Friday, 12 February 2016

White poinsettia

I was suddenly inspired this morning with an idea for the Less is More - White on White birthday challenge. (Metallic accents are allowed). 
I was short of time and inspiration so thought I wasn't going to manage. I wanted to rush home immediately to make it.
They are celebrating 5 happy years of amazing challenges. Theirs was the first challenge I was brave enough to enter so I am happy to be able to join in this week.



Here is my card:

 The top layers of the poinsettia are stamped and embossed on crepe paper. I wasn't sure if that would work but it did. Then I just sewed on a button and held all the layers together with some silver thread. I left the ends and then added a couple more threads and glued it on. 
I've just learnt how to do this partial embossing and like the effect very much though I need to work on my technique. (You Tube videos again).
So I've made three Christmas cards this year and two of them have been white on white.  
Thanks for visiting. Enjoy your weekend, I hope you get some crafty time. 


  1. great card....very inventive and successful! Liking your button middle to your flower with the silver thread.

  2. Stamping on crepe paper... love it! Very creative. Also loving the use of partial embossing and silver thread. A very effective card for the LIM White on White challenge.

  3. Wow I love this card Alison. I'd never have thought to emboss on crepe paper. It works wonderfully. Well done. Barbxx

  4. This is such a pretty card Alison and you have got a headstart on next year's Christmas cards to boot!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  5. Gorgeous effect on crepe paper and I love the loose silver threads.
    Thanks so much for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More

  6. Just love all that White! Poinsettia is stunning.

  7. How pretty - your poinsettia looks amazing!
    Thanks so much for joining our 5th birthday celebration challenge!
    "Less is More"

  8. I thought you were going to say vellum so this was a nice surprise to see you had use tissue paper. what a lovely effect it has given. hugs Mrs A.


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