Nov 01 2011

Christmas Flower Fest Punch Art

I'm SO excited that I was asked to do a sample card for Splitcoaststamper's Wednesday Sketch Challenge #SC357!  I'm in the midst of cleaning out my back storage room and my actual stamping studio is holding all the things I pulled out.  Can you say big MESS!!!  I had to clear out an area just in order to stamp!  lol!  So, here was the SCS sketch for this week.



I was also excited to use my Stampin' Up! Flower Fest stamp set again, this time to make Christmas Poinsettias!  It worked perfectly!



This would be a great card to mass produce for your holiday cards!  I started with a base of Cherry Cobbler cardstock, and used a long base of 4 1/4 x 11, then folded it in half with the fold on the left side for something a little different..  I used the Petals A Plenty Impressions Folder on 2/3 of the Whisper White layer, leaving room at the bottom to stamp my greeting, Merry Christmas from Four the Holidays, in Cherry Cobber.  I covered the seam with Basic Gray Satin Ribbon and layered it on Basic Gray cardstock.  I stamped the flower from Flower Fest in Cherry Cobbler on Real Red four times and punched them out with the 5 Petal Flower Punch.  I then stamped the same flower again with Garden Green on Garden Green cardstock and punched them out for the leaves behind the red flowers.  I adhered them together, then pierced a hole in the center of the flowers and placed the Gold Glimmer Brads.  They were popped up on the front of the card with Stampin' Dimensionals. 


I think that the card has a quiet elegance that was quite easy to achieve!

8 People have left comments on this post

Nov 2, 2011 - 01:11:31
Martha said:

What a gorgeous card!  What kind of marker did you use to make the lines inside your flower petals?

Nov 2, 2011 - 01:11:05

Love this Connie!!! I love this set and didn't even realize we could use the 5 petal flower punch with it!!! You're awesome! Thanks for sharing all of your incredible projects!!

Nov 2, 2011 - 02:11:01
Carol Carriveau said:

VERY pretty card….TFS!

Nov 2, 2011 - 09:11:00
Patti Willey said:

Wow! That is such a classy card! That gray ribbon seriously adds a handsome touch! Cute poinsettias!

Nov 2, 2011 - 09:11:04
Judi 'Stamparooni' said:

Wonderful card!  Simple and elegant!

Nov 2, 2011 - 09:11:39
Gerry Morse said:

Gorgeous card. You're right it would be simple to mass produce. TFS

Nov 3, 2011 - 03:11:56
Cherie Hunt said:

This is an awesomely simple card !!  LOVE it !!   I can see a "case" coming !!

Nov 15, 2011 - 09:11:41
Debbie Helton said:

Very elegant. TFS