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Hello and welcome to my blog. I'm an independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator in the UK and love sharing my passion for paper crafting and Stampin' Up! products. Thank you for visiting I hope to see you again soon. Zoe x

Sunday, 12 September 2021

Christmas Card Club - Poinsettias

handmade christmas card with poinsettia stamps and dies

Happy Sunday and welcome to our Christmas Card Club Challenge.  Rita is our lovely challenger today and she has chosen Poinsettias for our theme.  I just love to have one or two in the house at Christmastime.  The colours are amazing and for me they are a feature of the winter season.  

For my handmade card today I've used a stamp set called Poinsettia Petals.  I stamped the petals in Poppy Parade ink and then used a blending brush to add more ink.  You just need to take care that you start off with a light application of ink so that you can build up the depth of colour slowly.  

I'm pleased I chose red for my Poinsettias as following Emma Radacanu's amazing tennis match last night where she wore red kit it is clearly the colour for the weekend.  A young lady with a bright future don't you think!

handmade rubber stamped christmas card for card making with zoe tant

I began my card by stamping the floral spray from Words of Cheer in black ink onto a white layer.  I stamped it twice onto a piece of card 9.7cm x 14cm.  I then added the stamped and die cut flower along with vellum 'berry' die cuts which I added random spots of gilded leafing.  I added the same leafing to the centre of the top layer of the Poinsettia.  I used Tombow wet glue which i carefully added with a cocktail stick to add just a small 'smudge' of glue to each dot before adding the leafing.  I left it to dry before gently removing excess gilding to reveal the gold dots. 
heat embossed words of cheer stampin up christmas card
I love the open weave in colour ribbons so added a bow of Evening Evergreen which I tucked under the Poinsettia with glue dots.  Using the Words of Cheer set I created a sentiment heat embossed in white on black card.  The whole layer is then matted onto a layer of Soft Succulent card and a base card of Evening Evergreen. 

handmade poinsettia petals christmas card

Having used a darker colour for the card base I like to add a lighter inside piece of card. Here I've added white and continued the stamping with the Words of Cheer.  By just stamping part of the image it leaves plenty of space to write your goodwill message.

card inside using words of cheer stampin up stamp set

The dry weather continues here in Lincolnshire and so a bit of gardening is on the diary, along with a family Sunday roast as we have a birthday in the house this month so are celebrating.  Hoping you have relaxing plans too.  
poinsettia stamp from stampin up for christmas craft and cards and stamping

Thanks for popping by and enjoy your Sunday. 

Keep safe and keep stamping 

Zoe x

stampin up stamp set words of cheer 2021

Words of Cheer stamp set

poinsettia dies from Stampin' Up!

Poinsettia dies

poinsettia petals stamp set stampin up with zoe tant

Poinsettia Petals stamp set

open weave organza ribbon evening evergreen for craft

Evening Evergreen Open 

Weave ribbon



Christine Harrop said...

Absolutely beautiful Zoe. Hope all is well. Christine xx

gwen70 said...

So beautiful Zoe, love the stamps xx

dutchess said...

Stunning card Zoe….love the pop of red on the black background stamping really great design…..
Hope all is well with you all,take care xxxx

rachel said...

So pretty Zoe - what a beautiful make! Hugs rachel x

cuilliesocks said...

Your card is stunning Zoe, I love the gorgeous poinsettia and the lovely stamping in the background, fab design, Kate x

Mrs A. said...

Beautiful layering up with the poinsettia. So elegant with the background just inked. Hugs Mrs A.

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Such a beautiful stamped image and card. The 3D poinsettia is a wonderful focal point.

Gibmiss said...

Stunning card Zoe …love the Poinsettia ….fabulous …. Miss all the SU Stash …
Hugs Sylvie xx