Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Poinsettia Christmas


Up until a few years ago, I viewed poinsettias as just a so-so flower and I wasn't seeing the beauty in them.  Now I can't seem to get enough of them!  That's one of my favorite things about all the holiday decorations you see in the store now too.  I buy at least one of these pretty plants every Christmas and can actually keep them alive for several months.  After that, it starts getting too hot around here and they pretty well crater. 

I finally broke down and bought the Poppy Stamps die for this - and also got the smaller die but haven't used it yet.  I wasn't real pleased with the leaf arrangement that I had going on my card so punched out several of the MS sprigs and used those instead.  I also felt like I need something else for the gold part on the inside of the flower but ending up leaving it like it was for easy mailing.  The embossing folder is from Cuttlebug I believe.  I went over the petals with a glitter pen but they didn't show up very much in the photo.  Will have to try something different on that next time.  And last but not least.............I see so many using this die and curling the leaves a bit.  I didn't curl mine because I've noticed when the leaves start to curl on my real poinsettia plants that means they're getting ready to bite the dust! 

I'll enter this in Pixie's Snippets Workshop (snippets).

Thanks for stopping by............
Lynn

36 comments:

Doreen said...

Beautiful card,gorgeous design.xxx

Donna Hanley said...

Stunning, Lynn. I have a SB die, but I like this one much, much more. The MS punch goes so well with this poinsettia. It is one of my favorite flowers, but I can only seem to keep them for one months and then they die on me. this is a total winner, a work of art.

Benzi said...

Wow! Lynn, this is just beautiful. I love the folder (think I have it) and the poinsettia is fabulous. I do like the center of yours. And, your sprigs look great. Good thing you didn't curl your flower as we don't want it biting the dust. LOL

Tammy said...

Incredibly beautiful card Lynn, gorgeous poinsettia and I like that you used sprigs for the base.

Marilyn said...

This is so pretty Lynn! That gorgeous poinsettia surrounded by the embossing is so striking.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

This is just stunning, Lynn. I have the smaller die, also. Have a great day.

Anne Temple said...

Stunning card! Love how the embossing frames the poinsettia so beautifully.

Nancy in Iowa said...

You are so right about the unsung beauty of the poinsettia! your card is awesome! Perfect embossing - love the MS boughs of greens! I covet that embossing folder...my mission is to find that lovely!

You rolled leaves comment left me whootin'! So true!

I have the Tim Holtz pointsettia die on my Christmas wish list...might have to reconsider - I've never heard of Poppy Stamps.

You made 6 sock monkeys!?! I literally laughed out loud when I read your post on my blog. Then I had the monkeys on the bed song in my head - aka Lynn style.

Six little monkeys sitting on a shelf...one said BOO, Lynn bumper her head...

We could go on and on with this... :)

Have a great day!

MiamiKel said...

Oh Lynn, this is absolutely breathtaking. Such elegance it beholds!! I have this folder and can't even remember using it ... I'll have to give it a peek now! :)

Di said...

Totally fabulous Lynn - I adore the poinsettia and so striking against the white background. Great idea to use the fern too.

Guess what, this embossing folder is in the Playground toy box waiting as a future prize :) It's called 'Scrollwork' and is indeedy made by Cuttlebug.

Hugs, Di xx

Shary said...

Beautifully embossed and gorgeous flower. x

Sandi said...

Beautiful card!!
Sandi ♥

Bonnie said...

This is gorgeous, Lynn! Perfectly framed and I love the MS sprigs. If you curled the petals, the PO would probably flatten them before they got to their destination.

Lynn McAuley said...

So sorry to be missing in action for so long. I am a hundred miles from home living out of a suitcase and working from my iPhone.

Your poinsettia is gorgeous. A sensational holiday design, Lynn.

Linda Simpson said...

WOW Lynn this is stunning! I do love the embossed background and the poinsettia looks fabulous.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Carol L said...

When I clicked on your blog and saw this, my jaw hit the floor! THUD!!! OMG Lynn, this is one of the most stunning cards I've ever seen!!! I LOVE that vivid red poinsettia!! Gorgeous!

Chriss America Real said...

Wow! This is absolutely stunning! It gives me shivers it is so pretty!

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Lynn, I love the poinsettia and the embossing!!
Kevin xx

Tammy said...

This is gorgeous Lynn, I love that layered poinsettia and your beautiful embossing folder!
Tammy x

Vivienne Holden said...

Glad you changed your mind about poinsettias Lynn. We wouldn't have got to see this fabulous card otherwise, would we! When you click on the picture, it expands beautifully to see the sparkle in the veins. Fabulous job love! xxx

Darlene said...

Classical elegance, beauty, grace, the essence of Christmas - how can one card have it all? But this one does. It's a knock out, Lynn.

I have yet to play with a few poinsettia dies here, now you've inspired me to give them a try!

(Oh, you're so right about the curling leaves).

Ellen said...

Absolutely stunning Lynn! The embossing is the perfect background for your beautiful poinsettia! I can see the touch of sparkle! Beautifully done!!

Monica said...

Oh so stunning... love the gold tipped pen around the veins. And the embossed frame fits so well. Just so STRIKING.
Love,
M

NanaConnie said...

Beautiful, Lynn! I know what you mean about the leaves (petals) curling on poinsettias and biting the dust. :-D My mother was the only person I know who had any luck keeping poinsettias. I remember that she would plant them in the ground whenever she got one as a gift and they just kept growing, and growing, and... Did you know they can get well over 5' tall when not confined to a pot? She had them planted on the shady side of the house but it got really hot where I grew up, too. I've tried them several times over the years with no luck at all.

MaryH said...

Double Wow on this one! Love this flower & love the EF chosen to set off the beauty of your lovely poinsettia (I have the die, not used it yet). I especially like the MS twigs you used - very delicate with this blossom. Enlarging shows up your glitter veins very well indeed. This one is a winner (well, they all are, but this one is special!). My real poinsettias are usually lucky to survive Christmas. TFS & Hugs

Margaret said...

Your poinsettia is just gorgeous. Stunning layout

Is that advertisement supposed to be on your blog? Sorry, but it's kind of annoying. :)

Davi said...

That is one gorgeous card Lynn!! I love the swirly embossing to frame you fabulous poinsettia. It is very elegant looking :) Have a great weekend~

scrappymo! said...

Stunning...I have tht same folder and have never used it. Think i will be pulling it out now!!! lol

This is so stunning...Love your flower.

Diane said...

Beautiful, a gorgeous Christmas inspiration piece...such a pretty die...I just bought another one, the TH tattered one with EB folder, I can't leave these dies alone...lol!!

Jessi Fogan said...

I've never managed to keep a real one alive, but I LOVE poinsettias in paper! This is gorgeous :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

A masterpiece, Lynn! Fit for center stage on the mantle!! Mantel? Neither gets that red line error, so they must both be words ... I'm pretty sure the one I want is mantle, but I'm off to look that up to make sure! Hugs, Darnell

Darnell J Knauss said...

Nope, I was wrong, it's mantel.

Joan Ervin said...

WOW!!! Is this ever pretty...the poinsettia is absolutely stunning against the white embossed background....love this, Lynn!!!!

Shirley said...

There you do with the elegant again!!! Love that. I have Poinsettia dies to try. Hope I can get them half as nice as your flower!

Shawna said...

This is gorgeous Lynn!

Margaret said...

Oh, Lynn! This is breathtakingly gorgeous! I think the green sprigs were a wonderful addition!