Friday, October 9, 2009

Stampin'B's Challenge #27 - Gatefold with Flowers

As hostess for the Stampin'B's Design Team Blog this week, my challenge was to do a fun fold that I like to do on occasion – a gatefold card. I decided to make a little bit of a twist, so I added the requirement of a flower. Last week, I had made a Thanksgiving card, so this week I’m making a Christmas card.

I cut the poinsettia out using a BossKut die and some really pretty suede paper from Marco Papers. I attached the cut-out poinsettia to a circle, cut with my nestabilities and attached it to the front of the card. The DP is from a big stack of Christmas paper I bought several years ago, and I added some velvet ribbon to one panel and three half-pearls to the other. It’s probably hard to see on the photo, but I put some stickles on the center brad – just for a bit of bling!

No stamping on the outside of this card, but I did put a sentiment (SU Many Merry Messages) on the inside, along with the small poinsettia from Flourishes’ Poinsettia & Boxwood, colored with Copic and Prismacolor markers.

I hope the rest of the team enjoyed this challenge as much as I did.
Stamps - Flourishes' Poinsettia & Boxwood, SU Many Merry Messages
Paper - Real Red, Garden Green, GP White, Provocraft Christmas Stack, Marco Papers Red Suede
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories - BossKut Poinsettia dies, Nestabilities, Velvet Ribbon, Half Pearls, Prismacolor and Copic Markers, Brad, Stickles


ButterflyEars said...

Lois, this is the most beautiful Pointsettia I've seen so far this year. WOW!!!looks like tons of work but it sure is scrumptious to look at. Amazing work on this my friend.

Stacy Morgan said...

Very pretty Lois, great fold and your poinsetta looks awesome.

Joanne (jojot) said...

so sorry I am late at has been one of those weeks....

such a lovely poinsettia....and fab gatefold card