altenew poinsettia

Happy World Cardmaking day!

We are celebrating today at the SimonSaysStamp blog. You will find there lots of inspiration by designers all over the world, sharing holiday/Christmas cards.

And you can join us too! Make a holiday/Christmas card and enter the challenge HERE. 10 random winners will be chosen to win $50 gift cards to the Simon store. And one winner will get  one subscription to Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine.

My card today is clean and simple with touches of gold and a big poinsettia as the focal point. I wanted to have dimension on my flower and that’s why I made two of them. I cut out the petals from one of them to stick them on the other. So I ended up having a 3 layer poinsettia!

I also used the outline stamp and ANTIQUE GOLD Embossing Powder ( SSS | ALTN ) to add gold on my flower. That makes it look even more festive! This is a layering stamp called Build A Flower Poinsettia( SSS | ALTN ) by Altenew and look how realistic it is with all those shadows. What’s even better is that I did no coloring at all. It’s just stamping with inks from the Red Cosmos Oval Set( ALTN | SSS ). Perfect results and really quickly. Also keep in mind that if you have ever struggled layering stamps you will have no problem at all with that set. They are super easy to layer and very forgiving.

You can enjoy the video below or at my YouTube channel


Altenew – Build A Flower Poinsettia
[ SSS | ALTN ]
Summer Afternoon Oval Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Red Cosmos Oval Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
[ SSS ]
Altenew ANTIQUE GOLD Crisp Embossing…
[ SSS | ALTN ]
[ SSS ]
Gold Mirror Cardstock (5 sheets/set)
[ ALTN ]
Tsukineko Versamark EMBOSS INK PAD…
[ SSS ]

Have a wonderful weekend!



  1. Happy World Cardmaking day to you to Vicky. What a beautiful Christmas card with a luxurious look. Thanks for sharing your video with how to make and tips.

  2. This card is stunning! I love poinsettias and am always looking for new ideas for using them. Thanks for the inspiration and Happy WCMD!

  3. Stunning card, This was one of my favorite stamps from them. I just love the gold embossing and amazing it’s a”no color” who would of known. I love that, and I enjoyed your video. Thanks.

  4. A truely lovely card with this set! I do have reouble lining up those layering sets so this is good to know that it is super easy and your video helped alot.

  5. Beautiful and elegant card. I enjoy watching you and your techniques and have learned so much about card making. Thank you for sharing your techniquesite!

  6. Such an elegant card! I am a huge Altenew products fan so it was exciting to see you work your magic with this stamp and die set, Vicky. Thank you for teaching us to look “outside the box” or in this case, packaging, to unique card.

  7. Your work is always so inspiring. Watching your videos makes me want to get my stamps out and get creating. Thanks for sharing.

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