Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Poinsettia Christmas

Hi and welcome to Merry Monday where this week, Deanne is challenging us to make a red and green Christmas card. 


Now that sounds pretty simple, right?  I mean, red and green are the traditional Christmas colors so how hard can it be?  Well, let's just say that this card you're about to see is my third attempt!  The first two were not very nice and pretty much unsalvageable...


I used the current sketch at Fab Friday and started with a base of Schoolhouse Red.  I then cut a black panel and rounded opposite corners.  The Crumb Cake banner was embossed with the Wicker Weave embossing folder and finally I put together a poinsettia using Spellbinders Poinsettia dies.  Because of the restrictions of the color challenge, I used pearls for the center.


All in all, a pretty average card but it's another Christmas card for the stash so can't complain :)

Thanks for visiting.  The rest of the design team have some wonderful inspiration for you and I hope you'll join the challenge this week.


Products used:

Cardstock:  Schoolhouse Red (SSS), Old Olive, Crumb Cake, Basic Black (SU)
Accessories:  Spellbinders Poinsettia die, MFT Fishtail Flag Stax, Wicker Weave EF (Cuttlebug), Corner Rounder, pearls

Cheers
Karren

13 comments:

Bonnie said...

I love your poinsettia, Karren! And I love the embossed banner and the opposite rounded corners! I think this is an awesome card! Hope you have a wonderful week!

Kristie Goulet said...

This poinsettia is gorgeous, Karren!!! So pretty! Have a great week!

Gibmiss said...

Hi Karen
Fabulous Poinsettia... Stunning card...
Hugs Sylvie xx

Notes by Nina said...

So pretty Karren, I love the layers.

Heather said...

Aha! I wondered if this was for Merry Monday, too! Perfect for both challenges! I love your background panel - so sophisticated, and your poinsettia is gorgeous! Thanks for playing at Fab Friday!

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

A girl after my own heart...LOVE die cuts!! Your poinsettia is fabulous! Hope you have a super week!!

Amanda Mertz said...

Kudos for getting a head start on Christmas cards! The texture on the poinsettia is neat! Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!

Debbie Henderson said...

I really like the banner layered under the poinsettia, pretty card!

Wendy said...

Gorgeous card, Karren! Love the pretty poinsettia and your fabulous design! Hope your having a great week! :)

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Your third attempt turned out gorgeous!! Love it!!

Deanne :)

Susan said...

Love the design...and the great dimension you have with that poinsettia!

Greta said...

What a gorgeous flower! Love how you let it be center stage, Karren!

Lori said...

I wouldn't call this card "average" Karren girl...it's STUNNING...I love that poinsettia - awesome!