Today, one of my easy Christmas card ideas that only LOOKS complicated!
I love coming up with easy Christmas card ideas and this one is not only easy to make but pretty quick, too, thanks to all the details coming from the dies and some pretty layering. I’ve again used a lot of white on white which gives lots and lots of texture and then popped that single, beautiful paper poinsettia on the greeting panel.
Card Base and Sentiment
- Use white cardstock to cut an A2 sized card base and the Lattice Cover.
- Cut a white and red layer, attach them together using ATG adhesive.
- Stamp the sentiment using green ink.
- Apply ATG adhesive to the back of the sentiment layer and attach it to the front of the lattice cover.
- Apply strips of mounting tape around the back of the cover plate and to the back of the sentiment layer and attach it to the card base. Pro Tip 1: Use a little liquid glue on the foam tape to give you an opportunity to move it around a little to get it perfectly lined up. Pro Tip 2: Apply mounting tape to the back of the sentiment as well as the cover border will keep it from collapsing flat on the card front.
Poinsettia and Foliage
- Use red and green cardstock to cut the poinsettia layers and green cardstock to cut the greenery sprigs.
- Use white pigment ink to stamp the poinsettia layers with the Splatter background, apply white embossing powder and heat.
- Place the red and green poinsettia layers face down on the molding pad and push down on the individual petals using a round stylus.
- Place the layers face up on the molding pad and push down in the center of each layer using a small tipped stylus to push the petals up.
- Attach the poinsettia layers together using glossy accents making sure to offset each layer.
- Apply glossy accents to the back of the poinsettia and attach it to the sentiment layer.
- Tuck greenery sprigs behind the poinsettia and attach using glossy accents.
- Finish by attaching a white pearl to the center of the poinsettia. Pro Tip: Although the pearls come with an adhesive backing I always add a touch of glossy accents to secure it in place.
Check out my Shaping and Assembling a Poinsettia video if you would like to see how I add shaping and dimension to my flowers. You may also want to check out my Poinsettia Category to several examples of how you could use these dimensional flowers and foliage on your cards and other kinds of projects.
Save this post to your “easy Christmas card ideas” file because – here’s a super duper PRO TIP – you can swap out that greeting and use any flower and have a quick and easy stunning card for ANY occasion!
1 thought on “Easy Christmas Card Ideas”
so pretty, love the splatters you gave to the flower, lovely design!