Good Saturday morning. My project today was made for the Splitcoaststampers Inspiration Challenge. Our inspiration this week is Harry & David and for some reason just the name Harry & David makes me think of Christmas. After browsing through Christmas products I was most inspired by the evergreen in the Winter Sleigh Centerpiece. This gave me the opportunity to use my new Concord & 9th Take a Bough die set and I paired it with the Impression Obsession Small Poinsettia Set and My Favorite Things Stitched Mini Scallop Rectangle Stax. The Take a Bough set is really versatile and offers an opportunity for lots of fast and easy holiday projects. Click on this link to hop over to Ellen’s site to see several fun projects with the set. My favorite is a standing Christmas tree and here is link to a YouTube tutorial that I think you will enjoy.
I cut a few sections of the two smaller evergreen pieces in green. I used my stylus and molding pad to lightly form each piece to add dimension and attached the sections together with glossy accents to create a loose swag background for my poinsettia. I cut one section of each size poinsettia in red and then the largest one in green, formed the petals and attached them together with glossy accents. I added a small snow pearl to the center of the flower to finish.
I attached the scalloped layer to the red background layer with ATG adhesive and then attached them to the card base with thin strips of mounting tape. I attached the flower and evergreen to the card base with glossy accents. I cut and formed two thin strips of red cardstock and tucked under the flower and attached with glue dots to look like ribbon tails.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend and I really appreciate you stopping by.
Card size: 5.50” x 4.25”