Posted on September 28 2021
Hello everyone, welcome back to the LDRS Creative Inspiration Page!
Stephanie with you today to share some non-traditional colors for Christmas with the Potted Poinsettia and a little bit (okay, a lot) of watercoloring!
To me, watercoloring is the perfect medium when I don't want to overthink things and just create. But having the right tools for the job makes it even better! If you've been having trouble with watercolors in general, Karin markers or other forms, try to change up your coloring cardstock. The LDRS watercolor paper in store is a true match in Heaven for the Karin markers I like to use!
So to create today's project, I first started by stamping the Potted Poinsettia with watermark ink onto a panel of watercolor paper, then heat embossed the image with white embossing powder.
TIP: Stamping on a surface that has a 'grip', like watercolor paper, requires precision stamping. Use the Stampendable tool to apply even pressure on your stamping platform without smooshing the design!
Next, I colored the entire panel very loosely with my Karin markers, not caring where the colors went and let it dry. Right after that, I went back more precisely in the image to color each section, trying to darken the previous layer of color to give more dimension to the scene.
When that was done, I diecut the panel with the A2 stitched layered card toppers die set once, then used the same set with kraft cardstock to cover my A2 cardbase.
I finally stamped a sentiment from thePotted Poinsettia and Raven hybrid ink on a piece of baby blue cardstock and turned it into a banner with the Folded Ribbon Banner die set, adhering it at the bottom of the panel.
I hope you like this project and will try to use non-traditional colors for a change this season! See you soon on Instagram and our Facebook group!
Spectacular design, the poinsettias are gorgeous in this rainbow design!
Beautiful card! Thank you for the inspiration!!