Pretty Pink Posh – Poinsettia

Hi, Friends!

I made a card using the new Poinsettia stamp set for the Pretty Pink Posh blog a couple of weeks ago and am sharing it here for you today!  The stamp set is gorgeous and there are so many possibilities with it!  In fact, I had played with 3 different layouts before I decided to go with this one.  Let’s talk about how it was created!

PPP Poinsettia 1

I started by stamping the images on Arches cold-pressed watercolor paper using Ink On 3 Fade-Out No-Line Coloring Detail Ink (phew!  That’s a mouth-ful!). I used my MISTI tool because this ink is very light – the more times you stamp, the easier it is to see.  There’s no way I could color with just one inked impression – so I inked it up at least 3 times.   Then I used Daniel Smith watercolors in Quinacridone Red for the poinsettia, Gamboge for the poinsettias’ centers, and Sap Green for the leaves.  The poinsettia images don’t have floral veins on them, so I painted them on to give them some extra interest and dimension.  After coloring and allowing the images to dry, I die-cut the images using the Poinsettia dies and set them aside to work on the card front.

PPP Poinsettia Painting

In order to create the frame, I used a die from the Scallop Borders die set and had to cut all 4 sides of an A2-sized card panel.  I had to line them up just right to ensure I still got a rounded corner in all 4 corners but it worked out great!  Then for some extra color, I lightly ink-blended some Bundled Sage Distress Oxide ink in the center of the panel, fading it out to the edges.

PPP Poinsettia 2

I placed the images where I wanted them, adhering them down with some double-sided tape.  For the sentiment, I die-cut the Happy Holidays Script die 3 times in black and once in gold glitter cardstock.  I glued the black sentiments together, then glued the gold glitter sentiment on top, off-setting it slightly so the black can be a drop shadow for the gold glitter cardstock because I was afraid it wouldn’t stand out enough over the watercolored images.  I glued the sentiment words right over the poinsettia images and finished my card off using some red jewels from the Holiday Jewels Mix.

PPP Poinsettia 3

I feel like I could’ve done so much more to embellish this card – glossy accents or jewels over the poinsettias’ centers, shimmer over the petals, white gel highlights – but I refrained and I’m glad I did because I think it’s great just the way it is.  I really hope you enjoyed this card!  I can’t wait to color it using Copic markers!   Appreciate you stopping by today!

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PPP Poinsettias
PPP Poinsettias


PPP PoinsettiasEH | SSS | PPP
PPP Happy Holidays Script
PPP Happy Holidays ScriptEH | SSS | PPP
PPP Scallop Borders
PPP Scallop BordersEH | SSS | PPP
PPP Holiday Jewels Mix
PPP Holiday Jewels MixEH | SSS |PPP
Silver Brush Black Velvet Brushes
Silver Brush Black Velvet Brushes MERRIARTIST | EH
Ink On 3 Fadeout No Line Coloring

Ink On 3 Fadeout No Line Coloring


Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Set 3EH | SBPal | SSS
Arches Cold Pressed Watercolor Pad 140 lb
Arches Cold Pressed Watercolor Pad 140 lbEH | SSS | AMZN
Neenah Solar White 80 lb
Neenah Solar White 80 lbHMSB | EH | SSS

Recollections 110 lb
Recollections 110 lb
Black Cardstock
Black CardstockSSS | EH

MFT Gold Sparkle Card Stock
MFT Gold Sparkle Card Stock
Sizzix Big Shot Express
Sizzix Big Shot ExpressSSS | SBC | AMZN
Daniel Smith Watercolors
Daniel Smith Watercolors MERRIARTIST | EH | SSS
Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue
Mini Multi Medium Matte GlueHMSB | EH | SSS
MSP Mini MISTI Mouse Pad
Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone FolderHMSB | EH | SSS
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring BoardEH | SSS
Uchida Marvy Jewel Picker
Uchida Marvy Jewel PickerHMSB | EH | SSS | AMZN


5 thoughts on “Pretty Pink Posh – Poinsettia

  1. Caly, your card is absolutely beautiful, just perfect! I’ve been such an admirer of your cards for years, and seeing you as a guest designer on Darlene’s Live*Love*Cards community, am so excited to follow you on your blog and see more of your creations! Thank you for time and energy to make that happen! = )

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  2. Oh, Caly! This is absolutely breathtaking, and your watercoloring is exquisite! I love the arrangement and love the stitched/scalloped edge! It’s stunning with the lightly sponged background and the gorgeous jewels! Such a beautiful way to add the die too! You were right to leave it all at that. I love it, and you are so very talented, precious friend! So proud of all that you are doing!! Hugs and love! xoxo


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