Updated: Nov 4, 2020
I am working on the In The Pines tutorial, but don't have it completed yet, but I have a beautiful card to show you. The Poinsettia Petals Bundle is something I could not wait to
work with, and since it is finished, I'll offer it to you.
This is the finished card, although you can't see the beautiful Sparkle Ribbon along the bottom edge of the inside.
Here is how I did it.
List of supplies and sizes:
Stampin' Up! Poinsettia Petals Suite
Card Base: Cardstock
8 1/2 x 7 inches, scored at 3 1/2 inches and
cut off 1/4 inch from the front panel on the long side (9 1/4 inch) edge.
First layer: (matt) Blackberry Bliss: 8 1/4 x 3 1/4 inches
Second layer: DSP Snowflake Splendor: 8 x 3 inches
Snowflake Splendor Ribbon: 9 1/4 inches
White Vellum scraps for flower petals
Sentiment: Card die cut with Sweetly Sentimental Dies to match each size
Blackberry Bliss 3 1x2 x 2,
Sparkle white glimmer paper 3.14 x 1 3/4
Laser cut gold "Peace" from Paper Pumpkin October kit
Leaves from Forever Gold Laser-cut Specialty Paper
Inside: Stamp sentiment and Poinsettia in Versamark and gold emboss.
Poinsettia: Made with Poinsettia Petals Stamps/dies Suite
Beaded Pearls for center
Versamark clear ink and Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder
List of Tools:
Stampin' Up; Paper Trimmer
Fine Tip Glue Pen
Take your Pic with pokey tool point
Gold Emboss Powder
Poppy Parade Ink Pad or whatever color you choose
Paper: Blackberry Bliss
Snowflake Splendor DSP
Sparkle Glimmer Specialty Paper
Paper Pumpkin October Kit gold "Peace" sentiment
Forever Gold Laser-cut Specialty Paper leaf shapes
Embellishments: Beaded Pearls
Snowflake Splendor Ribbon
* First, cut all your cardstock and inside, stamp your sentiment and poinsettia with Versamark ink pad and emboss with Gold Emboss Powder. For the center of the Poinsettia, I used the little stamp with Poppy Parade ink.
(Don't forget to cut 1/4 inch off of the bottom edge of the front panel of the card body.)
Set it aside.
This doesn't show it well, I'm afraid, but it is the different sizes of cards, cut and ready.
Inside of the card finished.
* Once that is done, Take the Blackberry Bliss matt and attach
the DSP to the front of it. I used double sided tape for this, but you could use
runner tape as well.
* Attach that to the body of the card, making sure everything
is centered. This goes for the matt and DSP as well.
You will need to put the bottom edge of the layers on the bottom edge of the top panel, so the ribbon you will add later to the bottom edge of the inside will show below it. See below.
You can see here that the top panel of the body of the card is shorter than the back by 1/4 inch.
Your card should look like this.
* Set that aside and using the Blackberry Bliss piece for the sentiment, glue the Sparkle glimmer paper to the top, centering as before. If you used wet glue, wait until it sets. I put my stamping block on top of it for a minute or two.
* Once it is set, center the gold "Peace" sentiment on top with wet glue and again, once it is set, attach this to the front of the card with dimensionals.
Now for the front Poinsettias.
Here are the stamps I used out of the Poinsettia Petals Suite sitting on the vellum, the sentiment is what I stamped on the inside of the card and embossed. I didn't use the sentiment on the vellum, I had changed my mind. (I love my Stamparatus!)
* Use Versemark to stamp the three poinsettia leaves and emboss them
with Gold Emboss Powder and then die cut them out. You can see the finished Poinsettia on the image above with the Peace label.
* Stack the three petal sets on top of each other,
with each set of leaves offset from the one below. You can, if you wish, curl the leaves slightly to give them added dimension. I used liquid glue to make sure the vellum stuck tight and set my stamping block on top for a couple minutes, so be careful to not let them slip off each other in the stack.
* Add the stacked Poinsettia to the card front beside the sentiment (I overlapped the "Peace" just a little with the leaves) with a dimensional and add a sprig of gold leaves, just under the sentiment tag with either liquid glue or a glue dot. I attached one set of Beaded Pearls on the center. Glue down securely. This took a little fiddly time, to make sure it stuck to the embossed vellum.
* Finally, attach the ribbon to the bottom edge of the inside of the card. I used Snail tape and a little liquid glue to insure it stayed down. Sit something on it to let it set, but use your silicon mat to protect whatever you sit on it from sticking to the ribbon.
This doesn't show the Beaded Pearls, my new ones have not come yet, I used them all up! You can see the translucent ribbon. It is a beautiful sparkle white ribbon, very delicate looking. You could, if you wish, use a strip of the Sparkle Glimmer Specialty Paper, that would look perfect as well. It would need to be 9 1/4 x 1/4 inches.
This probably isn't a beginner's card to make, but it is beautiful. I almost hate to send it out!
I hope you enjoy trying this pattern, it uses my favorite colors and DSP.
Look at the Poinsettia Petals Suite, I'm sure you'll fall in love with it like I did. You can find it in my Stampin' Up! store.
Thanks for visiting and
Paper Hugs from
Sher at Paper Thyme.