Simple 'Poinsettia' Card

Simple 'Poinsettia' Card

Hi everyone, Ruby here. Hope you're starting to get your Christmas shopping done, especially asking Santa for your favourite stamp and die sets!


Today, I have a stencilled card for you.


I created a poinsettia-style card using Altenew's Mega Bloom stencil, a beauty of a flower. That's one of the things I love about cardmaking: you have an artistic licence.



Blue flowers? Why not?! A 'fake' poinsettia - I don't mind if I do.


Here's how it came together:



  1. Stencil the Mega Bloom flower using Altenew's Velvet and Ruby Red ink.

  2. Remove the stencil and add some shading using a mix of Altenew Artist Markers (English Country Garden Set) in Velvet and Crimson.

  3. Next, add more shading using coloured pencils.

  4. Pop the stencil back over the flower, and add some Nuvo Glacier Paste (Remember to wash your stencil; the glitter goes everywhere!) I've had my paste for about ten years, but here's an alternative silver stencil paste.

  5. Leave the flower to dry.

  6. Once completely dry, die-cut the panel using a stitched rectangular die.

  7. Stamp the sentiment, Merry Christmas. I used The Greetery's new Four Square Die, but it's out of stock. A good swap would be this set, Merry Sprigs. As I write this, I wish I had used the Merry Sprigs set instead, as the sentiment is great. It's such a gorgeous set, too.

  8. Die cut the sentiment and a couple of extra blanks in scrap cardstock, layering one on top of the other to create a 'chipboard' piece.

  9. Add silver metallic thread to the front of the card and attach it with the sentiment.



Have you had your first Christmas card yet? I've received two already. People are very organised. I must get my act together!


That's it from me today.


Have a great week

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