Sunday, 4 May 2014
Christmas Card Club–Poinsettias
Karen B. Thanks for a lovely traditional challenge. .
I've fallen back on my trusty favourite Christmas set of Watercolour Winter. It's a retired set and I nearly sold it to a customer, but I'm so pleased she changed her mind as I really value it and love what you can create with it! I'm hoping something similar, but different arrives in the next seasonal Stampin' Up! UK catalogue in September.
I've stamped my Poinsettias with Versamark onto vellum card stock and then added gold embossing powder, heated it and then flipped over the image to colour the reverse with cherry cobbler marker pen. I also found that if I used my blender pen it was easier to add more colour and make sure it didn't look blotchy. I carefully cut out the flowers and also the centre of one to add some depth on my front flower. I didn't colour the flower centres, but used some pearls which I coloured with my gold pen (I'm hoping these come back again too Stampin' Up! UK please!) to keep the golden theme. The greenery is also from Watercolour Winter which is stamped in always artichoke, soft suede and early espresso. It's a two-step stamp set so you get to highlight the images if you wish which I've done in the case of the pine cones.
A cherry cobbler sentiment from Christmas Messages and a very gentle 'smudge' around the edge of my whisper white card stock base in crumb cake finishes off what I hope you agree is an elegant Christmas card!
Enjoy your bank holiday weekend.
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