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!