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Stampin' Up! Poinsettia Petals Happy Holidays Card - Paint Splattering Technique

Did You Know - Part 1:

Poinsettia leaves aren't always red? Red poinsettias have been cultivated into many varieties. I do love the traditional red leaves, but my favorite poinsettia variety closely resembles the Melon Mambo ink color. It was a coincidence when I was creating a batch of Christmas cards with the 'Tis the Season DSP that I came across this sheet and the idea to create a card with my favorite poinsettia color came to me. That said, the color of this DSP is in fact Cherry Cobbler, but it has variations of the color as if it were ink blended. It was the perfect backdrop for my card idea, so I pulled out the Poinsettia Petals Stamp Set to bring my card vision to life. I do, however, realize that sprigs do not occur naturally in black. lol


Did You Know - Part 2:

According to Arapahoe Libraries, "The big red leaves aren't actually flowers, they're modified leaves called bracts. The actual flower is the little yellow cluster in the center called cyathia. Poinsettias are actually small tropical trees that grow up to 12 ft tall in the wild!"


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CARD RECIPE

Ingredients

  • Stamp Set(s): Poinsettia Petals

  • Dies: Poinsettia Dies

  • Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black

  • Designer Series Paper (DSP): 'Tis the Season

  • Ink Pads: Melon Mambo, VersaMark Ink Pad

  • Embossing Powder: White Stampin' Emboss Powder

  • Adhesives: Multipurpose Liquid Glue

  • Other: White acrylic paint mixed with water

Tools

  • Basic Supply Kit: paper trimmer, paper snips/scissors, bone folder

  • Heat Tool

  • Stamparatus Foam Mat (optional)

Technique(s)

  • Ink Splattering

  • Heat Embossing

Cardstock Layers and Measurements

  • Card Base: Whisper White: 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" scored at 4 1/4"

  • Layer #1: Basic Black 3 5/8" x 5 1/2"

  • Layer #2: 'Tis the Season DSP 3 1/4" x 5 1/2"

  • Die Cut Sprigs & Center Piece for the Leaves: Basic Black

  • Stamped and Die Cut Poinsettia Leaves: Whisper White

  • Inside Layer: Whisper White measuring 5 1/4" x 4"

Instructions for Assembly

  1. Prepare Your Cardstock: cut/trim/score all cardstock and/or DSP as described above

  2. Stamp two large poinsettia leaves in Melon Mambo ink on Whisper White cardstock

  3. Stamp one of the poinsettia leaves in Melon Mambo ink on Whisper White cardstock

  4. Die cut all three poinsettia leaves

  5. Die cut the poinsettia elements from Basic Black cardstock

  6. Assemble the poinsettia leaves -- first, shape and form the leaves of the first large die cut element followed by the second large die cut, finishing with the small poinsettia die cut; alternate the position of each poinsettia leaf cluster and adhere together with liquid glue. Top the poinsettias with the small die cut element (the actual poinsettia flower) and adhere to the top of the leaves.

  7. Optional Step - Acrylic Paint Splattering on DSP: mix a small amount of white acrylic paint with water and mix until smoothe and splatter the ink on your DSP. To splatter, I covered the tip of a paint brush in the ink and tapped the paint brush with my bone folder over the DSP -- repeat until you achieve your desired ink splattered look. Let dry for a few minutes.

  8. Stamp the sentiment directly on the DSP with the VersaMark Ink Pad, cover with white embossing powder, tap off, and melt with your heat tool.

  9. Adhere the DSP to the Basic Black cardstock centered vertically, then adhere to the card base, again, centered vertically.

  10. Adhere your poinsettia and sprigs to the DSP layer.

  11. Adhere the inside layer / panel of Whisper White and decorate with stamps as desired

Complete!


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As your creative coach, I am here to help you with your projects – just reach out and I’ll be there! Likewise, I hope to learn from you! One way to facilitate the collaboration is through the private “Crafting in The Stamping Nook” group on Facebook. Members are encouraged to share crafty and DIY projects of all types, share tips, and of course meet others with the same crafting passion. I often share my projects, tutorials, etc., and of course, incorporate fun activities as well (prizes included)! Please join us.


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Happy Crafting,

Krista