Thursday 29 November 2012

They'll make it overseas!

Finally got my overseas prototype to fit through the acrylic slot tester at the post office. Yay! Here is the finished card. I did have to pull the stamen off and redo it with ordinary kraft card stock.

Here is a close up of that poinsettia made with the Tim Horton coffee sleeves. This shot shows how much I loaded up on the stickles! It is Christmas after all.
As the stickles dried, they made the pointed edges of the petals separate from the backing of the sleeve and sort of curt upwards ever so slightly. At first I thought I had ruined them, but then I grew to love it as it adds extra depth.  When I tilted the card to show the sparkle, it made the poinsettia look all washed out. In real life, the red of the poinsettia does match the patterned background paper. The stamped "Merry" however,  is a slightly different red...(

 I have ten base cards made up with the two strips of patterned paper already attached and the Merry square stamped, die punched and assembled onto the cards already.  I used an assortment of colours from this patterned paper line .I just need to sort the poinsettia depth problem and I can get them all finished off tomorrow.
I kept the inside quite plain. Just stamped the sentiment straight to the card. I am amazed that I got it level! Whew!

Just need to roll off the poinsettias and have a field day chalking 50 little pieces of coffee sleeves...a job I can almost predict will end in me losing one tiny piece! I think I will cut and chalk one extra set just to be sure. Then I will have it ready to throw together for an emergency card.
Card base - 1/2 sheet of 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock from my stash
Design  paper - 2 strips from my stash (originally from a patterned paper pad)
Card stock - snippets from my stash
Stamp - Stampin' Up
Dies - Spellbinder Poinsettia,
Punch - Martha Stewart
Flower - poinsettia cut from Tim Hortons coffe sleeves
Ink - Memento red, brown; edges inked with Chalk ink chestnut roan

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Pixies Crafty Workshop - Must use snippets- All the pieces on this card are snippets. The patterned paper is leftover from previous years cards. The poinsettia is made from coffee sleeves. The Merry stamp was already done and assembled from previous years.
2. Stamping for Pleasure - Must be Christmas theme.
3.Little Clare's Designs  - Christmas
4.Hiding in My Craftroom - Christmas
5. Shopping Our Stash - #79 Odds and Ends - I will finallay be using up these card bases with the two strips of patterned paper already affixed. They have been in the cupboard for over a year. They were the base for a previous years card and this will be using up the last of them.
6.  Lexie's Creations - Christmas
7. The Paper Girls  - Xmas or Winter
8. Scrap-Creations -  Merry Christmas
9. Tuesday Throwdown - Lots of layers -The poinsettia has 5 layers inclusive of the leaves.
10.Forever friends Glitter and Sparkle - The poinsettia is stickled from top to toe. The patterned paper is glittered,.
11.Sparkles Monthly Challenge  - Christmas is coming


Mary Jo said...

gorgeous card!
so glad things worked out :)

Anonymous said...

ooh, look at all that glitter! i love the poinsettia (tims coffee sleeves?!) and the colours; these will be loved. unfortunately, our challenge ended yesterday, but a new one will be posted next sunday, so hope to see you join in again. :)

Pia S said...

This is a beautiful card, such an elegant design! Love the decorative poinsettia, love the glimmer and sparkle of it!

SandeeNC said...

It's a gorgeous card, so glad to hear that it fit through the slot!! Have fun with all that inking! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Hettie said...

Gorgeous card Mo. Love the sparkliness of these.

Anonymous said...

wow! That is so pretty!

Tracy said...

Your card is gorgeous :)
Glad it fit through the mail slot :)

Nan G said...

Yea! It's mailable and it's Bee-u-tee-ful! Hugs from Florida

Glenda Atkins said...

Gorgeous card, what a beautiful poinsettia! Loving all the glitter, and isn't great when they slip through the slot:O) And to think there will 10 such lovelies! Great work!

Jules said...

Hi Mo

A fabulous finished look .. .. you must be so pleased with it!

Thank goodness you have sorted your postal dilemma out. You can crack on with them now!!

Well done on fitting your make into so many challenges too!

Have a good day.

Love Jules xx

Di said...

Totally stunning Mo - love the poinsettia
!!! And the sentiment inside is perfect! Hugs, Di xx

Sarn said...

Oh this is delightful Maureen. Good luck making them all the right depth for the post!

I love all the schparkle! I bet you're covered in it!

Thanks for joining in with Rudolph Day. Good luck in the draw.

Sarn xxx

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

Gorgeous card! The layered poinsettia is so beautiful. So glad you were able to rework this to make it fit the slot! :)

lauren bergold said...

what a truly GORGEOUS holiday card, and YES, there is no such thing as "too much glitter" at xmas!!! brilliant use of the leftover card bases, as well, truly fab "odds & ends" usage, thank you for sharing it with us at SHOPPING OUR STASH this week!!! ♥♥♥

Sassy Raggedy said...

Wow, this is beautiful. I love the poinsettia. Beautiful Mo...joann sassy raggedy

mamapez5 said...

So glad your card made it 'through the slot'. I'm sure some of mine won't! i love the poinsettia so I'm glad it didn't need to lose any layers. Kate x

Creations by Shirl said...

Pretty poinsettia! Thanks for joining us at Forever Friends Challenge.

Glenda Atkins said...

Hi Mo, I just noticed you had entered this gorgeous card into the challenge at Lexi's Creations, thanks for sharing it with us and good luck in the draw!

Darnell said...

So glad you worked it out for mailing. It is a thing of breathtaking beauty, Mo!

Wishcraft said...

Lovely card Mo, that poinsettia is gorgeous! Hugs, Lisa x

Kathleen said...

Fabulous card, love the pointsetters and the sparkle.

Kath x

Moshie said...

Beautiful card! It is hard to believe the gorgeous poinsettia was once a coffee filter! I agree, make an extra because if you are anything like will need it! lol Thank you so much for joining us at Forever Friends. Hope to see you join us again soon. God bless.

Jenscrapstoo said...

Such a lovely Christmas Card. Thanks for joining us at Hiding in my Craft Room
Cheers Jennie DTM

Judy said...

Amazing card! I love all the layers and stickles! Glitter makes everything perfect. Thanks for playing along with The Paper Girls!

Mrs A. said...

Lover the look of your poinsettia. Thge colours look fab together. Hugs Mrs A.

Brenda said...

Oh my what a stunning card! I am in love with your pointesetta! The glitter is awesome!

Sandra H said...

So beautiful is your creation and thank you for joining in our challenge at Forever Friends good luck and hope to see you again next time DT Member Sandra H x

Jessi Fogan said...

Now that would be a challenge, using up a whole bunch of partial cards! I would have a heck of a time matching things up! ANd using Tim's coffee sleeves? That's just brilliant!! Thanks so much for using your Odds & Ends with us at Shopping our Stash :)

Ang C said...

A beautiful card

Thankyou for joining us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges in our Christmas is Coming Challenge

Good luck in the draw

Ang x

Anne-Elise said...

Love your gorgeous poinsettia! What a beautiful card, Mo! Love the sparkle! Hugs

Lisa said...

Absolutely beautiful card. Love the colors and what a great stamped image.

Diane Louise J said...

Thanks for entering your lovely card into the challenge over at Forever Friends. Good luck. Diane x