A slimline poinsettia Christmas card

Hi and welcome to my blog, I hope you’re having a good day.

The new theme challenge this week at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown is slimline cards. I have some slimline card bases in my crafts stash, from many moons ago, but have only limited colours left, but I rather liked this shade of pink …

For the focal image of my card, I stamped and watercoloured a poinsettia, fussy cutting it when it was dry.  I love stamping and all the different possibilities it offers – from inks, to techniques, to patterns and designs – and I love how you can achieve so many different looks with the same stamp.

I love poinsettias at Christmas, and always buy a fresh plant each year, but I have to admit that last year my plant didn’t even make it to Christmas day! Instead, its leaves curled up and drooped within days of me bringing it home, and ended up in the compost before Christmas Eve.  Now, before you start to think I’m not green fingered, the plant I bought 3 Christmases ago is still alive and well and is positively thriving!

A quick search of my paper stack and I found this blue paper with all those delicious mini snowflakes – I love the blue next to the pink – perfect! More scraps from my scraps box for the glittered snowflake and winter sprig – all that was left was a stamped sentiment, done.

I’m linking my card to the Happy Little Stampers watercolour challenge where anything goes, Inspire Create where anything goes, and also We Love Chocolate Baroque where the theme is “I love” as I do so love poinsettias!

I hope you like my card for this week and it’s given you some inspiration. Do come and join us at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown – we’d love to see your work.

Enjoy your weekend

8 Comments to “A slimline poinsettia Christmas card”

  1. Wonderful combination of colors and design!
    Hugs, Majda

  2. The pink card base is perfect for your pretty pink poinsettia, and a lovely partner for the pretty patterned paper. Thanks for joining us at Happy little Stampers for the Watercolour Challenge!

  3. How very pretty your Poinsettia looks with the silver snowflake placed in the centre,thanks for sharing a crafty love with us at We Love Chocolate Baroque.

    B x

  4. quelle beauté Gill, magnifique avec ces teintes douces, biz

  5. Wow, an absolutely gorgeous Christmas card!!! The layout of the cards is so nicely balanced and the soft colors are a real feast for the eyes!!! The rounded corners are another lovely detail! Rosi x

  6. Beautiful poinsettia, love the colours

  7. Your card looks so pretty in these colours and such a delicate poinsettia. Thanks for sharing with us at We Love Chocolate Baroque challenge

  8. Love how you played with colours..
    Thank you for joining us at Happy little stampers Water colour challenge, DT Swapna
    Be safe and get crafty

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