Holiday Cards

Merry And Bright

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Hello there, I hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!

Here’s a card that I shard over on Instagram a few days ago.  It uses the beautiful Christmas Poinsettia Star stamp from Picket Fence Studios.

This gorgeous flower is a large 6″ x 6″ stamp that easily takes up most of an A2-sized cardfront.  I love large flowers like these because I don’t have to worry about tiny details and it’s also easy for me to maintain some large and dark areas when I’m coloring.

I began by using Wow! Embossing Pad and Judikins Translucent Gold embossing powder to emboss the floral image onto a piece of Fabriano Artistico Extra White cold press watercolor paper.  Then I used Brilliant Red Brusho to watercolor the petals.  I tapped a bit of Brusho powder into a palette and then added a drop of clean clear water.  Using a 2 round brush, I added some of the highly concentrated color to innermost area of each petal and then used a waterbrush to blend the color out over the rest of the petal.  I added additional concentrated color to the tips and the edges of the petals and blended that in, while still maintaining some lighter areas. I also added a bit of yellow and green to the center of the flower.

While the flower was drying, I used Versafine Clair Nocturne ink and Hero Arts clear embossing powder to heat emboss the Christmas Wishes stamp onto vellum.  The full stamp says “May all your wishes be merry and bright” but I fussy cut and shortened the sentiment to just “merry and bright.”

When the flower was dry, I used a Zig 2-way Glue Pen to adhere the vellum sentiment to the card front.  To finish, I adhered the card front to an A2-sized card base.

Thanks so much for visiting!

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