Friday 20 November 2020

Poinsettia ...

Good afternoon from a wet and dreary Oxfordshire ... after my very long last post I thought I would treat you to a short and to the point post.  Surprise, surprise another couple of Christmas cards - two designs using the same UNIKO stamp sets.

First ... an off the edge water coloured poinsettia:


I stamped the flower onto a die cut panel and fussy cut the edge having water coloured it first, I also trimmed the card base front.  The panel was adhered with foam tape to add dimension.

The second card could have been a one layer card if my inky finger had behaved and not put a smudge of black ink in the wrong place!

For this card I only stamped part of the poinsettia from the first card having fussy cut a mask.  I stamped through the negative space and then used the positive part of the mask to cover the flower before stamping the sentiments around it.  I coloured the flower using crayons.  At this point I had to cut the panel away from the card, trim it and adhered it to another card ... if my inky finger had not got in the way it would have been one layer!!

I used:
UNIKO Pure Florals: Poinsettia
            Festive Sentiments
Distress Inks - Festive Berries, Carved Pumpkin
Faber Castell Polychromo Crayons

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  1. Love this big, gorgeous poinsettia, Elaine! Beautifully colored and your partial fussy cutting makes it extra special! I'm impressed with your masking! Wow! Great way to get a totally different look with this stamp! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

  2. So pretty!! So many ways to use these gorgeous poinsettias!

  3. Two beautiful poinsettia cards, Elaine. I was pleased you joined us at CAS Mix Up with your watercolored off the edge CAS card design. Wonderful fussy cutting too. Your 2nd card was so clever and creative using your masking. It looks like your poinsettia and texts were a collage style stamp, but created the design with masking:-) TFS both card. Love and Hugs...Nancy

  4. Two gorgeous poinsettia festive cards.

  5. WoW ! These poinsettias are gorgeous. Love this bold poinsettia and your design on your first card. Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at Uniko.


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