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Poinsettia Christmas Tree Card
Poinsettia Christmas Tree Card
You've seen those live Christmas trees made from pots of poinsettias - well today we're going to make a poinsettia tree on paper!
- Cardstock – White
- Cardstock – Red
- Cardstock – Metallic, Silver (Recollections Foil Cardstock)
- Envelope – White
- Paper Trimmer
- Die – Spellbinders, Nested
- Scalloped Oval
- Brilliance – Platinum Planet Ink
- Sealing Wax – Silver
The first thing that we will do is prepare our paper. We need an A2 base in red cardstock. So, to make the base cut an 8-1/2″ x 11″ piece of cardstock in the middle at the 5-1/2″ mark on the long side. Then take one of those pieces and place on a paper scoring board and score in the middle on the long edge at 4-1/4″. Now, you have a base!
For the other cuts you’ll need:
- Cardstock – White, cut to 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ – 3 pieces
- Cardstock – Metallic, Silver, cut to a strip 3/4″ wide
On the 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ piece of white cardstock, place the scalloped oval die and free hand a triangle. This will be the template for the tree. Remove the die.
Stamp the Mini Solid Poinsettia in Rhubarb Stalk ink at the top of the triangle and down the triangle alternating with about 4 more impressions. Clean the stamp and stamp the Mini Solid Poinsettia again in Rose Bud ink, and again in Love Letter ink, and again in Lady Bug ink.
Stamp the Mini Open Poinsettia in Rhubarb Stalk, filling out the tree. Stamp the Tiny Full of Berries Small in Rich Cocoa ink, rotating the stem, indicated by the StampRight Placement Line, toward the inside of the tree. Stamp the Tiny Mistletoe in Pear Tart ink, rotating the stems toward the center of the tree.
Place the die back on the tree, secure it with tape (if needed) and run through the Big Shot. Remove the die and brush Pear Tart ink around the perimeter of the die cut, from the outside in to create a dark edge.
Stamp the Mini Open Poinsettia in Brilliance Platinum Planet ink on the other piece of A2 white cardstock, focusing on the outer edge of the cardstock since the die cut oval will go in the middle. You can test to make sure everything is covered by placing the die cut on top of the paper.
From the foil cardstock, cut a 3/4-inch strip from the long side, then make 2 cuts from that at 3/4″. Using scissors cut the square pieces in half on the diagonal. Glue one of these into each of the four corners of the card panel that you stamped with Brilliance ink.
On a white A2 panel cut out the Lawn Fawn Fancy Folded Banners (middle size). Mount the “Happy Holidays” sentiment and stamp it on the banner in Rhubarb Stalk ink. Edge the banner with the Uni-Ball Silver Gel Pen. Fold the banner on the embossed lines. Apply a small piece of 1/8″ Scor-Tape to the edges of the banner.
Apply 1/4″ tape to back side of the oval die cut and adhere to the background stamped panel. Adhere the banner overlapping the oval die cut and just under the tree, leaving room for the wax seal under the banner.
Ink the Mini Solid Poinsettia in VersaMark ink (not required) and set aside. Light the sealing wax and let it burn a bit, tilt the wax stick so that it beings to melt and drip off. Let it drip in a circle and you can get the flow going and pull the melted wax where you want it. Make the circle bigger than your stamp. Once you get the size you want you can wait a couple seconds and gently place the stamp in the center of the wax circle, but don’t push it way down, just let it float. You’ll feel the wax set up a bit and then you can release the stamp to let it stand on it’s on and finish hardening. You’ll see a change in color and then you can remove the stamp.
Apply Scor-Tape to the backside of the card panel and adhere it to the red card base.
For the envelop, stamp the same stamps and colors across the back flap. To really make it match once the card is gum sealed, seal it with sealing wax.