Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Poinsettia Holly Card


I wanted to make one last Christmas card before July is over and I think this is stunning.  I created the card base and all the panels except the two in the center using my Cheery Lynn Designs Scalloped Square XL Stackers and the coordinating Silver Square Stackers dies.  On the base of the card I created a three petal holly using the medium size leaf from the Holly Leaves die. 


Using the new Holly Leaves die, I have also created a wonderful poinsettia; just look at the veining on the petals.  I die cut 5 of each size leaf from red card stock and 5 of the largest size from green card stock.  Starting  with a small circle of card stock as a base, I just layered my leaves to form the flower then added the green leaves as the last step.  The beautiful paper is from Authentique.  Finished size is 5.5 inches.   

Be sure to visit the Cheery Lynn Designs challenge blog for more inspiration and to join in the fun for a weekly $20 shopping spree to Cheery Lynn Designs.

Challenges:
Christmas Crafting - 2 or more folds
Cards und More Sketch - Sketch
ABC Christmas - O for Open it Up
Fab 'n' Funky - No stamped image

22 comments:

Holly said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love the poinsettia made from the holly leaves! I can't wait to try this for myself. :-)

ednamburgess said...

So pretty and your choice of paper is great. Edna

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love your beautiful Christmas card. I need to start my stash soon too. Thanks for inspiring.

Scrap Affair said...

Stunning!!! that flower is just fantastic!

marion said...

Such a lovely Christmas card. Lovely take on the sketch. Thanks for joining us at Cards & More and good luck. Hope to see you again next time. HUgs, Marion

Dunja Dücker said...

Christmas in July :) Your card is beautiful Sandy. Thank you for joining us at the Cards und More Challenge this time.

Dunja x

Jackie said...

This is just lovely! I love the layers and the colors you used for this card, they work so well together! Thank you for joining us this week at the Fab 'n Funky Challenge!

Jackie, Fab 'n Funky DT

meg said...

Beautiful traditional card with a fantastic centrepiece Thank you for joining in at Christmas Crafting this month

Pia S said...

What a gorgeous poinsettia! Love your choice of colors and papers too. It's such a gorgeous card!

Vicky said...

What a gorgeous card, I love the poinsettia so pretty. Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week

hugs Vicky xxx

Angie Bächi said...

Thank you so much for joining us at Cards Und More with your beautiful card :) Hope to see you back.
Summer greetings, Angie

Barb said...

Oh Sandy, your card is sensational!
I'm happy to see I am not the only one already creating for Christmas.
Barb

Zw@@n said...

Hi Sandy, indeed this card is stunning. Beautiful paper and colours. The poinsettia is amazing. Thanks for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge. Love, Wilma

Annette said...

Wow, the Poinsettia is lovely. Great idea.
Annette : Netty's Cards
Proud to design for ABC Christmas Challenge
xx

Rach83 said...

Ooh, what fabulous papers and love your poinsettia. Great layout and attention to detail.

Thanks for playing along with us at Fab'n'Funky Challenges. Hope you'll join us again soon.

Rachel x

lawinchen said...

A wonderful christmas card.
Thanks for joining us at Cards und More.
Hugs
Andrea

Barbara said...

What a stunning creation - it really takes my breath away!

Samantha said...

Lovely card Lush flower too! Thanks for Playing along with us this time for our O for Open it up Challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge this time, hugs Samantha :0)

Diane said...

This is very beautiful...and you are right it is stunning...love the gorgeous poinsettia!

ajyoyo said...

Oh, this one caught my eye, it IS stunning! Beautiful!

Auntie Em said...

Your card is gorgeous! I love the poinsettia and the little sprig of holly. I have the Spellbinder die it doesn't have the detail as this leaf does.
Thanks for sharing! :)

Jenny Gropp said...

Outstanding card, just beautiful!