Project: Poinsettia Wreath

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Here is a circular easel card which as perfect for a Christmas wreath of poinsettia. I chose to do traditional red and green but would look equally well in silver and blue or just white.
I like to cut all my elements in white card then colour them with ink or other mediums as then I can get the exact colour I want.

I used:
  • Poppy Stamps: Trulani wreath, Small Blooming Poinsettia
  • Joy Craft Vintage flourish Holly
  • Tim Holtz Sizzlits Tattered Banners
  • Greeting: Kaisercraft Christmas words
  • Distress ink: Pumice Stone, Forest Moss, Barn Door, Aged Mahogany, Peeled Paint, Gathered Twigs
  • Distress Paint: Antique Linen
  • Versafine Vintage Sepia
  • Scalloped and Stitched Circle dies
  • Card stock: White
  • Sticky Pads
  • Big Shot Die cutting machine

Cut a 10.5 cm circular base card from a piece of folded white card, leaving part of the fold uncut.

Fold the top part in half to create the easel.

Die cut from white card:

  • Stitched circles: 2 x 10.5 cm, 4 cm
  • Scalloped circles: 9.5 cm, 3.5 cm
  • Trulani Wreath
  • 6 sets of the Small Blooming Poinsettia
  • 7 Vintage Holly
  • 1.3 (1/2") cm wide Tattered Banner

Colour the scalloped circles with the Antique Linen Distress paint then splatter with Pumice Stone.

Colour the Trulani Wreath with Gathered Twigs and stick to a larger scalloped circle.

Mount this onto the larger stitched circle.

Colour the 7 holly sprigs with Forest Moss ink and layer around the wreath.

Stamp the greeting onto the banner and sponge the edges with Gathered Twigs.

Bend into shape and add to the wreath with sticky pads.

Colour and make up the 6 poinsettia.

Add 5 of the poinsettia to the wreath.

Make up the smaller circles and top with the remaining poinsettia.

Stick the remaining 10.5 cm scalloped circle to the bottom.

Match up and stick the wreath to the base card upper only on the folded part.

Decide on the angle of the easel and pop the smaller circle/poinsettia in place with a sticky pad. this acts as a stop to hold the easel in place.