Craft Cottage - Glittery Poinsettia Cutout Card

Skill Level:

Intermediate

Crafting Time:

1-3 hours

Material(s):

Paper

Category:

Handmade Cards

Tag(s):

Sparkly

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Glittery Poinsettia Cutout Card

This pretty poinsettia card is full of depth, texture, and glitter. We used a linen textured cardstock for the white overlay, glitter paper for the flower and leaves, and a nice shimmer paper for the card itself. The overlay is elevated using foam dots, which adds dimension and casts a bit of a shadow on the flower below.

Supplies & Tools:

  • Printable template (download here)
  • Cardstock: linen textured white, shimmery red
  • Glitter paper: red, green
  • X-Acto
  • Cutting mat
  • Tape runner
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Bone folder
  • Graphite paper
  • Artist tape
  • Foam dots
  • 3mm yellow rhinestones
  • Aleene’s Fast Grab glue
  • Toothpick (or tweezers)
  • Envelope (A2 size)

Directions:

  1. Print the template and cut out the template pieces.
  2. Make a card that is 5.5" x 4.25" out of red shimmer paper and set aside. You can make two cards this size from one 8.5" x 11" piece of cardstock. Cut the cardstock in half to make two strips, each measuring 5.5" x 8.5". Then fold each strip in half to make the card.
    Note: We like to use a bone folder to score and burnish the fold in order to make it nice and crisp.
  3. Place piece #1 from the template on white cardstock, trace, and cut out the rectangle.
  4. Transfer the design to the white rectangle using graphite paper:
    1. Cut a piece of graphite paper the same size as template piece #1.
    2. Place graphite paper on the white rectangle (graphite side down). Place template piece #1 on the graphite paper with the design facing up. Make sure all three pieces are aligned. Use artist tape to hold the pieces in place.
    3. Trace over the design with a pencil.
    4. Remove tape, template piece #1, and graphite paper and set aside.
  5. Place the white rectangle on cutting mat and cut out the petals and leaves using the X-Acto. Erase any stray graphite marks. Discard the petals and leaves.
  6. Use the Fast Grab glue to add 3 yellow rhinestones to middle of the flower on the front of the white rectangle. Set aside to dry.
    Note: Using a toothpick can help you set the rhinestones in place.
  7. Trace template piece #2 on red glitter paper and cut out. Set aside. Note: If you trace on the back of the glitter paper, be sure to flip the template so that the printed side is facing down; otherwise your flower will be backwards.
  8. Trace and cut out 10 leaves from green glitter paper using template piece #3. Set aside.
  9. Place the template piece #1 in the center of the card. Use graphite paper and pencil to transfer the flower and leaves just like you did in step 4. Remove template and graphite paper, and you’ll see the outline transferred to the card.
  10. Using the outline as a guide, glue the glitter flower in place with a tape runner.
  11. Glue the leaves around the flower. Be sure that the leaves at the top and bottom of the flower are very close to the flower so that they won’t extend beyond the white rectangle when it is placed on top.
  12. Take the white rectangle and place on table with the back facing up. Place a foam dot about 0.25" from the each corner.
  13. Flip the white rectangle over (right side up) and carefully place in the center of the card. Before you press the white piece down, hover it over the flower to see if everything is lined up. If the petals and leaves are not aligned, peel the flower and leaves and repeat steps 10–11.)
  14. Cut a piece of white cardstock that is 5" x 3.75" and glue on the inside of the card. Write your holiday greeting, and your pretty card is complete.

Elfy Hint:

  • This card is a standard card size (A2), but because of the raised design, you may want to use a larger envelope, such as these (A4 size) at envelopes.com.