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Sunday, 29 September 2013

Poinsettia Edges (by Shirley)

Hello everyone,  I hope you are doing well.   

We've been having a great time 'playing' with the new Christmas designs.   The following three cards all feature the Poinsettia Edge from Christmas Edges.   The new Edge stamps are fantastic, I love them (yes I know I say that about ALL of CB's designs, it's true I'm 'in Love').

I started with Distress Inks (Festive Berries & Fired Brick) using the Acrylic Block technique.   I over stamped the background using the Mistletoe fragment (another favourite from Pears & Baubles ) with Festive Berries Distress Ink.      I embossed the Poinsettia edge from Christmas Edges along with JOY from Bold Christmas Words on separate cardstock with deep purple powder and coloured with Festive Berries Distress Ink using water & a brush.   I decoupaged all three images and adhered along with purple ribbon onto the background.  I also added lots of stickles in the flower centers.

While I was working with the Poinsettia Edge, I kept seeing leaves from the Bold Bloom and Tangled Garden sets in the petals.   I thought I would try to make a poinsettia from the leaves and below is what I came up with :)


For the card above I started with Evergreen Bough and Pine Needles Distress Ink using the Acrylic Block technique.  I stamped around all the edges using the Poinsettia edge with Evergreen Bough Distress Ink.   Merry Christmas is from the fabulous Bold Christmas Words set.    The Holly Flourish die cut is Cheery Lynn B148.   I embossed the leaves from Bold Bloom & Tangled Garden with gold along with the flower center from one of the flowers from Tangled garden.  I painted the flower petals & leaves with Tom Bow markers and used lots of stickles on the petals & liquid pearls in the center.

This next card was a quick make as I used some glittery designer paper from my stash.

I stamped the Poinsettia Edge from Christmas Edges and Sentiment from Bold Christmas Words onto white cardstock with Memento Rhubarb Stalk Dye Ink.   I layered as shown and added a bow & stickles. 

We have lots more to show you in October so I hope you can visit often.  
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


  1. Three gorgeous cards, love them all, stamps look a fab set

  2. Gorgeous cards, the middle one is stunning.

  3. You have made three gorgeous but very different cards Shirley but I think the last one is my favourite

    Jackie x

  4. Very pretty work on these three! I think I like your large pastel-colored poinsettia card the best, but they are all beautiful! Hugs, Clare xo :)

  5. An amazing array - I marvel at how you get such large areas of the acrylic block background without the edges of your block in evidence.
    My favourite of your samples is that middle one where you created the poinsettia from the Bold Blooms & Tangled Garden sets.
    Your final card is another stunner - the embossing shine looks super in the background too.
    Paula (PEP)

  6. An Edwardian lady in full dress was a wonder to behold, and her preparations for viewing were awesome.silks saree

  7. Stunning cards! Love the bright colours and the designs!


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