CCMC175 and Stamping 411 229

Saturday, November 12, 2011

I recently (unintentionally) conducted an experiment.  I have spent several days away from my stamp room and have concluded that this is a mojo killer.  Earlier today I sat down at my table with the intention of making a card combing the Create With Connie and Mary color challenge and the Stamping 411 sketch challenge.


I wasted a lot of time staring at my stamps and wondering what in the world I was going to make.  I couldn't seem to make a decision.  So I stepped away for a couple of hours because this usually helps to clear my head.  I don't think it did.  I'm still feeling out of sorts.

But I persevered and I used my old favorite French Foliage to make this poinsettia from the small leaf in that set.  I stamped it in Craft White onto some Cherry Cobbler cardstock.  I added some Basic Pearls in the center which looks nice and covers up the messy part where the ends of the leaves meet.  The sentiment is from Four the Holidays.


I'm off to get back to my stamp room to get my creative juices flowing.  I've seen some nice challenges that I'd like to participate so I better get cracking!  Thanks for stopping by today!

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16 Responses to “CCMC175 and Stamping 411 229”

Juliette Chapman said...

Jen this card is gorgeous. I have been wanting to make a poinsettia card for a while and never even thought to use French Foliage.

Tammy Fite said...

Very pretty--what a great way to make a poinsettia!! Your card is awesome!!!

Vicky Hayes said...

I recognise that frustration Jen, but you have made a gorgeous card here. I see what you mean about the French Foliage poinsettia - it's great!

Erna said...

Wow Jen! I realy LOVE what you did whit that Friends Foliage set! The poinsettia is great!!

Carrie Gaskin said...

This is beautiful Jen! I love that flower. Great job. Thanks for playing at CCMC this week.

Lisa said...

Pretty card! I love how you used the leaf stamp to make the poinsettia. Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge!

Debbie Henderson said...

Beautiful card Jen. So love your poinsettia, very festive! Thanks for joining us this week at Create with Connie & Mary!

Nance Leedy said...

No mojo problems with this one Jen! That poinsettia is gorgeous and so clever of you to use craft ink on cherry cobbler--it's so realistic! Love the ribbon treatment and the strip of mustard. Beautiful! So glad you joined us at CCMC!

Deb said...

Beautiful card! I love how these leaves make such an awesome poinsettia! The pearls are a perfect touch! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

Hi, I'm Lee Conrey! said...

Great idea......how gorgeous is this!

Renée said...

wow, cutting those leaves must have been a LOT of work! Totally pays off - absolutely gorgeous pointsettia! Thanks for playing with Create with Connie and Mary :)

Mary Brown said...

Love the way you created you poinsettia and how you added your banner! Thanks for joining us this week at Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

Connie Babbert said...

I love making poinsettias with that French Foliage set (in fact...you'll be seeing one VERY shortly! lol!) Yours is a beautiful card. I know what you mean about stepping away for a while and trying to get back into it. Hard! Thanks for playing along with the color challenge on Create with Connie and Mary!

gbarron56 said...

beautiful card, Jen -- love the poinsettia! Great job with this week's sketch. Thanks for playing along at Stamping 411! Blessings, Gretchen

Tiffany Bauer said...

This card is just beautiful!! I will be featuring this card on My Crafty Picks #43 with a link back to your blog on 11-20-11. Make sure to stop by to check out all the picks and to pick up your blog badge to display on your blog for being featured!!

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Patti Chesky said...

Thank you for showing us how the French Foliage stamp set can be used beyond the fall. Wow! What a gorgeous bloom!