Today I’m celebrating “Christmas in July” with my Christmas in July poinsettia card. It’s always fun to create a few Christmas projects during the summer to rev up my holiday inspiration. I wish I had a dollar for every die cut poinsettia card I have made over the years. I could have added quite a bit of money to my retirement account. LOL! The holly and pine are the perfect foliage embellishments for this classic poinsettia card and I really like the addition of the embossed pattern on the background. It adds interest to the card without distracting from the arrangement. You can check out my Poinsettia Tutorial if you would like to see step by step photos of how I form and assemble my flower. The tutorial uses different dies but the concept is the same.
The Embossed Card Base and Frame
- Cut the card base using white cardstock.
- Emboss the white layer and attach it to the red card base. using double stick tape.
- Cut the frame using red cardstock.
- Apply thin strips to the back of the frame and attach it to the white embossed layer.
- Cut the poinsettia sections using red cardstock.
- Place all the sections face down on the molding pad and roll over the petals using the large tipped stylus.
- Lay the sections face up on the molding pad and push down in the center to pull all the petals up.
- Use glossy accents to attach all the sections together to create the flower.
- Cut the tiny flower centers using yellow cardstock, form with the tiny tipped stylus and molding pad and attach to the center of the flower using glossy accents.
- Apply a generous amount of glossy accents to the back of the poinsettia and attach to the card base.
The Holly and Pine
- Cut the holly leaves using green cardstock and the berries using red cardstock.
- Attach the red berries to the holly branches using glossy accents.
- Place the holly leaves on the molding pad and gently create veins using the detail tool.
- Cut the pine branches using green cardstock.
- Tuck the holly and pine branches under the poinsettia and attach using glossy accents.
- Finish by applying red stickles to the holly berries and sparkle to the flower centers using a shimmer pen.
I hope you have enjoyed seeing my classic Christmas in July poinsettia card. It really was a fast and easy card to make and yet it makes quite an elegant impression. Thanks for coming by and I hope you’ll take some time out to create a few Christmas in July projects of your own. Check out this Kittie Kraft Poinsettia link on Pinterest if you would like to see more of the poinsettia cards I have made over the years.