Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Elegant Poinsettia Christmas Card

The challenge at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' is "Cards for Males". Well, the males in my life are all adults, so I worked on a card that would be fitting for my boss that I've been working with for 17 years.

This poinsettia is a Penny Black stamp and is quite large. This card is 5" x 7". I put watercolor markers on the red rubber of the stamp, misted it with a very fine spray of water and then stamped it on my paper. I used a Stampin' Up punch for the corners and ran some gold metallic twine around the image and mounted it on a dark green background. I then mounted the image to the white cardstock. The last step was stamping Happy Holidays in dark green.

This is what the image looks like close-up. It's a simple technique that makes an elegant flat card. I consider this my "guy" Christmas card since it's a tad more adult and fitting for my attorney boss.

The sponsor for this challenge is My Mums Craft Shop who is donating a £10 voucher to their store! The gals at the Christmas at Sweet Stampin' Challenge have some wonderful cards to inspire you. Please take a look and I hope to see your card in the challenge!

                                                                          Hugs, Gail

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge 2, Addicted to Stamps, Challenges 4 Everybody, Trimmie's Craft Challenge, Crafty Little Fairies, 4 Krafty Girlz, Christmas Card Challenges, Artistic Inspirations, Make It Monday


  1. Just beautiful. Love the framing of the image with the thread.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  2. Stunning image your colouring technique
    Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

  3. This certainly is an elegant card, Gail. You may have used a simple technique, but it is so effective. I love it!

    Thank you for entering our challenge at Crafty Little Fairies, and good luck in the draw. We would also love you to join us again in future challenges.

    Jennifer. x

  4. What a beautiful card. I saw it on Make it Monday.

  5. Gail Thank You so much for the lovely comment you left for me. You are very Sweet ;-)
    I love the technique you have used, gives a lovely hand painted effect.

  6. What an elegant card love the poinsettia Love and Happy Crafting Carole x

  7. Thanks for sharing your lovely card for CHNC challenge extra for October - hope to see you again soon. Challenge 6 on Crafting Musketeers is 'Christmas in October - it would be good to see this there as well, Hazel, Design Team Crafting Musketeers x

  8. What a lovely flower! Great card!
    Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges this week!
    Monica - CCC DT

  9. Very pretty card, I love the touch of gold! Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges.

  10. Fabulous card and colors Gail. I spotted this on MIM..Loz

  11. Beautiful watercolor card and the corner notches with the gold twine makes an elegant frame for this inspiring card.

  12. I always find male cards so difficult, this is lovely, beautiful flower and I love the gold accent, nicely done Gail, I'm sure your boss will appreciate it
    Hugs Julie P

  13. This is Beautiful.. have you colored the stamp before stamping.. ?? Gorgeous!!! Beautiful Christmas card! :o)
    Thank you for joining us at ATSC! :o) Hugs Sol :o)