Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Pretty Poinsettia


I've done something completely out of the norm...I didn't use ANY stamps on this card! Gasp!!!! AND...I pulled out and dusted off my paper crimper...double Gasp!!!! I don't know what got into me, except that I've had these Spellbinders Nested Poinsettia dies for a while now and I was determined to use them before Christmas. Then, when I saw this week's Mojo sketch, Mojo116, I knew I'd found the perfect layout.

You'd think I'd be able to whip this up in no time flat without any stamping or colouring...not!!! It still took me a long time to make this card because I kept fussing with all the pieces. I do love how it turned out though! The patterned papers are Cosmo Cricket More Jolly by Golly. I used two of the patterns to cut out the flower then ran the middle layer of petals through my Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder. I added a line of gold Stickles around that same layer of petals for a little definition then added a big green gem to the center. I bent and rolled the petals to give them a little dimension. The leaves were super easy to make but aren't they cool! I folded a piece of Prism Spring Willow Medium in half and cut out the leaf shapes (the fold makes the spine of the leaf). Then, while they were still folded, I ran them through my crimper. Easy peasy!!!  I tied the sweet bow using my Bow Easy.


Who knows where my creativity will lead me tomorrow, but if I was a betting girl, I'd say likely back to using stamps.  :)

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

20 comments:

Emily said...

Wowser Karen!!! This is unbelievably gorgeous!!!! So, so classy!!! I say it's a winner for sure. If not, those gals over at Verve need eye exams. You are absolutely right...this is the perfect layout for your card:))

Janet said...

wow this is soooooooooo pretty!!! you amaze me!!!

GCgirl said...

Really beautiful!

Margaret de Witt said...

Karen, this card isn't just pretty. It is absolutely STUNNING!!!.

Wow - truly blown away by this.

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

Holy Hannah Montana! THis is GORGEOUS Karen! I wanted those nesties but held off! This is PERFECTION!! WOW WOW WOW!!

Jackie Pedro said...

Crikey!!!! This is stunning, Karen!!!

Stampin Mindy said...

So Beautiful and elegant. Love the deep rich colors!

Jan Castle said...

Absolutely Beautiful!!!
My best cards have been ala 'no stamps', but they do take more time! Love what you did with this Spellbindes die set.
Jan Castle

Sareeta G. said...

Karen, this is an absolute stunner! Keep up the good work as you inspire me on a daily basis!

Melody said...

Such a rich looking card! Love the layout with the circles in the background!

Tiffany said...

Great card! I love your flower, you should not use stamps more often! All your cards are great! :)

Viv said...

Always looked at that Nestie set and ummed and ahhed...'till now!
Gotta have it now!! Your card is inspiration with bells on!!! Fabulous work Karen.
Hugs Viv xx

paula said...

This is beautiful Karen!!

Hlee said...

This is such a beautiful card! Love it!

Phebe Meeder said...

absolutely stunning

KanataNewf said...

a real eye-catcher!

Carrie said...

omgosh this is GORGEOUS!!!!

Vicki said...

Totally Gorgeous Karen!!!!

Wendy said...

Wholy crap, this is beautiful!

scrappingnana said...

Your card is so beautiful. Love the colors. TFS
JoAnn