How To Make a Vellum Die Cut Poinsettia

Today I share my tips for how to make a vellum die cut poinsettia!

It can be tricky to learn how to make a die cut vellum poinsettia. Use dies that aren’t shaped well and your vellum won’t curl properly. Use the wrong weight vellum and the petals will be clunky. Get too aggressive – or not aggressive enough – with your shaping and your petals might crease. You must use a delicate touch when forming the petals.  

learn how to make a die cut vellum poinsettia like this one with additional die cut details thanks to card making dies from Rubbernecker

The Card Base and Cover

  • Cut the A2 sized card base and decorative cover using white cardstock.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape all the way around the border of the cover piece.
  • Attach tiny pop dots to several key spots on the back of the cover.
  • Attach the cover piece to the card base.

Stamp and Emboss the Vellum Poinsettia 

  • Rub embossing magic bag over a piece of white vellum to remove static.
  • Apply white pigment ink to the Splatter Background and stamp it on the white vellum.
  • Sprinkle white embossing powder on the vellum and then heat with the heat gun.
  • Cut the poinsettia sections using the vellum cardstock and cut the largest flower section again using green cardstock.  

The Vellum Poinsettia and Flourish

  • Form the petals gently using the large round stylus and molding pad.  Pro Tip: The vellum is much more delicate than regular cardstock.  Place the flowers face down on the molding pad and use a gentle rolling motion over the back of each petal with a large round stylus. Pushing down to hard will rip the vellum.
  • Attach all the layers together using glossy accents.
  • Color a few white stamen with a gold alcohol marker, allow the ink to dry and twist the stamen stems together.
  • Punch a hole in the center of all the layers, pull the stamen stems through and secure them in place on the back of the poinsettia with double stick tape.
  • Use Green cardstock to cut the flourish pieces.

Finish the Vellum Poinsettia Card

  • Attach the poinsettia to the card base and cover using glossy accents.
  • Tuck the flourish sections around and under the poinsettia and attach using glossy accents.  Check out my post with the video showing how to arrange the poinsettia and foliage on a card frost,
  • Cut a 1 1/4″ white strip and 1 1/5″ yellow strip and attach them together using ATG adhesive.
  • Stamp the sentiment using green ink.
  • Attach the sentiment layer to the lower part of the card front using strips of mounting tape.
  • Cut a tiny star using white cardstock, color the star using the same gold marker used on the stamen and attach it to the sentiment layer using a small piece of mounting tape. 

see how to make a die cut vellum poinsettia like this luxurious realistic bloom on a DIY greeting card
I love making poinsettia holiday cards.  Here is a link to my Gold Embossed Vellum Poinsettia post for another version of the splattered embossing.   Here is a link to all of my poinsettia cards.  I would love to hear if you love making poinsettia holiday cards.

5421D Organic #1 Cover Die
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Poinsettia #2 Die
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5417D Flourish Die Set
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5177-03D Globe Tree #1 Die Cut
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3424 Christmas Cheer set
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Splatter Background Class
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Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
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The Color Catalog by Sarah Renae Clark
[ SRH ] : Ohuhu Alcohol Brush…
Hero Arts – Hero Hues – Pigment Ink…
[ SBC | ELH ]
Ranger Embossing Powder – White,…
[ BLIC | ELH ]
Dual Speed Heat Tool, WOW
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40 lb. Vellum – 25 pk, Essentials by…
[ ELH ]
VersaFine Clair Ink Pad, Shady Lane
[ ELH | SBC ] : Accent Opaque White 8.5”…
[ AMZUS ] Heartfelt Creations…
New & Improved MISTI Laser Etched…
[ ELH | SBC ] Scotch CAT 085 Advanced…
Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
[ ELH ] Mini Foam Dots…
[ AMZUS ] Scotch 1/2-Inch by…
Fiskars 01-005452 Recycled Bypass…
Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
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Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
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Glue Dots, Mini (3/16″)
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Embossing Magic Bag, Inkadinkado
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 OK – now you know the steps for how to make a die cut vellum poinsettia and all you need to do is get your hands on the dies and then practice! Remember, even if you don’t think it looks “perfect”, just like REAL poinsettias, every creation will have its own flaws and its own beauty! Just have fun!

5 thoughts on “How To Make a Vellum Die Cut Poinsettia”

  1. Just gorgeous card, Kittie. You are incredibly talented. I love seeing your creations in person when I attend stamp/scrapbook conventions where your cards are displayed. You inspire me to be a better card maker:) Best wishes to you!


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