Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Week 11 Challenge - Poinsettia

Hello, Crafters.
My lovely UPS man delivered TWO parcels for me yesterday. One had something from my back order and the other bigger box had the goodies for my second pre-order. This was the stamp sets which included co-ordinating punches.

Unfortunately, I didn't have much time to give them a test drive because I was busy making videos - just like I will be today!

I still managed to create the first card in this week's challenge, though, which I had been undecided about until I received yesterday's parcel.

I couldn't resist using the Reason For The Season Photopolymer Stamp Set because I love poinsettias!

I love the vibrancy of the colour and their delicate nature.

This is my first creation which just totally lent itself to paper piecing - one of my favourite techniques. I find fussy cutting very relaxing in a quiet sort of way.

I started with a Whisper White card stock card base, layered with Gold Foil, topped with Real Red card stock which I had embossed using the forth-coming Softly Falling Embossing Folder.

I stamped the poinsettia image, using Memento Tuxedo Black ink, firstly on to Whisper White card stock, then Real Read and finally Old Olive. I fussy-cut the flower and the leaves.

The leaves were adhered to the Whisper White image first, followed by the flower. I layered the image onto a piece of Real Red, followed by Gold Foil layer.

The image has been adhered to my card base using Dimensionals and I decorated it with a "bunny ears" bow I'd made using some retired Real Red ribbon.

Tombow was my choice to adhere the bow to the image.

I stamped the sentiment - one of my favourite Christmas sentiments - using Real Red ink onto Whisper White card stock. I punched it out using the 1.25" Circle Punch. It has been layered onto a Real Red circle that was punched out using the 1.5" Circle punch.

Finally, I punched a Gold Foil circle using the 1.75" Circle Punch. The sentiment has been adhered to the card using Dimensionals.

The final, final touch was to put some Gold Glitz Dazzling Details in the centre of the poinsettia. I think this is a very "clean" looking Christmas card.

Thinking cap is back on for today's creation!

Until tomorrow, happy crafting.



  1. MsJanB , vary vary Beautiful, Tfs , I look forward to your projects,
    Hugs Frenchie,

    1. Many, many thanks, Frenchie. I have totally fallen in love with this set. I've been working on three different projects with it today. One of them has done something unexpected but more about that later in the week once I've had a chance to sort out a way to get round the problem! Happy crafting, JanB. ☺