Monday, 11 December 2017

Off the Rails Tutorial Christmas Card with Foam Poinsettias - 11th December

Morning everyone and welcome to my Tutorial for 
Today I have a Christmas Card Tutorial for you including how to make my poinsettia flowers from paper foam, otherwise know as Foamiran. Plus a bonus, a video!

6 X 6 inch card blank, white glitter card, pale blue pearl card, pale green pearl card, snow globe die, Merry Christmas banner/sentiment, pink ink, green ink, brown ink, white foamiran, pine cones, pine bough die, pink stamens, white coiled stamen, pink flower centres, snow globe stamp, foam pads, hot glue, white paint or gesso.
 Die cut lots of foamiran poinsettias in several sizes and ink with pink ink. Don't forget to make a few green ones for the leaves.

Take a warm iron and BBQ stick and heat up until flower curls

 It should look like this
 Now start to squish all the flowers between your fingers and roll until they look like the above
 Now take a piece of wire and a few stamens. Fold stamens in half, thread through the wire, make a hole in the flowers and thread through each flower one layer at a time. Use two or three layers whichever you like the best

Thread a large pink berry on a wire through the center of the stamens then hot glue just a tiny bit between the layers
You are now ready to assemble your card.
Step 1
Cover the front of the 6 x 6 inch card blank with pearl card
Step 2
Step 3
Cover this with a piece of 5x5 inch glitter card
Step 4
Cover again with more blue pearl card
Step 5
Die cut and colour in a snow globe, adhere with foam pads
Step 6
Using hot glue, adhere your flowers
Step 7
Add more stamens, pine cones and pine boughs
Step 8
Dap on some white gesso or paint for a snowy effect, or even glitter if you like. All done.


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