Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Pink Poinsettia Greetings-12 Tags of Christmas-Funkie Junkie Style-Week 4

Hello from balmy North Carolina (well it was when I started writing this post)! We've been having the craziest weather with temps and humidity that feels like August sandwiched between "jacket weather" days! Recently I had a warm, sunny day off and spent it mainly in the garden, cleaning up our very unproductive veggie garden and devastated perennial garden from our October storm. I rewarded my hard work with a little crafty time and finally came up with my week 4 card for Linda Coughlin's 12 Tags of Christmas-Funkie Junkie Style.


Please stop by The Funkie Junkie to see Linda's inspiring vintage Christmas tag, and check out the details of her challenge here.  It's a super fun challenge and the rewards are many! It is generously sponsored by Linda's shop The Funkie Junkie Boutique, where you will find an amazing inventory of the finest crafting products!  I have been struggling with this tag, because I knew immediately I would be making my version with pink poinsettia's--my favorite! I just didn't know how all the rest would come together, because I wanted to include the bit of plaid and the glitz Linda got with the Deco Sheets and foiling.

I picked up the gold and silver Deco Sheets earlier this year, and they have been sitting unopened at the top of my Tim Holtz Goodie Bin screaming at me to use them. I watched Tim's video to find the best way to color them, and in the end used Picked Raspberry Distress ink, the same color I used on my poinsettia. I used Worn Lipstick ink to lightly color my die cut panel (Tim Holtz Christmas Mixed MediaThinlits) and sentiment tag (Tim Holtz Labels Thinlits) and edged in Frayed Burlap for a vintage look. I colored the little holly leaves from the die cut "waste" with Mowed lawn and added green Stickles for sparkle. Linda mentioned how it was like a jigsaw puzzle putting the little leaves back into their assigned spots, but I found the most difficulty with getting the Stickles on these little pieces of paper! And my Biskit kitty got into them before they were dry!


Like Linda's beautiful fabric poinsettias, my Tattered Poinsettia (Tim Holtz die) was cut from crinoline. I spritzed with Goosebumps spray to act as a resist and when dry stained the layers with Distress stains in Picked Raspberry and Spun Sugar, and Mowed Lawn and Crushed Olive Distress inks.  I highlighted the edges of the green leaves in Picked Raspberry ink. The center is a gem from my stash colored with Stickles in yellow and platinum. The Goosebumps didn't work so well to give good contrast to the stain (it worked well with Dylusions spray on my test piece), so I went back in with watered down white acrylic paint and my splatter brush.


The greeting is from Flonz Craft and is embossed in Ranger Silver Embossing Tinsel. I popped it up on adhesive foam tape over a plaid ribbon from my stash.


 Another card ticked off my list, and this one is going to be hand delivered to one of my local besties who adores pink and green. She lives a block away, and we met right after I had my boy/girl twins over 18 years ago. She saw my 6 ft. tall wooden storks a friend had erected in our yard, and she was expecting boy/girl twins herself. She brought over a tin of cookies and spent mornings with me to see how the "routine" was done. Eventually she baby sat for me while I took time to go to the gym in the early weeks. We've been best friends ever since. Our kids spent every holiday and birthday together and "helped" with our bi-annual yard sales until they hit high school, but now they've all gone in their own directions.


Most of the products I used can be found at The Funkie Junkie Boutique:





I'm sharing my card with the following challenges:

Thank you for your visit today and for your lovely comments! they are appreciated even more during this busy month!
Hugs and Blessings!
Sara Emily


28 comments:

  1. Gorgeous vintage Christmas card Sara Emily! Love that fancy Poinsettia and the glittery sentiment :)
    Thank you for linking this beauty with Scrapy Land Challenge!
    Hugs
    Samra DT
    Paper Talk with Samra

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  2. How beautiful! Sara Emily, this combo of glitter and pink is tremendous! What a gorgeous holiday make and super creative interpretation! Big Christmas hugs, Autumn

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  3. Such a beautiful card! The poinsettia and how you coloured it is wonderful. Lucky your friend!

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  4. Pink Poinsettias are my favorite! Your card is lovely with that beautiful poinsettia!! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land challenge blog!

