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Sweetened Poinsettias

By: Peggie Wilkins, Artistic Guide

Finished Card Size: 4.25" x 5.5"

This is an older technique that you don't see often. I know I don't use it often but it gives a unique effect. It is best not to use a stamp that is too detailed because the sweetened condensed milk is rather thick and blurs the details.

Poinsettia (Stubby Stampers)
Sweetened Condensed Milk
4.25" x 5.5" Green Card (unknown)
Birch Card stock (unknown)
Mistletoe Paper Collection (Memory Box)
Foam Brush
Heat Gun
Copic Markers (.too)
Ribbon (from stash)
Diamond Glaze (Judi-Kins)
Gold Beads (Judi-Kins)


  1. Using foam brush tip into sweetened condensed milk and paint onto stamp. You don't want to do it too heavily or it will get into all the crevices but you want to be sure to cover all the edges of the stamp.  Stamp onto the birch card stock.  It's best to clean your stamp right away, lol!
  2. "Emboss" using the heat gun. Heat until the image is brownish and not tacky but do not burn.
  3. Color with copics. You don't have to color the image if you don't want to. Sometimes I do and sometimes I don't.
  4. Put diamond glaze on the middle of the poinsettia and then pour the beads on.  Let dry.
  5. Assemble card as shown.
Don't forget to sign the back of your card and be proud of your art!


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5 Responses »

  1. This is an interesting twist on the technique I learned. We paint sweetened condensed milk onto an embossed line image then heat set it. Will have to try yours - it sounds fascinating, easier, and you have a wonderful result. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Beautiful and I luv Stubby Stamps.

  3. Yes, it is an old technique. A lot of the things we did a long time a go we forget about and it is nice reminder of things we use to do. Your card is wonderful. The poinsetta turned out wonderful. Thanks for the reminder.

  4. I've never heard of this technique. Makes me wonder if it would work with buttermilk. Your card is beautiful.

  5. WOW! What a cool technique. It may be an "oldie"; but, it is certainly a "goodie". A beautiful card.