Frosted Poinsettia

20160930_211556stamps: Polka Run 3639H by Penny Black; Joyeux from ChristmasSTC-M01 by Delish Designs

inks: Jet Black & Sepia Archival Pads; Antique Linen & Pumice Stone Distress Pads; Red Pepper, Cranberry, Lettuce & Pesto Alcohol Inks

papers: Frosted Film TH93048; Clear Film (acetate);  Ivory Matt Card; Raven, Pear & Leapfrog Bazzill Cards, scraps of dark green card

accessories: Cream Pearls; Tattered Poinsettia die siz658261; Spruce Stems die CC-182 by Cottage Cutz; Star Dust Stickles; Brad

adhesives: Two-sided Tape; Tombo Liquid Glue

tools: Harlequin stencil THS016; Circle Hole Punch; Sponging Block; Big Shot Machine, Tim Holtz Applicator Tool & squares


  1. Attach a sheet of clear film to some of Tim Holtz frosted film. Frosted Film is adhesive backed. Just make sure you push all the air bubbles out as you go. Now cut out the Tattered Poinsettia petals in it.20160930_131110
  2. Add a few drops of alcohol ink to the sponge on applicator tool and apply to the petals of the poinsettia. I coloured some of the larger petals green to make them into leaves. 20160930_131026
  3. Punch a small hole in the center of each flower. Heat them with the heatgun. This will cause them to curl up. Shape as desired while still warm. They will set into the position when cool. If you’re not happy with how they’re sitting, re-heat and re-shape. 20160930_131738
  4. Assemble your flower layers and join together with brad through the middle. Smear some Star Dust Stickles over and spread with a paintbrush. Set aside to dry. 20160930_132430
  5. Lay the stencil over the ivory card and sponge the Antique Linen and Pumice Stone Distress inks through using a sponging block. Stamp the polka dots stamp down the left-hand side in black ink. 20160930_210245
  6. Assemble your card layers with two-sided tape – ivory onto black matting, then onto light green, then darker green folded backing card.
  7. Fix your poinsettia into position. Place pearl over brad in center. Cut out some greenery from Spruce Stems die using Big Shot machine and attach some sprigs under poinsettia using liquid glue.
  8. Stamp your wording in black ink onto scrap of ivory card. Cut left side into flag shape. Sponge edges with sepia ink and attach to card with two-sided tape. Attach small pearl into swirl.20160930_211556




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2 thoughts on “Frosted Poinsettia

  1. It is very easy to follow all your instructions Susan, and makes me eager to also get started on Christmas cards… time is flying too quickly.

  2. I just love this, Susan 🙂

    Thank you for the instruction – you’ve inspired me to give this a go with what I have at home.

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