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  5. Not normally a pink girl but I love this! xxx

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  6. Oh my goodness, Sara Emily, this is absolutely stunning!! I've been staring at the pictures for the last five minutes, trying to tear my gaze away!! I absolutely adore the pink poinsettia!! The texture is amazing!! The glittered poinsettia background is just perfect!! This is one of my favorite Christmas cards that I've seen this year!! I love, love it my friend!! I'm so glad you shared it with us at Scrapy Land!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  7. I love, love, love the pink poinsettia, it is gorgeous! The background is beautiful with the silver inlay poinsettia too. A very striking card! Hugs, Anne xx

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  8. Wow, this is amazing. So very beautiful. Thanks so much for playing along at Time Out.

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  9. Incredible background for your beautiful pink poinsettias! Wonderful and a treasured masterpiece! Hugs, de

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  10. Now let me get this straight -- you worked all day out in your garden and then you came in and made this absolutely gorgeous card out of the blue? Or should I say out of the "pink"! Really Sara Emily - you have won the blue (PINK) ribbon for you stunning Poinsettia card.
    Sandy xx

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  11. OMG, Sara Emily, you know how much I love vibrant colors and your combo of pink and green is simply fabulous! That crinoline poinsettia is to die for and your glittered poinsettia background is spectacular! Oooooh, I adore this one to bits! You made my day with this absolutely stunning Christmas card, my sweet friend! Big hugs to you! Branka xx

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  12. Your flower is one I really like; beautifull all the layers and the lose-natural look! Thank you for joining us at TIME OUT!

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  13. I love your non-traditional colors, Sara Emily! Your pink poinsettia is stunning! Love how you backed your cut-outs with deco sheets - don't you love that stuff?? Your sentiment is gorgeous - your friend will just love this! Hugs :-)

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  14. Wowzer - that's a stunning poinsettia, and I love the silvery shimmer of the background ones too. Brilliant!
    Alison x

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  15. Gorgeous as always and I love the vintage glitz effects you have achieved xxx

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  16. Simply beautiful - the colors and the design are eye candy. Thanks for joining us at A Vintage Journey.

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  17. Gorgeous card! I love the pink poinsettia and the peeking out glimmer of the background, wonderful!
    Thank you for joining in our challenge at Country View Challenges this month.
    Have a wonderful christmas time!
    xx Evelyn

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  18. Wow Sara, this is just amazing!! I am loving your non-traditional colours! Only you could make a pink poinsettia look fun and festive! I just adore the background you created with the negative poinsettia die cut, that glittery silver backing is just so elegant, and the pops of glittery green add just the perfect amount of holiday flair!! Your creativity always amazes me, and your range of styles is to be admired!! Sorry I've been so slack with my visits, I think about you even when I'm not here my friend. sending hugs :)

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  19. This looks so beautiful....wowwwww.......really gorgeous. Thanx for joining us at Noor Design UK. Have a lovely weekend, xxx Plony

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  20. That crinoline poinsettia is Wowzers and something I have ever seen! How did you keep the edges from fraying? Gorgeous!!!!!!!! This card is a winner and so very special for your bestie. I bet she will adore it and all of the yummy goodness that went into creating it. So glad that Biskit could help with the assembly process of this card. Haha! It's snowy here and cold. Want to trade weather? Hugz to you muffin! ~Punkin

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  21. Wonderful textures and tones on this beautiful card. Thanks for playing along with us at Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge. Pat K x

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  22. Whoa, will you look at that! I'm blown away by this one, Sara Emily. I absolutely adore your take on my tag #4! Your pink crinoline poinsettia is amazing and I love the silvery shimmer behind the die cut outs. This is one of my favorites of all the entries this year, maybe the favorite of all! Thank you for this delicious eye candy!

    Hugs,
    Linda

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  23. Gorgeous!
    Thanks for joining us at Scrapyland Challenge blog and Good Luck !
    Maryvonne – DT member

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  24. Gorgeous! I really love the color combo and your poinsettia is amazing. Thank you for joining Addicted to Stamps challenge.
    Sai

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  25. This is beautiful Sara, your poinsettia is stunning. Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge at Country View Crafts, and have a very happy Christmas. Sue xx

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  26. That is so pretty and I absolutely love that flower die. Stunning sparkly card! Thanks so much for joining us at Noor! Design UK "Sparkle" challenge. Happy New Year to you and yours! Hugs!

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