Friday, 6 November 2015

Paper pieced poinsettia

Cannot believe we're well into November already and that means I really need to get on with my Christmas cards. So I'm trying to squeeze in as much crafting time as I can and to actually create something instead of just thinking about the cards I want to create lol.

I started by stamping the outline image of the Poinsettia Christmas set by Verve Stamps onto a very old sheet of red patterned paper using black ink and then fussy cut the images, making sure to cut the small leaves that were peeking out at the back. I then stamped the solid image onto Rustic White cardstock by Papertrey Ink using Altenew Evergreen ink and my MISTI for perfect placement. I added a few score lines using my mini-scoreboard and stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set using Altenew Ruby Red ink. Love how that red stands out against the rustic white background. After adhering the red poinsettias over the stamped green poinsettias (it was at this point that I discovered I could rotate the red flowers so that the larger green leaf popped out on different sides of the flowers for a more random look). To finish, I added gold dots to the flower hearts using my ancient Vivan pearl pen.

The photograph did not turn out as I had hoped. I will try to take and upload another one that is less dark.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
LIM - 248 Paper piecing
ATSM - 169 CAS
52CCT - Pick a previous theme (#1 Christmas flowers)


  1. Lovely poinsettias! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT, April x

  2. ABsolutely gorgeous - love the clean, crisp lines of your card and the sweet little poinsettia. Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week!

  3. Lovely CAS card!
    Thank you for joining us at ATSM!
    The Leaf Studio

  4. Pretty poinsettias and super crisp stamping!
    Lovely card!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  5. A beautifully crisp and elegant Poinsettia card Marianne.

    B x

  6. Great paper piecing, really crisp design and I love the rustic base and score lines.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Less is More and ATSM.
    Anita x

  7. Crisp is the word here... wonderful card! I enjoy the simple layout and the fuss being in the cutting and not an overload of embellishments!

  8. Lovely CAS card, your poinsettias look super!
    Thank you for joining us
    "Less is More"