A Way With Words Susan's Garden Club

Christmas Poinsettia

December 12, 2016

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Poinsettias are always beautiful on Christmas cards.  I love creating these flowers with Susan’s Garden Notes Poinsettia and Garden Notes Small Poinsettia die sets.  The A Way With Words Merry Christmas die set creates the gorgeous  sentiment.  Here is how the card was created:

  1.  This is a 6×6 inch card.  A light tan card stock was used for the background.  The edges were scored on a Scoring Board to create an elegant raised effect.
  2. Using Susan’s Garden Notes Poinsettia and Poinsetta – Small die sets, cut enough petals to create three flowers.  There are two of the large petal die cuts from the Poinsettia set, and two of the large petals set from the Small Poinsettia die set used for each flower.  Using the largest petal die from the (large) Poinsettia die set, six sets of petals were die cut to be used for the green leaves.
  3. Use the Leaf Tool from Susan’s Flower Tool Kit to draw the veins in each petal of all the die cuts.  Use Susan’s PanPastels to color all pieces.  I used the light pink with a little touch of the bright pink on the flowers and the lime green with a touch of the pinks on the leaves.  Once the petals are all colored, shape them with the ball stylus.  If you are not familiar with the shaping technique watch Susan’s Garden Notes Poinsettia YouTube Video at this LINK.   After gluing the flowers/leaves together, add some of Susan’s Prills, in the color of your choice, to the center of each flower.
  4. Use the Garden Notes Whitepine Boughs & Pinecone die set to die cut four pine boughs.  Use white card stock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive on top so you can add Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter to them.
  5. Die cut the A Way With Words – Merry Christmas from white glossy card stock.  Attach to the card front as shown, then arrange the poinsettias across the middle on the diagonal.  Glue the pine boughs under the flowers.
  6. To finish the card, add snowflakes that have been die cut with Clear  Double Sided Adhesive on top so you can add Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter.  Attach the snowflakes to fill in areas around the sentiment and flowers.

You can create this card with the following products from Elizabeth Craft Designs:

Garden Notes Poinsettia

Garden Notes Poinsettia – Small

Garden Notes Whitepine Boughs & Pinecone

A Way With Words – Merry Christmas

Susan’s PanPastels

Susan’s Prills

Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter

Clear Double Sided Adhesive

Soft Finish Cardstock

 

Other Products:

White Glossy Card Stock

Tan Card Stock

Glue Dots

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11 Comments

  • Reply Kirsty Vittetoe December 12, 2016 at 11:09 pm

    Absolutely beautiful!

  • Reply Christine Kosmak December 12, 2016 at 4:16 pm

    This is just one stunning card and I just wish I had all of the bits to make it for my mum!! Unfortunately I’d need to win the lotto to get all of the ECD stuff off my “Never ever gonna end” wish list!!

  • Reply Marjorie L Estey December 12, 2016 at 12:28 pm

    Stunning card. The colors are gorgeous. Thank you for sharing.

  • Reply Selma December 12, 2016 at 11:32 am

    Than you everyone for all the wonderful comments. Merry Christmas

  • Reply Jean Heming December 12, 2016 at 11:29 am

    what a gorgeous and just plain beautiful card!!!! I love the colors!!!!

  • Reply annettegreen264 December 12, 2016 at 10:58 am

    Absolutely stunning!

  • Reply Tona December 12, 2016 at 10:29 am

    Such a gorgeous card!

  • Reply Sharman December 12, 2016 at 9:54 am

    I NEVER have to look at who has done your cards SELMA. You are in a class all by yourself. I followed you when you were at Joann’s and am still following you. This card is over the top beautiful and all you work always is. You are the MASTER of flowers……

  • Reply Nancy Yoder December 12, 2016 at 9:37 am

    Just love these colors together…sorta like snowy poinsettias. Simply lovely! Great job, Selma.

  • Reply Carlene Towne December 12, 2016 at 9:01 am

    OH MY GOODNESS…this card takes my breath away with all its beauty. Whoever receives it will treasure it always.

  • Reply Barb Macaskill December 12, 2016 at 8:59 am

    Poinsettias are my absolute favorite flower and these are out of this world AMAZING!! LOVELOVELOVE them!!!! TFS!

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