Tuesday 26 August 2014

stampendous poinsettia and kraft card

Hello my crafty friends. Today's offering was a bit of an experiment. And i think it worked. See what you think. I was quite pleased with the result. (Sorry for the rubbish photo). 

I started with a piece of kraft card which i painted with gesso. Once dry I stamped the stampendous poinsettia in versamark and embossed in black. I repeated this process twice more so I could have layers.

Then i painted the flower with distress paints. I used barn door, forest moss, mustard seed. I added brushed corduroy to red to darken it slightly and another bit with black soot for the darker contrast. Then i cut the layers out and shaped the petals. I then ripped the base sheet for a more shabby look and went round it with renaissance gold gilding wax. Then I added the extra layers to give more dimension to image.

I matted on white linen card which i had gilded all around edges. 
The base card is 8x8 kraft card. The poinsettia came with a lovely flourish which i used to stamp around the borders and in the corners just using versamark.

So I think that my experiment worked. What do you say? Theresa xx

i would like to enter the card in the following challenges:

Simon says stamp Monday challenge - witch kraft (kraft card)
Sunday stamper - deeply dippy
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - anything goes
Winter wonderland - anything goes for Christmas


  1. I say that's very pretty Theresa! Love the kraft card with the white gesso and the lovely red poinsettia, great colours and very effective! :) xxx

  2. Ooooo! Love this, the Gesso on Kraft card works beautifully with that gorgeous poinsettia xx Zoe xx

  3. Really Lovely Theresa ....Like this poinsettia it just looks so classy xxx

  4. Gorgeous card Theresa, loving those layers and the colours are delish... Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

  5. Great card Theresa, clever use of the gesso.

  6. Fabulous, love the poinsettia and all the gorgeous layers.
    Linda xxx

  7. This is just lovely and very vintage looking! Great job! Thanks so much for sharing your project!!

  8. Lovely card - pretty poinsettia.
    Thank you for sharing with Winter Wonderlands 'Anything Goes' challenge and good luck x Susan x

  9. That's beautiful Theresa! I think poinsettia are always a fabulous Christmas card! x

  10. The flower on this card is fabulous Teresa!
    Thanks for sharing this with us at Through The Craft Room Door. Please come play along with us again!

  11. I love poinsettias so this was always a winner for me, Theresa! I love your decoupaged flower and your use of gesso! Fabulous, as always and thank you so much for sharing this and for joining us over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! Hugs xxx

  12. wow what a fantastic card - that poinsettia is gorgeous - I would say your experiment went exceedingly well xx

  13. Absolutely Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing this with us at Through The Craft Room Door. Please come play along with us again! (Hugs) Cara