Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Merry Christmas Poinsettia


I love the new Rose Leaf Strip die and created this beautiful poinsettia by die cutting the strip three times; for a total of six of each of the three size leaves.  How great to be able to cut all three sizes in one pass!  First, I trimmed off the stems.  Then using a small circle of card stock as a base, I built the flower from the bottom up; large, medium then small leaves.  I added three gold gems in the center.  The detailing and ease of molding the leaves is just incredible.


My card started with a white card stock base, 5 1/4" square.  I added a red panel 4 3/4" square and then mounted the fabulous Mexican Tile Pattern frame.  As I was assembling the card, I thought just the frame and the Sentiment #2 would make a lovely card by themselves.  I laid the sentiment die down on a piece of white card stock and traced around the outer edge.  Then hand trimmed the backing for the die.

Be sure to visit the Cheery Lynn Designs challenge blog for more inspiration and to join in on this week's Vintage challenge for a chance to win $20 to the store

7 comments:

Caroline said...

Gorgeous Sandy love the poinsettia and the design and layout is fabulous. Caroline xxx

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is stunning. I LOVE that poinsettia.

Sue

Ardilla said...

Sandy, this is a gorgeous poinsettia!!!!! I love your creation... beautiful :)

ednamburgess said...

Very beautiful. I almost bought that die, then bought the one with the whole flowers. Maybe I should have gone the other way. Yours look so good. Edna

kathi17 said...

So beautiful Sandy. I love your poinsettia, and it looks so pretty on that background!

ajyoyo said...

Sandy, this card is just beautiful! Love, love, love!

Diane said...

Beautiful...and you have enabled me to want these dies, too...love that frame die!!