greeting cards

Christmas: Poinsettia and pine


These cards were created on 12th and 13th November; day 12 and 13 of The Daily Marker 30 Day Colouring Challenge.

Working my way through some of my unused stamps, I decided to use this poinsettia to make a couple of more traditionally styled Christmas cards. I kept the layouts simple, and stuck to a red, green and white/cream colour scheme with a little bit of gold and sparkle.


The poinsettias were stamped and masked off, allowing me to stamp a bed of pine under them. I used two different greens on the pine stamp to give a bit of variety. I coloured the poinsettias with Copic markers, adding a shadow line around them and deeper shadows underneath.

For the landscape card, I heat embossed the sentiment in gold and added gold embossing around the edge of the red card layer. Wink of Stella gave some sparkle to the green card base and the poinsettia, and some gold stickles was dotted across the main panel.

I created a textured background for the portrait card: a thin layer of embossing paste through a stencil created the snow, with white detail sparkle interspersed between the dots. Once it was dry I added it to a red card base. I stamped the sentiment in black on the poinsettia panel, and fussy cut out the top half of the flower; this smaller panel was popped up on the background with some thin foam tape to give a little dimension. A few dots of gold detail sparkle finished it off.



The Daily Marker 30 Day Colouring Challenge


  • stamps:
    Altenew – poinsettia and pine
    Lawn Fawn – merry messages
  • dies:
    Create A Smile – double stitched rectangles
  • stencils:
    Imagination Crafts – multi snow dots
  • inks:
    Hero Arts – intense black
    Versafine – onyx black
    Lawn Fawn – freshly cut grass
    Lawn Fawn – peacock
  • embossing powder:
    Judikins – gold detail
  • Copic markers:
    poinsettia – R35, R37, RV69
    shadows – N0, N1, N3, N5, N7
    snow background:
    poinsettia – R22, R24, R29, R39, YR15
    shadows – T2, T4, T6
  • texture:
    Dreamweaver – embossing paste – white
  • embellishments:
    Stickles – gold
    Wink of Stella – clear
    Imagination Crafts – detail sparkle – gold gilt
    Imagination Crafts – detail sparkle – white shimmer
  • paper and card:
    Neenah solar white 216gsm
    Papermill Direct – plain – ruby red
    Papermill Direct – plain – dark green
    Papermill Direct – pearlised – ivory


2 thoughts on “Christmas: Poinsettia and pine”

  1. Well they say it is all in the details, don’t they?! The masking and the shading are so effective! The fussy cut layer overlapping the sentiment is the perfect touch. Gorgeous!


  2. They are really beautiful and you can tell the effort put in with all the little details – the masking and the two tone pine needles and the extra shadow around the petals. Beautifully done. Xx


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