Reason For The Season Decoupage Poinsettia Card

by Joanne James17. September 2015 08:05

Today it's time for a new challenge over at Create With Connie and Mary and this week we have a great sketch challenge for you:


I decided to use the lovely 'Reason For The Season' stamp set on my card again today. Here's my card: 


I decided to use the tone on tone stamping on my Real Red card base as it was so popular on my earlier card here. I used a band of Garden Green and a Garden Green mat for my Whisper White oval, cut with my Big Shot and Oval Framelits, and added a band of Real Red striped Holiday Fancy Foil Designer Vellum to the central band to add a little shine. I stamped my sentiment in black and then for my embellishment, I stamped the poinsettia three times on Whisper White and fussy cut each one, creating different layers of petals as I did so, so that when they were adhered on top of each other they have a real 3D effect. I also coloured some pearls with a yellow Sharpie and added those to the centre of my flower. Here's a closeup of the detail:


I love the effect you get with some good old fashioned fussy cutting and layering and for this card, no punch required. This set really is so versatile!

Do visit the other Design Team members to see how they used this week's challenge sketch; there's lots of inspiration over on their blogs too!

Enjoy your day and I'll be back tomorrow with another project; until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

  • Reason For The Season Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Holidays Fancy Foil Designer Vellum
  • Ovals Collection Framelits Dies
  • Big Shot
  • Whisper White A4 Cardstock
  • Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Real Red A4 Cardstock
  • Garden Green Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Garden Green A4 Cardstock
  • Pearl Basic Jewels


Comments (9) -

Connie Babbert
Connie BabbertUnited States
9/17/2015 1:08:08 PM #

This was the direction I was going for my card...until I saw yours!  lol!  LOVE the look of the pearls in the poinsettia center.  Such a classic looking card!


LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
9/17/2015 4:55:52 PM #

Very pretty!  I didn't get this stamp set but am excited to see how crafty stampers are using it!


Jenny Engelke
Jenny EngelkeUnited States
9/17/2015 8:36:16 PM #

Wowza Joanne!  I ADORE your stacked poinsettia!  The pearls are such a wonderful accent as's those little touches that make a card so special!  The whole thing is really gorgeous!


Alison Barclay
Alison BarclayAustralia
9/18/2015 2:27:02 AM #

This is so lovely! The layered flower is beautiful and I like the tone-on-tone stamping on your base makes it look velvety. Smile


Chris Slogar
Chris SlogarUnited States
9/19/2015 3:17:19 PM #

This is so pretty!  It looks like a special present wrapped with ribbon and a fancy coordinating tag!


Bridgette Jones
Bridgette JonesUnited States
9/19/2015 6:29:44 PM #

I know I've said it before but you are the master at fussy cutting! You're poinsettia is PERFECT! I agree with Alison with the tone-on-tone stamping, it really does give it a velvet look. Beautiful!


Lisa Young
Lisa YoungUnited States
9/20/2015 1:20:14 AM #

Your card is sooo pretty! I love lots of color combinations for Christmas but the traditional Red and Green is still my favorite. Your poinsettia has so much depth with all of the layers -love the pearly center!


Lisa Martz
Lisa MartzUnited States
9/21/2015 9:41:58 PM #

Fabulous vintage Christmas card!  Love it!  I would not have given that stamp set much attention until I saw your card!  


Margaret Raburn
Margaret RaburnUnited States
9/23/2015 2:43:05 AM #

This set works perfectly for this sketch; the colors and that foil vellum really give a lovely richness to your card!  Love that vintage Christmas look!


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