Red Layered Poinsettia Card

The great thing about this card is that you don't need to cut a straight line or a "pattern-perfect" shape for best results. In fact, the more randomly cut that the poinsettia layers are when making this card, the better!


The key to this card is finding paper with similar red tones and an array of varied patterns that will all come together to make one striking design.

Supplies

1 sheet red cardstock (8 x 11 inches)
Scissors
5 sheets designer patterned scrapbook paper in varying shades of red
Double-stick tape
Poinsettia image (search poinsettia images on line)
Tack
1 red or silver mini brad
Red self-adhesive rhinestone accent

Directions

Step 1: Fold red cardstock in half to make a card (Tip: Use a bone folder along the folded edge to make a nice flat crease). Trim the card to a square measuring 5 inches.

Step 2: Cut a 5-inch square from a sheet of the patterned paper and use double-stick tape to attach it to the front of the card.

Step 3: Find a poinsettia image on line or in a magazine that suits your taste and has about a 5-inch diameter. Or you can draw one using the photo of this card as reference. Cut out the image making sure to cut nice pointed petals.

Step 4: Trace the poinsettia image on a sheet of the patterned paper and cut it out. Trace 2 more poinsettia images on to sheets of the patterned paper and cut them out slightly smaller than the one prior. Make a 2-inch diameter poinsettia for the center of the flower. Bend each petal on the poinsettias lengthwise to give the flowers a more natural shape.

Step 5: Layer the poinsettias, with the largest on the bottom to the smallest on the top, and arrange them so the petals on each flower are visible (refer to photo).

Step 6: Position the flower on the front of the card. Poke a tack through the center of the flower layers and through the front of the card. Insert the mini brad and bend back the prongs on the inside of the card to secure.

Step 7: Add the red rhinestone or a similar accent on top of the brad as a final touch.

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