Monday 14 August 2017

Stained Glass Poinsettia Star

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I embossed a piece of Milk Card using the Creative Expressions Sparkle Flakes Embossing Folder. I matted onto Rich Red Card and then another piece of Milk Card. I added CS Glue around the edges of my background and then sprinkled CS Frosty Dawn Diamond Frost over. I added a spot of Quickie Glue to the centre of some of the stars in the background and popped CS Golden Stars Glitter Jewels on top.

I cut the inner die from Sue Wilson's Poinsettia Star Die Set into 2 pieces of Milk Card. I sandwiched a piece of Acetate between them using Quickie Glue - it's important to make sure that EVERY line on the die cuts in secured to the Acetate.

Working on the back, I popped some CS Clear Varnish Lacquer onto my Craft Sheet. I added one drop of CS Rich Crimson Intense Pigment Stain to it and mixed well using a Paint Brush. I then added CS Frosty Dawn Diamond Frost and mixed again. I used this to colour the Poinsettia's on my Acetate. It's better to add a really good amount, to fill the area enclosed by the die cut. I cleaned my brush and then added more Lacquer to my Craft Sheet. This time I added a drop of Emerald Intense Pigment Stain and mixed well. I used this to colour the leaves. Finally, I added some Lacquer to my Craft Sheet and mixed in some CS Rich Gold Pixie Powder. I used this to colour in all the remaining areas. I put this aside to dry - approx 2 hours. The glitter used on flowers falls to the bottom, which is actually what we want as that means it's all at the front.

I cut the largest die in Sue's Radiating Star Die Set out of Rich Red Card. I cut the largest 2 dies from the same set out of Milk Card and glued the 2 die cuts together. I left them a while for the glue to set and then added die 3 from the same set and cut. This created my frame. I added some thin strips of 2mm Foam Tape. Once my Poinsettia Star piece was dry, I added my frame and trimmed away the excess. I added some 3mm Pearls to the centres of the flowers.

I added some Clear Varnish Lacquer to my Craft Sheet and mixed in some Frosty Dawn Diamond Frost. I painted this onto a piece of Rich Red Card using a Wide Brush and put aside to dry (approx 20 mins). Once dry, I cut the flowers from Sue's Poinsettia Cluster twice. I cut the outer die from the same set out of Milk Card twice. I added some 3mm Pearls to the centre of the flowers.

I'm up at Creative Expressions for a meeting today so will be unable to send out any website orders. I will get to them tomorrow.

There have been a couple of new releases. Firstly, new masks from That Special Touch - you can find them here. I think this one will be the most popular -

Also new Cosmic Shimmer Gliiterbitz - a new glitter in 16 colours. You can find them here.

The winner of the card from Freebie Friday on 11th August is ....................................

June Fletcher

Please email me at with your address and I'll pop your card in the post.

I'll be back tomorrow with a sneak peek from the Woodware shows I have on Thursday.

Thanks for stopping by.

Free card with all website orders over £10 (ask for one in the comments box at checkout).


  1. Morning Julia, a gorgeous card, love the way you have done the star. Well done June, enjoy your card. Have a great day all. Bx

  2. Hi Julia
    Beautiful card. Love the star.Congratulations June.
    Jan x

  3. Gorgeous card Julia, this was one of my favourites from your recent shows. Loving the look of the new Glitterbitz
    Congratulations to June.
    Marion S x

  4. Good Morning Julia. Stunning card this morning . The colours you have created are amazing . I love the poinsettia cluster and the red behind . I need to brave and have a play with Acetate.

  5. Wow-this card is gorgeous.


  6. The star is really striking. Lovely card.

  7. What a lovely bright Christmas card, Julia.

    Anne (Northampton)

  8. Hi Julia
    A beautiful card, I admired this on your shows - great technique.
    Congrats to June.
    My recorder is already set for your shows.
    B xx

  9. Morning Julia, I loved seeing you do this on Hochanda and the finished card is amazing. I was wondering if you could prepare a few little jars with the liquid glaze, a drop of stain and glitters and then seal the jars up for later use or would they go dry?? I will ask you when I come to Ally Pally.

    Congratulations to June Fletcher

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

  10. Morning Julia,
    Lovely card, using a great technique.

  11. Beautiful I love doing this technique of painting with pigment ink on the back of acetate

  12. Good Morning Julia. Lovely card. I love the poinsettias in the corner. We have Virgin tv. And just yet we can't get hochanda. They said they would be adding it to the menu but not seen it yet. So I am missing out on all the lovely shows and techniques you are showing us. Well maybe one day they will get their act together. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds

  13. Just stunning loved this card on hochanda when you démodé it thank you Julia
    Love June horrocks xxxxx

  14. Hi Julia a very lovely card .
    Congrats to June.
    Elaine H X

  15. Hello Julia.

    Lovely Card. I like everything about this Card, great dies, pretty colouring and a lovely embossing folder. Thanks for sharing.

    Congratulations June Fletcher.

    Best wishes

  16. Hi Julia,
    I really love this card!Love the design, the colors used... love everything.
    Congratulations to June Fletcher!

  17. Hi Julia, This card is lovely !!
    Congratulations to June.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  18. Lovely bright, cheery Christmas card - thank you Julia.

  19. A superb card again Julia, some great Christmas card ideas, thank those new glitters....luv Ursula xx

  20. Hi Julia Wow! This card is stunning! I Love the gorgeous colours the star dies are amazing they are very much on my wanted list!

  21. Hi Julia this is a stunning card it is so beautiful. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  22. Julia i love this, love those traditional colours
    within the star.
    Everything from the embossing to the start and poinsettia
    cluster work wonderfully together.

  23. Whoohoo... I won the card! Thank you Julia!

    Today's card is so sweet and colourful

    June x

  24. Beautiful cardJulia. Thank you. Congratulations June.


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