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".

Friday 17 November 2017

White on White Poinsettia

The Paper Players have one of my favourite challenges going on right now:

I love white on white for Christmas cards so went with a poinsettia:

I stamped and heat embossed the poinsettia in white on vellum twice and fussy cut the whole flower from one of them and just part of the flower from the other.  I taped them together and used a bit of clear dimensional tape to keep parts of the top flower raised.

I taped it to my card base and cut a round frame for it.  The frame is popped up with dimensional tape.

The sentiment is stamped and heat embossed in silver, and the poinsettia embellished with several tiny sparkly stickers.

It's definitely a CAS card so it's also heading over to The Flower Challenge:

Thanks for taking a look!

Stamps - Penny Black poinsettia, Old Island Stamp Co. sentiment
Ink - ColorBox white and silver
Paper - white cs, vellum
Size - 5.25" square
Accessories - white and silver embossing powders, Spellbinders circle die, foam tape, clear dimensional tape, Starform tiny stickers


  1. Utterly stunning! The poinsettia is so gorgeous that it can stand out, even on the white ground. The touch of bling in the centre is fabulous. The circle setting is a simple but very effective frame. I love it! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players this week.

  2. Gorgeous!! Love your soft and delicate poinsettia cut from vellum. Layering the images gives you so much dimension. Amazing card Susan! xx

  3. Very beautiful. Love this look. Edna

  4. WOW! Beautifully done! How I love the way you cut part of another poinsettia so that it remained dimensional. This is so elegant and classy!

  5. Wow...Absolutely stunning and so very pretty and classy x

  6. Susan this is gorgeous! That poinsettia is so beautiful embossed on vellum and has so much detail. Thanks so much for joining us at The Paper Players!

  7. Love, love, love this elegant poinsettia, Susan! The petals look so delicate on the vellum! And amazing job of fussy cutting!

  8. Stunning and Elegant heat embossed and fussy cut vellum poinsettia, Sue! A special Christmas card that should be on display year after year! TFS my friend. Hugs

  9. Susan, it's so pretty, the white on white heat embossed poinsettia is gorgeous,

  10. Stunning! Love white on white cards, especially Christmas cards. I believe this was n HM at The Paper Players. Congrats! Well deserved.

  11. Truly beautiful! I love white on white, and it's even nicer with the opacity of the flower on the vellum. Beautifully done. Thank you so much for playing along at the Flower Challenge this month. Ruth DT xxx

  12. This is such a gorgeous CAS card Susan! Just love the white vellum flower.Love white on white cards of course too.Thank you for sharing with us over at 'The Flower Challenge' and we hope to see you again soon ;) Viv DT xx


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