Friday 14 December 2018

Pretty Poinsettia

Hello and Welcome
I just picked up this wonderful background stamp from Stampendous and just had to play with it.
I love the collage style it has and this card came together quickly which is great for this time of year.

I began by placing the stamp inside of my Misti, inked it up with some Versamark ink and stamped onto my heavy white cardstock.  I then heat embossed it with some white powder.  
I like using the heavy white instead of watercolour paper as I find the ink sits on the surface and pools a bit better rather then blending in.
Next, I took some red Brushos and sprinkled it just over the flowers then sprayed with water to activate the colour crystals.  Like I have mentioned before, less is more when working with Brushos as they are highly concentrated.  I let that dry a bit then sprinkled on some purple Brushos over the other areas and sprayed with water again.  I let it dry a bit then using a wet paintbrush, I applied some more red to the flowers to help make them pop.
When is was all fully dry, I mounted it onto a plain white card base.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Simon Says Wed.- CHRISTMAS
Craft Stamper Magazine- ANYTHING STAMPED GOES

Stamp- Poinsettia Collage (Stampendous)
Inks- Versamark; Brushos
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook)
Accessories and Tools- Misti (My Sweet Petunia); white eb powder; heat tool; paintbrush


Marcia Hill said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL Karen...LOVE it!! :0)

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Ina G said...

Simply beautiful and so stunning. Love it Karen. Looks like I NEED it for next years cards.

Bonnie said...

Another beautiful poinsettia stamp, Karen! Love the bright Brusho colors! Excellent job of controlling where the colors went! Something that always seems to get away from me!

Pat said...

The purple and red Brushos are so bright and pretty Karen and love the way they pop against the white heat embossing. Gorgeous! x

Christine Alexander said...

Karen, I love the way you controlled the colour of the brusho's and love that stamp :)

Susan said...

Fabulous colour combination! Love the beautiful new background stamp!

kiwimeskreations said...

A fabulous card Karen, and I love how you have used the colour to highlight the poinsettias

Loll said...

Gorgeous card Karen. Love these colours together. And great new background stamp! xx

cuilliesocks said...

Stunning card Karen, the most gorgeous colours too, Kate x

Linda said...

Simply stunning! Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper Challenge. Have a lovely Christmas xx