Watercolored & Die Cut Poinsettia Christmas Card

Hello everyone! It's been a while for me to post - wow over a month - but I took a break to be with family. Now that everyone is home again :-( I slowly get back on track.

The card I want to share today has a beautiful poinsettia as focal point. I die cut the flower with the Whimsy Build a Poinsettia die .

I die cut the poinsettia from watercolor paper and colored the pieces with watercolors before assembling. I also drew a few poinsettia leaves directly on the background panel. The golden shimmer background was made by adding gold glimmer spray to a slightly wet paper. I sprayed it on as well as added the gold glimmer liquid with the spray applicator directly to the paper for a more drastic effect.

The sentiment is from the The Nutcracker clear set. I stamped with Versamark ink onto black cardstock and heat embossed with gold embossing powder. For a finishing touch on the flower I've added a thin layer Nuvo Crystal Drops Gold Coast to some of the the poinsettia leaves as well as some seed beads as the flower center. Different size black sequins finish off this rather simple Christmas card.

Whimsy Products used:

Build a Poinsettia Die   The Nutcracker Clear Stamps     *NEW Card Builder Windows Die Set    Nuve - Deluxe Adhesive   Gold Embossing Powder  VersaMark Full-Size Ink Pad - Original (Clear)   Nuvo - Glitter Drops - Gold CoastHalloween Nights Bling Kit 

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