Christmas Poinsettias

This card is the result of many mistakes due to ignorance and impatience. Yet I think it came out nicer than I had planned! Proving once again that sometimes, good things can come out of our mistakes, if we persevere.


I had just received this Poinsettia stamp from Stamplorations, and stamped it twice with my Misti, in Versmark ink, before adding gold WoW embossing powder and heat embossing it. I coloured it in with red Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens and blended with my water brush. I then accentuated the veins with a brown Zig brush and went over it again with the red Zig brush.

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See how shiny the poinsettias are. I added some washi tapes to the top and bottom of the card. Now here was when everything started to go wrong. I flipped the panel around to add adhesive tapes so I could stick it onto my red card. When I flipped it back again, to my horror the card was smudged with the red ink from the poinsettias! I don’t know how it happened but it was due to the fact that the inks were not properly dried yet. So I used my Versamark pen and created swirls on the card, like wind, and sprinkled red Wow Embossing powder on it and heat embossing it.

To finish, I die cut the Celebrate die from Tim Holtz’s Celebration words die set, twice,once on black card stock and once from a thank you postcard Shery Russ from Stamplorations sends me with my orders, that I keep as scrap to provide backing to any die cuts I want raised. In the end, I preferred her shiny postcard die cut better so I used it as the upper layer! Never throw anything out!celebrate poinsettia cu.jpg

Hope you liked it! Tomorrow I think I’ll make the original one I had planned and see which one I prefer!

I’m sharing this with:

The Daily Marker 30 day colouring challenge – Day 3  the daily marker.png

Addicted to Stamps and More – Holiday

The Merry Christmas Challenge – Anything Goes

Christmas Card challenge – Anything Goes

Allsorts Challenge – Lets make a start on Christmas

Stamplorations never ending Always Anything Goes STAMPlorations-anythinggoes


10 thoughts on “Christmas Poinsettias

  1. How lucky, my errors are never retrievable and always end up in the bin. Great job of rescuing this love card.
    Thank you for joining our ‘lets make a start on Christmas’ challenge this week at Allsorts.


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