WMSC#72-Big Blooms Poinsettia

Today I have made a card for Waltzingmouse Stamps Sketch Challenge #72

This week's card is a tri-fold and I got my inspiration from one of the Waltzingmouse Mischief Makers, Iwona Palamountain's beautiful card.  To see her card, click here.  Iwona's card  had gorgeous diecut edges on the outside panels.  I knew I wanted to do something similar with my card and decided to use my Papertrey Ink edger dies.  Here is the card I created:

I used patterned papers by Simple Stories 25 Days of Christmas and I stitched around the curved edges for added texture.  My favorite part of the card is the belly band.

Here is a pic of the inside of the card and the belly band:

 I stamped a medium sized poinsettia from Waltzingmouse Stamps Big Blooms Poinsettia onto scarlet jewel cardstock and embossed it in black.  I didn't have to color it at all, the embossing brings out every detail.  The belly band is made from some corrugated cardstock and reminds me of the band that comes around my favorite Starbuck coffee.  I stamped the poinsettia 3 times and cut it out and popped up the layers using gold glass beads for the flower center.  The inside sentiment is from Waltzingmouse stamps Compliments of the Season.  I am definitely going to try this type of card again using different dies to cut the curves.


Joyce said...

Wow! This is really amazing. I like everything about it. That poinsettia is so gorgeous, and your corrugated belly band is so clever. When the card is open, it's like a work of art inside. Really great card.

wow, the poinsettia is stunning, what a sweet Christmas card..luv this...hope you have a fabulous week!

enjoy *~*

I'm Renee said...

I love this!
The curves...
the papers...
all of it is just gorgeous!
And that belly band...
LOVE it!

Kelly S. said...

Beautiful! I just love the poinsettia "wrap" that slides off, and the fancy gatefold edges! The papers are wonderful, and that sentiment is the perfect style for the inside!

PS...Sent you that sentiment you were looking for today :) I begged the mail-lady not to bend the envelope, and she said "Machines can't read Do Not Bend notes"...ACK! So I said, "Well, are you sending it as a parcel?" And she said "Yes, I'll do my best" grrrrr...hope it's not an accordion by the time it gets to CA!!!!

Kim Duran said...

Oh my! This is gorgeous!!! I just love the large poinsettia and the way you've folded the card. What a pretty presentation!

Marybeth said...

Stunning card,Cathy! Oh my gosh again! I love the Christmas greeting stamp in the center of the card. The trifold , the inside all of it gorgeous!

Debgem said...

Oh my! This is so lovely, a really vintage feel with the colours and pretty papers. Love the decoupaged poinsettia. Fabulous!

Carla said...

wow! what lovely! I like it very much! Love from Holland.

A wonderful take on this week's WMS Sketch Challenge. Your trifold card edges are amazing and I can see that you took great care in developing your design. I especially like how those glass beads look on your poinsettia center. Lovely creation.

Pauline said...

Gorgeous rich card, love that beautiful poisettia, and the pretty papers.

Absolutely WONDERFUL!!! Love the colors and the patterned papers you've used. Your take on the challenge sketch is perfect!

Jeanne J said...

Hi Cathy!!!! I like your take on this three fold card! Your two layer fancy cut edges are awesome and that belly band is very clever!!!

Gabi MeWi said...

Adorable idea and card.

Sharron said...

Gorgeous-LOVE the belly band and wonderful poinsettia! The gatefold edges and papers are so pretty--really fantastic card!

Your poinsettia is gorgeous on the belly band for this pretty folded card!

What a beautiful card, Cathy!! I'm so glad to see that I inspired you to create this beauty :)
Thanks so much for playing with our sketch this week!

Savitri said...

What wonderful work!! Love the opening of this card!

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