Poinsettia Christmas cards are always in fashion and I love to experiment with design ideas using these flowers associated with Christmas. Just go here and you can see all the poinsettia projects I have made – there are a LOT! I just love making these realistic paper poinsettias using the truly terrific dies from Rubbernecker – they come out SO pretty, and all you need is one!
The Card Base and Deckle Layer
- Use white cardstock to cut the card base and deckle layer and red cardstock to cut the red layer.
- Secure the deckle layer and sentiment stamp in the MISTI and stamp using black ink.
- Stamp the pine branch images on the white layer using green ink and fill in the needles using a green marker.
- Apply ATG adhesive to the back of the deckle layer and attach it to the red layer.
- Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the red layer and attach it to the card base.
- Use red, green and yellow cardstock to cut the poinsettia layers and tiny flower centers.
- Cut two red and two green of the largest poinsettia layer. Note: I use two large green layers to fill in the back of the flower with foliage for a more natural looking flower.
- Cut one red of each of the smaller sized flower layers.
- Form the petals of each layer using a molding pad and round tipped stylus. Note: I use a large round stylus for the larger flower layers and a small round stylus for the smaller layers.
- Attach the flower layers together using glossy accents.
- Mold the tiny flowers using a tiny tipped stylus and attach them in the poinsettia center using glossy accents.
- Apply yellow stickles to the flower center to add a touch of sparkle.
- Use glossy accents to attach the poinsettia to the card base.
- Use green ink to stamp the holly images on green cardstock that matches the green poinsettia layers and cut them out.
- Form the holly leaves using your fingers to add dimension, tuck them under the poinsettia and attach them using glossy accents.
- Finish by punching out red 1/4″ circles, mold them a little with a round stylus and randomly attach them to the card base using small pieces of mounting tape.
What do you think? Are you inspired to create your own poinsettia Christmas cards? Do you like the red with the greens done as I explained? Or do you want to shake things up and go with white or pink? I would love to hear what you think and see what YOU make!
Poinsettia Christmas cards are perfect to send to family and friends.