August 15, 2012

Christmas Poinsettia Squared

Hi there!!

So i meant to do a lot of card making this past weekend.... but life got in the way! :)  But i've been busy the past couple days and today i have a card for 2 challenges: CAS-ual Friday's and PTI's Make It Monday.

The CAS-ual Friday challenge this week is to make a square card. And PTI's Make It Monday is stitching on your card. I combined both into this card (my card is 5.5 by 5.5 inches):

I love cross stitching and currently working on a project so my many plastic floss storage boxs are currently in my car (my project is a kit, so the needed thread is included). But luckily i have a few stray skeins in my arm chair caddy. I found a dark pink metallic thread and along with some metallic thread. This dark pink went perfect with PTI's Autumn Rose ink.

I die cut and stamped the poinsettias from PTI's Christmas Poinsettia set. The stamp has dash lines down each petal, so i pre-pierced some wholes along the lines and then back stitched with the dark pink metallic thread.

I made 2 flowers, one with the large and medium flowers and the other with another medium and the smallest flower. To attach the layers in each flower, i used French Knots with the gold metallic thread.

Then i die cut and stamped some leaves. Next i stamped and embossed (gold) the sentiment. Last i adhered the leaves and then the flowers with pop up dots to the black cardbase.

Thanks for stopping by!


Stamps: Papertrey Ink: Christmas Poinsettia, Bells & Boughs
Dies: Papertrey Ink: Christmas Poinsettia
Ink: Papertrey Ink: Autumn Rose, Ripe Avocado
Thread: DMC: E3685 (Light Effects). Kreinik: Gold (not sure the size, the sticker fell off, but i do know it is not a cord but maybe a very fine braid) :)


  1. Wowza! This is fabulous!! I love the stitched on flowers and the black base is so dramatic! Thanks for playing along with us this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

  2. Wow, that is striking! The stitching just makes the card! Love the little golden centers too! You're getting me all excited to do some holiday cards!

  3. Love how much dimension & detail stitching adds to the stamps! It's been ages since I did french knots...simple but so much POW on a card :)

  4. One crafty mama took the words right out of my mouth. ;) I agree that your stitching completely enhances the stamped image! Beautiful card! :)

  5. The stitching is such a wonderful highlight to the poinsetta petals.... fabulous Christmas card Dana :0)
    Thanks for getting crafty with us at CASual Fridays :0)
    Jenny x

  6. Your Christmas card is just stunning, Dana! Beautiful color combo here and pretty stitching contrast on the poinsettias :)

  7. This is gorgeous! I love the unexpected black base.

  8. These flowers look amazing against the dark card base! What a great idea to stitch the veins and flower centers. Thanks for joining us this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

  9. This is a stunner! I love the stitching!! Thanks so much for playing with us this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

  10. Beautiful use of stitching--terrific card!

  11. jeez Dana, this is gorgeous!!!