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2011-12-16 Simple Gift & Pointsetta SVG


I have a stamping friend who generously makes SVG designs for me so that I can cut them using my Cricut electronic die cutting machine. In order to do this though, you will need 1-electronic die cutting machine; 2-computer & cables; 3-a specific program to instruct your die machine to cut such as Make The Cut or Sure Cuts a Lot; and 4-a stamping friend you can convince to make designs for you (Thank you to Cindy Pointe goes right here!)

It you have all the equipment to make an SVG work for you, visit CreativePoint to get your poinsettia.

In the photo below you can see that she designed a poinsettia flower for me. You can see I’ve done the cutting and left the flowers still stuck to the mat. It’s so much easier to sponge on some color while they are held down.

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Next I removed the flowers from the mat and shaped them. On the largest flower, I clipped out one petal to make more of a cup shaped flower, even though in all reality, poinsettia’s are a flat 5 leaf flower. Think creative license here.

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I personally thought the flowers needed something…so after shaping and layering I added some Tulip Fabric paint. You can see the results you get from the different Tulip paints I used. I liked the (you guessed it) Tulip Glitter 3-d Fabric paint the best. To get the bubbly appearance I zapped the wet paint with my heat gun. That not only gave me the bubbles, but let me move the project along a lot faster.
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Then all I did was apply two flowers to a card. I added some larger leaves and some matting (Spellbinders); punched pine branches (Martha Stewart); ribbons and some bling. The sentiment is by Stampin Up (City of David)
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One last close up so you can really see the finished flowers. I added some yellow Flower Soft for the centers.
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8 Comments leave one →
  1. Cindy permalink
    2011/12/16 7:05 pm

    Great job as always Bonnie! Thanks for the shout out—you always make my files look great.

  2. Maggi G permalink
    2011/12/17 1:20 pm

    You really “sparkled” them up – lovely. And the larger leaves are perfect. It’s fun to see the before and after.

  3. lois Skiathitis permalink
    2011/12/19 9:09 am

    You have done a wonderful job with those flowers. they look so real. Your card is very pretty. Nice work Bonnie. TFS!!! 😀

  4. 2011/12/19 8:18 pm

    Awww…what a fabulous flower (of course you’d go for the bling version, me too!!!) and I LOVE how you tucked the little pine sprigs in with the poinsettia greenery. Thanks for the tip to keep your diecuts in place until AFTER sponging, definitely will be trying that.

  5. 2011/12/20 10:00 am

    be so blessed–Bonnie!!! Thank you for allowing me to glean from you!!! You did an uber job!!! Huge hugs!
    Beyond Measure

  6. 2011/12/23 6:08 am

    What a beautiful card, love the poinsettia and the instructions on how you made it as well!

  7. Chrissy Bornfleth permalink
    2012/01/24 3:28 pm

    Those flowers are absolutely amazing… and I love the sentiment.


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