This workshop is part 2 of 2 and shows how to make the poinsettia flowers to go in the box frame shown in part 1. It uses the Spellbinder radiant rectangles die as the focal point and the basic shape of the frame. The JustRite poinsettia stamps are cut with precision using the Spellbinder layered poinsettias dies.
Here is the back view of the box frame. A decorative rectangle has been used as a frame stand along with a strip of matching card to hold the stand in place. Using this technique means that different depth frame boxes can be made either in a landscape or portrait position.
Click Below for a Printable A4 Worksheet
Click Below for Part 1 of the Workshop
If you have a Facebook account
you can now follow Creative Expressions on FACEBOOK
Great for latest information
Grand Calibur Die Cutting Machine : WIZCAL
Spellbinders Radiant Rectangles Die: WIZS5-161
Spellbinder Layered Poinsettia Die : WIZS5-055
Just Rite Poinsettia Clear Stamp Set : JRCR04635
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads ~ Peeled Paint : DPPEELEDPAINT
Ranger Stickles Gold : STKGOLD
Vintage Ribbon ~ Moss : VRMOSS
Creative Expressions Dazzler : DAZMEDSQUARE
Wonder Tape WH2, WH4, WH8 or WH10 are available
Optional ~ If embossing the Poinsettia then the following will be needed
Gilding Wax : Creative Expressions Metallic Gilding Wax Various Codes Available
Perfect Medium Ink Pad : PERPADCL
Step by Step Instructions
1 Now to decorate the inside of the box frame, that has been made in part 1 of the workshop. Place the 4 poinsettia dies on either milk, ivory or white card and cut & emboss the shapes through the Grand Calibur die cutting machine.
2 Repeat the process and cut out 2 more sets of 4 flowers. It is optional whether the flowers are embossed depending on the JustRite stamp that will be used later. It is nice to used stamped & plain just embossed die shapes for the finished look.
3 Take the 3 largest poinsettia die shapes & add some peeled paint distress ink onto a piece of cut`n`dry foam. Place the poinsettia die shape on the blending mat & work the inked cut`n`dry foam onto just the edges of the flower.
3 Repeat the process using the fired brick ink with all the remaining flowers. Working from the edges inwards means you can leave the centres whiter & this will add depth of colour to the flowers.
4 Once completed there will be 3 green flowers which will be used as the leaves & the rest will all be red pieces for the poinsettia flower itself.
5 Place the 2nd largest patterned JustRite clear stamp onto an acrylic block & ink up fired brick ink pad.
6 Hover the same size die shape over the stamp so it`s lined up when it put in place. Remember you can`t move the die shape once it`s down as the stamped image will give a shadow effect. Use the 5 pattern pieces near the centre as your guide & press down onto the card.
7 Alternatively take the lid of the distress ink pad & press over the stamped piece to make sure the image is transferred onto the die shape. The stamped image could also be stamped onto a piece of card & cut out using the die shape afterwards.
8 Lift the poinsettia shape off the stamp to reveal the stamped image. This could also have been done using the perfect medium ink pad & then use embossing powders if an embossed image is required.
9 Stamp alternate flowers / leaves so when the flower is built up the flower & design will pop more to the eye.
10 Cut a piece of white, milk or ivory card to fit the inside of the box. Distress the edges of the piece with the peeled paint distress ink on some cut`n`dry foam. Then work the colour inwards for a soft feel to the piece.
11 Place the `Have a Festive Christmas` stamp on an acrylic block & stamp the sentiment at a diagonal angel using the festive berries or fired brick distress ink pad. Add some Cosmic Shimmer glue to the back of the stamped card & add into the box frame.
12 Now to assemble the poinsettia leaves. Stack alternate leaves together to see which combination you want in the box frame itself. This will also allow you to see how the leaves will fit in the frame.
13 Add a small amount of the Cosmic Shimmer clear glue to the centre of the green leave piece. Stick the red patterned leaf onto the glue.
14 Now curve the flowers up together to add shape to the piece. Add another small drop of glue to the centre base & attach the leaf onto the red and green leaves.
15 Continue to do this until the smallest leaf has been added. Take a pokey tool & press the centre of the leaves downwards to raise the other leaves upwards. Repeat the process on the other 2 flowers & allow the glue to dry. This won`t take long.
16 Add the flowers into the box frame. One will fit in the inside of the frame & then curve the flowers up slightly & add to the box / frame. Select the ribbon you wish to use for the project & this will depend on the finished size of the frame. Use the stripped ribbon if using a Grande die frame shape.
17 Gently peel the dazzlers off the backing sheet so that all of the silver backing is retained on the dazzler itself.
18 Take the gold stickles & add a blob onto the clear dazzler. Tap your finger over the dazzler to work the stickles into the piece. Alternatively use an already coloured dazzler on the project. Set aside to dry.
19 Add a shabby vintage ribbon bow onto the corner of the frame & attach the dazzler to cover the knot of the ribbon. This will complete the project.
20 Here is the back view of the box frame. A decorative rectangle has been used as a frame stand along with a strip of matching card to hold the stand in place. Using this technique means that different depth frame boxes can be made either in a landscape or portrait position. Click on the link at the top of this page for part 1 of the workshop.
21 Here is a close up of the box frame. Use the project as a guide to take your crafting further and maybe add some acetate. It would be easier to cut 2 frames & sandwich the acetate in between .Then it could be used as a shaker box or just use it to add dimensional pieces too.
22 Use the box frame workshop as a base to try different ways with the box frame, use different die shapes and try embossing the poinsettia leaves. You can use the Creative Expressions solvent blending solution along with the gilding waxes to paint the wax onto the leaves. As with crafting just have a play around and see what you come up with as it`s only a couple of pieces of card at the end of the day.