Wednesday, December 7, 2011

December 7th- Paper Poinsettia Tutorial

Hi everyone! It's Ann here to share another Christmas idea with you! I was making Christmas cards a few weeks ago and wanted to add a paper poinsettia to the front of one. I went looking for a tutorial and couldn't find one, so it was time to make one of my own! Remember we've been sharing layout, card, altered item, and fun Christmas ideas since the middle of November and we'll be your Christmas idea central right up to Christmas, so keep checking us out!

To make your paper poinsettia, you will need:
5 petal flower punch (preferable with sharp not rounded petals), or a diecut machine
scrap cardstock - green and whatever colour you'd like your poinsettia to be (I chose off-white)
gem, dewdrop or microbeads
quick drying strong adhesive, like Beacon's
tools - scissors, bamboo skewer (a dry emboss tool or pencil should work too)

Poin1From the off-white cardstock scrap, punch 3 flowers. Then punch 2 flowers from the green scrap.

Poin2If desired, ink the edges of your flowers to add texture and dimension. I used green, since white poinsettias have a tinge of green throughout them.

Poin3Snip one green flower by cutting between petals, so one of the pieces has 3 petals and the other has 2.

Poin4Using a bamboo skewer (my favourite tool!), curl the petals downward.

Poin6Using strong quick-dry adhesive, glue the 3 white flowers together, staggering how they line up. Then adhere the intact green flower on, which will be one level of leaves, and place the other 2 pieces in a pleasing way, for a second level of leaves.

Poin8Take the skewer one more time and ease the petals apart as the glue will stick them together  a little bit.

Poin7Once the poinsettia is taking the desired shape and dimension , you can add some finishing touches. I used my finger to dab a little gold Stickles to the petals, and added a Robin’s Nest gold dew drop to the flower centre. You could use micro beads or a rhinestone, too.

PoincardUse foam adhesive to attach the poinsettia to your project.

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CraftyLoops said...

Gorgeous flower and stunning card. Lee x

Christa said...

Ann, this is a wonderful addition to any Christmas card or layout. Gorgeous!