This new diamond grid die is going to be your LBD for your cards!

I was so excited when I saw this new diamond grid die from Rubbernecker! Like the perfect little black dress, this die will be one you will reach for any time you aren’t sure what you need to add to a project to give it a little something-something. The crisp lines softened ever so slightly by playful stitching can suit a huge variety of cards.  I love how pretty the bright red poinsettia and green foliage looks against the all white background.  The diamond cover breaks up the white by adding dimension. 

If you have been following my blog for a while you know I love making dimensional paper flowers and especially poinsettias for my Christmas cards.  I’m adding two short videos below to show I  form and attach the poinsettia sections together and the second one shows how arrange and attach the foliage on a card front.  

a new diamond grid die from Rubbernecker backing a stunning, detailed die cut poinsettia using dies from Rubbernecker

The Diamond Grid Cover and Card Base

  • Use white cardstock to cut an A2 sized card base and the Diamond w/ Stitch cover.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape all the way around the outer frame. 
  • Cut small strips of mounting tape to add to several key spots of lattice sections.  Pro Tip:  Adding mounting tape to the inner sections of the cover will keep it from collapsing in on the card base.  
  • Attach the diamond cover to the card base.

The Poinsettia and Foliage

  • Cut a full set of poinsettia sections using red cardstock.
  • Use red cardstock to cut a second section of the largest flower section.
  • Cut two sections of the largest flower die using green cardstock.
  • Use yellow cardstock to cut a section of the tiny flower centers.
  • Place the flower sections face down on the molding pad.
  • Form the flowers using a large round stylus and tiny tipped stylus.
  • Attach the flower sections together using glossy accents and making sure to offset each layer.
  • Use green cardstock to cut several sections of holly and evergreen branches and red cardstock to cut the holly berries.

Form and Assemble the Poinsettia

Design and Arrange the Poinsettia and Foliage

Check out my Poinsettia Category to see lots more examples of the backgrounds I use on my poinsettia cards.

this new diamond grid die from Rubbernecker looks perfect behind a lush poinsettia made using die cut petals

Have you had a chance to check out all the dies in the new Rubbernecker Die Release?  If not hop on over to see all the new dies and example cards that I made for each one. I added the three other new Cover Dies in my links below.  They are all gorgeous and fun to play with.  

5418D Diamond w/ Stitch Cover Die
[ RBB ]
5420D Lattice Cover Die
[ RBB ]
5421D Organic #1 Cover Die
[ RBB ]
5419D Diamond w/ Holes Cover Die
[ RBB ]
Poinsettia #2 5169D
[ RBB ]
Holly #1 Die Cut 5162-08D
[ RBB ]
5217-04D Greenery#2 Die
[ RBB ]
Glossy Accents .5oz
[ RBB ]
Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
[ RBB ]

The Color Catalog by Sarah Renae Clark
[ SRH ]
Sizzix Making Tool – Paper Sculpting Kit
[ SZZ ]
Tsukineko – VersaFine Clair – Ink Pad…
[ SBC ] Mini Foam Dots…
[ AMZUS ] Scotch 1/2-Inch by…
Fiskars 01-005452 Recycled Bypass…
Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
[ ELH ]
Glue Dots, Mini (3/16″)
[ ELH ] : Accent Opaque White 8.5”…
Ranger Ink – Stickles Glitter Glue -…
[ SBC | ELH ]

Even though the star of the project is that gorgeous die cut poinsettia, I think you will agree that the understated yet impactful design of that diamond grid die adds a lot to the card. Snap one up because, based on my personal experience seeing these kinds of things get released, the first batch won’t last long!