When I first saw the poinsettia stamps and dies from Sue Wilson’s Festive Collection for Creative Expressions, I knew I had to go 3D. There’s nothing quite so Christmas as a classic potted poinsettia. A simple, though repetitive, make, this will brighten any room.
You will need:
Creative Expressions Festive Collection from Sue Wilson:
Classic Poinsettia Craft Dies
Mosaic Poinsettia Craft Dies
Elegant Poinsettias Stamps to Die For
Pinstriped Poinsettias Stamps to Die For
Cosmic Shimmer Bright Gold Metallic Embossing Powder
Cosmic Shimmer Specialist Acrylic Glue
Foundations A4 Doublesided Paper: Shades 4A-B and 4A-2A
Ranger Perfect Medium Ink Pad: Clear
Ranger Distress Ink: Mowed Lawn / Festive Berries
You will also need: kebab sticks, ceramic pot, metallic gold card, ⅛” hole punch
- Using the Perfect Medium, stamp six of each of the elegant poinsettia stamps onto the red shade of Foundations paper and then cover with the embossing powder.
- Tap off the excess and then heat set the stamped images. Allow to cool.
- Using your die cutting machine and the Classic Poinsettia dies, cut out all of the petals. Edge with Festive Berries Distress Ink and set aside.
- Stamp six of the largest of the pinstriped poinsettia stamps onto the green paper, and emboss and die cut as before. Edge with Mowed Lawn Distress Ink.
- Prepare the top 2-3 inches of six kebab sticks by rubbing them on the Mowed Lawn Distress Ink pad and rubbing the ink into the stick with the blending tool.
- Punch all but the smallest die cuts in the centre with the hole punch.
- Thread the die cuts onto the kebab sticks, leaves first and then in size order. Leave approximately ¼” between layers. When you’ve arranged them to your liking, glue in place with the Cosmic Shimmer Glue.
- Die cut several leaves and petal clusters from the metallic gold card and stick to your ceramic pot – you can use the Cosmic Shimmer Glue, but you will need to hold in place for longer than you would for gluing absorbent surfaces together. You can gently wipe away excess glue with a baby wipe before it dries completely.
- Wedge polystyrene or Oasis foam into your pot and then arrange the poinsettia stems to complete the project.