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Layered Poinsettia

After creating a pretty blue background through the magic of brusho yesterday, I decided to do the same with green and red for poinsettias. This set of four dies is called ‘layered poinsettia‘ and it was so easy to create pretty red and green flowers with some scattered brusho on watercolour paper. I had three scraps of hot pressed watercolour paper on my craft mat. I sprinkled mostly brilliant red brusho on two with a bit of leaf green either end, then I sprinkled more of the green and less of the red on my third strip. After I had spritzed water over them all I could see where more colour was needed so I sprinkled some more of the first two colours plus some rose red and spritzed again.

I left the scraps to dry then laid three flower dies on the strips and cut our 3×3 of the small, medium and large flowers making sure I got some green on the large and the medium ones. Once they were all cut I lay them back on my craft mat and splattered gold paint from my finetec mica pearl set over all the flowers.

I let them dry and assembled them by dotting glue on the backs. There is a teeny tiny die for the centres (which I have not lost so far!) which were cut from gold foil cardstock to tie in with my gold splatter. To assemble the card I glued the flowers on a strip of white cardstock, attached that to a strip of shimmery red cardstock then mounted it on a white card base. I added the little ‘sending joy’ sentiment from the PB holiday snippets set.

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Supplies

Dies: layered poinsettia

Stamps: holiday snippets

Ink: versafine crimson red

Paints: finetec mica pearl 12, brusho 12

Neenah solar white cardstock, hot pressed watercolour paper, shimmer red cardstock, gold foil cardstock

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4 Comments on “Layered Poinsettia”

  1. canadiancaroline says:

    These poinsettias are gorgeous, Heather! I love the idea of using the “colour-bursted” paper to cut them out. It looks just like some of those beautiful variegated poinsettias.

  2. Pat says:

    What a fabulous look to these poinsettias Heather and the mixture of Brusho colours make them look so realistic and pretty, and making a border of them edged in red and with the red sentiment is just perfect. x

  3. Karen Jackson says:

    On first glance Heather I thought ‘what a pretty card’, but on seeing the close up photos the flowers are magnificent. All the details just glow beautifully in close up, especially the golden splatters. Whoever receives this card at Christmas will be truly delighted. Well done!

  4. Liz in NH says:

    Win, win, win!


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