Sunday, December 12, 2010

I love this Poinsettia image from the Christmas Foliage Digital Stamp set from Paper Garden Projects. I printed it directly on to some patterned paper (Retrospect 365 by Quirky Twerp at the Digichick), I made two copies and cut them out so I could layer them to give a more 3D effect. I did paint a light layer of red acrylic paint over the finished flower to make it more vibrant.

I painted the centre stems with a little gold paint and sprinkled a little glitter on while it was still wet. I love the way the patterned paper adds a lovely texture to the surface of the leaves.

This lovely sentiment is from the same digital set. I just tore the edges and distressed with gold paint. It's layered over some snowflake embossed paper that I sponged with the same gold paint.

I've printed out some smaller Poinsettia images for some tags I'm making. You'll be seeing quite a few tags from me in the coming days! It's getting pretty close to Christmas now and I've still loads of things I wanted to make!! So I'm thinking tags are a bit quicker to do, so I can make more, that's the plan anyway! : )


Card/Paper: Cream card, Retrospect 365 by Quirky Twerp at the Digichick, The Conservatory Collection by 7Gypsies
Stamps: Christmas Foliage Digital Stamp Set from Paper Garden Projects
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Antique Linen
Other: Red acrylic paint, gold paint, button, cream pom pom trim, red ribbon, sewing machine, Spellbinders Impressabilities Snowflake, die cutting machine, foam pads, lace.


  1. This is so perfect. The flower is gorgeous the sentiment is just beautiful. I love the look of the gold paint!

  2. So pretty ... I have this kit too so I'm always glad of your inspiration

  3. Beautiful card! Love that flower.

  4. beautiful clare! love the pom poms :).
    i feel behind too. i think i have to make more tags. they are a bit faster :).
    thanks for sharing and have a great week!
    *hugs* steph :)

  5. Sigh....just lovely - distressed and vintage in the most perfect way....


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