Poinsettia Watercolour and Gold

 I am sharing a card I did for Scrap'n Stamp Canada. I was given this stamp set last year as a gift and have not used it before now, so I thought I would give it a go for my post. 

I wanted to do something a bit different with this image so I started by using black card stock for my base and for the die cut panel, which is cut with the Memory Box die and the border frame removed. On the panel I prepared the piece for embossing using my powder tool. Being as it is black card stock I was liberal with the powder. I then inked up the stamp with versamark and heat embossed with gold embossing powder.  I then stamped the image again on Fabriano Hot Press watercolour paper which I also heat embossed with the gold embossing powder.
 I wanted my poinsettia to jump off the page, so I watercoloured using Ken Oliver Color Burst powders in Lemon Yellow, Fuchsia and Alizarin Crimson, doing several layers until I was happy with the look, then set aside to dry. 

With gold paint I added splatters to my black card panel. Once my poinsettia was dry I ran around the cut edges with my gold feather pen. There is nothing worse than white edges on a black card, in my humble opinion!
To finish I styled the poinsettia a bit and attached it to the card base using foam squares. I then added Nuvo Jewel Drops around the card on the stamped berries.

I hope you have enjoyed this card and wish to thank you for visiting.

1 comment

  1. The colors you chose add so much to the beauty of this one Kia WOW :)


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