Friday, November 13, 2020

Classic & Elegant Poinsettia Holiday Card

I love red poinsettias, but can never make them live past Christmas. When I saw the humongous poinsettia bushes in Kona, Hawaii, I was convinced that they like warmer weather. I'm sharing today the beautiful poinsettia and sentiment stamps from Blank Page Muse Art Rubber Stamps called Classic Christmas Stamp Set by Pam Bray Designs

I'll be showing you how to make your own beautiful patterned paper with some scraps and washi tape then showcasing your card with the beautiful colored poinsettia stamp. I hope this inspires you to try make your own card and entering it in our monthly challenge, "Holiday Play."

All the supplies and instructions are listed below to make this A2 size card.


  • Blank Page Muse Stamp:  Classic Christmas Stamp Set
  • White cardstock - Cut to the following sizes:
    • 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" to stamp the poinsettias  twice
    • A2 size for the base (8-1/2" x 5-1/2"), fold in half
    • 4" x 5-1/4" for the mat (card front)
    • 4" x 4" for the frame (Cut 2) 
    • 3" x 2" for the sentiment
  • Black cardstock strips - Cut to ½” x 7” (Cut 3)
  • Black cardstock strips - Cut to 1/2" x 5” (Cut 4)
  • 3mm wide gold washi tape 
  • Nested square dies - 3" x 3" and next smaller size (approx. 2-1/2" x 2-1/2")
  • Black stamp pad
  • Stamp positioner or stamping block
  • Scissors
  • Paper trimmer
  • Your favorite adhesive
  • Your favorite coloring medium (I used Copic markers. Colors listed below)
  • Clear glitter pen (I used Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen)
  • White gel pen
Copic markers used:

Red: R39, R46, R43, R30
Green: G28, G05, YG03

  • Stamp two of the poinsettias, color, and fussy cut. Set aside.
  • To make the background paper, using the 4" x 5-1/4" mat, lay out the black cardstock strips 1/4 inch apart. Start in the middle and work your way to the outside corners. Adhere to the card front.

  • Turn your cardstock to the back and use scissors to trim off the excess black strips.
  • Adhere the gold washi tape in between each black stripe making sure that you have an overhang of 1/4" to fold to the back. 
  • Using the 4" square white cardstock, cut out a 3" square with the die.
  • Using the other 4" square white cardstock, nest the 3" and 2-1/2" dies to cut out a frame.
  •  Add gold washi tape around the frame. Adhere the frame to the 3" mat then adhere onto the card front.
  • Adhere the poinsettias.
  • Adhere the card front onto the base cardstock.
  • Stamp the sentiment on white cardstock and trim to size. Use black cardstock to mat the sentiment and adhere to the card front.

  • Using a glitter pen, add some glitter to the centers and tips of the poinsettias.
  • Using a white gel pen, add some accent dots to the poinsettias.

I hope you give this card a try. It's a great way to use up your scrap cardstock and it's easy and fun! Thank you for stopping by! ~Betty~

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