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, 16 December 2018

An Older Poinsettia

This month's Flower Challenge is:

I went with a poinsettia I've had for years but haven't inked up in the last couple of years (or more!).

I love white on white Christmas cards. 

I stamped the poinsettia on vellum twice with white ink and heat embossed with sparkly ep. I fussy cut one whole flower and just the inner section of the second flower and layered them.

The branches and circle are die cut out of glittery cs. The sentiment is stamped in pale grey and heat embossed with the sparkly ep.

The centre of the poinsettia is embellished with small sequins.

Stamps - SU Joyful Christmas poinsettia, Rubber Soul Joy
Ink - ColorBox White and Wild Hare
Paper - vellum, white, and glitter cs
Size - A2
Accessories - TH greenery die cuts, Spellbinders inverted scallop and circle dies, sparkly embossing powder, small sequins


  1. beautiful Susan, the sparkly embossing powder really makes the poinsettia pop, gorgeous colour palate with the silver and white.

  2. Elegant and classy! Love white on white too. The sparkley embossing is gorgeous! xx

  3. Beautifully elegant heat embossed and sparkly white on white CAS Christmas card design, Susan. TFS and Merry Christmas. Hugs, Nancy

  4. Wow! This one is a show stopper! Love the white with all that sparkle. This couldn't be more beautiful, Susan!

  5. Beautiful and elegant Susan. Love your layered white embossed vellum poinsettia. So pretty with all the glitter accents. A real WOW! card! xx

  6. I never thought to do this poinsettia on vellum! I LOVE it, especially with all the sparkle! A very elegant card, my friend!

  7. Your schparkly monotone silver design is the epitome of elegance, Susan! I'll bet the dazzle is sensational in person!! 🎄Happy Holiday Hugs, Darnell

  8. Wow, this is simply stunning!! All that sparkle against the white is gorgeous and can see why this flower image is a favourite. Love the silver with white and wonderful idea of layering the two flowers too. So very glad you shared this with us at The Flower Challenge!

  9. Gloriously blingy and so very pretty. The die cuts look fabulous and the vellum is beautiful X


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