Vellum Poinsettia Christmas Card

Here’s a soft vellum poinsettia Christmas card I wanted to share with you all today.

I created this card as a reminder post for The Flower Challenge #62. Our theme for this month is “Use Leaves”. That’s why, have created a full background for my card with a cover plate die that has leaves.

The Background

First of all I started by blending distressed oxide inks on a Bristol smooth panel. I used Salvaged Patina, Kitsch Flamingo and Villainous Potion inks. The fact is all of these are newer colors I had just purchased and I couldn’t wait to use them. After that I rubbed some Distressed Glaze over it which made the colors so vibrant.

Then I cut a panel of shimmery white card-stock using the Sugar Pea Designs Leaf Cover plate. This was perfect for my theme. I added the die cut piece on top of the ink blended piece with liquid glue.

The Focus

I have been making some Christmas cards lately. Waffle Flowers Poinsettia Die set released around July I believe was going to be perfect for my card. I cut a bunch of poinsettia petals with vellum and layered them. However, the bottom piece (which was supposed to be the leaves) was cut with white and inked with Salvaged Patina to match my project.
After that, I glued them on the panel towards the lower right side.

The Sentiment

For the sentiment I used CZ designs sentiment. Embossed it on a white piece of card stock with white embossing powder then inked with salvaged patina.

Embellished with matching enamel dot in the centers of the poinsettias. Mounted it on an A2 size card base. Finally, this completed my card. Hope you find it inspiring.

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Kindness For Florals Instagram/Blog Hop and Giveaway

Hello everyone!

Thank you for visiting my blog.

I hope you’re all staying home and healthy in the middle of this COVID 19 crisis.

I along with some of my kind cardmaker friends on Instagram are sharing kindness through cardmaking as an IG/Blog hop. As we all share the common love for flowers our theme is Floral.

Each of us has special prizes for two lucky winners. Just visit my Instagram post to see more details.


The theme for this IG hop is a floral focus card with ink blending and the use of stencil is optional.

Here’s my card:


For the background of this card, I used distressed oxide inks in Squeezed Lemonade, Carved Pumpkin, and Barndoor and Taylored Expressions Blending brushes for the smooth blend.

Then I used Tim Holtz’s stencil to apply Texture paste to create the swirly texture on the panel.

The Focal Point

The focus of this card had to be a floral image. I used one of the digital images from Power Poppy. I printed the image and started coloring it in Copics. Some of the details were added later with Prismacolor pencils.

I picked this azalea flower because it brings so many memories of my dad who passed away 17 years ago. Azalea was his favorite flower. As this is my first IG/ blog hop ever and I wanted to pay tribute to my father with this card.

The oval frame is cut using Spellbinders Die. I cut 4 frames and adhered them on top of each other to create a chipboard look.

The floral image and the sentiment are then adhered using foam tapes at the back for dimension. Then the whole panel is matted with a little bit bigger panel of black cardstock.

I really loved how this card turned out. I hope this gave you some inspiration

Please check out these wonderful cardmakers who are a part of this hop on their Instagrams:



@cardsncraftsnyc (me)





Visit their blogs for more pictures and details about their posts.



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