Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Christmas Poinsettias

 Hello, Hello!  

Today I am revisiting the gorgeous Poinsettia Greetings Stamp Set.  This is a favorite of mine that I reach for again and again.  

I like to make my parents a special card for Christmas so given the popularity of the slimline card, I decided to go that route.  I used two shades of red Ken Oliver Color Bursts to color this monochromatic card.

I started out with a 10 x 4 inch piece of Canson Watercolor Paper.  I spritzed it with water and sprinkled on some Alizerin Crimson Color Burst Water Color Powder.  I used a large brush to move the color around and add water where needed.  I also sopped up some of the color with a paper towel as I did not want it too dark.  

Next, using my MISTI, I Stamped the poinsettias 3 times using Impression Obsession's fabulous Black Hybrid Ink Pad.  It is perfect for watercoloring.  You can color with Copics with it as well, though I have not tried that, yet.  I then painted them all, using the Alizerin Crimson as well as Cadmium Scarlet color bursts.  A little mixture of black, blue and purple color bursts was used for the shadows.  The panel was then cut down for a 8.5 x 4inch card.  

When the flowers were dried, I used Winsor and Newton white gouache that was watered down to make splatters.  The flower centers were filled in with a Uniball Signo white gel pen.  

The sentiment is from the Holiday Greetings Stamp Set.  I used the IO Black hybrid ink pad for it, giving it a deep rich black color.   Both the sentiment and the image panel were matted with shiny gold wrapping paper.  Some sequins finish it off.

I am linking up to Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, Happy Holidays!

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a blessed week!

Lee Ann  


  1. This is STUNNING!! I LOVE that brilliant pink that you used on this card!!

  2. I love this so much. It is such a beautiful card. I may try to do something similar! Thank you so much for sharing.


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