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".

Tuesday, 26 February 2019

Glittered Poinsettia

The Jingle Belles challenge is "All that Glitters" and I've used plenty of glitter on this card:

I stamped the poinsettia in black on a piece of acetate and heat embossed with clear ep.  Working on the opposite (or back) side, I added glue carefully inside the lines of the image, doing the leaves first and adding green glitter, and then doing the flower, except for its centre, and adding red glitter, and finally the centre of the flower and adding gold glitter.  I set it aside to dry for a few hours.

I dry embossed the background, created a frame to go on top of the acetate, and stamped and heat embossed a white sentiment on black cs, trimming it into a banner.  I tucked the sentiment under the frame and put everything together.

It was really hard to photograph the card to capture the sparkle of the glitter, but trust me it's there!

Stamps - Penny Black poinsettia, Make an Impression sentiment
Ink - ColorBox white, Versafine Onyx Black
Paper - white and black cs
Size - A2
Accessories - acetate, SU embossing folder; green, red, and gold glitter; Spellbinders rectangle die, clear and white embossing powder


  1. You've done so many techniques on this beautiful card that I'd I'd love to observe you doing this. You heat embossed acetate, something that never works here. Then to meticulously add glitter to the sections, I bow to you for patience! This sounds labor intense but the effort was well worth it.

  2. Beautiful Susan, you amaze me on how well you keep the colours separate and the right amount of glue. I put too much and you can see it even when it dries :)

  3. You keep blowing my socks off, Susan, and this time of the year, my feeties are getting cold! I only have one word to say about this spectacular card: perfection!! Hugs, Darnell

  4. Oh My, Susan...your really made a glittery Stunning poinsettia Christmas card..Wow! I have that poinsettia because of one of your gorgeous Christmas card last year and I have that EB folder...hmmmm! TFS and always inspiring me with your Christmas card beauties. Hugs..Nancy

  5. Wow your card is stunning. Love how you applied the glitter, the image is striking and the texture from the dry embossing looks fabulous. One amazing card x

  6. I can see the glitter, Susan! This is gorgeous and looks like stained glass! Wow!

  7. Oh wow! What an amazingly fab and festive card! The poinsettia is just so wonderful! So pleased you could get sparkly with us at JINGLE BELLES!

  8. Wow ... that is some magnificent glittery sparkle ... thanks for helping us *shine* at Jingle Belles.

  9. This is so beautiful Susan. I LOVE this poinsettia image and it is amazing with the glitter painting. xx

  10. Impressive! This is a true traditional beauty. All that shines is so festive and you've given this poinsettia honours. A great festive card. xx

  11. So thrilled to start my binge (catch-up 😂) commenting with this beautiful card, Susan. Haven’t done this technique in ages. Your poinsettia is gorgeous and vibrant against that beautiful embossed background. Fabulous design. xx

  12. Gorgeous poinsettia, Susan! It's so eye-catching and festive. I can see the beautiful sparkle of the glitter and the bold color palette is perfect for the glitter filled flower.
    Hideko xx


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