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".

Sunday, 25 November 2018

A Special Poinsettia

Sneaking in under the wire for The Flower Challenge:

Christmas is my special occasion so I made this card:

Stamping a grid over an image is a new technique for me.  First I inked the poinsettia while it was in my MISTI, spritzing and stamping after applying each colour.  Then I stamped the grid in Versamark and added white embossing powder.  Then sponged around the image, popped it up on fun foam, added gemstones to the centre and a die cut sentiment.

Stamps - Penny Black poinsettia, unknown grid stamp
Ink - various mini Distress inks, Distress Antique Linen
Paper - watercolour paper, white and brown cs
Size - 6x4.25"
Accessories - white embossing powder, Tattered Lace sentiment die, gemstones, fun foam


  1. Such a beautiful card here Susan. I love your gorgeous red flower and great design too. Thanks for sharing with us over at 'The Flower Challenge ;) Viv DT xx

  2. Beautiful stamping/spritzing of your poinsettia. The overstamped grid looks fantastic and adds perfect interest. xx

  3. Oh how I love the look of the grid over the artwork, a technique I'll remember. Thanks for sharing that. You did a fabulous job on that poinsettia too!

  4. looks like a fun technique Susan, beautiful poinsettia which is framed so well with the grid.

  5. What an eye catching technique using the grid. Love the poinsettia stamp and how you've coloured it and the pop of black on the sentiment looks great. Wonderful card Susan x.

  6. A beautiful poinsettia, Susan, and I love the stamped and embossed grid over it!

  7. Layering the grid over the pretty poinsettia is fabulous and very interesting, Susan! The sponging around the flower has a beautiful effect.
    Hideko xx

  8. Gorgeous watercoloured poinsettia Susan! Love the grid over top to give this image a different look. Very artsy and beautiful. xx

  9. love the look of the grid Susan....works to give the card a whole different look. Now I want to look and see if I have a grid stamp!!
    xx Karen

  10. What a great look embossing that grid over your lovely and colorful poinsettia and background Susan!


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