Sparkling Poinsettia Step by Step Coloring and Shaping Tutorial

Friday July 24, 2015
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Supplies needed

Large Sparkling Poinsettia

Cling Stamp

Sparkling Poinsettia

Cling Stamp

Sparkling Poinsettia Candle

Cling Stamp

Sparkling Poinsettia Swirl

Cling Stamp

Sparkling Poinsettia Die 

Large Sparkling Poinsettia Die 

Decorative Lace Border Die 

Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit 

Stamp Mat Pad

Art Institute Glue

Dries Clear

Metal Glue Tip

Scor-Pal Scoring Board

Other Products

Neenah Natural White cardstock, Coredinations Waterspout cardstock, VersaMark Watermark Pad, VersaMagic Aegean Blue and Tea Leaves, Spanish Olive Inks, Bow-Easy Tool, Ivory Jute 1.5” ribbon, ivory cotton fibers, Brown Sugar Zing Embossing Powder, Stampendous Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel, heat gun tool, scor-tape, Aleene’s Fast Grab Tacky Glue, Scotch Mounting Tape, make-up applicators, Embossing Buddy, water spritzer.

I have been using this coloring technique for a while now and just love the soft look it gives and how easy it is to do!

Here is the finished card.

Here’s a close-up of the beautiful poinsettia flower.

Now that you have your crafting supplies, let's begin

Step 1) Stamp flowers and leaves on Natural White Cardstock with VersaMark Ink and heat emboss with Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel. Apply heat from underneath so that the little gold specks don’t blow away.

Step 2) Using make-up applicators and chalk inks, color the flowers. Start with a light application of color from the center of the flower petal and fading to the outside of the petal. Depending on how “juicy” my ink pad is, I usually dab off a lot of the color on paper towel first so I can get a light application. You can always add more color, but you can't take it away. I'll then go back and add a little more color to create more of a shadow. You can see here how one petal is a little darker than the others.

Step 3) For the leaves, I apply the color down the center and fade to the outside. For the berry clusters, I apply a little bit of both colors.

Step 4) Die cut the flowers and leaves with the matching dies.

Step 5) Clip between the flower petals with scissors.

Step 6) Spritz lightly on backs of flowers, leaves and center clusters with water before shaping. (Note: do this process of spritzing and shaping one piece at a time.)

Step 7) Shape flower petals with curler tool by pressing the tool down the center of each petal on the embossing mat.

Step 8) Shape leaves down the center using your fingernail. (Or a stylus tool if you don’t have any!)

Step 9) Shape flower center cluster by cupping each on the back with a stylus tool, then turn over and press stylus tool in the center so the cluster pops up.

Step 10) This is how your flowers, leaves and clusters should look when done.

Step 11) Using Art Institute Glue Dries Clear, glue flower together offsetting petals. Glue leaves to back of flower.

Step 12) Cut Natural White cardstock 4 1/2” x 6”. Stamp sentiment on lower right using VersaMark Ink and heat embossing with Brown Sugar Embossing Powder.

Step 13) Die cut Decorative Lace Border with Natural White and glue to mat. It’s best to used the Metal Glue Tip with the glue although it’s not in the picture here.

Step 14) Add Jute Ribbon over die cut using Scor-Tape. Make a multi-loop bow with fibers using bow making tool and add to mat using Aleenes Tacky Glue. (Click for tutorial) Add mat to a 4 3/4” x 6 1/4” blue card base using Scotch Mounting tape.

Step 15) Add flower to card using Aleenes Tacky Glue.

Step 16) To decorate the inside of the card, cut a 4 1/2” x 6” mat with Natural White. Stamp the sentiment with VersaMark and heat emboss with Brown Sugar Embossing Powder. Using the Sparkling Poinsettia Swirl Set, stamp the poinsettia swirl on the top left with VersaMark Ink and heat emboss from underneath with Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel. Color image with chalk inks using same method as you did with the flowers, leaves and clusters. Add mat to inside of card.

About the artist
Kathy Roney lives in North Carolina with her husband and two teenage boys. She has been doing all kinds of crafts since very little and loves to create. Her latest love is coloring with pencils and inks. You can read more about Kathy on her blog at

In addition to designing for Heartfelt Creations, Kathy also works behind the scenes putting the weekly blog posts together, maintaining Pinterest and creates design samples used for the stamps and dies packaging for future collections.

What a lovely, clear tutorial and super end result. I especially like the soft colours and contrasting textures.
July 23, 2015 at 9:58 PM
Linda K
Beautiful card and great tutorial. Thanks so much.
July 24, 2015 at 7:46 AM
Karen Gibbs
Such a beautiful card. Thanks for the step by step instructions. It makes so easy to copy. This is a must have set.
July 24, 2015 at 7:48 AM
Amazing amazing creation
July 24, 2015 at 7:54 AM
So lovely!! Thanks for sharing!!
July 24, 2015 at 8:09 AM
Pattie Jones
thank you Kathy so much for tutorial, super. I love idea of the blue, an not red. Poinsettia's are now in white, pink,who knows they may have a blue this year.Hummmm
July 24, 2015 at 8:30 AM
Karan Gerber
Kathy thank you for sharing this gorgeous card, love that Aged Ivory embossing powder, and your colouring has always been a favorite of mine :D
July 24, 2015 at 8:34 AM
Joyce B
I love this collection and this card is beautiful. Thank you.
July 24, 2015 at 8:55 AM
Juliette Hendry
Thank you soooo much for this wonderful tutorial, beautifully presented so we can easily follow your instructions!
July 24, 2015 at 10:57 AM
Buvetta Bryant
Thank you for another step by step instructions. Kathy your card is beautiful, especially the flowers. Look forward to more.
July 24, 2015 at 11:19 AM
Pat Batley
Great tutorial, thank you so much Kathy. Pat x
July 24, 2015 at 11:20 AM
Fantastic tutorial, I wondered how you spotted your flowers............
July 24, 2015 at 12:49 PM
Jane cameron
What a wonderful tutorial, I will have to try this . Thank you.
July 24, 2015 at 1:55 PM
Janet Saieva
Awesome tutorial...thank you!!!
July 24, 2015 at 2:21 PM
Paula-Kay Bourland
Thank you Kathy, for the excellent tutorial. I love the finished card. I'm going to try something similar. I don't have all those tools, but I think I can improvise.
July 25, 2015 at 4:45 AM
Marisa Job
What a beautiful card! Great tutorial!!!
July 25, 2015 at 4:51 AM
Susan Smit
I so enjoyed seeing hoe you made these flowers. Thank you for sharing your talent. Hugs
July 26, 2015 at 12:08 AM
Candy Slabaugh
Very pretty! Thanks for the tutorial!
July 26, 2015 at 5:58 PM
whats the next kit ? when can we see the preview?
July 27, 2015 at 12:36 PM
Heartfelt Creations
As of today, it is a secret...The sneak peak with be available on July 29th!
July 27, 2015 at 12:36 PM
Patricia Howarth
Hi Kathy, Wow !! this card is stunning, I so enjoyed reading your tutorial, loved the colours you chose for the poinsettia petals, and I loved the effect of the aged ivory embossing powder with the flecks of gold, it was really beautiful. I had to have a chuckle when I read &quotuse your fingernail (or a stylus if you don't have any), that really tickled me haha. Thank you for this step by step, I will be trying your techniques. Lots of love from Patricia xx
July 29, 2015 at 6:03 AM
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