Saturday, November 9, 2013

Susan's Garden Speckled Poinsettia Tutorial

 It is always exciting when I discover something new and can share it with you.  Today I created a poinsettia with "speckles" -- I believe these poinsettias are called "Candy Candy Poinsettias".  I love how it came out.  This Susan's Garden poinsettia is on a 5.5" square card but I have also used it on a gift bag below.  I have prepared a tutorial below for you, so you can create this beautiful poinsettia.

 This poinsettia was added to a gift bag created with the new "We R Memory Keepers Gift Bag Punch Board".  The sentiment is from the Heartfelt Creations "Yuletide Sentiments PreCut Set". 

 This is a side view of the Gift Bag.  You can use a paper width of 10", 11" or 12" for your bag.  The length can be any where between 4" & 12".  I used a piece of 12" design paper for my bag because I wanted it tall.

 Here is the product I used to create the speckled look on my poinsettia.  It is called "Goose Bumps Texture Spray".  When you use it, you want to hold the bottle about 6" from your project and just lightly mist.  The more spray you get on your project the less color will show through if you are going to sponge ink over it.  I die cut all my poinsettia pieces using white card stock.  Next I added the Goose Bumps Texture Spray, which leaves little "bumps" on the paper.  You can either wait for it to dry or use your heat gun.  Don't over heat because the spray will turn tan if you over heat it.  It doesn't take long for it to dry.  Once it is dry, I sponged on Ranger, Picked Raspberry Distress Ink with a sponge dauber.

 You can see how different each petal looks.  The first petal has a lot more spray on it than the others.  Each one will always be different.

 All the petals were shaped with the tools from Susan's Garden Tool Kit.  I die cut 8 petals of all six sizes to create this poinsettia. 

 This is a picture of the bottom layer of poinsettia petals.  Once they are shaped, add four petals - one on every other point of calyx (base), then go back and add the other 4 petals.  It give the flower more dimension when you assemble it this way (it almost looks like you have added two layers).

I created three separate layers for this poinsettia.  Eight petals were used for each layer.  I only used the three largest petals (all the same size on each layer). The glue I used to assemble my flowers is "Crafter's Pick Ultimate Glue".

In a picture above, the leaves are only sponged with "Pine Needles" and "Forest Moss" Distress Ink.  Once I was ready to add the petals to the back of the flower, I decided to sponge on just a little of the "Picked Raspberry" to pick up a little of the flower color.

Once I glued all the layers together, I added glue to the front and back of some of the smaller petals and stuck them in around the stamen.  Also some additional larger petals were added under the flower before the green leaves were glued on to create a larger flower.

 I love using Susan's Garden Poinsettia dies to create my poinsettias because it is so easy to create many different sizes and they always look so realistic. This is the largest poinsettia I have created so far with her dies.

What do you think about this technique.  Do you plan to give it a try?

Thank you for visiting my blog today.  I hope you will leave a comment and let me know if you like this technique. Have a great weekend.

Products used from Ellen Hutson, LLC:



Leanne ... said...

Another beautiful flower Selma.
I've been without internet for over a month. So it's delightful seeing your work again.

Linda R. said...

This is so beautiful...I just can't wait to try it!

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Maryann Laursen said...

WAUW Selma this is absolutely stunning, and yes Im definitely going to try this technique, that´s for sure, I love how it turned out, sooooooo beautiful and really gorgeous.

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Pat said...

Selma, please do a tutorial on all of your flower designs as I have ordered all of them. No disrespect to Susan, but your instructions and diagrams are crystal clear. Thank you so much for your hard work on these tutorials.

Anonymous said...

Wow Selma my jaw dropped when I opened this email. So. So gorgeous. You are definitely the very best at creating gorgeous flowers. Yes, I will be giving this a try. Thank you for always giving us tutorials on how you create these flowers. You inspire me so much. Have a great weekend.


Laura said...

so very pretty. And one of the prettiest poinsettia die's I've seen. It's on my wish list now! Thanks for the tut. Easy peasy.

The center there a place to buy an assortment of these type of centers. Or can you only buy that bundle of double ended pearl ones, and build your own....I love mulitiple stamin centers, but want also different colored ones.

Anonymous said...

WOW! So realistic!

Jan Castle said...

Simply STUNNING Selma!!!! TFS how you make the flowers!!!
Paper Hugs,

May said...

WOW....Stunning flower... Love the speckled effect...Hugs May x x x

Anonymous said... usual your flower is exquisite....the colour is lovely and that new spray sounds interesting. I am not sure if we can get it here in Canada. You have such good taste and soooooooomuch talent. Bev Lane

Shirley said...

Okay for you, Selma!! So I have this bottle of Goose Bumps and these poinsettia dies, and I haven't even started to use them. I pop over to your blog and WOW, what a wonderful treat! Your card is just so beautiful and breathtaking!! TFS the tutorial. I really honestly did need that to motivate me!!! Will CAS and give you credit too!!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

This is spectacular. Saw this on SCS yesterday. If I said it once, I'll say it again.....It looks almost real!!! lol Your flowers are amazing.
Bear Hugs,

Bonnie Weiss said...

BEAUTIFUL ... love the fact that you created the poinsettia in pink. The "goosebumps" definitely add to the creativity and the leave ... well, they are the most realistic I have ever seen on a paper flower.

Basti Casanova said...

These are awesome! good for Christmas Decorations Thank you for giving me an idea

Jane said...

What a beautiful look? Can you tell me who makes the Goose Bump Texture Spray? I have not heard of it before, but what a great look.

Angela Hartley said...

her cards are always absolutely stunning and jaw dropping!!! I would love to try the goose bumps technique (if I knew how) Blessings to you all for the holidays and the new year

Pam said...

Thank you for sharing your talent...this is beautiful!


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