Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Poinsettia Christmas


Back in July I received from my friends Forrest and Jan a most wonderful book by Leslie Carola called Cut it-Fold it-Use it. I have poured over the pages in admiration of the lovely creations. This card was inspired from this book although I have made a few adjustments, The poinsettia is cut from Winter Woodland. I cut the base flower at 4 inches and then cut the remaining flowers at a 1/2 reduction. Each layer of the flower was distressed, embossed, and popdotted ... The flower center is from a punch that I use often. Each petal has been turned upward. I love the effect. The edges are a Ek Success punch.


The base card (6x5) is white, the poinsettia presents itself upon a white embossed mount, then a black and finally red. The white cardstock was embossed with the prettiest Merry Christmas script. And for good measure I put a dotted red ribbon beneath the flower. TFL...

. and for my American friends, may tomorrow be a wonderful Thanksgiving Day for each of you.

12 comments:

JustYolie said...

Pretty card...love the embossing...I need to cut this pointsettia.

Heather said...

This is beautiful, Carole!

Cara said...

Gorgeous, Carole!! Have a Happy Thanksgiving!!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Very pretty, and Happy Thanksgiving!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Gorgeous card Carole! That Poinsettia is stunning and I love the embossed BG! Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving :)

"Um Buggin" said...

Gorgeous card Carole, love the bg folder. Have a Happy Thanksgiving my friend.

Hugz, xx

~L~

CelticWoman said...

beautiful card, and Happy Thanksgiving. Hugs

DonnaMundinger said...

Oh so beautiful! Love the embossing too! Happy Thanksgiving, Carole! Enjoy your day! xxD

Lori said...

YOur poinsettia card is just lovely!

Celeste B. said...

OH, how beautiful!!! I love it!!!!! :) TFS! :)

Scossie Jane said...

Hi Carole, it's good to be back in Blogland. I've missed visiting your blog....

This card is stunning, love the poinsettia, and the embossing is beaut...

Hugs xx

1CardCreator said...

Gorgeous card Carole, I love the poinsettia. ~Diane