A blog devoted to the cards I make in my tiny upstairs space. When my sister stays there, she calls it an "artist's garret". I'm not an artist, but am an enthusiastic cardmaker - hence the title "Cardmaker's Garret".

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Reminder Poinsettia

I've done a second poinsettia for the Happy Little Stampers "Poinsettia" challenge that runs until the end of October.

I love fussy cutting so stamped the poinsettia twice and also stamped two of the leaves.  I heat embossed them in white and then watercoloured them.  I fussy cut one whole poinsettia and then just the centre part of the other, shaped them a bit, and attached them partly flush to the cs and partly popped up with foam tape.

I have a very hard time doing any stamping off the edge or partial image things, but for this one, I made myself trim off part of the poinsetta.  It's on a raised centre panel, but it seems odd to me.  Maybe I'd be happier if it went off the actual edge of the card.  But other than that I am please with the card.  A lovely cluster of off-white pearl embellishments fill the centre and I used a Happy Little Stampers Christmas sentiment that balanced the space nicely.

You've got till the end of October to make a poinsettia card for Happy Little Stampers so please join in!

Stamps:   SU Joyful Christmas, Happy Little Stampers Mixed Christmas Sentiments
Ink: ColorBox white, Memento Cottage Ivy
Paper:  PTI Vintage Cream cs, watercolour paper
Size:  4.75" square
Accessories: Kuretake watercolour paints, white embossing powder, off-white pearl embellishments, foam tape


  1. LOVE your vibrant colours on this beautiful card Susan. Great job with "off-the-edge" ... I think it looks amazing. And I love those pearls for the center ... just adds even more elegance. xx

  2. This poinsettia is so bright and pretty Susan and I like the look of the white embossing and the over the edge style suits this large flower perfectly. I love the pretty pearls in the middle too. x

  3. This is AWESOME, Susan! I love how it's off the edge and the wonderful dimension and rich colors!

  4. This is so beautiful in traditional Christmas colors, and I love all the white accents! I have trouble going off the edge too, but this proves that it's a great look!

  5. The combination of the poinsettia and this particular sentiment are a match made in heaven, Susan. I love it. I particularly love it off the edge - doesn't look weird to me! xx

  6. Love the white embossing! And the way it's offset - it's such a perfect touch. I wouldn't have thought of that!! Gorgeous card. :)

  7. This is extremely beautiful to the tenth! So love every detail!


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