Monday, June 20, 2011

Bentley With Poinsettia Christmas Card

Bentley with Poinsettias

Technique:  Papercraft

cardstock in red, white and black
cobweb paper in red
glue stick
gold glitter glue
Sparkly Fluff
PVA glue
Bentley with Poinsettias digital stamp
Peeled Paint Distress Ink
No 10 red crochet thread
gold leaf

paper trimmer & scorer
snowflake embossing plate
1.5mm crochet hook
2.00mm crochet hook
Sizzix Big Shot
Tim Holtz Alterations die
* Mini Flourish
* Tags and Bookplates
Copic markers:
Browns:  E31, E33, E37
Greens: G02, G05, G07
Reds:  R22, R27, R29
Greys: C-0, C-3, C-5

Christmas Flowers was the theme for the challenge over at Winter Wonderland this week and this gorgeous little Bentley digital stamp was perfect.  Bentley is coloured with copic markers, with a touch of gold glitter glue in the centre of the poinsettia.  His little friend has a touch of Sparkly Fluff to trim the hat.

The card is a 6" easel card made from red card stock.  Although it doesn't show up in the photo the white card has been run through the Sizzix to emboss a snowflake pattern onto it.  Two strips of red cobweb paper have been criss crossed over the white card, and then the image of Bentley was mounted to a piece of black card and glued into position.

The flourish is from the Tim Holtz Mini Flourish die, cut out of white card and coloured with copics and distressed with Peeled Paint ink.

The pattern for the poinsettias is actually a snowflake pattern.  Make two, one with each size of crochet hook, this will give you a large flake and a small flake.  When layered they will look like a flower.  The centre of the flower is made with gold seed beads and PVA glue, with a touch of gold glitter glue.

Crochet Poinsettia

The original pattern can be found here.   

Ch 4, sl st into 1st ch OR make magic ring.
Round 1: 12 sc in ring; sl st in starting sc. Pull magic circle tight, but leave opening big enough to allow stitches inside it to lay flat.
Round 2: *Ch 2, dc in next sc, ch 2, sl st in next sc; repeat from * around 5 times, sl st in sc of final sl st of Round 1.
Round 3: *Ch 4, dc in next dc, ch 4, sl st over next sl into sc below; repeat from * around 5 times, sl st in final sl st of Round 2.
Round 4: *4 sc in next ch 4 sp, ch 2, dc in next dc, ch 2, 4 sc in next ch 4 sp; repeat from * around 5 times, sl st in final sl st of Round 3; bind off. Weave in ends.

To prop the easel card open I created a 'santa buckle' using the rectangular book plate covered with gold leaf.  I have left the centre blank to hand write the recipients name.

I hope you enjoyed my card, it is only the second one I have made, and my first attempt at colouring with copics.


  1. Wow this card is beautiful and your colouring is brilliant, that crochet poinsettia fits in with our challenge just perfectly. Thank you for joining us at Winter Wonderland this week love Linda

  2. gorgeous creation just perfect for our challenge at the Winter Wonderland, thank you for joining us. I have candy if you are interested
    Hugs Kate xx

  3. Gorgeous card. Just love the crochet flower (I am trying to teach myself crochet at the moment :) )
    Thanks for joining us at Winter Wonderland this week.
    Hugs Sally xxx