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 29 November 2022

Poinsettias, Stencilled and Die Cut

A couple of cards today using a poinsettia stencil and a poinsettia die cut (and a poinsettia sentiment).

I created the background with a poinsettia stencil and various red and pink Distress inks, then stamped and heat embossed the sentiment in copper. I set it behind a pierced die cut frame and added two small die cut poinsettias and copper stickles in the centres of the die cut and stencilled poinsettias for embellishment.

The second one uses stencilling inside stencilling.  See this tutorial on SCS for instructions.

I used red and pink Distress inks again through the same poinsettia stencil, dried the ink with my heat tool, then put the poinsettia stencil back in place and laid a star stencil over top of it and used an orange ink through the star stencil.

Trimmed the panel, bordered with a gold panel, then a white panel, and added it to a gold card base.  I added the "joy" die on top of its accompanying shadow die and embellished the centres of the poinsettias with tiny gold stick-on dots. 


Tic Tac Toe - I used the top horizontal row.

Stencil Fun Challenge

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Rudolph Days November Challenge

52 Christmas Card Throwdown - use a stencil

Supplies for card 1:
Stamps - Penny Black sentiment
Ink - ColorBox copper, various Distress red and pink inks
Paper - red and white cs
Size - A2
Accessories - Dee's Distinctively small poinsettia dies, copper embossing powder, poinsettia stencil, copper stickles, pierced frame die

Supplies for card 2:
Ink - various Distress red, pink, and orange inks
Paper - gold and white cs
Size - A2
Accessories - poinsettia and star stencils, joy shadow die set, small gold stick-on embellishments


  1. Both cards are absolutely beautiful and love the Poinsettia sentiment!
    Thank you for joining our challenge at Stencil Fun!
    Diane SF Co-Owner
    {Nellies Nest}
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  2. The poinsettias are so pretty! Both of these are stunning makes!

  3. Susan... l love the layout and the sentiment(!). What a great way to use a stencil. Thank you so much for joining and sharing at Tic Tac Toe this week!

  4. Wow, what unique backgrounds that made and they are just gorgeous. I'm so sorry I missed your birthday. I didn't know it yesterday and I'm sending belated wishes to you. I hated missing most of the zoom but I was so tired and took an immediate nap as soon as I logged off. I hope everyone will post their letterpress cards since I missed them.

  5. Hi Susan,
    Happy Rudolf Days.
    What fabulous cards and very beautiful designs.
    Gorgeous stencilled designs and the colours look so pretty.
    Thank you for joining the Rudolf Challenge.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L DT

  6. Lovely stenciled poinsettia cards Susan. I love the stickles on the first card to add some sparkle. The stars are so pretty stenciled over top of the poinsettias. xx

  7. Love this stencil and these beautiful cards! They make a perfect background for this awesome sentiment and adding stenciled stars give it a whole different look!

  8. Susan, your poinsettias, both stenciled and die cut, are so festive and using copper for the sentiment and stickle details was a beautiful choice to add a metallic touch. Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Tic Tac Toe Challenge this week!

    Stef, DT

  9. Two stunning cards Susan. Thank you for joining in the fun at Rudolph Days this month.

    Sue xx

  10. The way you used the stencil in your design is fabulous! The poinsettias and gold dots are great details too! So happy you shared this card with us at Tic Tac Toe this week!

  11. elle est très élégante Susan, merci de jouer avec nous chez 52CCT, biz

  12. Both poinsettia cards are fabulous, Susan! Love the design, the color palette, the heat-embossed sentimets over the lightly stenciled image of the first card. The two little poinsettias are so pretty. The stenciling technique for the second card is interesting! Great way of stretching the use of stencils. Thanks for sharing the link to the SCS's tutorial page!
    Hideko xx


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