How to Make Textured & Layered Poinsettias

by Graciellie Design

Create stunning, 3D poinsettias using different materials to layer your flowers.


  • Poinsettia clear stamps
  • Poinsettia die cuts / Alternative: Cut w/scissors
  • Clear stamping block
  • Embossing ink
  • Embossing powder in gold
  • Optional: Decofoil in gold
  • Optional: Minc machine to foil flowers
  • White cardstock
  • Heavyweight vellum
  • May Arts Ribbon 1 inch Gold Faux Suede Leaves
  • Permanent adhesive
  • Scissors
  • Water in a mister
  • Optional: Gem stickers / vintage buttons / etc.
  • Optional: Stylus
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Start off by stamping & cutting poinsettias in different sizes on white cardstock and vellum. (I heat embossed & foiled the images in gold to add more shine to them.)

    Step 2

    Cut leaves from gold faux suede leaf ribbon. You will need from 5 to 10 leaves per flower, depending on how much you want to layer them.

    Step 3

    Spritz the leaves with water.

    Step 4

    Scrunch the leaves and let dry. Optional: Use a heat gun to dry faster.

    Step 5

    Adhere 5 gold leaves together shaping them like a poinsettia. Use a permanent adhesive. Press and let dry.

    Step 6

    Finally adhere the stamped flowers on top of the ribbon flowers. You can also attach stamped flowers to the back to make the poinsettias larger and fuller.

    Step 7

    Alternate stamped vellum with stamped cardstock flowers to give the poinsettias more texture.

    Step 8

    Embellish the center of the flowers as desired. Find more details for this Christmas canvas on my blog: