Thursday, December 16, 2010

3D Poinsettia

For my Christmas printers tray, I made a 3D poinsettia that I also used in this card.  The poinsettia was adapted from a tutorial by valita.  She is a talented Stampin' Up! demonstrator who lives in Australia.  I also cased the card layout from another demonstrator.  I love the way that the card looks like a gift wrapped package.

For the poinsettia, start by using the Leaves #2 die (113459) to cut 6 leaves:  5 are Real Red and 1 is Old Olive.  I then embossed the red leaves using the Finial Press embossing folder (115963) and the green leaf using the Elegant Lines embossing folder (119277).

Cut the stem off of each leaf.  Then cut the leaf into 3 pieces as shown.  You'll also want to punch out a 1/2"circle (119869) to use as the base for the poinsettia.  Sponge each leaf using Cherry Cobbler for the real red leaves and Always Artichoke for the old olive leaf.

Curl each leaf as shown.  I held the tip of the leaf in my right hand and pulled up with my left hand to curl the leaf.


Attach the five long leaves to the ½”circle.   


Then add the smaller leaves.   


After everything is dry, add the green leaves to the flower.

When you are done, finish off poinsettia flower with a brad in the middle.  

For the card, I used Stampin’ Up!’s Build-A-Brad (109128).  The Build-A-Brads can be customized with any insert that you can punch out with your ½” circle punch (119869).

For the center of the flower in the Christmas tray, I used a gold glitter brad (121003). 



I hope you enjoy making this flower!

Sharon Cheng
Richland Hills, TX
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