Poinsettia Joy

I am finally getting some of my own Christmas cards done. Better late than never! I have not used this stamp yet this year, so thought it time to bring it out for a special friend. 

In my Original Misti I stamped my image on watercolour paper using Versamark embossing ink, then heat embossed with gold embossing powder.
I used Ken Oliver Color Burst for the card, in Lime Green, Fuchsia and Alizarin Crimson. I spritze my panel first, then add the powders and spritzing more where I think it needs it. I then set it aside to dry. 
I wanted more sparkle, so I used a red card base and gold glitter cardstock to mat the watercolour panel. I die cut the Joy sentiment in the glitter cardstock, and finished with a few crystals. 

My sentiment is several years old, but I still love the loose style of it. I have linked to another sentiment below that I think would look wonderful on this type of card as well.
I hope you have enjoyed this card today, and thank you for visiting my blog. Have a great day!


  1. Kia, this is ABSOLUTELY STUNNING! I'm SURE the recipients of your cards TREASURE THEM!!!! WONDERFUL WORK!!! ;)

  2. What a gorgeous holiday card, Kia! This somehow reminds me of Klimt's painting. Love the way Color Burst spread. The thin gold glitter mat makes a big difference. Great design!
    Hideko xx


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