Poinsettia panel

Poinsettia panel Heather Telford

I played around with a poinsettia stamp from last year’s Christmas release to create these cards. My plan was not to create two cards. Well to be honest I didn’t really have a plan; I just taped down a piece of watercolour paper and started stamping. All the stamping was done with distress stains which enabled me to fill in all the petals by either pulling stain from the outline image or adding it where extra was needed. After the poinsettias were painted I drew the centre clusters with a marker as it had been blended over. I treated the panel more as patterned paper than a ‘picture’ by adding some music and snowflakes in blue then painting over them to spread colour into the surrounding area.

Because of my lack of planning the finished panel did not really work as a square or wide rectangle so I sliced it up and was able to make two cards. I had some gold foil cardstock scraps which worked for matting and sentiments but the little square piece needed more than the pop of gold. It is quite hard to see but if you click on the card below you might just make be able to make out the navy die cut poinsettias I arranged behind the patterned panel.

Poinsettia square Heather Telford

Pink, blue and gold is an unusual colour scheme for Christmas but I think it works. What colours are you reaching for when making this year’s Christmas cards?

Poinsettia strip Heather Telford

Stamps:  Sparkler, Footnotes, Hello Winter (PB)
Creative Dies: Good Tidings, Bursts of Red, Exultations(PB)
Inks: Aged Mahogany, Mustard Seed, Salty Ocean, Stormy Sky, Black Soot distress stains/markers(Ranger)
Cardstock: Fabriano 100% cotton hot pressed watercolour paper, Neenah Patriot blue, Gold foil cardstock
Also: Winsor & Newton masking fluid

10 Comments on “Poinsettia panel”

  1. Vicki B says:

    Love how you combined the snowflakes and music in the background for the poinsettias. What lovely cards!!!

  2. Pat says:

    Gorgeous as usual Heather and the die cut navy poinsettias in the background just show up on the zoom. I love the snowflakes and music in the background too. I love blue and silver and the traditional red or green with gold, but I think because these poinsettias are quite a reddy pink the gold works really well and the navy card complements the blue in the background. x

  3. Jan Castle says:

    Unusual color combo, but very effective Heather! I always reach for the red, green and gold or blue and silver – may try something different after being inspired by your color combo….plenty of time to play around!
    Paper Hugs,

  4. Janine B says:

    Lovely colours – they work well together for some pretty cards

  5. Joan B says:

    I don’t always comment but I read every post carefully and absolutely LOVE everything you make!

  6. Lindsey says:

    These may be the best poinsettia cards I’ve seen! Nothing wrong with getting two cards from one panel, either. The black card bases are perfect.

  7. Liz in NH says:

    So pretty. I love the light blue background touches, and the gradations of pinks and reds.
    Curiously, just as I’m turning to making my Christmas cards, (to fill the void left by Operation Write Home shutting down), you start showing us your Christmas cards. Are you my Guardian Angel?!!!!
    Thanks for sharing and inspiring, Heather.

  8. Elizabeth says:

    Stunning cards, Heather. I learn so much from reading your posts and am inspired by all your techniques and everything you make. Elizabeth

  9. cherylquilts says:

    Oh, Heather, these are gorgeous, and I love how you just started and let the creative process flow where it wanted! Two stunning cards, and I love the gold matting. What beautiful colors, and I love the snowflakes and music along with the extra watercoloring! Exquisite cards! Hugs!

  10. memalagene says:

    Gorgeous cards!!!!

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