Grace­ful Poin­set­tias

CardMaker - - Winter Greetings - De­signs by Penny Ward

MA­TE­RI­ALS Card­stock: white heavy­weight, gold metal­lic Wa­ter­color pa­per Stamps: Penny Black (La Fleur Rouge); Stam­pers Anony­mous (Plaid & Nordic) Imagine Me­mento mark­ers: rhubarb stalk, love let­ter, olive grove, bam­boo leaves Imagine Del­i­cata golden glitz reinker 3/8-inch-wide gold sheer rib­bon Gold braid Dies: Mem­ory Box (Stitched Oval Lay­ers #30069); WPlus9 (Anas­ta­sia Tag #WP9D-130) Die-cut­ting ma­chine My Sweet Pe­tu­nia MISTI stamp-po­si­tion­ing tool Paint­brush Craft sheet Scor-Pal scor­ing board Ranger Multi Medium Matte ad­he­sive


1. Cut a 41/4 x 51/2-inch piece of wa­ter­color pa­per. Us­ing mark­ers and stamp-po­si­tion­ing tool, stamp flower im­age onto panel.

2. Use a wet paint­brush to pull color from flower petals to cre­ate a light wash around im­age.

3. Use paint­brush to flick gold and red ink across

panel. Let dry. Note: For red ink, first scrib­ble love let­ter marker on craft sheet. Use paint­brush to add wa­ter to ink and then flick color onto panel.

4. Cut a 1 x 51/2-inch strip of gold card­stock; ad­here to panel align­ing left edges.

5. Cut a 7⁄8 x 5½-inch strip of white card­stock. Use love let­ter ink to stamp plaid back­ground onto strip. Ad­here to panel align­ing left edges. 6. Die-cut largest oval from panel. 7. Wrap rib­bon around oval and tie a dou­ble bow; trim ends. Tie gold braid onto rib­bon bow; trim ends. 8. Use largest oval die to cut two ovals from white card­stock. Ad­here one oval to back of stamped oval.

9. Place se­cond oval on scor­ing board with long side hor­i­zon­tal and score at 1 inch to cre­ate a tab. Glue tab to back of first oval align­ing top edges. Trim bot­tom edge of se­cond oval straight across so card will stand up.


1. Re­peat steps 1–5 of Card. Note: Add dots of ink only if de­sired. 2. Die-cut Anas­ta­sia Tag from panel. 3. Insert two 5-inch lengths of rib­bon through tag hole; tie gold braid around rib­bons into a bow. Trim ends. •

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