Monday, November 26, 2018

Wreath of Poinsettias

     A new alphabet prompt at Beccy's Place today.  "W" is a little bit easier than U and V were but I did try to get creative with the Wreath so that it wasn't ordinary or expected.

I was inspired by the sketch at
The Outlawz, although I took a liberty or two -
turning it a 1/4 turn and offsetting the middle band.

     Beccy has a lovely set of poinsettia images and one of them is the three-poinsettia floral spray I used here.  I printed it off three times, cutting each one with a round die from QuicKutz.  I cut those circles in half, fussy cutting the portion next to the petals on each one.  I placed those three cut images into a Wreath shape and mounted them onto a green, die cut, circle (also QuicKutz.)

     I chose a piece of deep red CS, ran it through my "Linen" embossing folder, and Wrapped it with Wide, Wired ribbon.   I added the image on top of that, then printed the "Wishing you...." sentiment.   I wanted something as a focal point in the center of the Wreath so I cut a snowflake with a die from Art Impressions and put a tiny gem on it.  I added a handmade bow and called it finished.

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     The new week is starting and the rush to Christmas is upon us.  Thankfully, I don't have to brave any of the shopping crowds this year so I can stay inside where it's warm and cozy, crafting and humming Christmas carols while the rest of the country tears their hair and fights for the perfect gift, all the while losing patience along with the true Christmas spirit.  :-D   Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie


Linda Simpson said...

Gorgeous card Connie, love the poinsettia wreath and how you have showcased it in the circle. Very effective.
Linda xxx

Lucille K said...

Your creative poinsettia wreath is very lovely. Thank you for joining us at Die Cut Divas :)

Elaine Stark said...

Lovely card. Thanks for joining Aud Sentiments challenge. Elaine

Beccy said...

Love your take on the sketch NC, very creative. It was a clever idea to use the poinsettia image three times to form a wreath... the fussy cutting looks great! The snowflake with the rhinestone centre is a wonderful finishing touch. Well done!

*Vicki* said...

Well, I think your wreath turned out stunning! Love the poinsettias and your colors in your design layout really bring this together nicely! HUGS

Arlene said...

Very creative. I love the poinsettias. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

Sherrie K. said...

Gorgeous card!! Thanks so much for joining us in the challenge at Scrapy Land!
Sherrie K
Scrapy Land DT Member

Deanne Saunders said...

Pretty card!! Thanks so much for participating in our LEMON SHORTBREAD challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper