Friday, March 2, 2012

Poinsettia for Week 9

It's time again for another Christmas card based on the Merry Monday Sketch Challenge #9.  If I can keep doing this every week, I should have a good supply of cards come December.

For the card base I chose Wild Wasabi card stock.  I added a piece of the retired Holly Berry designer paper.  I matted a floral piece from the same designer paper with Early Espresso card stock and attached that to the card.  One sheet of this designer paper had a scallop design around all four sides.  I cut one piece that only showed the scallop
border on one edge.  I wanted that to mimic the scalloped piece on the sketch.  This piece was also matted with Early Espresso card stock.  The poinsettia was made with Real Red card stock and the smallest petal on the Blossom Petals Builder Punch.  Each petal was sponged with Real Red ink.  The petals were attached with multipurpose glue to a circle punched out with the 3/4" Circle Punch.  I attached a Real Red circle punched out with the 1/2" Circle Punch and added a gold glimmer brad to the center.  The leaves were punched out of Wild Wasabi card stock also using the Blossom Petals punch and attached to the back of the flower.  A Very Vanilla card stock circle was cut out with the Circle Scissor Plus and matted with an Early Espresso card stock circle punched out with the 2-1/2" Circle Punch.  I added these to the card and popped up the flower with dimensionals.  The sentiment from the Petite Pairs stamp set was heat embossed on Very Vanilla card stock using VersaMark and Wild Wasabi embossing powder.  It was punched out with the Large Oval Punch.  I cut out another oval from Wild Wasabi card stock, cut it in half and used the two pieces to mat the sentiment layer.  I added Real Red brads on each side.  I notched a piece of Early Espresso card stock on each end and attached a piece of retired Very Vanilla Velvet Stitched ribbon that was also v-snipped on the ends.  Glue dots were used to attach the banner and the sentiment layer to the card.  That's it for another Merry Monday challenge.  Enjoy the weekend.  Have fun and let your creativity shine.

Stampin' Up! Products Used 
Stamp Set:  Petite Pairs (w-#122495/c-#122497)
Ink:  Real Red Ink Pad (#103133); VersaMark (#102283)
Card Stock/Designer Paper:  Wild Wasabi Card Stock (#108641); Very Vanilla Card Stock (#101650); Early Espresso Card Stock (#119686); Holly Berry Bouquet Specialty Designer Series Paper (retired)
Tools:  Circle Scissor Plus (#112530); Glass Mat (#112531); Heat Tool (#100005); 2-1/2" Circle Punch (#120906); Blossom Petals Builder Punch (#121808); Large Oval Punch (#119855); Paper Snips (#103579); Sponge Daubers (#102892); 1/2" Circle Punch (#119869); 3/4" Circle Punch (#119874)
The Finishing Touches:  Basics Glimmer Brads (#121005); Brights Brads (#119740); Wild Wasabi Stampin' Emboss Powder (#123224); Mini Glue Dots (#103683); Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430); Multipurpose Liquid Glue (#110755); Very Vanilla 3/8" Velvet Stitched Ribbon (retired)



Stacy said...

So pretty, I love your poinsettia!

Narelle Farrugia said...

Lovely card and your poinsettia is gorgeous

Ann Schach said...

Very pretty, Patti! I love how you used the scallop paper as part of the sketch!

Bonnie said...

Beautiful Poinsettia and mix of papers.

Lesley said...

Absolutely gorgeous Patti! I love that poinsettia.

Kim Evans said...

Congratulations, Patti, on winning Merry Monday Challenge #9!!! Your card is beautiful & certainly very deserving of winning. Congrats, again!!!

Dale Morin said...

Patti, Love this card. What a great card for Christmas. I keep saying I am going to get started but so far I haven't. Thanks for the inspiration.

Kim S said...

Beautiful card! Congrats on your pick at Merry Monday! Your simple touches make it so special ... the scalloped paper, the velvet ribbon, sponging the flower.