I was making Christmas cards a few weeks ago and wanted to add a paper poinsettia to the front of one. I went looking for a tutorial and couldn't find one, so it was time to make one of my own! I'm sharing this at Practical Scrappers too. Remember we've been sharing layout, card, altered item, and fun Christmas ideas since the middle of November and we'll be your Christmas idea central right up to Christmas, so check it out!
To make your paper poinsettia, you will need:
5 petal flower punch (preferable with sharp not rounded petals), or a diecut machine
scrap cardstock - green and whatever colour you'd like your poinsettia to be (I chose off-white)
gem, dewdrop or microbeads
quick drying strong adhesive, like Beacon's
tools - scissors, bamboo skewer (a dry emboss tool or pencil should work too)
Using strong quick-dry adhesive, glue the 3 white flowers together, staggering how they line up. Then adhere the intact green flower on, which will be one level of leaves, and place the other 2 pieces in a pleasing way, for a second level of leaves.
Once the poinsettia is taking the desired shape and dimension , you can add some finishing touches. I used my finger to dab a little gold Stickles to the petals, and added a Robin’s Nest gold dew drop to the flower centre. You could use micro beads or a rhinestone, too.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!