Saturday, December 12, 2009

A Poinsettia Card

Before we get started on this post, you will find how to do the snow flurries for your blog on the next post down. This card was a real trip in learning what not to do. :-0 Yikes

I fell in love with the stencils from The Crafter's Workshop, after seeing Suze Czosek using them on her cards at Suzanne's Stamping Spot. As a matter of fact I found a bunch of them very cheap at the time and now they are much cheaper. You can check them out on Sear for Crafters Workshop 6X, because they also come 12X12 of course.


  1. Stamped Impression-Obsession Poinsettia and Holly on watercolor paper with Brilliance Galaxy Gold. (I usually use Neenah Solar White and it totally reacts differently than on Watercolor.)
  2. Painted the image with Twinks Garnet Red, Moss Green, and Sweet Alfalfa. Ran it through the Cuttlebug using Spellbinder's Large Circles die and then put it through again to emboss the edge. A Dark Green marker to do the Faux Stitching. (I see Jenny Gropp, at One Krafty Kat, use Faux Stitching and it is always just so gorgeous. I feel like I need to sit and practice. If anyone has a tip for me, tip away by EMAIL ME on the left or in the post area. TIA)

Card and Cardfront:

  1. Next the Lotus Stencil TCW 142 (5.5") from Crafters Workshop was used to trace the base portion of the card and cardfront on a folded piece of Neenah Classic Crest Natural. The watercolor paper for my image matched!! If you look close you can see the top two points aren't really pointed (a little flat). It was cut out with scissors.
  2. The little dots and Marquise shapes were traced at the same time as the card. The Silent Eyelet Setter was used on the holes and the X-Acto knife for the Marquise shapes.
  3. A piece of Neenah Solar White was put through the Cuttlebug using their Textile Texture embossing folder. The dots on the Lotus Stencil were used to get the shape for the matte underneath the image.
  4. The thin green ribbon from Michaels was threaded through the holes using a dental floss guide. The bow is by Bow-Easy...who else lately? Pearl beads were added to 2 of the ends.
  5. One more shape of the base was traced on 2-sided scrapbook paper and used to line the inside of the top part of the card. It shows through on the front where the Marquise shapes are.

Assembly and Embellishments:

  1. The squiggles were placed using a Sweetwater template and Copic Spica At You Gold pen. The 2 and 3mm Mark Richards pearls were placed using Glossy Accents.
  2. The image was mounted using 3D Pop Dots.
  3. The Pink Holly Pearls were done using Pinata Senorita Magenta Alcohol Ink and a Niji waterbrush I keep filled with Adirondack Alcohol Blending Solution. I just rub the tip of the brush on the lid for a little bit of color and dab on the pearl. It dries quickly. ( I keep the brush marked with a Sharpie and stored with the brush side up.) Pinata Sunbright Yellow was used the same way for the 2mm pearls in the middle of the flower. Just a dab of Stickles Yellow glitter glue was also added.
  4. The outside edge stitching of the cardfront was done with the same Dark Green marker.

It was a fun card, but for some reason I had to think harder what to do with the shape once it was cut out.

Thanks for stopping by to look and share. Hope your holiday shopping is coming along well and that you stay safe and healthy too!





Curt in Indy said...

This is gorgeous Shirley! I can't believe all the work and the detail you put into this. But the end result is simply gorgeous! Best, Curt

craftimamma said...

Wow Shirely, this definitely has your trademark for intricate detail. It's just so pretty! I love the threaded green ribbon.

Lesley Xx

Anonymous said...

Wow Shirley, this is georgeous girl, hope you aren't giving it away!

Crafting Queen said...

This is a beautiful card, love the shape and the pretty colours. Beautiful. Hope you are having a great weekend. Anesha :-)

Jessica Diedrich said...

I couldn't believe that was a marker! The stitching looks SO real! beautifully colored card and love the shape!

Cheryl said...

Another gorgeous creation Shirley! You are simply amazing.

Suzanne C said...

Well... you have just outdone yourself with the template! Beautiful and stunning. Love how you used the poinsettia in the center.

Stamping Cafe said...

What a stunning card, Shirley! Love everything about it!

Lyn S said...

Wow, this is just beautiful Shirley!

Anne said...

A beautiful card with lovely details Shirley!

Hugs, Anne

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Anonymous said...

OH wow!! Shirley!! This is just gorgeous hun!! I love the way you threaded the ribbon!HUGS

Unknown said...

So beautifl Shirley, what a clever card, so much detail, Love Denise

Vicki G said...

Oh my gosh Shirley, this is stunning! Love the image, the shape and the gorgeous ribbon treatment.

If I don't get by before Christmas (it's creeping up WAY too fast) I hope that you and your family enjoy a joyous holiday!

Hugs and Love


Elena said...

This card is amazing! I really lthe shape of it and gorgeous ribbon treatment! Love the gentle colors too!

The Rubber Maid said...

Hi have outdone yourself with this awesome card. It is wonderful. Happy Holiday season to a great lady. Pat

Etha said...

What a gorgeous shaped card!! Love the star shape and what you did with the ribbon, so very pretty :)

Ayelet {Jenny} said...

Hi Shirley!
I love this card its so pretty! :-)
Hope you have a fantastic Xmas and A Briliant New Year! xxx

Stamp and Smile said...

Just darling Shirley!! The weaving of the ribbon is beautiful and warms my heart!! You inspire me always... Have a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!! :)

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