiful, off to shop right now! Ali x

Sue said...

I love that card. I bought some tartan paper so hope to recreate. Love all the white on white.

Sue C

CraftyMaria said...

Hi Sue, Lve the card, I like the way the colours pop out from the white background. MariaS x

The Sparkly Fairy said...

What a great idea. I love these!

Vie Carter said...

Loved this card, flowers stand out so well

Vie Carter
x

eileen.fj said...

Hi Sue
Really lovely card- especially the tartan flowers.

Eileen x

WencheP said...

Oh my gosh - I love this card. Beautiful pointsettas.....

-Wenche

lilygee said...

There are some lovely plaid papers around and I think the idea is so original - Thanks for sharing it with us xxx
lilygee

bhavana said...

Pointsettas are so beautiful, the color from the plaid papers show them off beautifully against the textured plain white background! - Bhavana

Takaya said...

Nice card :) Must say that Poinsettias not in one color looks interesting

Andrea said...

This is lovely - great inspiration

Christine said...

Your card today Sue has the WOW factor. I love your poinsettias, they look so different but beautiful in tartan.
Another fantastic creation, keep them coning.
Hugs
Christine xx

Kate's Cards said...

Fabbie tartan!!
I have done lots of cutting out of decoupage and spent 3 afternoons embossing backgrounds and toppers. Now I have just got to make them all!! Can't say I am in the mood :o( !! xxx

Susanne said...

I love your card and flowers, so beautiful!!!
Hugs Susanne

Tracy said...

Love it! So simple and elegant

Rhonda Miller said...

What a lovely card.

Carole RB said...

This very ''unique'' I love it!

Jane thorne said...

How unusual....but a lovely card...

Wellington said...

That works so well. Must admit poinettias are not my fave thing to put on a card (no idea why, just don't seem to like them), but done with this twist they look really good TFS

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue a great card and the tartan is a good idea for my Scotish friends. A few more Xmas cards would be a help as I have run out of ideas
for a few special cards I still need to complete
xxx Janet Babar

furrypig said...

those tartan poinsettas really pop off the white background... fab! Loving all the pva dots too xxx

scrapper said...

So tonight I'm looking for my tartan paper - it makes such a colour change yet still identifies the poinsettia - lovely card

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Sue. I have the die but would never have thought of this. Thanks for the inspiration. Ann W

Gillian Wilson said...

Hi Sue,
This is my favourite time of day when I log in to see what you have posted.Your cards are simply the best.I love the tartan against the white,another great idea.See you tomorrow.x

Carole said...

I love this card... I have been using the poinsettia die a lot on my own cards this year, but I really want to try it with some plaid card..gorgeous!

Stampersue said...

A great card and I love the poinsetta flowers they are wonderful. FAB-U-LOUS :-)

Stampersue
X

KimberleyG said...

The pointsettas are really nice.

Anonymous said...

I loved this card when you showed it on TV. I would never have thought of making poinsettias from tartan or any other patterned paper come to that but it does look good. I think I will be copying it for my Scottish relatives who are overseas. Now, where shall I find some paper.....
Frances

chantal said...

Stunning card, love the poinsettia.

Hugs, Chantal S

Missmizog said...

Hi Sue
I really love this poinsettia (oh well, another one i really NEED!!!). Nce agin such inspiration.
Sue

Janet said...

just goes to prove that you don't have to use traditional papers to make a great xmas card. Well done Sue - you always 'push the boundaries'

PaulineC said...

Love the use of the plaid paper. It makes a wonderful flower and I would never have thought of using it for a flower.

Becky Dunham said...

I love these poinsettias! I am dying to get this die from SB! I love poinsettias and a I am huge fan of plaid so this is perfect for me :) Thanks for sharing this creative card!

rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

Crafty mop said...

Plaid is it not tartan !! Think I will give this a go for rellies in Scotland ! Lovely card sue Mandy. x

Marleine said...

Hi. love the card.

Maryann said...

This is really special and different, but also really beautiful. I don´t think, I would ever have thought of using this, but seing you use it, I wount be afraid to give it a try too now, that´s for sure.

Maggie said...

Great card, I like how the colour of the swirls match in with the colour in the flowers. The pearls just finish it off.
Maggie

jackiea said...

Hi what a beautiful card, as always you really are inspirational. So many ideas, so little time.Must dash have some crafting to do!

gill said...

Love the paper used. I have made some great cards with the poinsettas especially with red mirri card

Liz said...

Stunning card

craftycarol said...

Hi Sue,
Wow this card shouts classy,the swirls and flowers go so well together and the greeting topper just finishes the design off lovely.
Carol x

CraftyLoops said...

