Vintage poinsettia

vintage poinsettia Heather Telford

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.

vintage poinsettia closeup Heather Telford

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…).

vintage poinsettia Heather Telford

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

8 Comments on “Vintage poinsettia”

  1. Ingrid says:

    Really beautiful Heather. It looks so regal and elegant. Just stunning. 🙂

  2. 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

  3. Lou W says:

    Wow! Breathtakingly beautiful.

  4. Pat says:

    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

  5. Oh my that is just Beautiful!!

  6. Lindsey says:

    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…

  7. Ni Cky says:

    Très jolie carte, magnifique look de ce poinsettia ! ♥

  8. […] shared a more defined version of this pretty poinsettia recently, painted in vintage tones. Today’s card features a looser image in pinks with a few touches of brown. As is often the […]

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