Classic Poinsettia, Holly and Pine

Good Sunday morning.  I was in a Christmas card making mood and wanted to play with my new dies from Creative Expressions and Impression Obsession.  I used the Festive Collection Classic Poinsettia and Holly Sprays paired with the Pine Pair.  I layered the arrangement over the decorative layer created using the Granada set.

KC Creative Expressions Festive Collection Classic Poinsettia 1 left

I cut the Granada layer using white cardstock covered with waxed paper to help remove the paper from the die.  I attached thin strips of mounting tape in several places on the back side and attached it to the card base.  This die is a little wider side to side and more narrow from top to bottom than an A2 sized card.  I like having the decorative edges stick out past the card base so I cut mine to 5.50” x 7.25” and scored in half.

KC Creative Expressions Festive Collection Classic Poinsettia 1 center

I cut four holly sprays and punched 1/8” circles and attached to the holly with glossy accents.  I cut a couple of each sized poinsettia sections, formed the petals with my stylus and molding pad and assembled using glossy accents.  I began the design by attaching three holly sprays in the center of the base with glossy accents.  I then attached the poinsettia with a healthy dose of glossy accents. I added several green leaves around the flower to fill in and then finished by tucking several pieces of pine in in the arrangement to add another element of foliage and to soften.  I love how pretty the red and green look against the beautiful decorative white background.

KC Creative Expressions Festive Collection Classic Poinsettia 1 right

I appreciate you coming by today and I hope you are enjoying your weekend. 

13 thoughts on “Classic Poinsettia, Holly and Pine”

  1. Kittie, this is just stunning…. I love when you do flowers… I’m so glad that one of us can make them…. lol. I absolutely loved this card…..thank you for sharing your wonderful creativity

  2. I love all your creations but seldom leave a comment, but todays card is just To to Prety not to tell you. You have such detale in your creations, each day I check them out and try to guess what dies you may have used before scrowling down to see. Yes, I know it dosent take much to ammuse us crafter…..!

  3. You’ve knocked my socks off yet again Kittie. This is absolutely stunning! You know how much I love your Christmas cards . . . I anxiously await all your Christmas designs for this upcoming holiday season. Over the years you have continued to amaze and delight us all with your talent . . . you’re one of a kind sweetheart and we love you! Thank you for bringing us joy not only year round but especially during the Christmas season.

  4. It’s always a lovely start to my day when I check your blog and there’s a new posting! You break down the instructions to make it manageable to create such intricate and gorgeous cards! Thanks for all the inspiration!

  5. Good Morning, Kittie; What a beautiful creation, to keep always. I love the gorgeous poinsettia, One of my favorite flowers. This is so elegant, an breathtaking with beauty. Thank you for all you wonderful directions. Gosh! I wish you were closer for classes. I learn everyday from your blog. thanks so much friend. ……Huggs.

  6. Sensational, sensational, sensational!!! Christmas cards are my favorite and this one is a big winner for a space in my heart, the beauty is overwhelming. TFS.


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