Good Wednesday morning. I have an elegant die cut poinsettia Christmas card to share with you today made using the newly released Spellbinders Cinch and Go Poinsettia and Holly Jolly Frames paired with the Floral Flourishes. My card size is 5 x 7 due to the size of the gorgeous holly frame and I love that the size creates such a gorgeous background for the poinsettias and flourishes.
The Frame and Card Base
- Cut a piece of cardstock 7 inches wide and 10 inches long and score at 5 inches to create the card base.
- Place the outer frame die, large decorative holly die and smaller decorative frame on the cutting platform.
- Place a piece of waxed paper or copy paper over dies to protect your white cardstock.
- Place a 5 x 7 piece of white cardstock over the dies and run through the die cutting machine.
- Apply thin strips of mounting tape around the inner frame border and around the outer frame border and attach to the card base.
- Cut the sentiment using red cardstock.
- Attach a strip of 1/8″ double stick tape to a clean desk surface or cutting mat and roll with your fingers to create adhesive for the sentiment.
- Apply sections of the rolled up double stick tape to key spots on the back of the sentiment.
- Attach the sentiment inside the frame opening on the card base.
- Cut a full set of poinsettias in red and two sets of smaller poinsettias in red.
- Cut the largest die in green and two of the smaller poinsettia dies in green to use as a foliage background for the flowers.
- Place all poinsettia sections face down on a molding pad and form each petal with the large round stylus.
- Place all poinsettia sections face up on the molding pad and push down in the centers with the smaller tipped stylus to pull all the petals up.
- Apply a small amount of glossy accents to the green flower centers and attach the largest red flower, making sure to offset so the green petals show.
- Continue applying glossy accents to the flower layers and attaching and offsetting each layer to complete the flower.
Completing the Die Cut Poinsettia Christmas Card
- Cut two sections of each of the flourishes using green cardstock.
- Apply glossy accents to the flourishes and attach to the corners of the frame, making sure not to cover the sentiment.
- Apply glossy accents to the back of the poinsettias and attach to the frame base.
- Apply small amounts of glossy accents to each poinsettia center and attach a snow pearl in each to finish the card,
Thanks so much for coming by today and I hope you have enjoyed seeing my die cut poinsettia Christmas card. I never tire of making poinsettia cards for the holidays and the recipients always love receiving them. Get out your dies and get busy making cards as Christmas will be here before you know it.