Thursday, December 20, 2012

Homespun Poinsettia Card

Hello Everyone! I had to squeeze in a Christmas card tutorial before the holidays passed by! It was so hard for me to choose, I had so many choices laying on my desk... a cute snowman, a gingerbread man, and a stocking but, the Poinsettia won! I gave it a traditional, cozy, homespun look.

Beginning with the Holly Swirls Embossing Folder, emboss a piece of cream cardstock, machine stitch around the edges and adhere to the kraft card base.

die cutting
Die cut eight small and nine large petals from patterned paper and two small petals from green felt using the Flower Petals & Center Die.

Die cut the center from white felt.  After die cutting, apply adhesive and sprinkle with some Diamond Dust.

To assemble the flower, I started with the small petals first, layering them and then stuck the larger petals underneath the smaller ones. This to me, was a better way to make sure I achieved the uniform look however, if you use my photo to guide you the guess work is done for you :)

Pinch the bottom of each petal with your fingers to give them a little dimension. I then hand stitched a few stitches on the green felt petals and tucked them in between the two layers. Adhere a small vintage doily in the center of the flower and adhere the felt center piece on top of the doily. Die cut the small heart from red felt using the Owl #2 Die, make an "X" stitch in the center of the heart and adhere to the center piece.

With a piece of jute string, tie a bow around the doily. Adhere "love & joy" stickers in the lower right corner of card and you are now complete!

Enjoy your card!

Tammy




ink: Ranger Archival Ink - Brown

glitter: Diamond Dust


The combination of die cutting with embossing is so awesome on cards! For more great ideas for combining the two on cards, check out our Textured Impressions Card Project Gallery on Sizzix.com!
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