Another Create with Connie and Mary challenge is upon us....and it's sketch week! What a lovely sketch it is, too, don't you think?
I decided to follow the trend of cutting images out of the Home For Christmas designer paper pack. Most people have opted for the cute Santa or the adorable reindeer. I decided to go with the elegant poinsettia. Poinsettias remind me of my mother. She loves to have one displayed in her house every Christmas. She manages to keep it all year long and then usually lets it die before the Christmas season so she can get a new one! Funny, right! I love that that has become her tradition. This year I bought her a gigantic plant...probably the biggest one she's ever had and it's beautiful!!! The deep red petals look like velvet!
The poinsettia has brownish toned veins so I paired it with an Early Espresso oval.
No Christmas card is complete without a little glitter and shine if you ask me, so chose the gold foil vellum background and accented with the gold glimmer paper and some shiny gold ribbon. I also punched some gold 1/8" circles and glued them in a cluster in the center of the flower.
The sentiment is from "Reason for the Season" and says it all!
Here's a list of my supplies....
Stamps: Reason for the Season
Paper: Home for Christmas DSP, Real Red, Early Espresso, Gold Glimmer, Gold Foil Vellum, Very Vanilla, Gold Foil
Accessories: Circle die, Oval die, 1/4" gold ribbon, dimensional, Elegant Dots EF
Thanks for taking a peek and have a blessed day!