Elegant May Flowers Poinsettia with the Stained Glass Technique

Christmas card with May Flowers and Pretty Pines Thinlit Dies from Stampin' Up! Design by Natalie Lapakko.

Elegant May Flowers Poinsettia with the Stained Glass Technique

The May Flowers Thinlits are not just “May” flowers. They work for occasions all year round. For example, when you use Cherry Cobbler and Real Red, you end up with what looks like a Christmas Poinsettia.

The poinsettia flower for this card was created using my Easy Stained Glass Technique. This technique cuts down the time it takes to make a flower like this from an hour or more to about ten minutes. Honestly, the step that takes the longest is a little fussy cutting of the flower shape (because it is attached to a backing piece).

Placing all those petals is so easy for me these days, which is nice because I love the way this technique works and use it often. Since I do use it so often, I will spare you having to hear it again. Instead, if you haven’t seen it before, click the link above for directions on how to make the flower portion of this card.

Christmas card with May Flowers Thinlits stained glass technique. Materials from Stampin' Up! Design by Natalie Lapakko.

Card Directions

  1. Cut and fold a Whisper White card base.
  2. Cut a piece of Fancy Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper 1/4″ (0.6 cm) smaller than the card base.
  3. Cut a piece of Bermuda Bay cardstock about 1-1/2″ by 4″ (3.7 cm x 10 cm).
  4. Cut a piece of silver foil paper 2″ (5 cm) smaller than the card base.
  5. Arrange these layers and adhere them together.
  6. Make a stained glass poinsettia with Cherry Cobbler and Real Red cardstock using the easy stained glass technique.
  7. Cut two Bermuda Bay pine branches using the Pretty Pines Thinlit Dies.
  8. Adhere the pine branches and the poinsettia using dimensionals and give the pine branches a bit of an upward turn to add additional depth.
  9. Add Real Red Enamel Dots as needed for balance, using the pattern of the Fancy Frost paper as a guide for even spacing.

May Flowers Thinlit from Stampin' Up! with the stained glass technique.. Design by Natalie Lapakko.

Modern and Elegant Color Combination

Using Bermuda Bay instead of a traditional green gives this card a bit of a modern twist. The silver upgrades it to elegant as well. I think this slight mixture of styles is fun and uplifting.

Color combination: Cherry Cobbler, Real Red, Bermuda Bay, Silver

Thanks for visiting and happy stamping!

Materials

Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Rel Red, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White (c) Stampin’ Up!

Paper: silver foil paper, Fancy Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper (c) Stampin’ Up!

Dies: May Flowers Thinlit Dies, Pretty Pines Thinlit Dies (c) Stampin’ Up!

Other: dimensionals, Brights Enamel DotsĀ  (c) Stampin’ Up!

Stamp witch cat approves of this Christmas card. By Natalie Lapakko.
Stamp Witch Cat was jealous and wanted to to have his picture taken, too.

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