A poinsettia seemed like a great choice for the middle element and I had the Waffle Flower Layered Poinsettia die in my not-yet-used stash. I knew it could stand alone because it has wonderful details in each petal.
I played with a patterned stripe, but I decided on greenery so I used a sprig from the Waffle Flower Spotlight Elements. The set comes in a handy-dandy predesigned layout for spotlighting - I know that's obvious by the name! So the sprig and that sentiment are actually on one stamp with the idea that you can spotlight portions of it. But since I do like sticking with the same company when possible and since the look of the sprig seemed right with their poinsettia, I cut the stamp apart and used the sprig and the sentiment separately. I used the sprig to the right fairly close to the edge, then I flipped it and used just a few pieces (it overlaps in the middle but hidden by the poinsettia.)
I hope to see you playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches!
Stamps: Waffle Flower Spotlight Holiday Elements
Dies: Waffle Flower Layered Poinsettia
Paper: Stampin' Up Flirty Flamingo, Whimsy & Wonder dsp
Ink: Stampin' Up Mint Macaron
This is wonderful, Kim! Love that pretty little poinsettia! Happy Thanksgiving!ReplyDelete
This is just beautiful Kim! I love that poinsettia and the greenery! Also love that scalloped mat! So pretty and perfect for Christmas!ReplyDelete
Beautiful Christmas card design and I love the poinsettia!ReplyDelete
I love the pinkiness of your flower! beautifully done!ReplyDelete
This is gorgeous! I love how the sprig accents the poinsettia. And I love the black scallop layer too. It really calls the main layer to attention!ReplyDelete
Really love this card, Kim! That is a beautiful poinsettia & the greenery for the strip is such a great idea! I totally agree about how long cross stitch projects take vs making cards--even with some stitching.ReplyDelete
This bold sentiment works beautifully with that gorgeous poinsettia. I've got this stamp set and have considered cutting it up too. I think this looks great!ReplyDelete