I am so happy with how this slimline poinsettia card came out – I just love how those poinsettias look like they are spilling out of those rounded corner windows! I created the slimline frame layer using the Slimline Solid Postage and the Slimline Inside Rounded Square paired with the Poinsettia #2, Wreath Set and Greenery #2. You can find the poinsettia, holly and pine branches in the Christmas in July category. Use code RUBBERNECKERJOLLY at check to receive a 15% discount.
The Slimline Frame
- Cut a white 3.50″ x 8.50″ card base. and a 3.25″ x 8.25″ green layer.
- Attach the green layer to the card base using ATG adhesive.
- Cut the solid slimline using white cardstock.
- Place the solid slimline back on the cutting platform, place the insert die on the solid layer, line it up and run through the machine to cut the frame openings.
- Cut a white 2.75″ x 7.50″ layer and attach it to the back of the frame using strips of mounting tape.
- Attach the slimline frame layer to the green layer using ATG adhesive.
- Use the two smallest poinsettia dies in the set to cut the red and green flower layers.
- Cut three green poinsettia layers using the largest of the two of the two dies.
- Cut three red poinsettia layers using the largest of the two dies.
- Cut six red poinsettia layers using the smallest of the two dies.
- Use yellow cardstock to cut the tiny flower centers.
- Place all the flower layers face down on the molding pad and form them using a round stylus.
- Place the flower layers face up on the molding pad and push down in the center of the flowers using a small tipped stylus.
- Attach the flower layers together using glossy accents.
- Form the tiny yellow flower centers using the molding pad and tiny tipped stylus.
- Attach the tiny flower to centers of each poinsettia using glossy accents.
- Apply yellow stickles to the flower centers to add sparkle.
Holly and Pine Branches
- Cut the pine branches and the holly sections from the Wreath set using green cardstock.
- Use a 1/8″ circle punch and red cardstock to punch out holly berries.
- Attach the red circles to the holly branches using glossy accents.
- Apply red stickles to the berries to add sparkle.
- Form the holly leaves using the molding pad and leaf tool.
Finish the Card
- Attach the poinsettias to the card base using glossy accents and allow them sit in place a few minutes before moving on.
- Tuck the holly and pine branches under the poinsettia and attach using glossy accents.
- Note: When I’m tucking foliage pieces under the flowers I use my paper piercer to push the piece in place and hold it for a second to make sure it is secure.
I am thinking that these kinds of cards are going to be popular this holiday season. People are spending more time on holiday and Christmas projects this year since they are sending so much more time at home and many are willing to take on more complex designs because they are starting earlier. I think if you were to send this slimline poinsettia card out, people would be AMAZED! Be sure and check out the Christmas in July category over at Rubbernecker’s and take advantage of using the RUBBERNECKERJOLLY 15% off discount. at check out. I appreciate you coming by and I hope you have a great upcoming weekend.
Here are the Rubbernecker dies used for this project.
Here are the other tools and supplies used.