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