Monday, July 22, 2013

Poinsettia Holiday Tag


I still had my Distress ink laying out and decided to make another tag; this one for Christmas.  I began with a piece of Cryogen metallic white paper using my Cheery Lynn Designs Poinsettia embossing plate to add the embossed pattern.  I added Distress ink heavily along the edges and then lightly across the rest of the tag.  It really makes the embossed pattern stand out.  Cheery Lynn released a new die this month called Poinsettia Strip.   It cuts 2 large, 2 medium and 2 small petals in one pass through your die cut machine; this will create two flowers like the ones I made.  And they are just beautiful.  I just bend the petals down along the embossed line for dimension then stagger and stack them. 


To complete my tag, I added a Holly Lace Flourish for some greenery, the larger die from the Colonial Lamp Post set of 2, and the smaller die from the Merry Christmas set of 2 (I trimmed off the snowflakes).
Be sure to enter my drawing to win one of the new Cheery Lynn Designs Center Step Card dies.  You have until August 1st to enter. 

10 comments:

Bonnie Brown said...

Ooh!! How beautiful!! Love the Poinsettias!! The tag looks so festive with the greeting and lamp!!

ednamburgess said...

Very pretty. Like the design and flowers are beautiful. Edna

beadz said...

That is lovely, Sandy! I've never noticed that embossing plate, and now I need it!
hugs,
Gini

Debby said...

Simply beautiful! Love the poinsettia's they are beautiful to and that embossing folder, WOW!
How do I enter for the die?
angel hugs
Debby

Sandie Edwards said...

Really beautiful Sandy, the colours and diesyou used are just gorgeous together and I loved the embossed background.

Gitte said...

Wow beautiful card.

Cynthia said...

Sandy this is simply gorgeous. I really love the way it just all flows so lovely together.

lindagrady said...

Gorgeous tag, Sandy. Gotta look for the Poinsettia Strip at the Novi Show or is it too early for it to be at a show? Hope to see you there.

Sandy said...

My eyes lite up when I saw this. My first time to your site and it will be listed as a favorite. You are ever so talented!

Stacey Richardson, SweetStamps.com said...

Amazing! Love the soft vintage background and the bold poinsettias!