Poinsettia Petals - One Card Three Ways
Updated: Dec 24, 2020
Wow Poinsettia Petals are so gorgeous! The stamp set is beautiful, but I personally think the dies take the day. Checkout the tutorial on YouTube here.
This set makes very quick and stunning Christmas cards, and can also be used to make other flowers as well. Simply change up the colors and the way you layer them, and they are reminiscent of different types of flowers.
Check out my YouTube tutorial here to see how to make each of the three cards.
Ingredients: Real red and shimmery white cardstocks; Heartwarming hugs designer series paper; real red ink; Poinsettia Petals bundle; gilded gems; gold trim; liquid glue, glue dots, and Stampin' dimensionals; Cut and Emboss machine; Stampin' trimmer.
Special card: Cut a sheet of real red cardstock in half vertically so that you have two pieces each measuring 8.5x4.25". Score one horizontally across the middle and fold, so that you have a card front that measures 4.25x5.5. Cut two pieces of shimmery white cardstock at 4x5.25". Stamp a flower from Poinsettia Petals in real red in the bottom right corner of one piece of shimmery white, stamping it partially off the cardstock. Using liquid glue, glue to the inside of the card base. Layer the cutting (outside) and embossing (inside) Poinsettia dies for each of the three poinsettias on the remaining piece of real red cardstock and cut and emboss using the Cut and Emboss machine. (If you have the magnetic plate it will stay in place better; if not you can use the regular acrylic plate but use washi tape or a sticky note to keep the dies in place). Layer the three die cut poinsettia pieces on each other, using two glue dots (or more) between each layer, and layering them askew. Stamp the sentiment in the bottom right corner of the remaining shimmery white piece. Adhere the shimmery white to the card front. Using Stampin' dimensionals, adhere the flower to the upper left. Place gilded gems on the card front.
Special card: Make as above with the following changes. Instead of stamping the sentiment on the card front, stamp it on a piece 3.5x2.5". Cut a piece of Heartwarming Hugs DSP 2.75x4". Using liquid glue adhere the DSP near the left edge of the card front, leaving a small margin of real red around the DSP. Using liquid glue, adhere the sentiment on the bottom right edge of the card front, overlapping the DSP. Using Stampin' dimensionals, adhere the poinsettia towards the top left, overlapping the sentiment but still being able to read the entire sentiment. Adhere gilded gems to the card front.
Sensational card: Make as above with the following changes. Cut the front of the card front, cutting off a piece from the right that is 2.5" wide, leaving you with a card base that measures 4.25x3" for the front panel and the regular 4.25x5.5" in the back. Using the liquid glue, adhere a 2.75x4" Heartwarming Hugs piece to the 4.25x3" card front left panel. Cut a piece of shimmery white at 4x8.25" and score horizontally at 3". Cover the cardstock from the score mark towards the right using a scrap piece, then stamp the flower on the bottom right of what is showing, hanging it partially off, so that the flower is stamped on the bottom right of the larger part of the paper. Fold the right side over the flower/larger part of the paper. Using liquid glue, adhere the shimmery white inside the real red so that the fold is on the right. The shimmery white piece should cover the inside of the card, then fold on the right towards (and inside) the real red/Heartwarming Hugs panel. Shut the card, lapping the Heartwarming Hugs (left) panel over the shimmery white (right) panel. Cover the Heartwarming Hugs panel with a scrap to protect it and stamp the sentiment on the bottom right of the shimmery white. Make large loops with the gold trim and adhere on the Heartwarming Hugs with glue dots, placing it where you expect it to be behind the flower and peeking out from behind the flower. Adhere the poinsettia with Stampin' dimensionals. Adhere gilded gems.
Which do you like best? Fun folds are always great, but I think I may like the sensational card the best, because it really pops. I hope you try one or all of these! Tag me if you do!