Well, we just couldn’t get all the Christmas cards in before Christmas, but Poinsettias are good for the whole month of December, right? BlogStar Annette Witherspoon made and submitted this fantastic card/ornament to us a while back, and we just had to share it with you. Maybe it’s time to get started stamping for next year? You can find our Cling Jumbo Poinsettia stamp and Shrink Plastic at your local Michaels Stores!
Hello everyone. This is Annette with another Christmas card. Tis the season, right? This card features the Jumbo Cling Poinsettia, except it’s not so jumbo any more. How did that happen? The answer: Shrink plastic!
I stamped the Poinsettia onto the shrink plastic using Stazon ink. Then lightly colored the image with Prismacolor Pencils. When coloring on shrink paper, keep in mind, the image shrinks to 1/3 the original size, and the color gets more intense, so you don’t want to color too heavily.
I traced a circle around the image, traced a smaller circle at the top, cut it out and shrunk it using my heat gun. Yep, my heat gun. Using a clothespin, I held the paper with one hand while heating it with the other. It shrinks nicely and much more quickly than the oven. When working with shrink paper, I always keep a spatula on hand to flatten it before it cools. I’ve recently read you can use an acrylic block to flatten it, too.
Once the image cooled, I added Crushed Glass Glitter around the edges and in the flower’s center, then sealed it with Fast Finish. I tied it to the cardstock with crinkle ribbon. I stamped JOY onto the cardstock using the Small Typewriter Alphabet Perfectly Clear set, and heat embossed it with Sterling Silver Embossing Powder. Oh, here’s a nice afterthought. This poinsettia can also be used as an ornament. I did not plan it, but I realized it after I created it.
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