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Heartfelt Creations Alumni Hop: Pink Christmas Poinsettia Greeting Card Tutorial
Hello, Friends! I hope you all enjoyed a happy and healthy Thanksgiving yesterday. Now that you’ve packed all the turkey leftovers away, it’s the perfect time to hop along with the Heartfelt Creations Alumni team. I’ve prepared a Pretty in Pink Christmas Poinsettia Greeting Card tutorial to share with you on this first stop of the hop.
Pink poinsettia are such a festive addition to the holiday season. And yes, those are dogwoods, too! I’ve combined papers, stamps and dies from the Flowering Dogwood and Sparkling Poinsettia Collections to make this Pretty in Pink Christmas Poinsettia Greeting Card. Here’s how I did it.
Pink Christmas Poinsettia Greeting Card Tutorial: Building the Base
- First, create a 5″ x 7″ side fold card base from deep pink cardstock.
- Next, cut a 4.75″ x 6.75″ panel of the barn wood paper from the Flowering Dogwood Paper Collection.
- Then, lightly distress the edges of the paper and ink with Victorian Velvet Distress Ink. Spritz with water to create water spots. Glue this panel to the card base.
- Now, cut the pale pink dot paper from Flowering Dogwood to measure 5″ x 3″ Add a lacy edge with Border Essentials Die. Glue in the center of the card.
- Next, die cut the Eyelet Oval from a pearlized white linen cardstock. I have had this in my stash forever, and honestly don’t remember where it came from.
- Center the outer frame on the card and glue in place.
- Now, add foam adhesive tabs to the back of the eyelet oval and place in the center of the frame.
- If desired, use hot glue to attach a plastic glitter snowflake to the center of the oval. (From Dollar Tree).
Pink Christmas Poinsettia Greeting Card Tutorial: The Sentiment Panel
- Stamp the Sentiment from Sparkling Poinsettia Joy to the World on a square of the same pale pink patterned paper you used on the border. Use Versamark Ink and heat emboss with superfine gold embossing powder.
- Trim the sentiment into a square. Crop the corners with a ticket stub punch. Mat on pearlized white linen cardstock and pale pink cardstock. Crop the corners of each layer. Glue on top of the glitter snowflake.
Pink Christmas Poinsettia Greeting Card Tutorial: The flowers!
- Use Magenta Archival Ink to stamp two Large Sparkling Poinsettia onto pale pink dot paper from Flowering Dogwood.
- Now, die cut with the corresponding Large Sparkling Poinsettia die.
- Use sponge daubers to add Peeled Paint and Victorian Velvet Distress Ink to petals and leaves.
- Then spritz lightly with water and shape with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Tool kit.
- Now, stack the two layers together with hot glue, staggering the petals.
- Next, fill the center of the poinsettia with Art Institute Dries Clear Adhesive.
- Fill with a combination of Gilt Trip and TuTu Pink Prills. Set aside to dry.
- While the poinsettia is drying, create the dogwood flowers.
- Use Magenta Archival Ink to stamp one set of Flowering Dogwood onto pearlized white paper.
- Quickly sprinkle with clear embossing powder and heat set.
- Then die cut with the corresponding Flowering Dogwood Die.
- Sponge the centers with Peeled Paint Distress Ink. Shape and stack. Fill centers with Prills. Set aside to dry.
- Once everything is dry, spritz the poinsettia with Iridescent Gold Glimmer Mist.
- Hot Glue flowers to card base.
- Finally, tie a triple loop bow with white silky crush ribbon. Add metallic gold string and button to finish the card front.
Pink Christmas Poinsettia Greeting Card Tutorial: A Peek Inside
Inside, I’ve layered papers from Flowering Dogwood with a sentiment from the Sparkling Poinsettia Paper Collection to finish the card. Turn a journal card into a pocket by punching a thumb hole with a circle punch. Glue just the sides and bottom to the card base. Add a tea bag and honey stick, a gift card, or other treat to the pocket.
On with the Hop!
The Hop starts 8AM EST on Friday, November 24th and closes Monday 27th Nov at 11.59PM EST. Be sure to visit and comment on each blog in the hop so that your name is entered into the draw for a $25 gift card to Heartfelt Creations. One random comment will be chosen from a mystery blog.
The winner will be announced on the Heartfelt Creations blog and Facebook page on Wednesday, November 29th. I will also add the name of the winner at the top of this post at that time. The winner of the hop will have 72 hours to email Heartfelt Creations at firstname.lastname@example.org with “Winner of the November Alumni Hop” in the subject line.
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