Vintage poinsettiaPosted: September 22, 2016 Filed under: gift card pocket, Scarlet Majesty | Tags: Faber-Castell Albrecht Durer Watercolour pencils, Penny Black creative dies, Penny Black stamps, Ranger Distress inks, Tsukineko Versafine inks 8 Comments
Today’s card is a contrast to the sparkly bright poinsettias earlier in the week. I returned to a style I have featured on the blog several times this year, a vintage appearance. To achieve the aged look I stamp first in vintage photo distress ink then blend the stamped ink with watercolour pencils. I worked one petal at a time and used a wet paintbrush to pick up colour from the pencils. I chose a couple of reds, and a light green for the petals and a dark brown for the berries. Once the whole image was painted I coloured around the edge with a grey pencil to help ‘lift’ it off the page a little.
I matted the panel with textured burgandy cardstock and added a sentiment on one of the handy tags from the gift card pocket die (a set that gives you way more than just a gift card pocket; its full of tabs, tags, flowers, scalloped shapes…).
As I finished editing this post it occurred to me that the vintage look on my poinsettia does give it a bit of a ‘dried up ‘cos I didn’t get watered look’. Now, how would I know that look I wonder?
Stamps: Scarlet Majesty, Holiday Snippets (PB)
Dies: Gift Card Pocket
Inks: Versafine Crimson Red ink (Tsukineko) vintage photo distress ink(Ranger)
Cardstock: Fabriano 100% cotton hot pressed watercolour paper, Burgandy textured cardstock
Also: Faber-Castell Albrecht Durer watercolour pencils, Gold cord
Really beautiful Heather. It looks so regal and elegant. Just stunning. 🙂
Another amazing card, I love the colours. You make it sound so easy and I can’t wait to have a go at this technique.
Love Alli Xx
Wow! Breathtakingly beautiful.
I love the vintage feel you have given the poinsettia Heather and the colours have worked beautifully. What a great idea to use a brown for the berries instead of red which adds to the toned down feel of the card, just like a old Christmas card. x
Oh my that is just Beautiful!!
This is an awesome card! And I’m saying that as someone who can keep a Christmas poinsettia alive for at least three years after I get it…
Très jolie carte, magnifique look de ce poinsettia ! ♥
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