Sunday, 9 October 2016

Christmas Flowers

 Good Morning.
Meet today's card...another one done for Christmas.

Penny Black had yet come out with another wonderful poinsettia stamp called Scarlet Majesty that I am having such fun with.  If you like to play with watercoloring techniques, you will love this stamp.
I decided to use it in a very simple, cas way today.

I began by inking my stamp with Versamark ink and stamped the poinsettia in the top corner of my card.  Then using white embossing powder, I heat set the flower.  
I used Candied Apple and Barn Door Distress ink and rubbed it over the whole card front concentrating the darker red over the flower.  
I stamped the sentiment from the PB Yuletide Wishes set and embossed that with clear powder.
I splattered water over the whole piece which lifted the Distress ink giving it a snowy appearance. 
To add to the snowy effect, I rubbed my Versamark pad around the edges and embossed those with more white eb powder.  I added the black gems to the flower center to help balance out the black sentiment.

 Adding my card to these challenges:


Crafting With Friends- ANYTHING GOES

The Flower Challenge- ANYTHING GOES

A Snowflakes Promise- ANYTHING GOES

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies:  stamps- PB/ ink- Distress, Memento, Versamark/ applicator tool/ clear and white eb powder/ heat tool/ black gems


  1. Wunderschön!
    Herzliche Grüße

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  3. I adore this technique...totally magical effect :D Thank you for sharing at Crafting When We Can :D XXX

  4. Love the way you used that stamp (which I might have to break down and buy!). It's such a rich striking card in the red and white, with just a bit of black.

  5. I am such a fan of your work. Love this technique using a poinsettia stamp!

  6. Beautifully done. Your work is so pleasing to the eye!

  7. I've yet to meet a PB poinsettia I didn't like and this is no exception! It's gorgeous embossed in white with all that beautiful red around it! I love the look of snow and the contrast of the black ink and beads! A gorgeous Christmas card, Karen!

  8. What a beautiful white poinsettia, Karen. I love the red background with the white snow border.

  9. What a beautiful poinsettia stamp Karen. Love the effect you got with the background and how you finished off the edges. Another super cas card - really packs a punch!

  10. What a unique way to use this stamp! You do come up with some great techniques, Karen! Your card turned out beautiful!

  11. Such gorgeousness here Karen! love that pretty flower (now bought one too)and all that fab colour and white embossing. Great to have another fab card from you over at The Flower Challenge tfs. ;) Viv xx

  12. Wonderful card, so lovely.


  13. This is a beautiful stamp Karen, and a really lovely card, really packs a punch! Thank you for joining us in the challenge, and we hope you play along again soon, Lisa DT

  14. This is very cool. I like the splatters you added to lift the distress ink and give it a snowy feel.

  15. Beautiful, Karen. Love it. X

  16. Wow, Karen, this is gorgeous! LOVE the vibrant red! Hugs!