Saturday, 22 March 2014

Punched Poinsettias

Today, at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown the challenge is to make a card that incorporates a paper flower, not flowers on DP but a 'real' 3D paper flower.

Your flower can be die cut, folded or punched and some of you, like me, will have to get crafty if you don't have a die to hand. I found this idea on the internet, so I can't claim it as my own, and there are so many different images and tutorials to help you so I can't wait to see what everyone will do.

I used my mosaic punch to make these poinsettias, punching them out of red card stock and adding some shading and curling to each petal before sticking them together and using rhinestones to make the centres.  Have a closer look

Once the flowers were made I've glitzed it up with glitter paper and added a fussy cut sentiment from Sassy Salutations. 
Have a look at the creations from the rest of the DT over on the blog.
I'm also going to enter Completely Christmas's anything goes challenge and a challenge I haven't visited for a while, Winter Wonderland, where my poinsettias fit the challenge of 'paint the town red' .


  1. très sobre et chic Louise, superbes poinsettias , biz

  2. What a great design,thank you for sharing with us over at Completely Christmas, we would love to see you back again next week for another fun challenge......Good Luck
    Suzy B Owner Completely Christmas

  3. I've just seen that punch in a new light Louise - wow! Such gorgeous poinsettias you made and a beautiful card! Hugs D

  4. Thank you so much for entering our Completely Christmas challenge 4 with your lovely card - we hope we'll see you again soon, Hazel, DT - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for March - I'd love to see it there too. x

  5. LOVE those gorgeous blooms, Louise! And all the fabulous glitz and glitter! Beautiful! :) HUGS and have a fabulous rest of the weekend! Mynn xx

  6. This is lovely Louise especially the red against the silver - gorgeous - Jacqueline xx

  7. Wowsers, very glamorous and glitzy card Louise, I love it! The mosaic punched poinsettias are wonderful, you've assembled and adorned them beautifully! Have a great week! Ruth x

  8. Very clever! I would never have thought to use the mosaic punch to make the poinsettia! Looks fab and I love the sparkly background!

  9. Beautiful flowers. Lovely card. Thank you for joining us at Winter Wonderland this week. x

  10. I am not averse to some glitz at Christmas. This is just my kind of card. And those cleverly constructed poinsettias! That is pure genius, Louise.

  11. Love your card, Louise...what a super idea to use a mosaic punch like that. Love your design too!

    Jennifer. x


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Louise xx