poinsettia card

Welcome to a fun blog hop as Altenew has brought together many amazing designers today! We celebrate our unique community by sharing a project to inspire you.

There are lots of prizes to be won, scroll down to learn more!

I can’t even explain how this creating community has changed my life, my career and my way of thinking. I met new friends that although they live far away they are really close to my heart. It’s a community I treasure, since everyone is so supportive and kind to each other. I am really thankful to be a part of it!

video tutorial

You can enjoy the video below or at my YouTube channel


close-up photos

For my holiday card I used the lovely Festive Poinsettia Stamp Set( ALTN | SBC | SSS ). I embossed the flower on watercolor paper with
Antique Gold Crisp Embossing Powder( ALTN | SSS ). The golden touches give a really festive look ton my card.

To color my flower I used the AltenewWatercolor Brush Markers( ALTN | SBC | SSS ). It’s really easy to blend these colors on watercolor paper and you can watch the video for a step by step tutorial on how I did it.  For adding something extra on the background I used the
Kind Confetti Stamp Set( ALTN | SBC | SSS ) that added all those dots! They are also embossed with antique gold.

Finally for my sentiment I used one from the same stamp set that says “wishing you” and I combined it with the word JOY that I die cut using the Fine Alphabet Die Set( ALTN | SBC | SSS ).

supplies – special offer

Want to find what I used to create this card?! Here is a list of the products and don’t forget to take advantage of the special offer that is running on the Altenew website at the moment!

FREE U.S. shipping with code CRAFTY18 or $5 OFF international shipping with code FRIENDS18 at checkout. Offer valid from 11/29/2018 at 12:01 am EST through 12/1/2018 at 11:59 pm EST. Not valid on prior purchases. Cannot be combined with other promo codes.

Links to multiple online stores linked below. Affiliate links used at no extra cost to you.

Festive Poinsettia Stamp Set
[ ALTN | SBC | SSS ]
Festive Poinsettia Die Set
[ ALTN | SBC | SSS ]
Kind Confetti Stamp Set
[ ALTN | SBC | SSS ]
Fine Alphabet Die Set
[ ALTN | SBC | SSS ]
Watercolor Brush Markers – Spring…
[ ALTN | SBC | SSS ]
Antique Gold Crisp Embossing Powder
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Advantus – Tim Holtz – Idea-ology…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Tsukineko Versamark EMBOSS INK PAD…
[ SSS | SBC ]
My Sweet Petunia MISTI – Mini
[ ALTN | SBC | SSS ]


There are many ways to win prizes!

  • Leave me a comment below for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate. The winner will be announced on my winners page on 12/9/2018
  • Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners and one Altenew Academy class to 5 lucky winners.

  • There are also 12 awesome friends who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes:

My Sweet Petunia: 3 MISTI stamping tools(Memory, Original, and Mini)

Jennifer McGuire Ink: Altenew $50 gift certificate & 10 handmade cards

Online Card Classes: 3 class spots

Create and Craft TV: £50 gift certificate

Ellen Hutson LLC: $30 gift certificate

Chameleon Art Products: 1 pack of 5 Chameleon Pens

Stamp & Scrapbook Expo: $25 gift certificate

Butterfly Reflections Ink: $25 gift certificate

Simon Says Stamp: $25 gift certificate

Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine: 2 copies of Scrapbook & Cards Today Fall 2018 issue

Scrapbook.com: $25 gift certificate

Tombow USA: 1 pack of 10 Dual Brush Pens

  • Be sure to leave comments by Sunday, December 9th, 2018 for a chance to win! 37 winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on the blogs participating in this blog hop and will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog on December 15th, 2018.

next stop

The next stop on the blog hop is Enza Gudor!Happy hopping and good luck!


  1. It’s always good to be reminded that a black background can look stunning! It’s usually not my ‘go to’, especially around Christmas.

  2. Stunning card Vicky. The deep dramatic colours accented with the gold makes for a very impressive card. Really enjoyed the video, thank you.

  3. Vicky, I always look forward to your videos as I know I will be inspired to create something as beautiful as your projects. Thanks for sharing your talent!

  4. What a stunning card. I really like the red and black. There’s something about using the black that calms down the red (not sure that’s the “technical” language!). It’s just stunning and has a feel to me of “merry” (the red) and “peace” (the black). I guess the technical way of saying it is the 2 colors really balance each other(?). And the gold with it really gives it a lot of class. Thanks for sharing and for the video.

  5. Your card is lovely, i wasn’t sure about the purple and red water brushing, but it really does look like a poinsettia. I particularly like the layered sentiment. Thanks Vicky!

  6. This card is stunning! That black background makes your coloring pop, and I love the gold embossing. You are always one of my favorite stops on a blog hop!

  7. Red, black and gold has to be my favorite color scheme. Especially for the holidays. It’s such a classy look, and your card is stunning. Happy Holidays.

  8. Beautiful poinsettia on a lovely background! I really like the black cardstock for a great contrast! Thank you for sharing!

  9. Love this card with all the gold makes the card pop and adds elegance to your card. I love watching your techniques you use in your cards and art journals.

  10. Love the poinsettia on the black.
    The petals are more loose than many
    that I see – think this one is more
    realistic. thanks for sharing

  11. Stunning card, love how you have the controlled dots and how you blended the purple to have the darker red, never would have thought of that. TFS!!

  12. I really like poinsettia and I buy it every Christmas holiday )) So far I would make similar card using your cool idea! Thank you for sharing, you are so creative!

  13. This is a festive and beautiful card! I love the black background and embossed dots with the gold frame- they make the colors on the poinsettia so vivid.

  14. Beautiful poinsettia card. I love your coloring and the black background with the gold embossing and frame. Thank you door your video.

