Altenew | Watercolor Poinsettia & Pine Christmas Card

Altenew | Watercolor Poinsettia & Pine Christmas Card

In my book it is never too early for Christmas cards. You can probably find me stamping something pretty using Holiday stamps in the middle of February. I am just that way, never tired of Christmas and Christmas cards.

Here’s a card I made back in August using a few Altenew holiday stamps; you might have already seen it on their blog, but I wanted to share it here well.

On a side note, I decided to step down from Altenew design team at the end of September and I will not be blogging on their blog any more, here’s a link to my last blog post, if you’d like to take a look. I’ll still be sharing plenty Altenew goodness on my blog and will be joining them for new release blog hops and such. I wish I could also blog, but like you, I only have 25 hours in each day (oh wait, its just 24, lol!).

Altenew | Watercolor Poinsettia & Pine Christmas Card

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Lets go back to the card. This is the type of card that I call a “one layer” – there’s just one layer of cardstock, rest are foam mounted embellishments. The base of this card is made out of Altenew Spice Yogurt cardstock, I love it for simple cards like this one. Following my “Perfect Cardmaking Formula” I added a gold antique trim and also several stamped and cut out elements.

Altenew | Watercolor Poinsettia & Pine Christmas Card

To create these stamped elements I stamped poinsettia and holly leaves as well as a pine cone in VersaFine Onyx Black ink onto Arches watercolor paper. I used my Distress inks to watercolor these. I didn’t have coordinating dies for these, so I cut them using scissors right up to the edge.

Altenew | Watercolor Poinsettia & Pine Christmas Card

I made my poinsettia dimensional – I stamped & colored this image twice; one was cut out as is and another one I cut out eliminating some of the outer petals to create a top layer which I foam mounted over the bottom one.

Altenew | Watercolor Poinsettia & Pine Christmas Card

I wanted to add pine needles to this card, but I knew I wouldn’t be able to cut them out so I stamped them directly onto the card base instead. Love how it turned out. My sentiment came from another set, Sketchy Landmarks, and like pine needles was stamped in Dark Chocolate ink. Lastly, I embellished this card several Pretty Pink Posh sequins.

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Altenew Poinsettia & Pine Stamp Set
Altenew Poinsettia & Pine Stamp Set
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Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black Ink Pad
Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black Ink Pad
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Altenew Dark Chocolate Crisp Dye Ink Pad
Altenew Dark Chocolate Crisp Dye Ink Pad
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Arches Cold Press Watercolor Pad 9x12
Arches Cold Press Watercolor Pad 9×12″
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Altenew Spicy Yogurt Cardstock
Altenew Spicy Yogurt Cardstock
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad Wild Honey
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad Wild Honey
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad Forest Moss
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad Forest Moss
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad Gathered Twigs
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad Gathered Twigs
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad Candied Apple
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad Candied Apple
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Medium Water Brush
Medium Water Brush
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Sakura Quickie Glue Pen
Sakura Quickie Glue Pen
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Pretty Pink Posh 6MM Metallic Rose Gold Sequins
Pretty Pink Posh 6MM Metallic Rose Gold Sequins
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Pretty Pink Posh 4mm Metallic Rose Gold Sequins
Pretty Pink Posh 4mm Metallic Rose Gold Sequins
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Altenew Sketchy Landmarks Stamp Set
Altenew Sketchy Landmarks Stamp Set
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Altenew Ringstone Medallion
Altenew Ringstone Medallion
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15 Comments

    1. It’s the same for me. It’s always time to make Christmas cards!
      Your card is breathtaking! I adore how bright colors and gold popping up on a white background. So cool!

    1. Sorry to hear about your stepping down from Altenew DT but happy you will still,participate with them on some projects. That is how I found you and I just love your blog and videos!

    1. LOL – very funny! 25 hours?? I wish!! Glorious card Yana, beautifully composed poinsettia 🙂

    1. AH-MAZING card Yana!! So beautiful! Love the pine needles stamped on and embossed.
      So sorry you won’t be a regular with Altenew but there aren’t 25 hours (OR more, in anyone’s day) so I get it.
      As for me, I am an empty nester and my husband works shift work in the winter so you can almost always find me in Jan.- Mar. making Christmas cards alone, day or night (and happily doing so!)

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