Saturday, 14 October 2017

Striped Poinsettia...

Happy Saturday,

Today I am running Workshops at JGD Crafts in Sutton in Ashfield, I'm really looking forward to seeing the ladies and Janet again!

Today's card was made from me experimenting with waste form the fabulous Izink texture pastes.  After making a pink zebra canvas using my large Zebra mask, I was left with a spatula full of pinky texture paste.  As the paste is suitable for card as well as fabric wood etc as it is flexible;e i wondered if it would spread onto card and then, once dry, be able to be die cut.  Thats exactly what I did and I found that once dry I had a flexible and pearlised piece of paper which also die cut, bonus!  I then used the piece to cut all the poinsettias on this card.

The great thing about these is that the texture paste is fully flexible meaning I was able to shape the flowers without them cracking, it helped me to understand why these work so well on fabric!

I embossed a piece of the Christmas red lustre print card from Crafts Too and sanded the raised are back to show the white core of the card.  I love this about the lustre print ( I have some fab new packs coming in November) as it can be used in so many different ways.

I added a stamped sentiment and a few layers to finish the card.  This one is great for posting as the flowers pop back even if squashed!



  1. Morning John, another beautiful Christmas card and love the poinsettias must try them with the izink paste not used mine yet.
    Nancyd xx

  2. Beautiful card John , love the poinsettias with the paste good they won’t squash in post. Have a good day. Joycex

  3. Hi John
    Love today's card I must try the texture paste your poinsettias look gorgeous.Have a good day.

  4. Great Christmas card John, love the poinsettias
    Marion S x

  5. Morning John, back to full swing now, I bet your holiday seems a long way away doesn't it. Have a great time at JGD crafts, see you tomorrow. Oh and a brilliant card too.

    Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

  6. Glad you had a relaxing break. Sorry I've missed a few days but been tied up and Internet connection not very good.
    Love the rich colour today and all the poinsettias.
    I did have a bit of time earlier in the week to experiment with the izink pads - lovely to use.

  7. Beautiful card, really lovely.


  8. What a fabulous card, John.

    Anne (Northampton)

  9. That's gorgeous John and surprisingly the pink and red look great together. xx

  10. Lovely card Good to know that if squashed in the post they’ll spring back up again We all post so many cards at Christmas
    Have fun today

  11. Oh what a pretty card. Love all the flowers on this one.

    Hugs Helen xx

  12. I love this card John it’s very pretty glad you had a fab time enjoy your day xxxxxxx
    Love June Horrocks xxxxccc

  13. Lovely card John. The red lustre print card looks good, so handy if it doesn’t squash whrn mailed.
    Annette x

  14. Morning John,
    Lovely card, enjoy your day.

  15. Morning John, this card is really gorgeous, the poinsettias came out so well. Another great tip. Have a good day everyone. Bx

  16. Morning John, great card and a brilliant use of the Texture Paste.

  17. Hi John
    Love this card, it's really beautiful.
    Can't wait to get some of your new lustre print card, it looks great.

  18. Hi John,Wow what a lovely idea,haven't tried the paste yet but certainly will now.Have a great day Stay healthy and happy,Lots of Love Barbara D xxx

  19. Hello John,
    Great techniques on today's card. Must get some of that paste. Will you have a pop up shop at Northallerton in november?
    Maureen x

  20. Hi John this is a stunning card it is just so pretty. I hope you have a wonderful day I know there will be lots of yummy treats to enjoy. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  21. A beautiful card John. Must try those texture pastes. Once my granddaughter sees them I don't think they will be mine for long.😀 Hope you have a good weekend. Take carexxx

  22. Hi John. Nice design and a great idea, however, on the laptop the poinsettias look a bit pink and so they seem to clash a bit with the background colour. Of course it may look completely different in the flesh.


  23. Hello John,
    This is my third “ go” today! Since it’s latest upgrade my iPad has been a nightmare!
    This paste looks really interesting and I may have to purchase some! Your Poinsettias are lovely! Lovely card!
    Thank you!
    Hope you have a good weekend.
    Love Myra xx

  24. Marie P. From Coppull.15 October 2017 at 10:48

    Good morning John. A lovely card and thank you for the tip re. posting.
    Hope you enjoy your day.
    Marie P.

  25. Eh up John
    Very pretty card. Sneaky peeky sentiment? Lol!
    Ang x