  15. I love the black as a background. it makes the poinsettia stand out. I would never have thought of black on a Christmas card!

  16. I love this poinsettia card. It looks so real and the gold turns it into magic.! I love the black background. It is so rich and classy!

  17. Stunning poinsettia card. It looks so realistic the way you colored it and the gold and black combination make it pop right off the card. Thanks for the inspiration!

  18. Beautiful card!! I love the gold and black background–they really make the red and green from the poinsettia and leaves, pop!!! TFS–have a blessed weekend.

  19. What a lovely card this is, I love Poinsettias and I love stamping, keep it up you are truly inspiring

  20. Vicky, if I ever get to visit Greece, you are the crafty friend I want to meet! Your talent is amazing, and I look forward to your videos. I learn something new every time! Happy holidays to you & your family!

  21. I had no idea there were watercolor pens! I’m definitely putting those on my wishlist. Thank you, you always do beautiful cards and this one is no exception.

  22. Wow Vicky, this is simply a stunner. Your poinsettia is so beautiful and the black with the gold specks behind it really shows it off .

  23. I love this card! I have a couple of Poinsettia stamps and dies and your video has inspired me to make some cards similar to this one. I love your videos and they always inspire me and help to get my creativity going. Thank you

  24. Vicky, this card is just Stunning. Ithe confetti background and the gold frame are the perfect setting for the poinsettia. So elegant. Love your work and all your videos, thank you.

  25. What a stunning card= I love the black background! And, the pops of gold make this card very festive- Love! The Festive Poinsettia and the Kind Confetti stamp sets are definitely on my wish list!

  26. What a great card! Beautiful. Using such a dark background for your perfect poinsettia is just wonderful. Thanks for the video and thanks for sharing.

  27. I am continually amazed at how wonderful this crafty community is, crossing even international barriers, and this blog hop is such a lovely way to celebrate this. This is another exquisite card, Vicky!

  28. Stunning, as always! I don’t have watercolor markers but I see them in my future. Watching your videos has cost me a LOT of money — money well spent!

  29. A stunning card. The gold embossing on the flower is the icing on the cake. Thanks you for sharing with all of us. Merry Christmas!

  30. The gold embossing and the colors of water color markers you chose are absolutely perfect. Ithat gorgeous flower looks real!

  31. A gorgeous card Vicky, I love that you made the gold splatters with a stamp and that you added some more with your fingers instead of your stamping tool. Here I saw the Mixed Media specialist in you. Thank you for showing this awesome Christmas card.

  32. This is gorgeous. I sometimes forget how stunning a black background can be for a card and this beautiful card shows that. Love your work and am so glad you are part of the crafting community! Thanks!

  33. I so admire your artistry – especially with the “little touches” that elevate your work. Today, those gold dots in the background really impressed me. They’re just the right touch to make the pointsettia stand out. Thanks!

  34. I love all your videos! I learn so much! You are a great teacher and I’m always so inspired by your beautiful work!

  35. This is such a beautiful card! I love everything you create, and could watch your videos for hours on end! (Not that I have done that or anything:)

  36. Your card is just gorgeous , which is no surprise at all of your creations are always so beautiful. I love the tip of using the purple to create a darker red. So useful to know. I love the red and gold together.

  37. What a beautiful card!!! Gold is such a perfect accent to use at this time of year and it really sets off this wonderful Altenew poinsettia. Thanks so much for the wonderful tip about how to get the darker color. Never would have thought of using purple for the shading on a red item, but it looks perfect!! (I’d really like a set of these brush pens, by the way!) Thanks, Vicky, for always sharing such great products and videos!!

  38. Beautiful card! The poinsettia on the black background is stunning! I love the gold embossing on the flower and confetti dots.

  39. I’m enjoying all the inspiration along the Crafty Friends blog hop! Your card is absolutely gorgeous! If I received it, I’d frame it!

  40. I love the dramatic look with the black cardstock! The gold dots just sets the design off! Thanks for sharing, Vicky!

  41. You are such an inspiration, thank you so much! I am new to the arts and crafts scene, luckily I have a fantastic best friend that came along to teach me about doing crafts, making art, and helping me to find inspiration. By the way, Merry Christmas and I hope everyone has a good holiday!!

  42. Your card is awesome, love how the flower pop’s out… looks so real! Thanks for the chance to win and sharing.

  43. Love this simple but stunning card. Thanks so much for all the hard work you do to bring others inspiration all year long!

  44. Lovely card I thought it was so cool hoe you used the violet color to make the red appear darker. I am going to try that.:). I enjoy watching your videos you are s great teacher and inspiration

  45. I think this is my very favorite card from the two days of this blog hop – using the black background for your gorgeous poinsettia is perfect!!!

  46. I love poinsettias and your coloring is amazing!! The gold really sets everything off and makes it look so elegant.

  47. Wow, the contrast of the beautiful red poinsettia on the black background outlined in gold is fantastic. What a beautiful card. Thanks for sharing this idea.

  48. Lovely watercolouring! The gold dots in the back are so cute. They really do look like confetti with that gold embossed look

  49. Vicky, I love all of your work and this card is included. Your techniques and color choices are always inspiring. Keep up the great work,

  50. Stunning card Vicky and just the inspiration I need after trying to make some Christmas cards I am happy with and failing miserably. Your colour choices are just perfect. Thank you for sharing your talent with us.

  51. Gorgeous Card! I enjoyed your video and watching how you blended the watercolors to make such a beautiful poinsettia! I am new to card making and need these tips!

  52. What a gorgeous card…thank you so much Vicky for always being so generous and providing a video…it was quite helpful.
    Carfters are the best!!!! Happy Holidays…

  53. I always make sure to check the videos you post. Especially, the SSS Card Kit ones. This is a particularly beautiful card…loved it.

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