Hello hello! Hope you’re all doing well! This festive poinsettia image by Altenew stole my heart when released in September. I’ve been waiting patiently for my order to arrive and when it finally showed up I started coloring it right the next minute!

For this card I used my Faber Castell Polychromos to color it.

Reds: 225-Dark Red, 219-Deep Skarlet Red, 121-Pale Geranium Lake, 102-Cream, 101-White

Greens: 264-Dark Phthalo Green, 163-Emerald Green, 101-White



I used the matching dies to cut the image and clear Wink of Stella shimmer pen to make it shine. Then started working on the background.

I die cut the number ’25’ using the Altenew Mega Numbers dies and a piece of acetate. I used the acetate to serve me as a stencil and applied Texture Paste over it on a piece of Neenah Desert Storm card stock. When dry, I added lots of gouache splotches with a paint brush and went around the edges with white pigment ink. I then foam mounted the poinsettia below the number and used craft foam to adhere the panel onto a white card base.



The sentiment comes from the Altenew Happy Holidays stamp set and was white heat embossed on red card stock. A few white Nuvo Drops were added here and there to accent.

I was inspired by instructor Laurel Beard and the Altenew Academy Celebration: Stencil Techniques course to use my dies and create my own stencils.



I’d also like to enter this card to the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Let’s Get Ready For Christmas

Thank you so much for dropping by! Hope you have a gorgeous day and I’ll see you soon!

  1. The way you frame this card is just gorgeous, Athena! GREAT use of white and kraft. The splatter are spot on as well. Love everything about this! Thanks so much for entering your beautiful work in Altenew AECP assignment Gallery. Beautiful colors and design. Well done!

  2. Such a stunning design. I love the idea of using mega numbers dies are stencils. The results are gorgeous. Love the soft and subtle tone of christmas on this card. Thank you so much for joining us on Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. xx Ankita

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