Sunday, February 7, 2016

Glass-Fastic Christmas Flower

Good Morning or afternoon depending on where you live - I am late in posting this.  I did not get a picture of my card last night as planned so waited until this morning.  I am happy to report the picture looks great thanks to my picture taking and computer whiz husband.


This card is for a Christmas Card Club I belong to -- Thanks Kate for asking me and all of your help Margret and Mary!!!  I don't know many techniques but the ones I do know I really like.  Here I made a Poinsettia  out of plastic packaging and alcohol ink.  Our challenge was to use texture. 






I hope this note finds you all well and having a wonderful Super Bowl Sunday.  Go North Carolina Panthers! I know that those of you in the UK do not know American football.  Let's just say it's a couple of hours with 22 men in really tight pants running around on a big field making each other fall while trying to get a ball over the goal line.  Gosh those pants are tight!  This is one of the best days of the year - Super Bowl Sunday.

Thanks for taking time to visit me and as always I appreciate you leaving some love. 
Sandy


54 comments:

Kathyk said...

FAB make, well done on the recycling element too!

Enjoy all those tight pants too!

Kathyk

Gibmiss said...

Hi Sandy
This card is fabulous.... Love the embossing... Ponsettias are stunning....
Hugs Sylvie xx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

How pretty this is Sandy. The plastic poinsettia is a technique I haven't tried before, but looks amazing and I love the beautiful texture on the background mats. Hopefully you will read this comment after you have had your fix of tight pants today :) Take care,
Lorraine

sam21ski said...

Oooh I really like this, it looks fab the way the colours over lay each other xx

lilian said...

Stunning card, The colours are just lovely
Lilian

Redanne said...

Oh wow Sandy, your poinsettia is fabulous!! What a fabulous card, I just love it!

I just knew the Superbowl must be a big event because it has been all over the Sport News over here too. Hope your preferred team win for you! Big hugs, Anne xx

~*~Patty S said...

Lovely closeup view of your pretty poinsettia card dear Sandy!
The petals do have a fragile glass look with your cool technique.

Great idea to get a jump on Christmas card making too.

Even though I've been in a house full of men all these years football is my least favorite sport. That said the tight pants are a highlight along with the half time performances and the commercials which I normally would tune out on a regular day LOL.

Have fun and may the best team win :-)
oxo

Mrs.B said...

Fabulous card Sandy, that poinsettia looks stunning,love the look of the colours layering through, fragile against the textured background.
Men in tight pants......hmmmm, Enjoy
Hope your team wins.
Hugs, Avril xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Fabulous piece of recycling Sandy your poinsettia is beautiful..

Anne

Zoe Tant said...

Stunning card Sandy. I love it. The poinsettia is beautiful. Zx

Valerie-Jael said...

Ooooh, Sandy - you're card is sooooooooooo gorgeous, what a beauty! Well done!
Hugs, Valerie

dutchess said...

Stunning Sandy.....just love those poinsettia.....amazing technique.....xxxxx

Dorothy Donna Parker said...

OOOoooo .. a really pretty card, Sandy. Love that it's 3D. Interesting technique I have not seen before. Sorry your pants are tight - mine feel the same way!! ha ha ... too much eating in Canada!!!! Enjoy the super bowl -- Canadian's don't have a clue. xoxox hugs, Donna

MaryH said...

I was late arriving too, so we'll stand in the corner together (hmm, noticed some others missing, so we'll have some fun company). Love your idea to use the alcohol inks & plastic to make this glorious poinsettia. It really looks so pretty over the white embossed background, then adding in the luscious red embossed mat. Love all the matting you've got here, and adding in the script stamping with the alcohol inks, yummy texture indeed! TFS & have a great week.

cuilliesocks said...

Wow!! Sandy, your poinsettia is stunning, and the colours are fabulos, it's altogether a wonderful card.
Enjoy your SB day, Kate x

KandA said...

Stunning Poinsettia and good on you for finding a use for plastic packaging xx

rachel said...

this is stunning Sandy - I really love the texture on this beauty - hope you're having fun watching the superbowl! Hugs Rachel x

cotnob said...

This is gorgeous Sandy, such a beautiful Poinsettia.
Pauline
x

Astrid Maclean said...

Absolutely amazing Sandy, wow, that poinsettia looks totally fantastic! And yes, great photo too!

cathylynn said...

I love this card! That poinsettia is gorgeous! Fabulous textures too. I only watch the super bowl if the Steelers are in it. I'm really not a die heart football fan. I'd rather craft. Enjoy the game sweetie! Xoxo

pam said...

Hi Sandy, wow stunning poinsettias!what a brilliant idea, love the embossed background layers and colours.
Pam x

Mrs A. said...

Wow. This is fantastic. I love your plastic flower and those colours are fab. Perfect for Rachel's challenge. Hugs Mrs A.

Lynn Price said...

Ha, ha, ha! Now I wish I had watched the Super Bowl - forgot about those tight pants, lol!! As to your card - Fantastic!! Love your use of the packaging, and your colors are perfect, along with the stamping! And wow, girl -look at all these incredible holiday cards you have going - I need to get my game on!! xxx Lynn

Sara Barker said...

Sandy, you never fail to make my day! I am laughing so hard, I almost peed myself! I for one, am not watching football; I'm here reading your post and admiring your beautiful Christmas card...Oh, I love that poinsettia, I do! Good for you to get those cards done early! I'm afraid I might not find them if I started making them now! Ha! Ha!

We visited Charlotte this weekend for a college interview for my daughter and everyone had their homes decorated in the Panther way! Even here, everyone has their Panther shirts on! My husband is native to Asheville, but is still rooting for the Broncos!

I haven't seen you around my neck of the woods lately...are you sick of my stuff? Hugs:):)

Annie said...

