Painted Sunfire

When creating die cut cards I sometimes paint the watercolour paper first, as I did for the brusho card posted a couple of days ago. Other times I do the die cutting and paint each element separately. For today’s card I cut three lilies ( a Penny Black die named ‘sunfire’) from hot pressed watercolour paper then painted them with peerless watercolours.

I chose a pink, a red and an orange paint and used at least two of them on each flower which gave me variety in the blooms but a cohesive look overall. I let the petals dry before using the red paint to add dots and the yellow paint for the stamen. I used a blue-ish green on the stems and leaves. Once all the paint was dry I used a glue pen to add a vein down the centre of the petals and also dabbed the ends of each stamen. I let the glue sit and dry partially then pressed gold foil over it .

To create a floral arrangement I cut a circle and some cherry blossom from unpainted watercolour paper and glued down all the elements. It took me a while to work out a layout that looked balanced. The die cut lilies are quite large so I trimmed bits off in order to fit them all on the card front. I finished it off with a gold foil die cut sentiment.


Dies: sunfire, cherry blossom, many thanks, stitched square & circles

Paper: cold pressed watercolour paper, gold foil cardstock

Paint: Peerless watercolour paints

Also: quickie glue pen, gold foil

11 Comments on “Painted Sunfire”

  1. creatingincolors says:

    Wow! That’s gorgeous!

  2. Lynn leduc says:

    Wow, gorgeous!

  3. Anne says:

    Wow! This has taken my breath away! Simply gorgeous! Bravo you! TFS!

  4. Liz Jones in New Hampshire says:

    Oh wow, this is so dramatically beautiful! Can only imagine what it looks like in person. Love it!

  5. Bonnie says:

    Wow! Beautiful, beautiful lilies, Heather!

  6. Linda Rodgers says:

    Spectacular painting, Heather. I hope you’ll upload this to Pinterest.

  7. Pat says:

    This vibrant lilies are so beautiful Heather and the gold foil for the veins on the petals, the ends of the stamens and the sentiment really pop, and love the added spots on the petals too. This sort of detail makes such a difference, and the white circular frame and the blossoms make a wonderful background. x

  8. Jan Castle says:

    Absolutely STUNNING Heather!!! Your gold foil accents add an elegant touch!!! TFS
    Paper Hugs,

  9. Nicky says:

    Très jolie carte avec tous ces détails ! la feuille d’or donne un coté luxueux à ces beaux lys ! bonne idée ! ♥

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