Golden Poinsettias

gold poinsettia Heather Telford

As the title of this post suggests I embossed the poinsettia stamp from the ‘Winter Joy’ transparent set in gold. I also added gold wink of stella to the centres of some of the poinsettias. The colour painted in and around the poinsettias is distress stain. I kept the look loose and fluid by painting wet into wet.

gold poinsettia closeup Heather Telford

On the card below I began by inking the ‘red star’ stamp in red and green stain then stamping it onto the wet panel. Some of the colour ended up in the poinsettias, some outside. I used a paintbrush to paint the same stains into the petals to make the colour more intense.

deck the halls Heather Telford

I’m not sure that the camera picked up the gold and shiny factor as much as it could have; it’s pretty in real life.

deck the halls closeup Heather Telford


Stamps: Winter JoyHoliday Snippets, Red Star, (PB)
Inks:  Versamark, Versafine Olympia Green & Satin Red (Tsukineko) pined needles, crushed olive, festive berries, barn door distress stainsRanger)
Cardstock: Fabriano 100% cotton hot pressed watercolour paper, green cardstock, red cardstock
Also: WOW metallic gold rich embossing powder, gold wink of stella brush marker

15 Comments on “Golden Poinsettias”

  1. Shauna says:

    I love this card, the blue background is so beautiful against the red poinsettias!

  2. Chris Handy says:

    So beautiful. Love everything about it.

  3. This card is beautiful, the colours are just amazing.
    Love Alli Xx

  4. OMGoodness, I love, love, LOVE these cards!! What gorgeous colors, awesome!! 🙂

  5. Two beautiful watercolour cards! xxx

  6. Rob Keogh says:

    This is such a beautiful card Heather. Inspiration plus.!! Thank you.

  7. Pat says:

    Two beautiful poinsettia cards and the colours are fabulous Heather. x

  8. Ellen Schmidt says:

    Love it!

  9. barbara lassiter says:

    These both look so beautiful.

  10. Ingrid says:

    SO beautiful! The colors are really magical. I love them both. 🙂

  11. Em says:

    Poinsettias are a favorite and I have never been able to do them justice. Your coloring is beautiful and truly captures the multicolored petal-leaves of a real poinsettia.

  12. Clelie says:

    wow!…absolutely gorgeous! How clever to use Red Star to create a background and add color, shape and shading!!! I love how you watercolored using Distress Stains; I never think to use them except for ‘staining’ backgrounds. Another ‘lesson’ in expanding my supplies; thanks so much Heather! 🙂

  13. desperatehousewifecraft says:

    Love the orange and turquoise combination! Just gorgeous cards.

  14. dottiejdavis says:

    Words evade me as I am so impressed at these two cards. They are stunning is al that comes to me. Wow!

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