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Monday, 18 December 2017

Vintage Poinsettia

I can hear you all saying "Here she goes again with her obssession with poinsettias".
How can you resist poinsettias at Christmas? Florally speaking, along with holly,
they are so representative of Christmas. Besides, I LOVE this poinsettia die.

I made this card for a lovely couple who live in the house opposite us. Although I have
enough gorgeous paper to open my own shop, I instantly fell in love with a new
'vintage' 12 x 12 pad by Kaisercraft, and of course it had to come home with me.
For most of the foliage I 'smooshed' various green distress inks over a sheet of 
white cardstock before die cutting them. The holly is from gold card.

I die-cut several layers of only the 2 smallest layers of petals of my favourite 
poinsettia die, by Tim Holtz, and embossed them in the matching folder. 
Before embossing them, I sponged the edges with distress ink. The gold
centre is a blob of hot glue, quickly sprinkled with micro foil stars, 
then gently shaped as it cooled.

Challenges I would like to enter
Country View - Christmas
Dream Valley #169 - Christmas
The Holly and the Ivy #21 Anything Christmas Goes (2nd entry)
The Merry Christmas #47 - Anything Christmas Goes (2nd entry)
Winter Wonderland - Anything Christmas Goes (2nd entry)

Dies - Tim Holtz (Sizzix) Tattered Poinsettia, Holiday Greens; Cheery Lynn Wreath Strip, Holly Flourish.
Embossing Folder - Tim Holtz (Sizzix) Texture Fades Textured Poinsettia Pattern Set
Paper - Kaisercraft Letters To Santa
Sentiment - Kaisercraft Letters To Santa
Distress Inks - Gathered Twigs, various greens

It's difficult to believe, but one week from now it will be Christmas Day. Whatever you do "stay calm and don't get your tinsel in a tangle!!".

Until next time, happy crafting and thank you for visiting,
Jennifer. x


  1. This is a stunning project!

    Thank you for joining my challenge at CCM... good luck with your entry


  2. Beautiful card, very traditional and very lovely. The sponging really adds dimension/depth to the leaves and the die cut foliage is a wonderful touch. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers.
    Glenda DT

  3. Lovely. Thanks for sharing at The Merry Christmas Challenge.
    Janis, Owner & Design Team Member

  4. A beautiful poinsettia. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers.

  5. What a super project, I love it! Thanks so much for joining us at Country View Challenges this month - good luck and hope to see you again Teresa DT xx

  6. Wonderful that you have shared your great artwork with us here at The Holly & The Ivy. Good luck hun and do come back again!
    Jackie DT

  7. A stunning poinsettia. Thanks for sharing your beautiful artwork with us at The Holly and the Ivy Christmas Challenges. Caz DT

  8. Beautiful, stunning card love the traditional feel,thanks for joining us here at winter wonderland,Lyn DT x.


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