Wow Sandy! Your glass poinsettia looks so gorgeous! Where's the tutorial on that? Your card is so beautiful and you've given it center stage. A well deserved place indeed.

scrappymo! said...

Oh my gosh...I am still smiling from that great description of today's sport! ahahahaha
Your card is a beauty. The alcohol ink on the acetate looks wonderful. A truly beautiful card!!!

SARN said...

Hi Sandy

What a fabulous poinsettia and your card has plenty of texture. LOVE IT.

Sounds like you're enjoying your football!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Lau W said...

Wow Sandy, this card is beautiful ! Kove the Christmas colors ! Fab idea with the plastic wow !

loooooooool with the tight pants !!! hihiiiiiiiiii !
Have a nice day my lovely friend !
xxx

Marilyn said...

How pretty and what a great technique. Love the delicate look you get with the transparency. It's subtle but very effective.
And yes, the boys in the tight pants... the only reason I can sit through football. hahahaha... hubs loves the game but not me so the boys in tight pants are the entertainment!

stampingwithpeggie.blogspot.com said...

Absolutely gorgeous. I just love it.

Myrna said...

LOVE, LOVE your card Sandy! Just beautiful!

Pat said...

Fabulous card Sandy, really love that Poinsettia, great colours. Hope you enjoyed the 22 men in really tight pants.............!!!

Pat xx

Darnell J Knauss said...

Well, I was all about being bedazzled by your awesome poinsettia card, Sandy, but then you started talking about those dudes in their tight football jersies and I started daydreaming about yesterday's game and ... what card?! Sorry, your Panthers didn't win. That was quite a surprise for everyone! We've been finally getting quite a lot of days of much-needed rain, but it was wonderful to have a warm sunshiney day for the game here!! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Darnell

Sara Barker said...

Oh, goodie! Paloma arrived safely! You can certainly reach me at capon at bell south dot net. I'm not sure what happened when you got the fatal error! Oh, I hope nobody was hurt! :)

Buttons said...

That is so beautiful Sandy! Jenny x

Christina C. said...

Sandy, your poinsettia is absolutely gorgeous. Beautiful technique!
I chuckled at your description of football....clever girl!

Pawsitively Creative said...

Fantabulous poinsettia and the AI is perfectly used. What a wonderful and cheerful design. I had to laugh at your SB description. I am not a fan of the sport but maybe with you narrating it could be interesting. Lol! Hugz. ~Niki

butterfly said...

That is one stunning poinsettia, Sandy - wow! In fact, big WOW! I love the translucent inks and fabulous script detailing.

Glad to know I'm allowed to admire the tight trousers rather than worry about the score...
Alison xx
P.S. Your comments did make me laugh today!!

coldwaters2 said...

Wow Sandy that is one amazing and beautiful looking Poinsettia, love the technique you have used it really is top notch
hugs
lorraine x

Lori said...

BEAUTIFUL poinsettia! Amazing that it is made from packaging!! Have a lovely week, Sandy!

Rita said...

Sorry I'm late this time Sandy. My pc had to be put down, and I now have a new one, but still learning and finding my way around it. What a fabulous card Sandy, I forget about some of the older techniques I learned. Hope your team won honey. Hugs Rita xxxx

Lisa Minckler said...

You say tomato, I say tomato....some like it for tight pants others for the food and commercials...LOL. Sorry about your team though. I didn't have a preference once the Chiefs fell out, but it was still fun to be part of a tradition. Your card is GORGEOUS, Sandy. I love that you recycled packaging materials for this. The imagery on the leaves is beautiful and really a striking card to take in. You really are grabbing this Christmas card challenge by the 'sleigh bells.'
Big hugs,
Lisa x

cotnob said...

Hi Sandy, you asked where I go for card sketches - no where in particular, I mainly just browse pinterest for inspiration.
Pauline
x

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Sandy
Wow, what a great flower you have made. Its stunning.
I used to quite like watching American Football so I'm familiar with the odd hail Mary and a safety.
Best wishes.
Ang x

Di said...

Hi Sandy! Wow, I do love this beautiful poinsettia. It's such a fun technique and every time I throw plastic packaging away the thought flashes through my mind to keep it and have another play. That's as far as it goes though.

Spotted your comment over at Sarn's about the Pancake Day race. Why not come and play in the Snippets Playground with us? It's a weekly challenge and you only need to include at least one scrap or snippet n your entry. Leftover plastic packaging would count :-) It's good fun and the girls who join in are lovely!

Hugs

Di xx

Paula said...

oh my, this is beautiful. I've never done this technique but it looks awesome, great job girlie!!!!

Christine Harrop said...

Well this is fabulous Sandy! Very different - almost like stained glass. Sorry I am so late but I have been away and just got back and posted my card - extremely late! But better late than never! Hugs Christine xx

Patricia St Martin said...

Sandy, Your poinsettia is stunning! What type of plastic packaging did you use? You normally tell us a little about how you did the card. How did you cut the plastic out? You really did a fantastic job.
Hugs Pat

June Macfarlane said...

What an incredibly beautiful card. It makes me want to reach out and touch it. I have added to follow for more of your gorgeous card art.

Charlene said...

Did I tell you how awesome this flower is? I would love to try this!!

Tracey said...

Wow, this is fab Sandy & I love the recycling :o)
Have a great weekend!
Hugs
Tracey
xx

Bonnie said...

This is a beautiful poinsettia, Sandy! I've got to try this!

stampingwithpeggie.blogspot.com said...

Fabulous poinsettia. Great card!

Sandra said...

Amazing card, Sandy! I've seem to miss this beauty in my blog list. Love the ponsettia made out of plastic packaging! It's stunning! Hugs, Sandra