Good Saturday morning. I never tire of making poinsettia cards during the Christmas holiday season. I hope you don’t tire of seeing them. I recently purchased the Spellbinders Thinking of You Scalloped Rectangle Frame Set and couldn’t resist pairing the smaller frame with a sugared poinsettia arrangement. I used the Spellbinders Layered Poinsettia Set, Foliage Set along with the Impression Obsession Pine Sprig Cluster to create the floral arrangements and layered the whole design using the Lawn Fawn Scalloped Rectangle Set.
I’m going to refer you back to a poinsettia tutorial I did years ago to show how I form the flowers and attach the layers together. The forming steps are the same but for my flowers today I added color to my petals and foliage before I shaped them. I cut the flowers and large foliage pieces using white cardstock. I applied Candied Apple ink to the poinsettia layers using a mini applicator. I applied Shabby Shutters and Peeled Paint ink to the large foliage pieces and large flower section using a mini applicator. The pine cluster pieces were cut using Easter Grass cardstock. The flower layers were formed using my stylus and molding pad from the Garden Tool Kit and attached together using glossy accents. I placed a drop og glossy accents in the center of each flower and inserted the tiny yellow flower center in place. I used a Sofft stylus and tip to apply Cosmic Glitter glue to the flower petals and foliage and sprinkled them with clear Rock Candy glitter.
While I was at it I took a few step by step photos showing how I made the yellow flower center for my poinsettia. For the purposes of the mini tutorial I made the cuts on the cardstock wider than I actually made for my flower so it would show up better for the photos.
I cut a thin strip of cardstock about about 1/2” wide and cut several thin strips along one side. I start making the whole thing bigger than necessary just so it is easier to work with and so my old eyes don’t give out on me. Once it is completed I cut it down to the size I need for my flowers.
I gently rolled the paper around my tweezers to shape.
I applied glossy accents to the base edge and then closed around the tweezers.
I cut the strips off to shorten and then remove from the tips of the tweezers.
I turn the piece around, clamp it in place with my tweezers and trim off the base side to shorten to fit in my flowers.
I spread out the little strips and attach it in the flower center. Remember that I made these strips wider to show better for my photos. In reality my little strips were only about 1/16” wide and fanned out to look more delicate than this photo shows.
I attached the scalloped layer to the card base with thin strips of mounting tape. I cut very thin strips of mounting tape and applied to the back of the decorative frame and attached it to the scalloped layer. I used glossy accents to attach the poinsettias to the frame and then tucked the foliage sections under and around the flowers and attached with glossy accents. I like that the pine sprigs cut from green cardstock add another color of green so they show up well with the larger foliage pieces.
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Thanks for coming by today and I hope you have a great weekend.
Card size: 5.50” x 4.25”