Monday 11 December 2023

Faux Watercolour Poinsettia

Welcome. I've another Christmas card, this time for the challenge over at The Flower Challenge.

Their challenge this month is to use gold on your cards. This poinsettia is from Penny Black which is great for the faux watercolour technique. The MISTI helps a lot too as it allows you to keep adding colour and water to the stamped image. I used MM paper which is slightly darker than the base card I used so the thin mount of gold takes away the direct comparison between the two. I did add some dilute Chipped Sapphire DI around the stamped image which helps too.
After my panel was dry, I cropped it, mounted it onto the soft gold paper and stamped the greeting, Uniko, with Versamark and gold EP, before adding to an A6 base card. Love the subtle effect of the faux watercolour!

Of to join in over at:-

Anything Goes, option Christmas

Winter Flowers and/or Foliage


  1. Absolutely stunning, Jules! The poinsettia is beautiful with your layers of inking and I love how you surrounded it with panels and the broad border. So happy to see you playing here at The Flower Challenge!

  2. This is a WOW! card Jules. Gorgeous watercolouring of the poinsettia. AMAZING card! xx

  3. A beautiful and elegant Poinsettia Christmas creation, many thanks for sharing your pretty card with us at We Love Stamping December challenge.

    B x

  4. Absolutely stunning card, Julie! Love the bold poinsettia and all the gold details, and how you still kept it beautifully CAS. So happy you joined us at The Flower Challenge and I hope you have a wonderful Christmas season!

  5. Amazing stamping & colouring! I find this stamp a bit challenging and you've made it look easy! Thanks for joining us at PBSC:)

  6. WOW! This is so beautifully done, Julie!

  7. A gorgeous card, love your watercolour technique, a beautiful result with the gold sentiment. Thank you so much for joining us in our challenge at We Love Stamping. Good Luck and I hope you will join us in our next challenge.
    Faith A DT

  8. Beautifully done. Love the watercolor technique you used here. Thanks for sharing this over at the Flower Challenge.

  9. STUNNING!!!!, thanks for joining in the Penny Black Saturday challenge!!!! -Guesting

  10. WOW absolutely stunning and so beautiful ...

  11. Absolutely beautiful. Thanks for entering our Penny Black Saturday Challenge this time.
    Lorraine x


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