Tuesday, December 7, 2010

SU207a How to Make a Poinsettia

Here is what I did to create this little poinsetta inspired by 'mum of 2+2'. 

Punch two flowers with the 5-Petal Flower punch from Cherry Cobbler and one from Garden Green.
Draw veins in them with your stylus.  Sponge with Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green inks.  Pinch the points on the center fold line that you drew on all three flower pieces.
I mixed some Iridescent Medium by Winsor and Newton with a bit of water in a spray bottle and spritzed the red flowers.  I've had this stuff for years.  It says it is used for water coloring but it works great on my card crafts too.
Lightly sponge the flower edges in Frost White Colorbox.
Cut apart the leaves.  We only need three of these.  Glue the two flowers together as shown in the photo.
Glue the leaves in place.  Color a strip of printer paper in Daffadil Delight.  Color both sides.  When dry, punch out circles with a 1/4" hole punch.
Add a little more ink to make them wet and roll into tiny balls between your pointer and thumb.  Place a glob of glue in the center of the poinsetta and drop in the balls.  Arrange to your liking.  Place a spot of red on top of the yellow centers using your Cherry Cobbler Marker - refer to my card above.
I used a tutorial by Carla's Scraps called Poinsettia Punch Art Tutorial for the centers.

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