Poinsettia Stars

I have another Christmas card to share with you today using a Stencil, Nuvo Aqua Pen, some Stickles, Crystal Drops and a sentiment. Easy Peasy.

Using my Stay-tion I attached the stencil to my watercolour card panel using the magnets. I then painted the stencil areas lightly with water, then painted with my paint brush picking up the colour I put down from my Nuvo Aqua Pen.

I went over it a few times, letting it dry in between, adding colour to most of the areas to get the dark red. Keeping the stencil in place and once all was dry I then applied the Stickles over the stencil, and at the end I picked off all stars left on the stencil and dropped them into the wet on the card.

Again I spent time waiting for it to dry. No, not really ... I cleaned up some craft stuff while I waited, but let me say it does take some time, I left it a couple of hours at least.

Once I was sure all was dry I attached the panel to my Gina K Design card base. 

Using English Mustard Crystal Drops I applied a bit to an old paint brush and went around the Poinsettia centre with it, then I did the drops, some larger than others. 

I die cut the sentiment from Penny Black twice, once using Metallic Gold paper and once using Arches watercolour paper which I painted with a dark burgundy and glued the two together to create a shadow, then gluing them to my card front.

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xoxo, Kia