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