Monday, 23 November 2015

Poinsettia Blueprint Christmas Card

Hi it's Brenda here and I'm joining you you with a Christmas card today that you can make quite quickly and add to your box. I am pleased to say I am getting a few done now and glad I have started as things seem to be getting manic with project deadlines and family life.

The background was stamped using the sentiments from seasons silhouettes with embossing ink and heated with a sparkly white embossing powder. This was then selectively dipped in festive berries and mowed lawn distress inks.

Stamp the poinsettia twice cutting them out without the leaves on one. Dip the smaller part in festive berries, fired brick and abandoned coral distress inks. Put them together having blended the edges with your favourite brown distress ink then add a small amount of pinflair or collal glue gel to the middle and stick in some dried natural seeds to make them look like the berry centre.
I then dipped the lower piece in in pine needles and twisted citron and I just love the colour combination and blending that occurred.

Die-cut holiday greens holly using green paper and also dip that in twisted citron to get shade variations on the leaves and edge with ground espresso.

The banner was simply dipped several times in festive berries drying between each dip and seasonal chit chat words added.

I put it all together with some natural fibre behind the poinsettia.

I hope you like the brighter colours for me and a fairly simple card to make and get in the post.

Enjoy getting all your Christmas cards made, it won't be long till the big day now.

Thanks for stopping by.

hugs Brenda xxxx


  1. Thank you so much for the beautiful card and instructions! And, easy, no fussy painting!! Hooray!

  2. Fabulous !!! Love that it is somehow not the traditional kind of Christmas card. Your way to paint it looks awesome. You are such a talented artist. Thank you for sharing.
    Hugs from Monica... Spain

  3. Another Gorgeous Christmas card full of all those traditional festive colours . Wonderful emboss resist background . x

  4. The fresh reds and greens are so zingy, and I love that resist text in the background.
    Alison x

  5. Beautiful Brenda, love the white embossed background and the lovely poinsettia! Deb xo