Holiday Poinsettia Flowers – 2 ways

Holiday Poinsettia Flowers – 2 ways

Hey, hi there,

This is Amber and I am super excited to be back to share with you a 2fer – two different cards using the same PoppyStamps Poinsettia die set. This die set can be used to stack the layers for a truly dimensional flower or keeping them separate for a simpler flower.  Take a look how each card has it’s own flavor and dimension.

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Let’s dive in. First up is the red and white card.

This card was fast and simple to come together with using a few techniques.  Starting with the red panel, it was easily created with the use of the Scallop die set by Neat & Tangled.  I nested each of the scalloped dies in this set onto a piece of  Peppermint card stock, kept them in position with a little low tack tape and ran them through my Big Shot die cutting machine using a rubber mat.  Placing the rubber mat under the paper while die-cutting prevents the die from cutting through the paper.  A tip for good results is to use a heavy weight paper so it just embosses.  The card stock used here is 100lb. – one of my favorite weights of paper!

 

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Next, I cut the flowers with the Poppystamps Poinsettia die set.  I originally cut them with the gorgeous Glitter Holly Flourish paper.  I just loved this paper with its raised glittery pattern! But after they were cut, I discovered that just the vellum alone was not enough impact. So…I cut another set of flowers using white card stock that had a layer of Stick-it double-tack paper applied on the top.  After the flowers were die-cut, the release paper was peeled off and then the vellum flowers were layered on top.  Of course, you can be smarter than me and start with the white cardstock, add the Stick-it layer and apply the Glitter Holly Flourish paper and cut once through all the layers.  I added the centers and a little pearl embellishment for the centers. You can really see the beautiful detail of the paper.

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All that is left now is the stamping the sentiment with Versamark ink onto heavy black card stock and embossing it with white embossing powder and assembling the card.  Add the diagonal black striped paper to the white card base, pop-up the red panel with a layer of foam sheet, adhere to the striped layer, position the flowers and sentiment and you are done.  Oh, I added a few more pearl embellishments for good measure.

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On to the next card …

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In contrast from the last card, this one has the soft pastel colors of Christmas.  I started by making the flowers. They were cut using the same Poinsettia die set and a piece of watercolor paper splattered with masking fluid and allowed to dry.  The flowers were then watercolored in a lovely red-pink and set aside to dry.

While the flowers were drying, I die cut some snowflakes from masking paper, adhered them to a square panel of card stock and lightly spritzed some Shimmerz sprays.  I started with the Jeni B Blue  and then spritzed a burst of Quit Er Wine-N Vibez spray and added some Bamboo Leaf for green in the corner.  These were very light spritzes so watercolor paper was not necessary.  Then some splatters of the same colors were added.

After the panel was dry (which was in almost an instant), I peeled off the snowflake masks and revealed the snowflake designs underneath.

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The flower pieces were dry by then, so it was time to rub off the masking fluid splatters to reveal the white specks and layer the flower pieces on top of one another. I finished it off by adding a pearl embellishment for the center.

The only thing left was to die cut the Merry Christmas, a few sprigs of pine from green card stock and some white glittery snowflakes – then we will be off to assemble.

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Starting with a white card base, I added a plaid layer from the Perfectly Plain Winter paper pack from Lawn Fawn. Next, layered the main, spritzed panel (after adding a foam square to pop it up) onto the plaid paper, Then added the sentiment, flower, green sprigs and extra snowflakes. YAY! it’s done. Below, you can see all the layers and the glittery snowflake additions.

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laurel strand

Supply List:

Poppystamps Poinsettia die set
Poppystamps
Poinsettia
die set
Neat & Tangled Scallop Die Set
Neat &
Tangled
Scallop
Die Set
Penny Black Merry Christmas Die
Penny
Black
Merry
Christmas
Die
Impression Obsession Pine Pair
Impression
Obsession
Pine
Pair
Impression Obsession Snowflake Dies
Impression
Obsession
Snowflake
Dies
Neenah 110lb.
Neenah 110lb.
Neenha Black Cardstock
Neenha
Black
Cardstock
Peppermint Paper
Peppermint
Paper
Dots & Stripes
Dots &
Stripes
Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Winter
Lawn
Fawn
Perfectly
Plaid
Winter
DCWV Textured Paper Pack
DCWV
Textured
Paper
Pack
Papermania Holly Flourish Glitter Paper
Papermania
Holly
Flourish
Glitter Paper
Masking Fluid
Masking
Fluid
Stick-It Adhesive Paper
Stick-It
Adhesive
Paper
Mask Paper
Mask
Paper
VersaMark Watermark Ink Pad
VersaMark
Watermark
Ink Pad
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
Hero Arts
White
Embossing
Powder
Jeni B Blue Spray
Jeni B
Blue
Spray
Shimmerz Quit Er Wine-N Spray
Shimmerz
Quit Er
Wine-N
Spray
Shimmerz Bamboo Leaf
Shimmerz
Bamboo
Leaf
White Fun Foam
White
Fun
Foam

 

ATG Tape Gun
ATG
Tape
Gun
Multi Media Matte
Multi
Media
Matte
Self Adhesive Pearls
Self
Adhesive
Pearls
Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolors
Kuretake
Gansai
Tambi
Watercolors

 

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3 thoughts on “Holiday Poinsettia Flowers – 2 ways

  1. Gorgeous cards! Love both of these pretty poinsettias! The layered white version is so elegant and the red one is lovely! Beautiful details on these fabulous cards!

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