This card is really gorgeous, I just love these stunning tartan poinsettia's. Gorgeous cards. Lee xx

Amy Ackley said...

Fabulous card, great colors and I love poinsettias. Thanks For sharing.
Amy

Anonymous said...

wow very pretty card. I am at the unusual stage of being ahead of myself and my xmas cards all made, otherwise I might have been tempted to CASE this.

Jules001

Claire-Louise said...

Lovely. Really liked the idea of using the leaves to make the poinsettia bigger. Claire-Louise

Barbara Phillips said...

Beautiful card Sue, just love the embossing folders on crisp white card.

Carol S. said...

Gorgeous card Sue. Love the layers of texture, topped with the flash of tartan. Stunning. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Gorgeous card Sue! I love the poinsettias, they are so lovely made with the tartan paper.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Lorraine said...

oh wow i do love this card and those poinsettas are devine sue i love them xx

CathyinMN said...

What a fun card! I love the plaid poinsettias! I also really like the embossing, and pretty much everything else, too! TFS!

Kimberly said...

WOW!!! what an elegant card...i think i need the die cut for those pointsettas....love the choice of paper. tfs
www.justwordz.ca

Anonymous said...

Absolutely gorgeous....might pinch the idea for my Christmas cards.......(copying is the best form of flattery...haha) xxx
Barbara Daines

Fuchsia said...

Really fantastic I would never have thought of using Plaid for flowers .thanks for the inspiration x

baa-me-chick said...

A very classy card! With my love of Scotland i really like the tartan poinsettias:-)

Kimbo said...

Very unusual flowers but it so works with the elegant background. Beautiful. Kim x

Evik said...

Another stunning card! I like the tartan paper.

Anonymous said...

Love the design of this one, I think the tartan really compliments it. Edwina

Neha Jain said...

omg...its amazing

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, I think this is one of my most favourite cards to date. The tartan is a lovely touch. Regards, Anne R x

hoddy said...

great card and there seems to be a limitless number of possibilities for making the standard poinsettia look completely different.
well done.

Elaine said...

Lovely Card .

Alexis said...

Hi Sue, I love, love, love this card being Scottish myself. I love watching C&C when you are on and I am so glad I found your blog!!
Take care
Alexis x

Vee said...

love the paper you used to make the flowers. different and eye-catching.

Rufus said...

Wasn't at all sure I was going to like a plaid poinsettia...but I do!
R/

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue not been on the site for a couple of days
and Ive missed some really nice cards. Just love the plaid poinsettia. Wow, Wow, Wow. Lots of love Jenny L

Elizabeth said...

Hi Sue, this is fabulous - love the plaid poinsettias and the white background shows them to their best. I bought the poinsettia die after seeing you demo it on TV and it has become a much used favourite. After seeing this card, I think my next card will feature tartan poinsettias. Many thanks for the inspiration. Elizabeth x

Filip Maxim said...

Great card,I already feel I am experiencing Scotish christmas.

DEBBIE said...

SUE NICE CARD

Ciacchina said...

Bella questa card! mi piace lo sfondo bianco e la stella di Natale a quadri.

Helen said...

In real life I dont really like poisetta I think there a bit old fashioned, so never thought to buy the die set. However, this card has changed my mind, poisettas can be versatile and modern in different colourways, thank you xx

claudia said...

Very wonderfull colours! I love this Christmas card
xooxo
Claudia

jane said...

I'm new to this Blog thing but here goes,I love your cards Sue think there fab,purchased lots of spellbinders,you are an insperation. Loveing the tartan poisettis

Jane xx

Elizabeth said...

Hi Sue, I wrote previously that I really liked this card, so much so that I might make one similar. Well, I have done and I'm really like the finished card. If you are interested you here is the link:

http://silverscrappers.blogspot.com/2011/11/christmas-alphabet-t-for-tartan-last.html

Elizabeth x

pamela said...

I love the way you have made the flowers out of patterned paper.

shells-crafts said...

Beautiful. I have some of those poinsettia dies, but didn't create anything half as fabulous as this. I'm going to be getting them on some patterned paper tomorrow, lol.

miislucky said...

Love this! I love the plaid used for the pointsettias! Great job! Mimi

Carol D said...

Beautiful flowers and love the embossing.

Carol xx

Anonymous said...

Sue, I just love, love, love this card and the poinsettia dies.

Alice

blingy crafter said...

this is a warm card... defo

Wee Purr said...

very poinsettia

Sue said...

Wow wow wow this card is stunning Luv Sue x

CraftyJo said...

What a great idea to use the leaf for extra bracts on the flower - something I must remember, thanks.

sheila said...

This has to be one of my favourites, it's so crisp and fresh, reminds me of a frosty day when the sun is shining brillianty and everything feels new and fresh