Hello! Today, I am sharing a card created with The Ton’s Poinsettia Close Up stamp. It appears that 2017 is the year of the poinsettia! I have never before seen so many stamp sets featuring this flower as I have this year.
I stamped and heat-embossed the stamp with WOW Iridium embossing powder on Canson Montval watercolor paper. I watercolored the image with Colorburst powders (dissolved) and once dry, I added shading with colored pencils. The Holiday Love Poinsettia sentiment was heat-embossed on vellum. I cut the watercolored image and added it to a gold metallic card base. The vellum is wrapped around the back of the watercolored panel.
I watched several watercoloring videos including one by Effie Cho and another by Janette Kausen before embarking on the watercoloring of this image.
Here in the Pacific Northwest, we have several garden centers who offer beautiful poinsettias this time of year. My husband and I recently visited Molbak’s to see their offerings – more than twenty varieties!