Wednesday 24 March 2021

One layer poinsettia on kraft

Hello, crafting friends!

Looking out at all the birds and flowers in the garden and feeling the beginnings of warmth while walking with Eva makes it hard to think of Christmas but that's what I'm doing today!

I found some weird sized kraft envelopes - I've no idea where they came from! - so I cut this card base slightly smaller than usual. The edges were masked off with sticky notes and I stamped the poinsettia (a retired one from Uniko) over one corner. This was coloured with coloured pencils and the centre highlighted with a Posca white paint pen. The background was sponged lightly with white craft ink, working in from the edges. I dried this with a heat tool before removing the mask. After sweeping the area with an embossing buddy, I stamped a sentiment from WPlus9's Be Merry with Versamark ink and heat embossed it with white embossing powder.

For some reason, I found it so hard to get decent photos of this card - this is the best I could come up with!

This card was showcased at Jingle Belles :)

The CAS Christmas card challenge is celebrating three years of fabulous inspiration and Loll has chosen a Kraft, Red and White colour challenge so I'm linking up there. I'm also linking up with Merry Little Christmas where Anything Goes and Jingle Belles where the theme is Festive Foliage - and poinsettias are technically leaves as Stephanie kindly pointed out!

Christmas is LITERALLY just a few months away! 
Well okay, nine months away - but it will creep up before you know it.
This is an example of the kind of exaggeration that amuses my family. But it galvanises me into action and now I have another Christmas card ready to be written. In fact, I might make another one while I'm in the mood... watch this space!

Sending hugs,


  1. A stunning CAS card,the poinsettia is beautifully coloured

  2. Beautiful Vicky, and well done for getting ahead! Xxx

  3. Stylish and elegant as always Vicky.

    B x

  4. Lovely festive make my fren xxx

  5. It's gorgeous! I love the whole effect!

  6. OH! This is such a beautiful card Vicky, a gorgeous stamp and I love the centre edging, I haven't got Easter under way yet, let alone Christmas hahaha
    Faith x

  7. such a pretty poinsettia, i love the way it is the star of your CAS card! that white inking, the red embossing, the perfect sentiment and the kraft background really take this to the next level and then some! so pleased you could join our foliage fun at JINGLE BELLES!

  8. Beautiful card using the colours from our challenge, Vicky! I love the masking and soft white sponging that enhances your beautiful red poinsettia. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Christmas!

  9. love that big bold bloom ... thrilled that you share your festive foliage with us at Jingle Belles.

  10. Love this - so effective! Makes me want to go and dig out a poinsettia and have a go - I am so behind with Christmas cards!

  11. Gorgeous one layer Christmas card, Vicky! Your Poinsettia is beautiful and I love how you sponged the background! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CAS Christmas!

  12. Beautiful, Vicky! Love this poinsettia and the soft look of the white on the kraft!

  13. Simply beautiful poinsettia card, my friend. TFS Hugs..Nancy

  14. what lovely coloring on your beautiful poinsettia Vicky! So pretty in the CAS Christmas Colors this month! Thanks for sharing with us! xx

  15. Beautiful Vicky, love the way you framed your poinsettia in white blending, gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at CAS Christmas :)


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