Monday, April 15, 2013

Poinsettia Petals

I've created another card for the current challenge at Jingle Belles. In honor of Earth Day, the challenge involves recycling an element on a card.  For this card I recycled a paper towel tube. I used it to create the inner petals for the poinsettia. First I flattened the tube and then I sliced off strips that were about 1/8" wide. I folded each strip in half creating two petals from a single strip and adhered them all together in the shape of a flower.  Then I  painted the flower shape with acrylic paint. Once the paint was dry, I used liquid glue to attach the cardboard petals to a piece of red cardstock. I also cut petals from red cardstock and layered them underneath the cardboard petals and then added the hand cut leaves. To give the flower more dimension, I added a bit of paint inside each petal. I created a yellow center from three punched/fringed circles. I attached the flower to an embossed mat and added the sentiment.

Cardbase: Recollections, Embossing Folder: Darice, Recycled Cardboard Paper Towel Tube, Cardstock: From my scrap stash, Marker: Zig, Circle Punch: EK Success, Adhesives: Scotch Quick Dry & ATG, Elmer's Glue Spots, Master's Touch Acrylic Paint, Studio G Ink


  1. You make beautiful holiday cards.

  2. Wowza ... aren't you clever ... I never saw a cardboard tube look so fabulous ... another amazing recycled design.

  3. surely the BEST USE EVER for a paper towel tube!!!!! i predict world-wide increase in sales of bounty, just so the rest of us can (TRY TO) make something half as cool as this! a triumph of both design & recycling!!! ♥♥♥