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The Brilliant Christmas Plant

I created this card for Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #138. I had never participated in a Card Sketch challenge before, so it took me a little bit of time to figure out what I wanted the do. I wanted to have the upper card of the card to be bold but still allow the sentiment be the main focus. I looked through the Lawn Fawn store and unfortunately the only die that I had in my collection that would work, was the Stitched Poinsettia.

I cut my poinsettias out of Guava cardstock and a red printed pattern for an old Lawn Fawn paper collection called Let It Shine. I wanted to add a little color to the edges so I used Ranger's Distress Oxide in Fired Brick for the patterned paper and Lumberjack Plaid.

I used Nobile Fir card stock for the leaves and touched them up a little with Ranger's Distress Oxide in Rustic Wilderness. I also felt like a need a little more greenery so I used the Christmas Garland die to cut out some springs.

I wanted the placement of my poinsettias to be in the upper right corner. If I had left them full sized, there wouldn't be enough room on the rest of the card for the sentiment and other pieces. I drew a right angle on a piece of Vanilla Malt cardstock, and laid out my two lower flowers knowing that I was going to have to cut them to fit. I glued them down and then cut the paper 4" x 5.25".

I had a few scraps from the same collection in off-white, so I cut them .75" x 1.75" and

.75" x 1.5" and layered them on Gold Sparkle paper cut at 1" x 2" and 1" x 1.75". I cut the Noel, from the Winter Big Scripty dies, using both the gold sparkle paper and the red patterned paper. I layered my my whole 4" x 5.25" piece on a piece of gold sparkle cut at 4.24 x 5.5", and then placed it on a card base cut from the vanilla malt cardstock.

I think that it would be fun to play around with different colors of cardstock to create the same card.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Holidays!


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